Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A striking gold color, light bodied with subtle, bready malt flavors. A quenching, crisp and dry finish. Gold Medal 2009 and 2010 Great American Beer Festival, International Style Pilsner Bronze Medal 2012 Great American Beer Festival

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (1640) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Aromas of biscuity malts, and earthy, floral hops. Pale gold, with quickly fading white head. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with some corn-like, adjunct flavors. Light body, low carbonation, and a bready finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2015
From a can. The cans were kind of wrinkled. The whole 6 pack actually. Weird. Clear gold, nice white head. Smells grainy, lightly sweet, and kind of peppery. Palate is a bit on the heavy, syrupy side. Taste is sweetish, grainy and toasty, and a peppery, grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2015
12 oz. can. Shiny golden with a nice bubble activity supporting a thin loose covering of bubbles on top. Nose is light citrus, toasted maize and dried grass. Tastes of maize, spicy dried grass and a touch of tart apple. Light body has a pleasant medium carbonation and a nice balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2723) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Can. Pours a yellow color with white head. Grainy, straw, slight earthy aromas. Straw, malty, earthy flavors. A bit thick for a helles, but good flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (4316) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Can from Mills in Annapolis. Golden yellow body with thin head. Nose is malty, floral, toasty. Flavor is malty, lageresque with quite prickly texture and warming finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1354) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 2, 2015
From can to glass at the Rosedon in Bermuda. After waking up at 4:30 am, being delayed for 3 hrs in MIA.... I arrived at this great hotel and they now carry a non-macro. Drinking one poolside at 1 am before heading to bed. Score may be inflated - but the crisp grain pairs well with 80 degree humidity after a loooooong day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (3028) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2015
on tap @ Devil’s Backbone / Roseland VA --- Clear straw color, 1" white head, sheets of lace. Taste is clean light malt that turns to drying hops on the swallow. Mostly light bitters takes it the rest of the way. Unusual that it is lacking in carbonation. Otherwise, a nice, conventional, light brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1506) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Clear light golden. Smells, well, like lager. Taste is pleasant, light, and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5953) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
About a 6oz golden pour, with a small white foamy head. Aroma was light crisp malts, light lemon notes, sweet bready character. Light straw, lemon. Pretty refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Had this at the brewery. Golden appearance and was a very smooth and delightful beer. It isnt too heavy or too light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Big 1L pour at Sauf Haus DC. Pours a clear gold with some soft white head. Nose has malt, a little metal, some lemon, yeast, soggy bread. Flavor follows, some lemon, grist, straw. Clean finish.

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