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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

487 Ratings
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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 16
Gots: 71 | 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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hiikeeba

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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours up a crystal clear gold with a white head tha disipates quickly

S - delicate fruit aromas, some apple and pear with some citrus

T - malt graininess with hops in the finish. Hint of alcohol

M - light to medium body with good carbonation

D - quite drinkable. It will sneak up on you if you aren't careful

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 23:30:05 | More by hiikeeba
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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.