Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Received a 12 FLUID OZ. (355 ML) bottle of this from cfh64. Poured from the White Labeled bottle w/ a Devil & his tail leading up to making a "Left Winding Road" Sign & "Limited Edition, Seasonal Release" into my 16oz iTap Passport Pint Glass. Has BEST IF CONSUMED BY THIS DATE, 11.17.11 on the back. Not worried about this...
Aroma- A very complexed aroma is present! Strong clove-like phenols, citrus, and a nice banana character are all hanging out. Hops are around as well.
Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies quicker than it should. Has a deep golden colored body, almost orange with semi-hazing. Leaves thick rings of lace afterwards.
Flavor- The initial taste brings on a nice amount of spice and fruit. After this, malt and a peppery flavor brings it strong. Medium hops are present at the finish and has a perfect amount of bitterness to add to this well balanced Tripel.
Mouthfeel- Medium+ Bodied, High Carbonation, Effervescent, and a light amount of creaminess. Spice and orange finishes off on the palate.
Overall Impression- For my 1st brew from Real Ale, I may need to go back to TX to live again and see what other brews they offer from all their breweries! This Tripel was great and very complexed! I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a great example of this style or would like to have a fully complexed beer with tons of malt, sweetness, and spice.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2011 06:05:59 | More by DCon
Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.