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Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Devil's Backbone
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86
very good

472 Ratings
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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 16
Gots: 55 | 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 goatgoat:
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goatgoat

Arizona

3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stemless wine glass.

A lemon yellow, frothy white head that leaves sheets of lace. Aroma is bready with pears and a slight spice. Alcohol is a definite presence. I'm reviewing the bottle, but about a year ago I had it on tap and remember banana being much more forward.
Taste follows aroma, good spice character. Alcohol in the back lending more dryness to the finish.

I'd like the alcohol toned down a bit. It was just a little too obvious in very aspect.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 23:07:59 | More by goatgoat
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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ElegantRose

Texas

3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | 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 20:12:12 | More by ElegantRose
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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.