Devil's Backbone | Real Ale Brewing Company

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796 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:
796
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.58%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
324
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 796 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of Ac-dx
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NorseKaiser
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zzachm18
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MaddoJay
2.4/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of MrHolden
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of donspublic
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into tulip, light cream head across the top, recedes to a pool. Opaque golden in the glass, appropriately hazy. Smalls of Belgian yeast. Taste is a little sweet in the front, and finishes with a little spice on the tongue. Esters are there, juicy fruit spice the usual suspects. Overall a pretty good local triple. Seriously a sixer of this for $9. Upping my initial review, because I previously had no love for Belgians when I first had it and didn't review it at that time.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
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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Photo of mmosey
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tscanlan
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bluesyasian
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikesliva
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ERSmith
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dandub33
3.04/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tkrane
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CConti
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth. Excellent triple style ale. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Thomasweir
2.9/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cbaz
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesmk48
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Junichi
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whitetale
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic glass. I bought a six pack while in Texas a little over a year ago and saved one dated May 10, 2015. It was worth the wait.
Clear golden color with good white head. Head lingers. Some lacing.
Aroma of biscuit and bread with some clove.
Taste follows the aroma - biscuit, bread and clove flavors. Slightly sweet taste lingers on the tongue. Alcohol is well hidden. Flavor improves as the beer warms.
Feel: moderate carbonation. Good mouthfeel for a stronger beer. Very smooth.
Overall, a really enjoyable beer. A very good sipper for a cold night. Nicely done.

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Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 796 ratings.
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