Pear Lager | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
dbbrewingcompany.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Thorpe429 on 12-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
15.23%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rustico Ballston. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a clear light golden color with a nice white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose has subtle pear and a very, very light sugary tartness. Grain behind that. Flavor was smooth with mild fruit and a nice light maltiness in the background. Light body with good carbonation. Very refreshing.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of vfgccp
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of atrocity
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of imbibehour
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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Photo of VeganUndead
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is bursting with pear, sweet. Taste is nothing like the aroma. Grassy, grains, pear is present but not overpowering, no sweetness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer. It's nice to see a pear beer, as I think it is the most underrated fruit.

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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 redfox405
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of epyon396
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 RBorsato
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

For a beer I expected to not like at all it surprised me. Nothing special but a tasty summer beer.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of bubseymour
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a very light easy to drink lager with hint of pear flavoring behind the grain bill. No noticeable hops. Although quite boring, I cound drink this again very easily. Probably a good alternative for the summer shandy or Blue Moon crowd more than for the Beer Advocates which is why its getting pretty low ratings. Nothing bad at all, just nothing special either.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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