Devil's Backbone | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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831 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:
#12,548
Reviews:
186
Ratings:
831
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 831 |  Reviews: 186
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

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

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DYanez_26
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mkrobinson
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarryMyers
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wit123
2.36/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My first Tripel, just not a fan. Couldn't finish it. Supposedly Tripel's have a "sweet aftertaste," but I considered this the worst part of the beer. Would not buy again. I'm sure there are others that enjoy this taste, just not for me.

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 831 ratings