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Devils Backbone Pear Lager
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Our first crack at using pear in brewing! This light bodied beer is a beautiful straw color and has a smooth crisp finish with a delicious and quenching pear flavor. A great easy-drinking beer that’s perfect to kick off the summer!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (4538) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear gold color with a white head of foam that dissipates at a moderate rate. The aroma hits me with apples and pears, and reminds me a lot of a cider. The taste, however, sort of falls off as far as the fruit taste goes. It seems like an apple or pear flavored water. Does not taste authentic. Moderate sweetness. High carbonation and light in body. If somebody told me this was an apple flavored pop, I would believe it.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2836) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is nice pear aroma, light body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is pale malt and hints of pear.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak pear aroma. Fruity malty weak pear flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy weak pear finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Devils Backbone Pear Lager ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, pear, fruity pear - pear fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, pale malt, pear, sweet malt - fruit - pear. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150812]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20755) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
2nd September 2015
Bright clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Light malts, mildly sweet. Trace of citrus. Sweetish pear and a little apple. Does what it says on the tin, but I was hoping for something a little more sophisticated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is pear fruity and light citric fruity. Smooth fruity, citric and smooth fruity. Mellow into the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle sampled at Chris and Ruth’s place in London. Clear pale yellow/golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty pear aroma, caramel, citrus, breads, some grapes.fruity pear flavor, breads, hay, some citrus, a bit sweet.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1800) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Heavy aroma of pear. Taste is not nearly as strong - definitely more pear aroma than flavor, but interesting nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2015
great smell and even better taste, Was light and smooth but very refreshing. My wife loved it too.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
ZumWohl (4) - - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
To date my least favorite offering from DB. I have given plenty of favorable ratings for DB’s beers but this one I regret to say is a bad idea gone wrong. It tastes like something I should put on my pancakes. I understand the target-marketing angle, which says less about our country’s beer consumers than it does about DB, but this swill should never have made it past the drawing board. The primary reason for my degree of vitriol is that this beer is included in the DB summer adventure pack :(


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