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Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Devil's Backbone
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BA SCORE
87
very good

485 Ratings
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 16
Gots: 70 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Pegasus on 05-18-2005)
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Reviews by brurevu:
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brurevu

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I always love a good Belgian Tripel and this is a great Texas example of the style. It is a light golden color that deceptively hides its high alcohol content, but while the color is light, there is nothing light about the taste. It has all the signature Belgian yeast notes with some spicing and a slight hop to help balance out the flavors. It has a robust mouthfeel with a smooth balanced finish. This is a solid Tripel.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 21:58:18 | More by brurevu
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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.