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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours deep gold with only a slight haze and a small white head. Aroma of sourdough bread, orange juice, lemon zest, white wine, and cheddar. Tastes of grassy malt, sourdough, pepper, citrus (more spicy than hoppy), chardonnay, earth and hay. Spicier and more bitter than the usual trippel. Finishes with a pleasant peppery and citrus flavor with a sort of earthy peppery bitter hop presence. Medium bodied and easy to drink. I know this beer pretty well from having it on tap all the time, and the bottles don’t let me down. I think I prefer the tap version by a slight margin, but I will likely always keep some of this around the house.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (995) - , Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011 re rate 05/11 - bumped up several apoints. this brewery has improved in the last 2-3 years. nice tripel does pack a punch good combo of sweetness fruit and slight spice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 Added some age, it got significantly better. Aroma of sweetness, yet a distinct smokey or burnt characteristic is noticable. Pours a cloudy pale with a nice head. Very silky texture, with a fizzy carbonation that bubbles away. Medium bodied, dominated by sweetness, nice alcohol warming sensation, and a bit of a sour finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (702) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
Slightly hazy golden color. Belgian fruity yeast aroma. Hints of fruit on the palate with a slight toasted malt character. Kind of comes apart a little bit on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1188) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
this beer pots a cloudy dirty yellow with a thin white head. the aroma is black pepper, church musk. the palate is lightly dry with moderate carbonation. I really like this one!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shine9 (6) - plano, USA - APR 25, 2010 does not count
The beer has a initial citrus taste to it, and a honey aftertaste. As far as color, looks just like honey in a glass. Very smooth. Doesn’t have a strong aroma but it’s sweet and a with a little citrus to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2010
12 oz bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a very nice looking murky gold with nice white head, leaves some nice lacing as well. Aroma of nice farmhouse, citrus and light candy sugar. Flavor is very much the same with a light maltiness and faint bitter at the end. Mouth feel is medium body and also has a somewhat creaminess to it, fizzy carbonation. Overall, a tasty brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
The beer pours a clear medium yellow color with a white head, which quickly disappears. The aroma is very fruity with lemons, oranges, pears and mangoes with alcohol, coriander and candi-sugar. The flavor is lemon, peach, oranges and pears with yeast, candi-sugar and spices. The spices are pepper and coriander. Medium mouthfeel and a medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2010
A golden color beer with a nice head. The aroma was grainy, pepper, citrus, light fruits-almost like sniffing a sack of grains. The taste is the same and is a very light tasting tripel which is perfect for Texas.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2010
On tap at the Gingerman, Austin TX. Yellow with minimal head. Spicy nose with some fruity hop aromas. Real tripel yeast profile and body, but a touch hot on the alcohol side. Pretty good tripel overall.


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