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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrlangin (136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
12 oz bottle from Kroger. Dark gold in color. Moderate carbonation. Slightly bitter flavor. Overall just OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghsmith54 (4) - - JAN 10, 2016 does not count
Not usually a fan of Belgians but I liked this one. Nice pour, creamy head, taste of orange and spices and a nice finish.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7221) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2015 Frisco, TX - Three Stacks BBQ - on tap. Hazy, light orange pour, light white clingy head. Coriander, spruce, and bubble gum in the aroma. Yeast, cake mix, subtle citrus, juicy fruit gum in the flavor. Thick mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - JUL 18, 2015
Pours a golden lemony yellow. Citrus aromas: lemon, tangerine, hibiscus. Very sweet, slightly oily. Sweet Belgian yeast, lemon, honey, candied sugar. A nice trippel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 14 July 2012 -- Probably my favorite of the Real Ale brews that I drank on this expedition. Well crafted Belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (812) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden, clear, quick dissipating head. Aroma is yeast, banana, spices, light wit flavors. Some faint fruitiness. Taste is sweet, slight fruit, Belgian , wit like notes. Light body, high carbonation. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Tap at Petrol Station. Somewhat hazy darker yellow pour with a small white head. Really nice tripel aroma and flavor - yeasty, light fruit, some bread/cracker. Well done.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3736) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2015
Clear yellow, small lacing white foam head. Sweet barley aroma and taste, good tripel like. (Austin 201505)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1021) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap at craft pride in Austin with commonmac. Snifter. Dark gold with small white head. Smells of Belgian yeast and citrus. Crisp citrus, with yeast to give a nice medium body. Some peach elements. Well balanced. Very nice to drink. Great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (1024) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
On tap at Bangers in Austin. Odd 14 oz pour. Cloudy orange with golden qualities. Minimal head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is strong leaning on spices and Belgian yeast. This one owns its Belgian-ness very well. Taste feels very much in the wheelhouse of the tripel style. Initial spiciness carries throughout with a bite towards the end letting you know alcohol is present. Sugary sweetness at the end and through the aftertaste. It’s welcomed and appreciated. This is a very well done tripel. Actually could hold its own against the gold standard Tripel Karmaliet. The Devil went down to TX and showed some serious backbone. See ya Johnny.


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