Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
On tap at the brewpub last weekend. Pours a clear yellow color with a good white head and a bit of spotty lacing on the sides. Thin collar throughout. Good balance between some light hops and crisp grainy malt. Slight straw and grain throughout in both the nose and flavor. Good noble hop presence. Light body and good carbonation; really crisp. Great example of the style. Serving type: on-tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2015
COD 8/20/15. Pours a clear pale gold. Outstanding head volume, world class retention and lacing. Very light nose of biscuit, a slightly tart lemon note and a whiff of hops. Classic lager light body that is semi-smooth. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly finish. The flavor profile is outstanding. It begins with a crisp biscuit character that flows over a subtle biscuit sweetness that just hints at its presence. The middle brings a mild hop bitterness and hop flavor. As the finish approaches, the lemon of the nose appears. The balance is where this beer shines. Not overly intense nor complex, just plain good tasting. The finish is a tad dry, rather crisp and very clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6101) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 oz draft pour served in a wine glass at B Side. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt, light corn. Tastes of citrus, malt, wheat. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation. Pretty good for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2014 Draft at brewpub. Very pale light yellow body, clear. Light bread aroma with a flavor that matches. Just enough bitterness to balance, but not any detectable hops. Maybe a hint of spice if you really go looking. Not bad, just sort of a session brew. RERATE: from tap takeover at RVC. Main difference was more pronounced buttering hops and a hint of floral hop character. Touch higher score as result of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown, 2011. Pale yellow pour with a think fluffy white head. Crisp, clean grassy hop aroma. Light sweetness when it first hits the tongue. Quickly turns to bitternesss. Crisp, bready flavor. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (803) - - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 On draft. Rich yellow color. Burst of lager flavor that yields to a clean dryness. Could drink 3 of these and think I?d had one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a straw color with a medium head, good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter and grassy hops. Taste is grainy malts with some caramel notes and light hops. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown, growler courtesy of Paul. Pours a clear yellow gold with a large white head. Nice floral notes with touches of vanilla as it warms. Crisp and clean, light grain and toast. Lightly sweet, very crisp, with a touch of grain. Clean and cool, super sessionable. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Draft at Ynot. Gold bodied with a short white head. Aroma is lemony and grassy with biscuit malts and grains. Taste is toasted malt, cereal, biscuit, light honey, lemon and grassy notes. Body is light-medium with a soft bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more biscuit malts, honey lemon, toasted grains and light grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Crystal clean pale yellow pour with one finger of white head. Lightly sweet aroma with some bready notes and wet hay. Flavor the same, nice sweetness to grassy balance. Light body and medium carbonation.

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