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RATINGS: 271   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crymskills (1) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Sweet opening with a bit of a bitter aftertaste you can expect from a high % beer. Not my favorite but a nice beer to rotate in. The banana and clove makes it sweet without over shadowing the flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
texrx (40) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a small foamy head that lasts. Smells of banana, clove and yeast. Tastes of yeast, light hops and malt with some banana and clove. Light alcohol taste. Nice, clean aftertaste. The yeast really makes this beer. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
dls13dls (59) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2014
I bought a6 pack of 12 ounce bottles. I poured a tall glass and it has low carbonation. Low bitterness which is what I like and hints of Citrus, spruce, floral

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1711) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Purchased at the flagship Whole Foods in Austin, TX; enjoyed while binge-watching House of Cards. Appearance is a slightly cloudy bright gold with a thin white head that is rather bubbly. Aroma of clove, light hops, Belgian ale yeast, sweetness, and light banana. Taste is pretty decent, sweetness is the primary component with banana notes and light clove. It tastes like banana Laffy Taffy with a touch of spice. Overall decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerseyjohn71 (281) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
good over all,,, bread, hay, cereal, toast, floral, citrus, dough, spruce, alcohol, golden, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, sticky, fizzy,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haslinger (891) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
12 ounce bottle drunk from bottle, slightly sweet yeasty aroma, taste is candy apple with some caramel,delicious slightly sweet finish. Would drink again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2/25/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Pours cloudy light amber with a large white head. Malty aromas with citrus, spices and yeast. A bit tart with fruity and floral flavors. A bit of bitter hops on the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PigMine (42) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Dated bottle, best by 7/15/14/, well within that date.Pours a 1/2 finger head, and cloudy gold. Less than a finger of white with a hard pour, dissipates fast. Mostly clear thereafter, and mild carbonation. Nose gets heavy sugar and maybe some fruit of apricot and banana. It smells like the commercial deScription of candi made on site. It is a sweet taste with no presence of the 8.1% alcohol noticeable. Drinks like a sweet liquor in some aspects. Its not very sessionable. It reminds me of a dessert beer, and a far cry from a tripel imperial pale ale. This beer almost tastes like it is adjunct laden with corn its so sweet. Still a very nice tripel variation, and worth a try if you can get it outside of Texas.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KamGoPro (173) - Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Honey gold color, plenty of carbonation. Malty sugar flavor with a little molasses finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1735) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle pour light gold. Nose sweet candy and strong malt. Taste candy sweet up front , some bubble gum, minimal spice. Decent mouthfeel.

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