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Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale - Back Forty Beer Co.

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Truck Stop Honey Brown AleTruck Stop Honey Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

sendbeer, Apr 21, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

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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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

jmccullough108, Oct 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

garuda, Jan 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Schlafly33, Oct 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

mattsander, Jan 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

DeaconBluez, Jun 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Mphis, Jul 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Yanka, Dec 11, 2013
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2.99/5  rDev -14.8%

Bottled on date is December 11, 2013. Pours out to a quickly dissipating head and pale brown color. Aroma is very weak, there is some honey and nuts in there. Flavor is very subtle and laid back, reminds me of a homebrew with a bit of a twang and slight oxidation note of cardboard. Not bad but not good either. No real fresh malt or hops evident. Balanced bitter and sweet so another plus for being on style. Mouthfeel is light and CO2 is appropriately restrained. Overall a boring brown, drinkable but not exciting in the least. Think Southern Pecan without the pecans. Beats a Newcastle, though!

EagleTalon, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

seavercm, Aug 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Segelstrom, Oct 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

LJWalker, Feb 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

100200300, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

freduardo, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

DamageCase76, Jan 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

kjmass, Feb 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

trebbates, Mar 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

nick2505, Aug 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

bonSreeB, Jan 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Pours more of very dark amber than brown, with a fairly creamy off-white head that fades after a few minutes. Lightly hoppy in the nose, with some herbal notes. A touch of sour graininess, and a a very, very light roasty note, end with a bit of honeyed sweetness. Not a very robust brown. The taste is similar, with not enough body or roastiness, but a thin slightly sour graininess and some late sweetness substituting for those flavors. A slight herbal hoppiness helps things a bit. Too thin, too sour, not enough bite, or lacking that, roastiness. Even some honest maltiness would be welcome here. Fairly pedestrian.

Georgiabeer, Oct 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

jmathis, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

boudreaux, Jul 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

whitebrow, Nov 16, 2013
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Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.