Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Ratings: 487 | Reviews: 133 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jordanmills:
3.28/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a light amber with a thick head that reduces to fingers then a rim. Smells more of hops than it tastes, with a hint of sweetness. Tastes rich and sharp with lots of amber malt in there. Some complex tastes are hiding in the back, and it has a great aftertaste, combined with sharpness from the alcohol up front. Feels thinner than I'd expect from a tripel, with some cut from the alcohol. Overall fairly better than average.
Serving type: on-tap
05-27-2009 22:48:38 | More by jordanmills
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3.36/5 rDev -12.7%
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
Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.