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Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

548 Ratings
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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 20
Gots: 101 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

aty11b, May 20, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real Ale Devil’s Backbone ale has a very thin, fizzy, off-white head, a hazy, brilliant, golden-orange appearance, some streaming bubbles, little floating brown particles, a descending gray-brown cloud, and decent lacing film left behind. The aroma is of sweet hard candy, grain husk, sweet corn, and yeast zest. Flavor is of peppery, yeasty, sweet, sugary malt, candy, grits, and a mellow hop bitterness to close out the sip. Mouthfeel is rather watery, and Devil’s Backbone finishes semi-dry, crisp, not alcohilic, and decently drinkable.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

greenbr, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

csfcmitchell, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Stinger80OH, May 12, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Where/When: Austin, TX May 12th with best before date of October 22.

Serving: Bottle.

Scent: Really reminds me of Live Oak Hefeweizen. Sugary... Sort of banana-ish. A tad nutty.

Taste: The flavors are very light--the carbonation is constantly fighting with them. I feel a bit of vanilla and banana. Aftertaste is almost the same as initial taste; doesn't really change from sip to gulp. Lemon, banana, and vanilla is what I'd say overall.

Overall: Very nice drink. It's almost *too* deceiving because three of these will get me woozy. I would never think that this was 8% from how smooth it goes down. One of the more tasty beers from Real Ale.

ajisai, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Thanks to Grendle for this one.

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.