Devil's Backbone | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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838 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Pegasus on 05-18-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,130
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
838
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
351
Trade:
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Ratings: 838 |  Reviews: 187
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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Photo of DougT
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Edani95
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beertunes
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Sarah and Ryan for this one. 12oz can poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a cloudy bright yellow/light gold color with about 3/4 inch of white head that had moderate retention and left decent lacing.

The aroma was fairly typical for the style, nice yeast spice, and a solid grain base, but didn't really stand out from the pack. same on the palate, all the things you expect to be there are, just all very soft and muted.

Body is good, perhaps a wee bit lighter than average, but that's not a bad thing, and had a finish that was drier than semi-dry, but still had a touch of sweetness. Drinkability was very good, i could have easily knocked off a couple. Overall, a solid, if unspectacular brew. One that would likely be a semi-regular in my rotation were it local to me. Worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of daholt1979
2.78/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesBondGA
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kret12
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 838 ratings