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Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

572 Ratings
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Ratings: 572
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 22
Gots: 114 | 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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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank 4 months before it's best by date.

Poured slowly down the middle of a chalice reveals a finger of white head that eventually falls apart to almost nothing and a clear golden colored body.

Smells of sweet bubblegum, apple cider, floral, with some spice.

Follows the nose with sweetness, apple fruitiness, spice, bready, and a touch bitter.

I drank this fairly warm and picked up slight alcohol vapors and flavor which provided a nice warming sensation. Could use a bit more carbonation. Pretty nice tripel overall.

MattSweatshirt, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dmorgan310, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Nightwish1094, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pesci, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

dvmin98, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

korene84, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MsLiberty, Apr 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

Stevotex, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of visualweasel
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A cloudy golden yellow with a weak white head, leaving behind minimal lacing. Had to agitate the pour to get a nice collar, which then dissipated rapidly.

S: Fairly typical Belgian tripel aromas: bubblegum, candy sugar, bananas. Quite nice.

T: Follows the nose, with the bubblegum prevailing (in a good way). Very nice indeed for the style, especially from a Texas brewer.

M: Medium-bodied with weak carbonation. Would have liked to see a bit more, but not at all bad.

O: A very nice example of the style. I thoroughly enjoyed this and found it a notch or two better than the Dick's Belgian Tripel (Centralia, WA) which I also had the same night.

visualweasel, Mar 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

sweemzander, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

jbdaves72, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Michaeldmanley, Mar 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Woodee, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Cvescalante, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jkn09, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

jgbiggs, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

brandoneast, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

adkieffer, Mar 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

JeffreyJDavis, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Dan325, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Lukebell15, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

cdwil, Feb 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

wtkphoto, Feb 13, 2013
Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 572 ratings.