Devils Backbone Trukker Pils
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A Czech-style Pilsner, hazy gold in color, light to medium in body with a subtle floral finish from Czech Saaz hops with a dry crisp charater.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ZumWohl (4) - - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
I am surprised at some of my colleague’s scores on this very fine pilsner. I am biased toward pilsners, but even so this is one of the better commercially-available pilsners this side of the Vltava River. A very drinkable beer, yet holds true to the quality over quantity maxim. To date my favorite DB offering. Zum Wohl!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Keg @ Beer Run. The pour’s gold with a small head. Mellow aroma of honey melon, baked croissant, apple turnover. Decent citrus presence in the flavor. Pale malt, bread. Dusty pear, floral hoppiness. Dry finish. Light body, fine carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On cask at Mad Fox Cask Beer Festival. Pours clear gold with an off white head. Biscuit nose. Light bodied. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5655) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Grassy rosemary nose. Clear yellow, medium head, good lacing. Flavor is grass and parsley from start to finish. Thin mouthfeel, little carbonation. No transitions, but very well hopped, which is a welcome departure from the many lightly hopped beers masquerading as pilsners.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Velkyal (320) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours a hazy/cloudy golden straw with a fluffy white head that leaves some lovely lacing down the side of the glass. The aroma is grass, lemon, balanced with a distinct graininess. Tastewise again the grain is evident, but the main flavour is a sharp hop bite which lingers and lingers in to the long crisp finish. A seriously lovely beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
on tap-pours a thin white head and pale straw color. Aroma is mild musty, grass. Taste is grain/light malt, grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
Trying to be a pils but almost tastes as though it is too clean for pilsners I am used to. Light bodied. Hits your mouth with a bit of a crisp flavor. Seems to lace the glass okay, just not enough going on even for a pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2009 From Devil’s Backbone 4-19-09. Clear yellow body with an aroma of hops and grass. Flavor was floral, hoppy and melon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 On tap at the brewpub on 01/14/2010. Very clear pale golden body with a small white head. Sweet floral and noble hop aroma on a pilsener background. Sweet grassy hop flavor with a pilsener malt background. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. 6/2/6/3/13 - 3.0 On tap at the brewpub on 04/19/2009. Clear pale golden body with a medium foamy white head. Sweet fruity aroma with a grassy hop background. Sweet grassy hop flavor with a bit of fruitiness. Light body with moderately high carbonation. 5/2/6/3/11 - 2.7

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Pours a clear pale yellow gold color with a thin head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral hops and light grainy notes. Taste is sweet malts, light grain, herbal grassy hops, honey and tea. A tad bit on the sweet side and lacking in bitterness. A little bit on the thin side as well. Sadly one of the more disappointing offerings from a great brewery.

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