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Devil's Backbone - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 625
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 29
Gots: 169 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Pegasus on 05-18-2005

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving: draught into a standard pint.

Pours a cloudy straw color with about 1cm head, which dissipated about half way thru.

Scent is pretty strong Belgian yeast. More than expected for this Texas brew.

Taste is just what you smell, along with banana. Scent seems to go away near the end of the beer.

Overall a very drinkable a pleasant beer, albeit deceivingly high in ABV. Grab one on tap if you can.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got from Total Wine in Dallas. I was pleasantly surprised with this beer; it's by far the best I've had from Real Ale. A sweet start is topped off my a nice spicy, semi-smokey finish that perfectly masks the ~8% ABV. It is classified as a abbey style tripel, however it's not really like any style beer I've ever had before.

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S: A bit one dimenensional but all the right notes are there, Sweet, yeasty, bready, and just a little boozy.

T: A bit too much oxidation (yes, it's fresh according to the date on the bottle) but nicely sweet and a little boozy.

M: Spot on. Thick, creamy, low carbonation but not sticky. Best part of this beer.

O: Wouldn't be my first choice for this style but it definitely gets the job done.

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.