Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by brurevu:
4/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
12-17-2013 21:58:18 | More by brurevu
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4/5 rDev +3.9%
The beer pours a clear medium yellow color with a white head, which quickly disappears. The aroma is very fruity with lemons, oranges, pears and mangoes with alcohol, coriander and candi-sugar. The flavor is lemon, peach, oranges and pears with yeast, candi-sugar and spices. The spices are pepper and coriander. Medium mouthfeel and a medium carbonation.
04-22-2010 21:11:17 | More by Mora2000
3.85/5 rDev 0%
Poured into a Westmalle Chalice hazy Golden Yellow with a thin white head, decent lacing. The scent isn't too strong, but the belgian yeast is very noticable. The taste has the rather smooth Saaz hop bitterness and that candy sugar mixed in with that strong belgian yeast giving a citrus flavor. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and leaves a sting to your cheeks. Might be something that could mellow out with age.
07-08-2010 23:15:34 | More by whoneeds8
3.68/5 rDev -4.4%
Thanks to exiled for this extra.
Pours a pretty clear golden color that's just slightly hazy. Thin white head that leaves a small amount of lacing.
Smells like spices and a little funk. Really has a strong oatmeal aroma. Strange but very compelling.
Tastes are lots of clove, candied sugar, bubblegum, bananas, and a very nice crisp, clean malt flavor. Pretty good.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.
Overall is a god beer. I really liked this.
07-24-2011 22:03:27 | More by daveytheformer
3.9/5 rDev +1.3%
Bottle purchased from Central Market in San Antonio, TX.
Pours a clear yellow-orange color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of light malts with a lot of residual sugar sweetness. Also present are good amounts of pears with lighter amounts of apricots. Very, very light spiciness is also noticeable as the beer warms.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet malt flavors that are bordering on syrupy kick things off. Joining in shortly are good amounts of booze-soaked pear flavors with hints of lighter tropical fruits. The ending is on the sweet side.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.
Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.
Overall I thought this was a nice tripel but would have liked more complexity. Still, it's worth a shot.
04-21-2010 23:49:30 | More by glid02
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
A clear golden colored beer beneath a small white head.
Cloves, sour grains, citrus, light spices and probably some other things coming through in a well balanced complex aroma.
Citrus and cloves seems to outweigh light hops, and light grains taste. Kind of different and also kind of good, although I don't know if I could drink a bunch of these, probably get tired of the clove to spice taste pretty quick.
A light dry aftertaste with some lingering spices attached.
This medium bodied beer seems to be a downplayed fall/winter
spiced seasonal and having said that I think I like this better.
05-15-2012 22:19:14 | More by LXIXME
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
#BOTG 72. This is a local brew that I shamefully haven't ever tried before. Thanks to my boy Brandon for sharing this with me. Poured from bottle into DFH snifter. fluffy, white head doesn't recede much, and billowing amounts of carbonation flow off the bottom of this crystal clear burnt orange colored beer after I get it in the glass. Really nice looking. Smell- honey, burnt caramel, candied sugar, spices on the end. Nice. Taste- hmm. I got a mouth full of spices- maybe nutmeg, cinnamon in there. Some sweetness behind it, but what I didn't get that I was really expecting was that honey/burnt caramel flavor that I got on the aroma. This actually has a fair amount of bitterness on it, and doesn't have that big backbone that you would expect to get from a tripel. Regardless, this is a solid brew, one that I would have again. One of the great things about the #rootrootdrink challenge is being forced to try new beers, and this is a nice outcome- finding a local beer that you've passed over before that is really pretty good.
06-18-2012 00:33:54 | More by lnashsig
Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.