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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium orange yellow color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, moderate yeasty, overriped fruit, belgium yeast. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderatte bitter with a average to long duration, phenol, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101102]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and slight hayish. Fruity, yeasty and sweet caramelish. Bitter, fruity and slight yeasty into a dry and vague phenolic finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a thin yellowish head. The aroma has notes of wheat and fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, wheat, and peaches, leading to a dry wheaty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Pours golden with a slight haze and a white head leaving a little lacework. Sweet fruity nose with a little yeast and phenols. Rather solid body, lots of sweet malt and fruit, rather sophisticated candy flavours with a discreet yeastiness. Warming alcohol finish. 021110

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of spices and grass with notes of cookies and yeast. Fruity flavour of spices, hops and rgass with notes of eyast. Hoppy and yeasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2007
(Draught, Flying Saucer - Addison) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of honey, mustiness, coriander, and herbs. Flavor of coriander, yeast, light citrus, and orange peel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
SAVOR, 12oz bottle. Minimal white head atop hazy cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, candi sugar, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, some orange, candi sugar, light honey. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
A: The beer pours a cloudy, pale golden color with a very small white head. S: Starts off somewhat sweet and malty, but quickly shifts into a more cidery aroma. Somewhat dry with a bit of apple and pear, maybe just a very subtle banana. There is a touch of yeast and a mild spice character. T: Sweet and somewhat boozy. Apples, pears, and light notes of banana along with a touch of lemon zest. Somewhat bitter for a Belgian beer. Not much going on, actually. M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. O: Could have used a lot more carbonation and significantly more flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Name: Devil’s Backbone
Date: February 21, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Freetail, TX
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a nice spicy character
Flavor: big spicy phoenolic flavor backed by sweet malt candy, light bitterness effect from the spicyness
Overall: beers with phoenolics like this will make me appreciate tripples
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle from Ericandersnavy, thanks! Golden color with a slight haze. Citrus, alcohol, dust and a hint of grass in the aroma. Nutmeg. Sweetish, alcoholic flavor with melon and peach. Hops and nutmeg unvealing themselves especially in the aftertaste. Solid tripel, maybe a bit too sweet.


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