RATINGS: 285   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle sent as an extra from AttitudeBrew. Thanks! Orange-gold color, off-white head, good retention. Scattered lacing. Yeasty funk, banana, lemon rind, light spice notes in the aroma. Fruity flavors; melons, white grapes join the banana. Light spicing throughout. Slick, a relatively thick coating on the palate. Hardly any alcohol at all showing which is sometimes the downfall (for me) with the style. I must say, this is rather good. This does a great job delivering plenty of flavor but in a refreshing and smooth kind of way. And thats exactly what I was looking for on a very hot Saturday afternoon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
TizzleJizzle (791) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Deceptive aroma of clove and citrus. Poured a slightly cloudy golden color with a small head and minimal lacing. Taste was aweful; rubbing alcohol with a lingering bitter chewed up medicine taste. Overall, I cant recommend it. You might like it, but I sure dont

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2010
So this bottle was sent to me by Kevin (Kaggie97) in a surprsie package, thanks a ton man!! The beer pours out a deep golden yellow with a touch of a white head that lasted only for a few minutes. Robust and thick body. Strong Belgian notes of yeast and fruity pears, apricot, clove and bubble gum. A touch of salt lingers with this beer but helps to balance the beer out nicely. The sweetness of the beer finishes sharply, rather dry and only a slightly hoppy bitterness, however, that Sazz flavor is just perfect. Great beer, the definition of craft beer, a gem of a beer that few know about (including myself) without some local guidance. Freaking awesome beer. My favorite Tripel by far, normally I dont like this style at all but this is a class of its own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1203) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Clear dark golden in color. Banana aroma with some added spice notes, clove. Sweet malt flavor some fruit mixed in, bananas & apples. Overall, its good stuff, I like it...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle via Kagmaster J. Pours the color of a short school bus, head atop similiar to what you see when waking up on a plane a few hours after taking 3 ambiens and looking out the window at the thin cover of clouds on a mostly blue day. The nose...so, yeah...am I the only one getting brett notes here? Theyre there..purposeful or not, i smell em, and fuck you to tell me Im wrong. Bretty influenced thick, cotton candy belgium yeast characteristics. Yes belgium. Its got some accents of lemon zest and dry tangerine as well. Flavors dont have much or any brett notes though (so maybe i was wrong about the nose, but fuck you anyway)...thick, yeasty flavors...some dusty bazooka bubblegum, cobwebs, straw...some essence of orange and tangerine...nice, clean, fairly fucking chewy and yeasty...nice citrus spritz accents...I dont usually dig trippels, but I aint got too much beef with this shit. know that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Black_Beered (2) - USA - JUL 7, 2010 does not count
A Golden beer with a bronze finish. I was impressed with the body but could not get passed the firewood finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2010
On tap at the Buckhorn Saloon in San Antonio. Pours gold with a thick creamy white head. This is good stuff. Very thick body. Strong Belgian notes of medicine and fruit: banana, pears and apples. A bit of apricot and bubble gum. I get just a slightly salty palate to this, but it works. Lingers long with a quinine finish. Has a candy sweetness. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Pours beautiful cloudy golden orange with perfect foamy white head that offers substantial lacing. Carbonation bubbles evident. Delicious fruity cantaloupe, clove, and esters, surprising citrus balanced by sweetness, with an evident alcohol burn on the finish. Very drinkable and a great combination of flavors to me. Im not a big Belgian ale fan, but I like this big offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Draft at Ginger Man Austin. Hazy dark gold with thick white head and lacing. Nose is grainy malts, light fruits, and alcohol. Flavor is thick bread malts, pears and apples, bitter grassy hops, and finishes sugary sweet. Full body and thick texture. A big strong Belgian, lacking in depth, alcohol heat is a bit high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15749) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to AttitudeBrew. Pours a yellow amber. No head retention. Nose is sugary fruits and candy. Taste is citrus, fruits, sugars and candy apple.

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