Devil's Backbone | Real Ale Brewing Company

Devil's BackboneDevil's Backbone
BA SCORE
3.85/5
809 Ratings
Devil's BackboneDevil's Backbone
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Pegasus on 05-18-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,907
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
809
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
333
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 809 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of Samputnam14
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of harrissce
2.89/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Honestly guys, I really didn't like this one bit. I am generally more of a lager and stout kind of girl and I wanted to try this local brew because of the good reviews but this was just way too much for me. I hated it

Look: Beautiful and golden in color with a white head

Smell: Super floral and fruity

Taste: VERY heavy and sweet, overwhelming

Feel: Lighter than expected and not heavily carbonated.

Overall: I really hated it, but I was also reaching outside my comfort zone. It is SUPER sweet and very malty. I almost felt like I was drinking it in a concentrated form. I definitely will not be buying it again but won't keep me away from tripels in the future. Honestly, the only positive thing I found from this beer was the alcohol content

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Photo of aufie
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i wouldnt call this dumbed down or anything, i mean, its quite a well made take on the style, i just found it to be a little cautious with some of the flavors and textures here. rather true to style though, and nicely done overall. its a little murky, but fairly bright for what it is, good white head on it, but it settles back after a few minutes. smells like heavy wheat malt and a tamer belgian yeast strain. i dont get any of that extra sugar spike, and i dont really get the flowery and spicy side of the yeast. its there a little in the nose with some soft white pepper, but in the flavor its more of that bubblegum fruity sort of vibe, tasty but not at all unique. the malt is tasty and fresh, and it is definitely wheat driven. lighter body and alcohol and more expressive carbonation make this an easier drinking take on the tripel, although it is absolutely still quite substantial. a little more sweetness than i like on the back end, even for the style. well made but quite subtle in a lot of respects. enjoyable with a whole range of foods, but i had it with the unlikely combination of a meatball and red sauce, which sounds odd but tastes really nice. quality beer no doubt.

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Photo of Lexingtom
4.61/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Trentt2
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LNelson
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't expecting too much but was very surprised. This is now one of my favorites! Smooth, tasty and wonderful texture. B+

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Photo of IAmBatman
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really good beer, ends up sweet at the end. It really kicks you in the butt too.

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Photo of Tracker83
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paleoplant
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brianmandell
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ac-dx
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NorseKaiser
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zzachm18
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MaddoJay
2.4/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of MrHolden
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of donspublic
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
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 Bryan12345
5/5  rDev +29.9%
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 +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tscanlan
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Devil's Backbone from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 809 ratings
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