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RATINGS: 291   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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3.7
Angelmonster (199) - 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 aren’t 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, wouldn’t buy again when you can get Delirium or Triple Karmelit.

4.1
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 other’s a stout).

2.9
Lagerboy (2206) - 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)

3
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft. Gold pour drinks away to easy for a triple though it isn’t particularly interesting.

3.8
onceblind (9664) - 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.

2.9
Namespayne (64) - - DEC 2, 2014
All bark, no bite. Ankle biter beer, more like a pale than a trippel. Just average, not much happening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
mysticbrew (118) - - NOV 16, 2014
Nice cloudy golden pour with a dissipating creamy white head. Yeast and banana aroma characteristic of the style. There's a smooth caramel and yeast flavor with a spicy hoppiness. A caramel, banana and yeast lingers on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
TxStoutLovers (2) - - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
When we want a little change from our normal "go to" stout, we head straight for DB. Before it went state-wide, we drove to Blanco 5 times to load up! This is an outstanding and affordable Belgian that is superior to many of the imported we’ve tried. RA does it right with a crisp clean intense Belgian yeast that delivers a unique, fruity, spicy taste. It’s refreshing, but is by no means a light-weight brew.

3.8
jksipa (944) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
Cloudy orange amber with a small white head that fades quickly to a ring. Nose is yeast, banana and light spice. Light sweet caramel and honey with a clove and pepper backing throughout. Medium mouth with average carbonation. Decent understated Tripel.

3.9
ramboraffe (2254) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
On tap. Hazy golden with white head. Smell is dry belgian yeast, herbs, banana and hay. Taste is dry malty with bread, hay, herbs, banana. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.


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