Devils Backbone Pear Lager
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (416) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2015
great smell and even better taste, Was light and smooth but very refreshing. My wife loved it too.

   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 :(

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tstamba (421) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle to a pint. Pale clear yellow, minimal head and lacing. Pear sweetness on the nose and palate. Dry clean finish. A light summertime brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1113) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Wife ordered this draft at Arlington Cinema ’N’ Drafthouse in Virginia served in a mug, pale yellow color with white head. Aroma of pear and some pale malt sweetness. Taste is pretty much the aroma, maybe a little more fruitiness. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp with clean finish. Nice enough pear flavored lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
7/18/2014. On tap at the brewery. Pale yellow with a white head. Noticeable pear aromas with grain, malt and grassy notes. Crisp and clean with a refreshing pear flavor. Somehow this works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3983) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a clear straw yellow with a fairly thick pale buff head. Malty aroma has a firm overtone of pear. Flavor has firm malty and pear notes, bit sweet, with a hint and more of woody hops. Texture has average viscosity but good fizz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (801) - - JUL 6, 2014
bright gold color; hoppy aroma with maybe just a hint of pear; a crisp, clean, bitter lager with just slight notes of pear; this one surprised me - not at all the fruit beer that I was expecting; a nice, refreshing beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (326) - Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow pour. Aroma is light malt and light fruity esters. Sweet start with the fruity esters a little more forward at the end. Light and not too fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1517) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Appearance: clear medium gold, white soapy head light. Aroma: graham cracker, hint of pilsner malt, sweet pear juice and light honey. Taste: light crackery malts, bit of caramel, light pear and juicy fruit gum. Finish: cracker, lightly sweet finish, with hint of grassy, floral hops and a definite but subdued note of pear. Notes: NoVA Brewfest 2014. This was pretty freaking good. Reminded me of Dogfish Head’s Piercing Pils, but with a tad less pear and a little less hop bite. Might have been the most refreshing beer of the day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Sampled at RVC tap takeover event. Clear gold, decent head. Aroma faintly of pale malts, faint fruit. Flavor is like a light, clean helles. Couldn’t find pear without a small search party. Thought it was just me, but others with good palates agreed. Pear is subtle, so not a surprise! But a bit more would have been OK.

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