Turbo Cougar | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nmann08 on 07-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,994
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
83
pDev:
13.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of REVZEB
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of myouman
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwgduke
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of qchic
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisledTitan
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williahd
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured in a hexagonal glass. A "stanky" euro lager aroma, but smooth malty finish. Solid blonde bock lager, very drinkable at pushing 7%.

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Photo of nofunyons
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Navalartichoke
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eeroomnhoj
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A friend gave me a six pack today and just cracked one open. The first sip was a little sweep and I thought I was going to drink something with a high alcohol content. TUrns out it's only 6%.

Smooth going down, not too carbonated and not too sweet. Smooth the entire time.

Really enjoyed the entire beer from start to finish and could definitely see this as a 4th of July type of beer (all day).

Thanks Mark!

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Photo of JMUbrewz
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours clear, gold with minimal head and carbonation. Taste is toasted malt, grass, and some interesting earthy hops. Lots of peppery saison-ike qualities as well. Really enjoying this beer. One of my new favorites from the brewery. I will pick this up again.

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Photo of hopphead31415
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I think this is my second time trying a Devil’s Backbone beer and I am liking them so far. This variety has 6.5% ABV and is a blond bock lager/maibock.

Look-This one pours a crystal clear liquid with a light golden yellow color and a light orange copper tinge in the light. The head is non-existent and the lacing is also essentially null.

Smell-It has a sweet malt base and some fruity overtones like apricot and apple cereal that are accompanied by a toasted grainy malts. There is not enough strength to these components, but for a 6.5% beer with little hops, I’d say that it is OK.

Taste-There are definitely some floral hop components alongside the slightly caramel based malts and some citrus hops as well, but these are all very well mixed and slightly subtle, but apparent.

Mouthfeel-This beer feels as smooth and silky as the head that it does not have, but I imagined it might have. The beer is medium-bodied and well integrated. I get a slight coating composed of sweetness and a hoppy oil component that lingers on the tongue and gives it a slight dry feel.

Overall-I really enjoyed this one although I was skeptical at first. I was pleasantly surprised. Although the aroma lacked depth and the taste was not very hoppy considering the malt base, I think that this beer is a great one of its class, namely blond bock lager. I would try this one again, actually. Cheers!

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Photo of hophugger
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not my style, but a decent helles bock by a fine brewery. Felt the flavors were not quite as balanced as they could have been. Finish was nice and clean, though

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Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 7/13/15...a nice fresh beer.Pour one and a half bottles into a 1/2 liter stein a clear light to medium golden with a thinner than expected white head atop.Lightly toasted grain and some caramel in the nose.A somewhat prickly feel in the mouth wich is a bit odd for the style,a little thinner than most of the style as well.The flavors I do like,a mix of caramel,dough,and vegetal notes.If the body was beefed up to match the nice flavors with would be really good,as is...ok.

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Photo of jimpyle48
2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Rated from bottle

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Photo of Don-pisco
4.74/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very refreshing and perfect balance, I called summer lager yum

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.39/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

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

Aroma: Not much in the way of aroma. Faint notes of biscuit-y, toasted malt and honey, but not much of anything else.

Taste: Wow! Lots of great flavor however! Tons of toasted malt, honey-like sweetness and black pepper. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 6.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a really, really, tasty beer. Maybe two note between the biscuit-y, toasted malt and honey, but still delicious! Another excellent beer from Devil’s Backbone!

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Photo of Sean_King
2.94/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beejay
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale yellow in color, with a small white head on top that quickly dissipates into a ring.

S: Sweet and fruity. Perhaps a little bit of a wine type smell in there.

T: Sweet and fruity, some nice caramel and bread flavors.

M: Medium light, with moderately high carbonation, although there is a slightly syrupy feel in the finish.

O: Overall pretty decent. Not a style I hit often, but one I rather enjoyed.

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Photo of gopens44
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had notes on this, as I had it a while back at a takeover (Mekong takeover in 2012 to be exact). I loved it. Tons of malty depth, yet fairly crisp. A little bready on the nose but not off-puttingly so.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fubar94
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tvljr
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tastes almost like a sweet wine.

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Turbo Cougar from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 83 ratings