Devil's Backbone | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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846 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Pegasus on 05-18-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,361
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
846
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
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51
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Ratings: 846 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of Smakawhat
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a snifter/tulip glass.

Golden clear bodied, lots of fermentation reaching to a thin topped off white head and collar.

Clean aroma, with a slight fruit ester that is almost tropical. A bit quiet on the nose unfortunately, takes some time to explore.

Pretty distinct palate. Light bodied for a tripel, and a bit wet in feel. Flavor is a bit washing with a touch of sucrose, and dough, but is far light and rocky. Large mineral component to this, that comes of steely and slightly medicinal.

Interesting tripel, but unfortunately can't see myself drinking this often.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Golden color with 2 finger width head. Smell is malty with a hint of alcohol smell. Taste is malty and full. Feel is higher carbonation then expected, yet full bodied. Overall Very Good.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Txbrewing
3.17/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Pours a light colored almost amber-straw gold with barely any lace to it. Very minimal head.
S- Yeasty phenolic clove, and bread-y spice. Pretty much what you'd think. Nice aroma.
T- Spicy, sweet and yeasty flavor. Some gingerbread as well. A little watered down, but not to where it ruins the beer. Nice hop hit at the end.
F- Dry and thin mouth feel. Low carbonation.
O- Good, not great triple. I'd love to try it fresher from the tap. Promising brewery, decent beer.

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Photo of Keepnitrl
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Orange color with a finger of white head. Floral and clove smell. Medium feel. Rich and malty taste with floral hops. A great all-around tripel.

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Photo of Adodgio
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scratch69
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle best before 12-23-18
1" pillowy white head, great retention at 1/4"...gold with amber highlights, a little haze, and a persistent bead of bubbles holding up the head.
Sweet malt, spicy yeast, clove just a hint of bubble gum. Slightly floral.
Spicy clove, peppery...sweet malt, some bubblegum again but faint. Spicy, spicy, spicy.
Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. Some alcohol prickle. Medium length finish with some nice pronounced typical Tripel flavors.

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Photo of cajunjames
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Navin-Johnson
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GingersHaveSouls
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerfam205
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MeIquiades
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DClaborn
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrown456
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gvickery
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

To be upfront, this is my first tripel. Color is medium gold with a medium white head. Smell is sweet, slightly spicy. Taste is sweet followed by a little spice and medium carbonation. The high abv is noticeable on the finish. I like it but it’s not something you can slam down one after another. Someone will have to peel you off the floor. It’s nice, I’ll probably get it again next winter. I think it might warm you up a bit. Cheers

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Photo of Trevor_martin
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinReddirt
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Who woulda thought a brewer from Texas could turn out a decent trippel. The pour is quite all right, a nice orangey yellow. Good stream of bubbles keep the head going. The smell, yes that scent of things to follow, yeasty and a bit of floral. First taste, slightly sweet, spicy, but not overwhelming. Alcohol, I cannot detect it but 8.1% will bite. Good way to finish the evening or start it if you prefer.

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Photo of texaspaul
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RikMack
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chubenzino
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miguebyte
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Traditional Triple taste.. In my opinion is better than the highly overrated ultra classic Westmalle. It lacks foam and the body could be greater..It very good beer for the price

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 846 ratings