Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Ratings: 471 | Reviews: 133 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Treebs:
4.28/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Got this as an extra in a trade, Thanks Brad! Man I've written that a lot in my reviews, stand up BA right there.
A: Pours a deep golden straw, very hazy, with a one finger fluffy white that subsides into nice white ring.
S: The funkiest of yeast is prominent in the bad boy. Slight fruity esters with a bubblegum back. Some orange spice and some apples with a slight banana.
T: Same funky yeast with a some actual spice in there, I like it. There is a fruity tartness that peaks its head through, and it slowly subsides into mild sweetness. The finish is a temperate bitterness which really brings it home.
M: Medium bodied with a mile carbonation. Slightly coating on the palate with a nice sugar sweetness.
O: I loved this beer. It was very balanced and there was just enough funk and tartness in the taste to keep my interested and coming back for more. I recommend.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2011 01:14:23 | More by Treebs
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3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
With the apparent color of this beer like that of liquid apricots made effervescent alcohol, and the bubbles resembling what one might find in a cider, and they would be quite right in their assumption that this is an interesting take on a Belgian Tripel.
As alluded to previously, the bubbles are sparse, and the head non-existent after less than one minute. The mouthfeel, while originally temptingly Belgian, now (after five minutes) has become far more thin. I like a robust mouthfeel, and while the flavors are there (delicious coriander and orange), there is no lasting aftertaste, though I will state that there is a whisper of elegance that carries the beer through.
A bit of background: this beer has been aged approx. 7 months. There is a listed warning to drink by 3/29/14. It is currently July 2014. Usually there is not a 'sell-by' date on beer, and one can usually age Belgian beer many years if desired. Therefore, not a true Belgian beer, but an attempt on the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 20:08:15 | More by ElegantRose
Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.