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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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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2012 00:39:50 | More by Danobold
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lnashsig

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#BOTG 72. This is a local brew that I shamefully haven't ever tried before. Thanks to my boy Brandon for sharing this with me. Poured from bottle into DFH snifter. fluffy, white head doesn't recede much, and billowing amounts of carbonation flow off the bottom of this crystal clear burnt orange colored beer after I get it in the glass. Really nice looking. Smell- honey, burnt caramel, candied sugar, spices on the end. Nice. Taste- hmm. I got a mouth full of spices- maybe nutmeg, cinnamon in there. Some sweetness behind it, but what I didn't get that I was really expecting was that honey/burnt caramel flavor that I got on the aroma. This actually has a fair amount of bitterness on it, and doesn't have that big backbone that you would expect to get from a tripel. Regardless, this is a solid brew, one that I would have again. One of the great things about the #rootrootdrink challenge is being forced to try new beers, and this is a nice outcome- finding a local beer that you've passed over before that is really pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 00:33:54 | More by lnashsig
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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06-16-2012 00:57:44 | More by
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garyford

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-13-2012 18:26:12 | More by garyford
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SenorPeligro


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-11-2012 04:24:55 | More by SenorPeligro
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RobotLovesBeer


4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

06-07-2012 22:33:08 | More by RobotLovesBeer
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Valdrew


4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-04-2012 19:56:17 | More by Valdrew
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ardy007

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

06-02-2012 21:38:46 | More by ardy007
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Ted

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-02-2012 19:28:28 | More by Ted
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BJasny

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-28-2012 04:11:57 | More by BJasny
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-24-2012 03:23:32 | More by MaddDogg84
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-23-2012 04:00:13 | More by brandon911
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chebode2

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-21-2012 06:27:16 | More by chebode2
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-19-2012 13:42:14 | More by zonker17
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ChanceK

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-19-2012 03:27:31 | More by ChanceK
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kemoarps

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear golden straw colour. The sudsy white head dissipates quickly, but does not lace the glass.

The nose is driven by the banana/orange fruit and the spices continue the Belgian theme. There's an underlying bready maltiness as well.

The Taste pretty much follows the nose. The banana/citrus combo teams up with a clove-y spice and... almost like a coriander? This is a predominantly sweet beer, with a definitively Belgian theme to it. There's a little bit of mildly spicy hops on the finish/aftertaste, but make no mistake, this beer is driven by it's fruits and spices.

Good carbonation, and quite drinkable. Check it out if you like tripels and belgians, but if you tend to shy away from them, this may not be for you.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 05:29:41 | More by kemoarps
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-17-2012 03:30:34 | More by ChrisKuhns
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear golden colored beer beneath a small white head.

Cloves, sour grains, citrus, light spices and probably some other things coming through in a well balanced complex aroma.

Citrus and cloves seems to outweigh light hops, and light grains taste. Kind of different and also kind of good, although I don't know if I could drink a bunch of these, probably get tired of the clove to spice taste pretty quick.

A light dry aftertaste with some lingering spices attached.

This medium bodied beer seems to be a downplayed fall/winter
spiced seasonal and having said that I think I like this better.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 22:19:14 | More by LXIXME
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Mario


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-15-2012 19:50:27 | More by Mario
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redraiderme2


3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-15-2012 00:54:36 | More by redraiderme2
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received from mhenson42 in a trade- thanks!

The appearance is clear gold with white head. Head disappears quickly and leaves minimal lacing. The nose is full of ripe banana and mild waves of clove. There is also a bit of honey and lemon present. The taste is sweet up front with grape, banana and lemon. Spicy cloves balance out the sweetness nicely. The body is some what big and the carbonation is low. Overall, this is a great American tripel with lots of delicate banana flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 03:36:15 | More by homebrew311
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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-11-2012 23:21:18 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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Jagaleg

Texas

1/5  rDev -74%

05-10-2012 20:43:16 | More by Jagaleg
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-02-2012 10:09:50 | More by Texasfan549
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obrike

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a sixer at Round Rock Specs for 8 bucks and change.

Poured a fairly dull light yellow into my Sam Adams pint glass. A decent head that faded quikly, leaving traces of lace. Not bad, but certainly not striking.

Dug the smell. The typical yeast/banana ester scent for the style. Very fresh...a bit spicey. Nice.

Taste followed. Good. Getting the phenolic, bubblegum, banana combo you expect...and a heavy dose of sweetness. Not much bitterness in this one as the fruit (pear, apple) mixed well with the sugary malt.

Very nice job on a Tripel from a very good Texas brewery. Go Texas!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 01:52:33 | More by obrike
Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.