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Devils Backbone Gold Leaf
89 out of 100
Devils Backbone Gold Leaf

Style: Lager

ABV: 4.5 IBU: 17

89/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 3

Devils Backbone Gold Leaf

What the brewers say

“Gold Leaf Lager harkens back to the days when refreshing beers were made 100 percent from malted barley. Gold Leaf Lager is pale gold, light to medium bodied with subtle fresh bready notes, and a clean crisp finish. Crisp, clean, bready.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Honey, white grapes, floral hops, and light bread give this a champagne-like sweetness. Toasty malt with delicate hops that have a sulfur, spicy, and white pepper note, with very light pumpkin seed.”

Flavor: “The light cracker maltiness with a hint of honey is sweet, but not too sweet. The hops are floral, earthy, herbal, and spicy, and the bitterness drops off at the end. Nice, dry, and clean at the finish.”

Overall: “Enjoyable and refreshing, this beer is clean and crisp and flows well throughout the taste. The bitterness and carbonation play off each other to create an almost harsh taste at the beginning, before it diminishes very quickly after the sip. A bit more body with balance would make this beer more enjoyable.”

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