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RATINGS: 279   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6135) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 A good tripel which reminds me a bit of Westmalle. As bitter and more tart. Tastes of sugared grapefruit rind. Dry, grassy, bitter on the palate. Refined. Best beer I’ve had in several months!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1594) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
Poured from bottle. Punchy nose of honey/syrup, cereal, and spice. Pours a lambent gold with a pronounced head and scattered lace. Flavor of dark/dried fruit, sweetness, and a pronounced toasty malt, with a ricochet of hops bitterness on the close -- just enough to cut the sweetness. Palate is rich without being cloying. Real Ale has done it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2009
[Tap] Pours a golden color with a small amount of white head. Aroma of yeast, sweet malts and typical Belgian spices. Taste is a little rough around the edges. Plenty of apple and pear notes in here, but the spice is somewhat lacking. A citrus finish. Sweet and alcoholic, but the mouthfeel was a bit thin for a proper balance. Seems like the light alcohol burn is the main theme of this beer. It could use some time to mellow out into a better Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2009
On tap. Really nice up front, but the aftertaste is so horribly harsh. Ouch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
On tap. Pours with a fluffy white head over a near clear golden body. Aroma of candi sugar, pear, must, dry breadiness, and some lively spices. Very nice and to style. Taste is Candi sugar, pear, apple brandy, alcohol and must. Some pastry notes. Finishes dry residual sugars and a few fruity esters on the finishes. Dry, alcoholic finish. Really well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4534) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
On tap at the Freetail Brewery (06/06/09). Gold in color and hazy with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of yeast, citrus, malt, and spices. Taste is the same with hints of candy sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TopherJackson (37) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2009
On tap at Flying Saucer Houston, Hazy gold color, Great citrusy aroma. Lemon and some grassy notes with a little hoppy finish. Easy drinking beer that I really wish was released in bottles.

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