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RATINGS: 284   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

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Hazy orange color small white head. It smells just wonderful! I smell yeast, fruits, sweetness, and light spice. I taste sweet malt, citrus, fruit, spice, yeast and a crisp finish. Nice American triple. I like it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KevinReddirt (13) - Midland, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2016 Who woulda thought a brewer from Texas could turn out a decent Belgian trippel. Tipped a 12 oz. bottle into a Chimay glass. Yes that is not a bad thing. The pour is quite all right, a nice orangey yellow. Good stream of bubbles keep the head going. The smell, yes that nice scent of things to follow. First taste, slightly sweet, spicy, but not overwhelming. A significant fruit taste, mango maybe. Alcohol, I cannot detect it but 8.1% will bite. Not with the best Belgians I have had but certainly better than most domestic efforts. Good way to finish the evening or start it if you prefer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Poured from bottle. Pours a light gold with 2 finger head, but it quickly dissipates to a skim. Aroma of banana and clove along with a touch of sweetness. Taste follows suit with typical tripel flavors - spicy yeast notes, clove, banana. There’s also a bit of herby bitterness late taste. Short finish, but pretty clean.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlfSt (27) - - JUL 7, 2016
Very nice Belgian style triple. Pours a hazy orange. Very little head. Named after a very nice piece of road.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blahbobbyblah (86) - Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Quickly moving on to round 2. From a bottle while watching the kids play in the pool. Could not resist a belgian in the inlaws fridge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (2423) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright orange colour with a medium tall, beige head; aroma starts with sauerkraut; then bit of noble hops, grass; creamy palate; balanced flavour with long, light bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CzechTex (142) - - APR 5, 2016
On tap, Foodstuffs, Austin, TX. Super good from the first whiff. Excellent trippel, worthy of the designation. One of the best Texas beers I’ve tried, will be happy to try again. Lovely feel on the tongue, satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (763) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Honey, spice, floral elements, and yeast on the nose. Taste is banana, Belgian yeast, clove, spice, some fruitiness, and light alcohol. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (552) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
On tap at Real Ale brewery; Aroma: hoppy, slightly funky; Appearance: straw with white head; Taste: yeasty/wheaty, fruity; Palate: medium body with long, sweet finish; Overall: good tripel that isn’t overly yeasty. Would get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arayaga2 (2129) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Honey yellow/orange with a white head. Aroma is apples and spice. Taste is similar, but with peppery Belgian esters into the finish. $2/12oz

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1523) - CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
Appearance: hazy translucent pale gold with a short, short-lived white head, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: orange peel, coriander, candi sugar, bubble gum, yeasty. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body , moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly spicy finish. (4/5) Please Belg-ish tripel. Sweet, but not overly so, with some complexity and a nice yeasty base. I wouldn’t say no to another of these. (15/20)

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