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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4334) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Pours a hazy honey gold color. Moderate white head with good retention and lacing. Mild aroma of citrus and wheat. Taste is spicy, with lots of clove and just a slight skunkiness. Dry mouthfeel. Not a great beer, but solid for a smaller brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5849) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2010 (Draught) pours a clear yellow with nice frothy whit head. Good lacing. Nose is coriander, black pepper, oranges, Belgian yeast, grass and wheat. Taste is light alcohol, spicy yeast, Oranges, white pepper, light Candi sugar, and some grass. Well carbonated, nearly completely hidden alcoh and nice creamy/oily finish. Nice tripel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4532) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2009
On tap at Freetail in SA. The smell is sweet and balanced, spices, and some fruits. The look is a clear, golden in color with a nice white head. The taste is sweet fruits, yeast, hidden alcohol, and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On draught. Been looking for this forever. Honey golden colored pour with a medium sized creamy white head that persists. Taste is peanut butter cookies, lemon chiffon custard, and roasted nut shells. fluffy mouthfeel and decent alcohol on the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2009
On tap at Gingerman in Ft. Worth. Taste of lemon and cinnamon. Aroma was of ginger, lemon, and pumpkin spice. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2009
on tap at ginger man in ft worth, tx. poured a hazy yellow with a white head that stays and laces. aroma of lemon, clove or coriander, and cinnamon. flavor was right on with the nose. light-medium body. not bad, but maybe i am just being hard on a local brewery for some reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Hazy gold. Belgian floral smell with sour notes. Large tingle over the tongue. Taste is dry, bitter and grainy. Fair finish but was more bitter than I was hoping for with this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Name: Devil’s Backbone
Date: February 21, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Freetail, TX
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a nice spicy character
Flavor: big spicy phoenolic flavor backed by sweet malt candy, light bitterness effect from the spicyness
Overall: beers with phoenolics like this will make me appreciate tripples
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

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