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Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This gold lager is light to medium in body, with a crisp refreshing finish. This style of beer is the everyday beer of Bavaria. 11 degrees plato, 18 IBU’s, 4.5 % alcohol by volume.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3875) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a fairly clear golden appearance with an off white head. Cracker, lightly grainy, herbal, a touch floral aroma. Light lemon, a touch husky, lightly floral, a bit earthy, slightly toasty flavor. Not hard to drink but a bit boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Pours a light golden, topped with a good frothy head. The aroma is some grassy hops with a touch of bread and grain. The taste is a light malt sweetness balanced with a subtle spicy hop bite. Very nice drinking on the patio in the spring sunshine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3438) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Grain and malt nose, wheaty. Crystal clear pale yellow, medium sticky head. Grain dominated flavor, tangy. Alcohol a little more noticeable than it should be. Menu at the brewpub lists this as a pilsner, but it seems more like a helles. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Draft at GABF 2013. Pale malt expressed as biscuits, crackers, faint sourdough bread. Yeast and water give is a mineral / vitamin smell to go with faint huskiness. Comparable to Full Sail Session Lager, which i also a little husky, mineraly and sometimes eggy / sulfuric. Medium high acid, frothy carbonation, enjoyable dryness with some lemon oil hop showing through after it warms a bit.


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