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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersorcerer (38) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12oz H.E.B. Tomball TX Strong aroma of yeast of banana fruit and much spice. Huge off white head of foam on top a deep yellow color, thick fine bubbles. And strong beer flavor with spicy lite malt , bitter taste ending with slight astringence. Good trippel, with a stronger than normal spicy-ness. Very drinkable, not Bad nor evil - but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Yeast and fruity estery aroma. Yeast and light malt flavor with fruity esters. Medium bodied. Fruity esters and light yeast linger with light malt and light spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skyman1972 (14) - Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
This is one of my favorites. I have also discovered that I am fond of most tripels. Pours a nice light gold with a nice sweet aroma. It feels great in my mouth and ends with no bitterness. The sweetness is perfect. I could session with this if it were not for the higher abv. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vcoggins (53) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. Nose is sweet and malty with a bit of spice and Belgium yeast. Nice sweet fruit flavor with some of that spice from the nose. Medium mouth feel. Another solid beer from Real Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (891) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle poured a slightly hazy golden hue w/ thin white fully diminishing head and some lacing. Moderate sweet yeasty aroma. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a moderate sour finish of short duration. Tastes are Belgium yeast, sugar, apricot, and peaches. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (537) - Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Good beer that was a little off for style in my opinion. Color was a little dark and very cloudy. Taste was borderline syrupy sweet and very thick. Definitely not dry. Definitely boozy though and alcohol packed a punch appropriate to style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Nice appearance: orange color and sticky white head/lace. Sweet malt and Belgian spice erupt from the nose. Both seep onto my palate, not too sweet or spicy thankfully. Carb is right on for the style but still kinda high for me. A solid Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4094) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Hobby... Fruity and yeasty nose with some spice... Cloudy orange small head spotty lace... Mid plus sweet, similar to nose... Medium body, tingly feel, spice on finish... Solid tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pint on tap. Very impressed with this beer. I agree with the description, it is very traditional. That’s a compliment, considering how hard it is to find a decent american-made Tripel! It’s honey-clored and sightly cloudy with a good collar and no head or lacing. Almost creamy body, but a with a bitter kick and lingering aftertaste. Good stuff all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Solid malt-forward, low-carb, slightly spicy tripel. Definitely an American interpretation - this just doesn’t have the brightness or effervescence of a real Belgian tripel. Not bad, though.

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