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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ominc (2) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2017 does not count
Have had this many times, still go back to it. Maybe a bit to much alcohol taste, but it is bready as expected... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clareeses (89) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle purchased at Specs. Apricot esters in the nose. Pours clear golden, little head retention but full and moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Fruity and slightly sour initially, finishes boozy. I dont get much wheat or spice in here so its a little one note for a Belgian, but still fairly decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehaak26 (466) - - APR 8, 2017
On tap at Bangers. Aroma has bananas, Belgian yeast, cloves, and some hops to balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryrpat (364) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Very smooth Belgium ale. Loved the smooth richness with the typical sweetness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KevinReddirt (139) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (767) - 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. Theres also a bit of herby bitterness late taste. Short finish, but pretty clean.

4.3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blahbobbyblah (102) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (2911) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2017 (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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CzechTex (160) - - 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 Ive tried, will be happy to try again. Lovely feel on the tongue, satisfying.


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