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RATINGS: 275   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
This ale is medium to full bodied. It is cloudy but otherwise very light in color. The malt taste is rich, but the hops are a little too heavy for the malt, leaving a bitter after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
One of the better ’merican tripels I’ve had. Has the classic Belgian yeast aroma with citrus, clove and banana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazMania (661) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Brought a bottle of this back from a trip to Houston. This was great. Huge classic nose, maybe a tad hoppier than others in this style (which is good). Very classic Belgian yeast and flavors with a little more bitterness. Great beer. That is 2 for 2 with me for Real Ale Brewing!! (Blakkr was fantastic).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2756) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
Aroma: Banana, Yeast, Mild Clove, Mildly Citrus Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Banana, Belgian Yeast, Rock Candy, Oranges, Mild Clove Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Yeasty...you would never know this beer is 8+%

   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 (60) - 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 (1729) - 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 (282) - 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 (901) - 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

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