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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
THE BROS
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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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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-19-2012 01:46:39 | More by BeerHunter76
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-16-2012 06:22:24 | More by Sarunas7
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-13-2012 19:04:02 | More by bonbini26
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-11-2012 21:10:42 | More by kspongeworthy
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Rustee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-08-2012 16:21:19 | More by Rustee
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-06-2012 20:15:46 | More by Stoffel
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Sinewave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-01-2012 23:02:16 | More by Sinewave
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GuitarMC

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-28-2011 03:14:30 | More by GuitarMC
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-25-2011 20:29:34 | More by TexAggie011
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-24-2011 20:58:33 | More by zbooks
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-18-2011 07:11:54 | More by duff247
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-17-2011 03:56:03 | More by trojankeg
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BrutalSusan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-15-2011 10:20:33 | More by BrutalSusan
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-14-2011 04:49:17 | More by jheezee
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-13-2011 15:41:20 | More by TXhomebrewer
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DCon

Missouri

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
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Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-05-2011 03:48:39 | More by ThirdEyePA
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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dchew85

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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awesomedude

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-01-2011 16:29:36 | More by awesomedude
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-01-2011 11:34:56 | More by mhenson42
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TerpBax

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2011 03:20:30 | More by TerpBax
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kerklein2

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-28-2011 22:15:13 | More by kerklein2
Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.