Devil's Backbone | Real Ale Brewing Company

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86
very good
795 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
Ratings:
795
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.58%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
324
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best tasting beer I've ever had. The Cloves really punch you in the mouth and the smooth velvet like finish is amazing. Had my first one at Luckys Pub in Cypress TX. I thank the bartender for suggesting it and have been buying 6pks since then. I suggest you have it with a burger or something it's a tad heavy but that's my style.

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best tripel I've ever had. Malty, smooth, boozy, and makes you want to go back for more. I can't see how anyone would give this one less than a score of 4.

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5/5  rDev +30.5%
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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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has to be my favorite beer ever. It starts out tart and finishes creamy smooth. The coriander flavor comes through nicely. This is a perfect all year drink.

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4.97/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Spotted bottles at HEB, Burleson, TX. Poured into tulip.

A: Excellent golden; didn't produce much head.
S: Wonderful fragrant tripel spice.
T: Spicy, fruity, full -- not boozy.
M: Slightly heavy, not quite syrupy.

Love it. Neck and neck with LFDM. Big ups to Blanco!

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4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I prefer this beer from the bottle. I have had 50+ of these. The key to this one is freshness. I too have grown a fondness for real ale brewing. Since im in houston i get it pretty fresh.

I love this beer. I love the alcohol content, i love how its super easy to drink, i love the taste. Its fruity and fairly thick, medium carbonation, nice belgian yeast flavor.

drinking this one from the bottle seems to add to the style. Pouring it into a tulip is all well and good, however theres just something special about drinking straight from the bottle. It tones down the fruitiness and alcohol taste. This beer needs to be reviewed by the bros for sure.

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4.86/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very good drinkability for the ABV. My favorite real ale beer thus far

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4.84/5  rDev +26.4%

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 795 ratings.
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