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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

473 Ratings
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 16
Gots: 57 | 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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Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

09-11-2012 03:47:19 | More by WritersBlock
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GMB

Japan

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

09-08-2012 03:46:22 | More by GMB
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Ford

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this one straight from the bottle at Rudy's BBQ and Country Store in Clear Lake, Texas.

To tell the truth I haven't really liked this style much in the past. This is the first one I think I would grab and drink again.

You can certainly taste and feel the alcohol up front. There is some citrus fruit taste to me, but not overpowering. A bit of bitterness at the finish. I'm really starting to like Real Ale Brewing Company.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 03:08:40 | More by Ford
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scm2787

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-01-2012 19:27:40 | More by scm2787
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RoseMClark


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-01-2012 16:28:55 | More by RoseMClark
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thetinymite


1/5  rDev -74%

08-19-2012 16:02:57 | More by thetinymite
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VelocityXMass

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-18-2012 15:04:26 | More by VelocityXMass
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-11-2012 23:52:05 | More by lpotter
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FATH3RH0P5

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-08-2012 16:04:30 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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emerge077

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Chris for this one!
Bottle dated "best by 12.14.12".

Hazy glowing saturated orange, thin cap of creamy finely-textured foam. A thin ring around the edge, otherwise not much retention. Ever present rising trails of carbonation.

Pepper, dried apricot, phenolic Belgian yeast.

Smooth and creamy, somewhat bitter and peppery. Lingering dry aftertaste. Vague fruitiness thats hard to pin down, though orange and apricot come to mind. PLenty yeasty and phenolic in the taste, following the aroma. Seems pretty solid, a textbook tripel.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 01:06:26 | More by emerge077
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ronzorelli

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had high hopes for this one. I'm slightly underwhelmed based on the other reviews. I wonder if I got a bad bottle of it.

Zero head. No lacing. Nothing but slick surface in the chalice. Even when I stirred it a little with my finger to release some of the carbonation, what very little rose to the surface, dissipated very quickly. No retention at all.

In the nose, I get a little caramel and a little citrus, but not much of either.

On the palate, it's slightly weak and a little bland. Not completely void of flavor, but just not a whole heck of a lot of anything. I do pick up faint hints of caramel. Some fruit, in the sharp apple range, and a little orange zest.

Is it a decent beer? Compared to big brew, yeah. Compared to other lines from Real Ale, it's average.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 01:40:36 | More by ronzorelli
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Tone

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of hops, alcohol, slight yeast, sweet malt, hint of citrus, and subtle spice. Fits the style of a Tripel. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol foremost, citrus, sweet malt, slight yeast, spice, and a hint of hops. Overall, good body, blend, and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 12:52:08 | More by Tone
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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-25-2012 03:45:20 | More by truesolution
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-25-2012 00:54:00 | More by Delta9v2
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-20-2012 02:44:08 | More by Abe_Froman
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Djenx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-18-2012 18:35:42 | More by Djenx
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AltimusPrime

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

07-16-2012 01:17:56 | More by AltimusPrime
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Andrewtfox

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2012 20:38:21 | More by Andrewtfox
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-08-2012 19:52:59 | More by Dwtucker90
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Texas

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Texas

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.