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Pear Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Pear LagerPear Lager

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 93
Reviews by Treyliff:
Photo of Treyliff
3.69/5  rDev +6%
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 tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, light yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Is perhaps the most pear forward non-Belgian beer I have had. Taste is big pears and light lager, grass, and slight earthy hops. Nice light and enjoyable. Different in a good way. I would get this again.

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Photo of alyssa1224
4.75/5  rDev +36.5%
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 -13.8%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of dmk91
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.2/5  rDev -8%
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 +0.6%

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of tempest
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty nice fruit beer. The pear character is upfront and clean, but the body isn't too thick or the finish sweet. I'd recommend it to a friend that doesn't really like beer, or anyone that loves pears.

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Photo of Tringrose11
4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of OldSwampy
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice gold color. White head that disappears quickly. Nose like cider, and not surprisingly smells strongly of pear, with basic lager smells beneath. Taste follows suit: mild lager, with pear on top. Mouthfeel smooth but unexceptional. Bottled 2/25/2016.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Laulau
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of hophugger
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light color and very light head. This beer is very crisp and drinks like a cider, although much better with light pear flavor, great carbonation and a good balance of hops and malt and flavors.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
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 -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of runwild99
3.2/5  rDev -8%

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
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 +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of Beejay
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +14.9%

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Pear Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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