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

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Added by Thorpe429 on 12-15-2012

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1.75/5  rDev -49.7%

I don't want to call this beer atrocious, but it's pretty bad. In fact, I haven't had one good beer from this brewery, and I decided to give them a second chance and buy a sampler pack. Bad call so far.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours straw color with foamy head that dissipates quickly.

smell is grainy with some pear. Taste is grainy, almost like an AAL, with pear with a nice balance of sweet and tart to start. Feels light, with strong carbonation, but feels a little sticky. Overall, worth trying, but not a huge fan.

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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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3.2/5  rDev -8%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Pear Lager from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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