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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haslinger (866) - 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 (2595) - 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 (141) - 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 (1425) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gkeh (302) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Amber pour with ok head. Citrusy, yeasty smell, taste is the same. Not my thing, Iím and IPA and Stout guy but figured Iíd try something new. Wish I liked it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (410) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
pours a golden color with a small white head. the aroma is orange citrus, yeast and the taste is similar. this beer didnít really do it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Pours cloudy golden with a thin off-white head. Nose is serious Belgian candy with a faint yeasty tang, apricot, orange peel. Flavor sweet but balanced. A very creamy, satisfying mouthfeel. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TapIt13 (1) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Very enjoyable nice flavor profile.. Well developed yeast driven flavors. Hint of fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2890) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a well retained, tiny bubbled ivory head, over a slightly hazy gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is light citrus (orange, lemon) from the esters, light pepper, hints of hops.....taste is light citrus, hints of pepper, light spice, with a moderate spice hop bitter finish....mouth feel light of medium, slight alcohol warmth, carbonation makes a tingle and light acid finish. This is a fairly typical example of the style. The esters and spices are a bit low and perhaps a yeast change would correct this. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

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