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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Hazy yellow - almost orange. Not a thick head. Aroma is yeasty and citrusy. Flavor is spicy and somewhat sweet. Very carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Received as a 12oz bonus bottle in trade. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a nice frothy white head, great lacing. Nose was instantly wheat, citrus and yeast dominate. Flavor was quite fruity and medium sweet, a great Trippel even though I’m not a huge fan of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
6ROW (461) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
yellow orange pour with a small off white head. great style example , standard spicy fruity esters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8466) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2010
12 ounce bottle share by footbalm. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is spicy honey, light Czech hops. The taste is a very spicy Belgian Ale; lots of Saaz and spices, sweet candies, a bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
12 oz. thanks clint. pours a hazy medium gold. loose white rim with some heavy lace. mild tart green apple on the nose. creamy medium body with some tight carb but not much. bits of green apple and pale malt on the mid palate, finally shows a little sweet cream on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Clear bright gold, white head. Soft bubblegum aroma. Great balance between sweet and peppery yeasty spice without getting dense or sticky. Finishes spicy with some gentle clove and white pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Clear gold pour. White head. Lemons, yeast, honey and some sweet malt. Flavor is crisp and very clean. Quite robust flavored and has a nice warm alcohol note. Honey and yeast with some spice and hops. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
12oz bottle from Kegs and Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a glowing orange/golden body topped with a fluffy, ivory-colored head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is funky yeast, spicy (clove/nutmeg), orange zest and lightly sweet. Flavor mirrors the aromas and adds some fruity undertones as well as just a bit of "bite" from something spicy. Active carbonation and a medium mouthfeel.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1182) - , 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

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