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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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 weve tried. RA does it right with a crisp clean intense Belgian yeast that delivers a unique, fruity, spicy taste. Its refreshing, but is by no means a light-weight brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (862) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (2107) - Gteborg, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beachmaster (509) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 22, 2014
On draught. Poured a hazy light gold, with a huge, fluffy white head that quickly faded into a disc on the surface. Good lacing. Nose is candi sugar and Belgian yeast. Taste is typical for the style, with candi sugar and notes of banana and clove dominant. Medium length finish with creamy mouth feel. Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Golden pour. Big white head. Some lacing. Dry malt and yeast aroma. Some sugary notes. Taste is fruity with a bit of dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hitit345 (29) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Not an expert taster, but i smell pear and herbs. Color of slightly watered down bourbon. AMAZING TASTE, smooth, light fruit, almost like a low proof fine liquor after letting sit for a few minutes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stxoil (33) - Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Yeasty aroma. Pours a hazy bright golden with little head. Taste is complex with yeast, malt, banana, clove and coriander notes. A bit sweet on the finish. A really fine specimen of Belgian-style tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (2763) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
A very nice example of a tripel. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with white head. Citrus, clove, and some yeast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a sweet note.

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