RATINGS: 286   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (4252) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2015
Clear yellow, small lacing white foam head. Sweet barley aroma and taste, good tripel like. (Austin 201505)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1174) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap at craft pride in Austin with commonmac. Snifter. Dark gold with small white head. Smells of Belgian yeast and citrus. Crisp citrus, with yeast to give a nice medium body. Some peach elements. Well balanced. Very nice to drink. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (1177) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
On tap at Bangers in Austin. Odd 14 oz pour. Cloudy orange with golden qualities. Minimal head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is strong leaning on spices and Belgian yeast. This one owns its Belgian-ness very well. Taste feels very much in the wheelhouse of the tripel style. Initial spiciness carries throughout with a bite towards the end letting you know alcohol is present. Sugary sweetness at the end and through the aftertaste. Its welcomed and appreciated. This is a very well done tripel. Actually could hold its own against the gold standard Tripel Karmaliet. The Devil went down to TX and showed some serious backbone. See ya Johnny.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (263) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2015
grapefruit with train finish. Awesome attempt at a triple. Very still balanced with a great finish. Not bad at all

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (808) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast and spices with clove, banana and fruity notes. Taste is very well balanced with moderate sweetness and mild to moderate bitterness. Flavors of clove, banana, tropical fruits, spices. Overall a very good tripel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angelmonster (195) - Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pours a hazy orange color, head is 1/4 inch and white.Tiny bubbles rushed upwards for quite some time. Smell is of coriander seed, clove, hay, Belgian yeast and allspice. Smell of alcohol is light and hops arent present. Taste is big on Belgian/German yeast strains. Getting lots of clover, banana/witch hazel esters. Sweet honey and orange mix with clove and some licorice. Alcohol sticks to the finish, a bit abrasive for 8%. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Head dissipated quickly offering not much texture.Beer ends dry and astringent. Overall it was a good Texas attempt at a classic Belgian style. Very rough around the edges though, wouldnt buy again when you can get Delirium or Triple Karmelit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MosquitoPilot (17) - Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Pours a rich gold, slightly hazy, with a white head, medium large bubbles. Head dissipates quickly but the lacing is distinct. Nice yeast & spice, very drinkable, so be careful and check the ABV. One of my two go to Texas beers (the others a stout).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (2135) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
355 ml bottle. Clear bright golden yellow, mostly fading white foam. Aroma is mostly yeasty fruity, a bit foral. Fruity yeasty spiced taste, sweet candi sugar, slick and oily, some booze, a bit harsh. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft. Gold pour drinks away to easy for a triple though it isnt particularly interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (8925) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Hazy golden with a thin bubbly white cap. Lovely Belgian yeast ester with golden malt and a wee Pilsner bread dough. Nice flavor with some Pilsner dough and Belgian yeast and a nice quiet fruitiness. Big and golden with a sturdy Belgian ester. Hard to explain but very tasty and complex.

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