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RATINGS: 279   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (8224) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12 ounce from Whole Foods Austin. Sugary. Sweet tripel with some banana and spice. Yeast stands out in a fizzy way.


3.7
Jackelope (3) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - SEP 7, 2017 does not count
Really good , this Texas beer is one of my favorites , I wish it were sold in my state ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle. Large creamy white head. Nice lacing. Light cloudy yellow color. Aroma of yeast, fruit, spice, light grain and caramel, citrus and pepper. Medium body. Moderated sweet flavor. Lingering pepper and sweet fruity finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
beergarten (2) - Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2017 does not count
Aroma was malty, it had a hazy hay color in appearance. The taste was interesting, it was unlike any other beer I’ve had, it was one I cannot yet put a finger on. The palate was oily and smooth, and left a lingering taste in my mouth. Overall, I wouldn’t say it’s the beer for me. Its a different experience from my usual Belgian whites and porters, and I may decide to try it again later, but for now I’ll keep this one on the shelf.

2.8
JohananaV2 (275) - - MAY 30, 2017
Drinkable but strong Powerful beer Flavor wise it's manageable but it will sneak up on you and fuck you up big time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
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
Clareeses (144) - 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 don’t get much wheat or spice in here so it’s a little one note for a Belgian, but still fairly decent.

3.2
ehaak26 (633) - - APR 8, 2017
On tap at Bangers. Aroma has bananas, Belgian yeast, cloves, and some hops to balance.

3.8
ryrpat (378) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Very smooth Belgium ale. Loved the smooth richness with the typical sweetness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
KevinReddirt (196) - 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
BrettTaylor (780) - 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. There’s also a bit of herby bitterness late taste. Short finish, but pretty clean.


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