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Kinnegar Devil’s Backbone

Brewed by Kinnegar Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Rathmullan, Co Donegal, Ireland


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Devil’s Backbone we’re calling a Northern Amber Ale. It’s fuller bodied and fuller flavoured like a mellow autumnal day with a hint of chocolate thrown in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Handsy11 (14) - IRELAND - JUN 12, 2014
- 500ml bottle - Colour: deep red - Head: off-white bubbly head when poured which mostly disappears leaving a thin layer of bubbles - Aroma: fresh coffee aroma - Taste & Texture: lightly gassy, tangy taste with hint of coffee - Verdict: Very enjoyable, would drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2101) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2014
Keg @ Furey’s Bar, Sligo [140514]
Dark amber, hazy, thin white head
Aroma of soft cereal, some hay
Taste of sweet caramel malts, cereal, dab of bitter chocolate which I don’t think quite works in this, some orange zest, soft fruity malts
Palate - soft carb, medium body, fairly oily. Finish as main flavour
Overall - More interesting than other Irish amber ales I’ve tried even if a bit unbalanced in flavour

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Liamrua (26) - Waterford, IRELAND - MAY 9, 2014
Amber red colour, half finger head which quickly disappeared, light to medium body with oily texture. Low carbonation, earthy, malty taste with medium to high hoppiness. Nice ale, would buy it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Kinnegar Devils Backbone ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, caramel, malty, dusty, earthy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, nutty, dusty, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140222]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2095) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle@Papsø - pours amber with off white head. Caramel malty, toffee,syrup, fruity and slight herbal spice in there, with a hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with grassy hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. Caramel, sweetness, herbs, light cocoa. Flavour. Herbs, caramel, sweetness, vague roast. Medium bodeid. Ends light bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle at Papsø. Clear oraneg colorued with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of licorice powder. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grapefruits and licorice Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is toasted and toffee. Breadish, toffee and caramelish. Botter, toffee and caramelish. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CloakedDagger (597) - - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a hazy amber with a huge and frothy head with an amazing retention. Toasted nutty aroma, a little nuts in there too. Medium body, dry caramel character, again rather nutty with a solidly hoppy finish. Good balance between malt and hops here. 220214

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