August 18, 2011

The Brü Revü – Real Ale Devil’s Backbone

I love this beer!  This is a fantastic local seasonal brew that I look forward to every summer, and why Real Ale doesn’t brew this year round is beyond me.  I always love a good Belgian Tripel and this is a great Texas example of the style.  It is a light golden color that deceptively hides its high alcohol content, but while the color is light, there is nothing light about the taste.  It has all the signature Belgian yeast notes with some spicing and a slight hop to help balance out the flavors.  It has a robust mouthfeel with a smooth balanced finish.  This is a solid Tripel that makes the sweltering Austin summer all that more bearable. Now I just need a case or two to make it through the winter!

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