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Pear Lager - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Pear Lager
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BA SCORE
80
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 12-15-2012)
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smithj4

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-19-2014 19:01:34 | More by smithj4
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-17-2014 17:22:12 | More by MattSharpless
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Fantasy_Draught

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-11-2014 22:37:37 | More by Fantasy_Draught
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

07-06-2014 02:47:52 | More by AndrewMichael
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

06-24-2014 12:30:18 | More by oriolesfan4
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-22-2014 03:42:04 | More by avisong
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RHB33

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-17-2014 21:39:30 | More by RHB33
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Laulau

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-13-2014 22:41:24 | More by Laulau
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JLeet

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-11-2014 21:36:24 | More by JLeet
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obywan59

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This looks a lot like the DB Tasmanian Pale Ale I had last night. Clearer though. Less golden against my screen and less orange against the wall. Call it a brownish orange. 1 1/2 finger whitish head that disappears way to quickly leaving no lacing and barely a trace on the surface either.

I definitely get the pear, with a background of sweet malt and a hint of citric hops. Nice. I like it.

Light sweet malt and tart citrus with a fruitiness that powers through the back of the mouth. Some light bitter hops at time.

Lightly crisp. Medium light in body, yet there is a bit of syrup retention on the tongue. Light warmth in the throat. Slightly drying.

Very refreshing. The sweet, fruity and bitter aspects all seem more pronounced before the beer warms. A go to beer for a sticky hot summer night.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 02:15:39 | More by obywan59
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 12:44:38 | More by KTCamm
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target88

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-07-2014 00:07:41 | More by target88
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-01-2014 21:59:20 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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vfgccp

New York

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

05-31-2014 14:05:30 | More by vfgccp
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williahd

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-26-2014 12:54:42 | More by williahd
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-24-2014 23:21:48 | More by dexterk1
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uturn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-16-2014 14:47:56 | More by uturn
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GinDC

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

05-16-2014 01:14:39 | More by GinDC
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-11-2014 21:46:35 | More by sebaastionb
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-08-2014 20:47:06 | More by BillRoth
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.48/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2014 01:05:37 | More by smakawhat
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-30-2014 17:24:02 | More by nmann08
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atrocity

Virginia

2/5  rDev -42.2%

04-25-2014 18:30:08 | More by atrocity
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

04-24-2014 03:09:18 | More by VeganUndead
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Tringrose11

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

04-20-2014 12:00:24 | More by Tringrose11
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Pear Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.