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Named for the scenic ridge that runs between Blanco and Wimberly, Devil's Backbone is a Belgian-style trippel. Brewed in the traditional manner, Czech Saaz hops and Belgian yeast give this ale its distinctive flavor and aroma. Candy sugar made in-house at the brewery adds strength without increasing heaviness. The result is a deceptively strong, pale golden ale. ABV: 8.1%, IBU: 36, OG(plato): 18

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hitit345 (25) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Not an expert taster, but i smell pear and herbs. Color of slightly watered down bourbon. AMAZING TASTE, smooth, light fruit, almost like a low proof fine liquor after letting sit for a few minutes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stxoil (27) - Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Yeasty aroma. Pours a hazy bright golden with little head. Taste is complex with yeast, malt, banana, clove and coriander notes. A bit sweet on the finish. A really fine specimen of Belgian-style tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1666) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
A very nice example of a tripel. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with white head. Citrus, clove, and some yeast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a sweet note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Necscv (22) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Murky golden in a tulip, thin head retention, nice quickly-fading lace. Wheat on the nose, not much else. Clove, banana, black pepper, ripe orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
This ale is medium to full bodied. It is cloudy but otherwise very light in color. The malt taste is rich, but the hops are a little too heavy for the malt, leaving a bitter after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1960) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
One of the better ’merican tripels I’ve had. Has the classic Belgian yeast aroma with citrus, clove and banana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Brought a bottle of this back from a trip to Houston. This was great. Huge classic nose, maybe a tad hoppier than others in this style (which is good). Very classic Belgian yeast and flavors with a little more bitterness. Great beer. That is 2 for 2 with me for Real Ale Brewing!! (Blakkr was fantastic).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2334) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
Aroma: Banana, Yeast, Mild Clove, Mildly Citrus Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Banana, Belgian Yeast, Rock Candy, Oranges, Mild Clove Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Yeasty...you would never know this beer is 8+%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crymskills (1) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Sweet opening with a bit of a bitter aftertaste you can expect from a high % beer. Not my favorite but a nice beer to rotate in. The banana and clove makes it sweet without over shadowing the flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
texrx (35) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a small foamy head that lasts. Smells of banana, clove and yeast. Tastes of yeast, light hops and malt with some banana and clove. Light alcohol taste. Nice, clean aftertaste. The yeast really makes this beer. Very nice!

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