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Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale - Back Forty Beer Co.

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hops: Magnum and Willamette
Malts: Honey malt, Crystall malt and Chocolate malt
Honey: Alabama Wildflower (Mobile, AL)

(Beer added by: reeverbythespeak on 05-03-2010)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is better than its ratings, but maybe im partial or feel nostalgic or overly stoked because this is (im pretty darn sure) my first beer from the curious state of alabama! cool! a decent brown ale, sure maybe its a bit thin in grain character for the style, but the english ale yeast is nice and the honey works really well. its vibrant and sweet and floral in the nose, adds a richness to a light beer, and brings the abv up just enough. it looks nice, albeit a bit light, but it holds its tan head well, and the nose presents chocolate malt and a nuttiness that makes me think almond. the honey goes great with that, and its a cool mix of textures and flavors overall. carbonation is high and its almost refreshing with how light the body is. a clean finish with just a little of the english yeast character. well made, maybe boost up the dark grain a touch, but i could drink a ton of these.

StonedTrippin, Tuesday at 11:35 PM
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3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

lingermeister, Oct 21, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +8.6%

Jamato14, Oct 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

tourdot, Oct 08, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -20%

JayNat, Sep 26, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -10.9%

Zachariah1978, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

yanosh, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

BigGold, Sep 10, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -13.1%

aw0617, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

FUwolfpacker, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Ice_cyclops86, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Amber brown, very transparent minimal head quickly wears down to a thin collar. Tiny pinprick bubbles
Smell: Very subdued smell. Biscuit-y and earthy with a mild nuttiness.
Taste: Diacetyl butteriness , slight honey taste and a bit more nuttiness. Mild. Lactic aftertaste.
Mouth Feel: Smooth with little carbonation. Subtle.
Overall: Not spectacular but drinkable enough.

Roxie_B, Aug 23, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +7.4%

Bill_Loves_BamaBeer, Aug 20, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -50%

A - diacetyl is quite heavy and disturbing. Some sweet honey aromas sneak through as well as some biscuity notes.
V- deep amber color that is crystal clear and the two finger head that originally was poured discipated quickly into a thin, non-persistant white head.
F - as in the aroma the diacetyl slickness is quite noticeable and overtakes almost every aspect of this beer. It comes close to being cloyingly sweet with virtually no hope character at all. Some toastiness lingers in with the malt which is it's only saving grace.
M - medium-light body with very little residual carbonation. The buttery slickness from the diacetyl coats the entire inside of the mouth.
O - I must have gotten a bad batch based on previous comments but it was a pure butter bomb. I struggled through 3/4 of a PBR before I couldn't take it any more.

brewcnc, Aug 20, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +17.1%

tbryan5, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

sd123, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

leeswagerty, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Jeff8ham, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

seavercm, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

bulldawg77, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

bongobeer, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium wood stain brown, light haze, medium low carbonation, 4 fingers of light beige head.

S: Light toasted quality, light honey, dough, caramel, toffee.

T: Apple sauce, biscuit, light acidic quality, a sort of plastic quality. A sort of vinous quality like some kolsch style beers.

M: Light body, medium low carbonation. A little like white wine.

O: Found this one in Montgomery, AL and drank in Decateur, AL. I love to try local brews. I’d say its good, not typical for the style, and as some off flavours. Otherwise, its got a great label on the bottle, and is really not bad.

patre_tim, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

BcOneSeven, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Tyler_Davis, Jul 29, 2014
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Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.