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Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Devil's Backbone
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BA SCORE
86
very good

481 Ratings
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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 16
Gots: 69 | 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 +4.2%

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Texas

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Texas

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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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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Texas

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Germany

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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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

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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.