Pear Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Thorpe429 on 12-15-2012

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Photo of Shumania
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled at the outpost on 12/22/13, poured into a devils backbone pint glass

A: hazy, yellow beer. Looks to have good carbonation, big head that went to nothing quickly

S: apples, pear, white wine grape, sweet breadlines

T: sweet apples and pears. Extremely clean

M: medium body

Interesting beer... Mix of beer, white wine, and apple cider.

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Photo of alyssa1224
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It's a great refreshing summer beer

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Photo of cbradio
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of dmk91
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, golden color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into no head what-so-ever.

Aroma: Pretty nice aroma. Toasted malt, imparting notes of whole wheat crackers and biscuits, accompanied by some hone, floral notes of clover, freshly cut grass and a lot of crisp, fruity pear and apple aromas. Very nice actually.

Taste: Pretty good! Strong flavors of semi-tart pears and apples up front, followed by some honey and caramel-like sweetness. Toasted malt flavors follow, imparting bready flavors of crackers and cereals, and/or English muffins. Finally, there’s a touch of nicely balanced floral, hoppy bitterness. I like it!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp, and nicely carbonated. With an ABV of 4.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a nice beer. I like the fruity, semi-tart pear flavors which meld very well with the tradition lager flavors of toasted malt and caramel-like sweetness. Think a pear cider that has been blended with a traditional lager. I’d definitely have it again. Another good beer from Devils Backbone, my favorite Virginian brewery!

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Tringrose11
4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Laulau
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of hophugger
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. 5/27

Pours bright gold, clear, little foam. Bubbles actively rise to the top. Apple pear nose, atwixt bready malts. Fruit more notable. Taste is a light lager, but with a fuller noteworthy fruit. Blend in nicely to contribute without being pushy. Crisp pear finish. Good carbonation. Sessionable summer alternative.

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Photo of Barracudas
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of runwild99
3.2/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Treyliff
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at DBB outpost

A- pours clear and bright golden-yellow color with a small fizzy white head that reduces, leaving only a small ring around the glass

S- faint toasted malt with a light fruit sweetness

T- crisp lightly toasted malt mixes with a subtle sweetness of pear and sugarcane, slightly grainy finish with more subtle sweetness on the linger

M- medium-light bod with medium prickly carbonation, foamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish, drinkability is thirst quenching

O- this beer is so easy to drink and the sweetness of the pear makes it go down very quickly. This would be a great option for summer and camping season

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Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's a Pear Lager that tastes like a lager brewed with pears. It's simple and light so there's not much to say but it's an enjoyable change of pace that serves well on a hot day.

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of Beejay
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Light yellow, like a chardonnay , fairly clear, with small white head that rapidly diminishes to a ring around the glass.

S: Light and fruity with a lovely sweet pear aroma. It almost has a little bit of an apple juice thing going on.

T: Light and fruity, but the flavor comes off more like apples, than pear. Flavor wise it treads between a few different types of beverages, it's a little like cider, a little like a sweet white wine, and a little like a beer.

M: Medium in body, and the carbonation is moderate, although it feels a touch low for me. Slight cling to the finish.

O: It's tasty, but a little forgetful. If you gave this thing a higher carbonation, it would be a brilliant beer for those dreadful outdoor summer weddings. Just the crisp light thing to cool you down and not get you too trashed. However as a stand alone beer, it is interesting, but not phenomenal.

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Photo of wollefdoogylloj
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of smakawhat
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a Belcher glass.

Deep brass yellow body, quite clear but not totally crystal. Simple bone white collar presented on top as well.

For a beer accentuating fruit I am not smelling it. I get some more hints of a basic pale lager, no hint of hops even of noble variety or anything else. A good decent doughy malt backbone, quite dense and bakery large though. Not sure where this is going.

Once again a great lager brewery, but where is the pear in this? Good thick body, and that classic popping malt and dough flavor. Not particularly crisp, but certainly seems to hint of the white toasty bread and thick bread and yeast. Fruit forward not so much, and not really hinting of it either.

Overall if it was just a basic lager it's pretty solid, but where's the fruit quality on this? I am not getting it so I'll have to pass overall. But it is a well made lager.

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Pear Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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