Devil's Backbone | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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822 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:
#11,854
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
822
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
344
Trade:
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Ratings: 822 |  Reviews: 184
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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Photo of Dface
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tom_Hoover
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice taste

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Photo of DrewTemple
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mindsculptor
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic Tripel. Despite the 8% alcohol, you don't notice any booziness.

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

Photo of LAcraftbrewer
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stephens101
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pure red with orange hues. Smells of Belgian yeast with other prominent notes of orange and a malty finish. More Belgian yeast on the tongue with an abundance of peach and orange followed by notes of gum and spice. Finishes with just a touch of bitterness. Medium to heavy with some syrup left onthe lips. Needs some work in that respect.

There are so few exceptional American tripels, and while this isn't one, I still give respect for the attempt, for to pull of a great example of this style is quite a lofty goal.

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Photo of monorailred
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 822 ratings