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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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204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: reeverbythespeak on 05-03-2010

Hops: Magnum and Willamette
Malts: Honey malt, Crystall malt and Chocolate malt
Honey: Alabama Wildflower (Mobile, AL)
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of maleman
4.43/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by dating on bottle. Poured an almost tea color with an initial one-finger white head that receded into a thin cap. Thin, oily lacing was present. Nose is full of malty bread. The taste follows the nose with a sweet bready flavor and some pepper. Mouthfeel is a bit less than medium with little to no aftertaste. Overall, one of Bama's best offerings. Is one of my go-to's.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TRAMZ
4.16/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you enjoy brown ales, this is an Alabama special. I find it very hard to believe that "Brown" by Good People is so highly acclaimed, when I much prefer the Truck Stop Honey Brown. Give it a try, I guarantee, you'll enjoy. It's tough to find, so don't hesitate if the opportunity presents.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jacurdy60
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a golden brown color with a one finger yellow-cream colored head. Decent retention. Foam coats the entire glass as I sip and leaves a small latticework. The color isn't as brown as I'd like it to be

S-A sweet, honey smell is very pronounced at the front of the nose as it fades into an earthy, hop smell at the back. The sweet malt is overpowering albeit in a good way and it balances well with the earthy hops in the back. A very nice smelling brew.

T-The sweetness makes a brief presence on the palate, but fades very quickly. Bitter, malted hops take center stage once the sweet honey fades quickly

MF-Carbonated and not as rich as I'd like it to be

O-A good brown ale. Definitely the best one brewed in Alabama. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of daliandragon
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this previously unknown brown ale floating in the mixed six section at a Winn Dixie in Meridian, Mississippi. This was a medium bodied brown with a balanced flavor and slender body that was certainly worth trying but not something I'd probably get much if it was available in my area. The honey and clove in the nose translate well into the taste and the hops are just noticeable enough to give it some character. I was a little disappointed with the thin texture. A distinctive take on the style, but I don't drink a ton of brown ales myself.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Mojo
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This offering pours up a nice amber with a one finger head, not much retention and leaves little to no lacing. The nose is pine, honey, and biscuit. Mouthfeel is very thin, almost watery. Taste is pretty watery too on the front though the finish is respectable. I honestly expected more from this. However it is very drinkable if perhaps a little one dimensional.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 09-04-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Schooner
Purchased: Single from Liquor Express, Huntsville AL

A: Nice head of tan sits on the clear, brown beer. Lacing on my glass is good. The head shows a fair amount of retention.

S: Pleasant malt aromas plus nuts and molasses makes for sweet smells.

T/M: Medium amount of carbonation and an average body. Taste is nice combination of bready malts, caramel, and nuts, for a sweet overall presence. Some earthy hop flavors are there as well. Finish is slightly sweet, but just enough and not too much.

O: Very enjoyable brown ale here, although I'd categorize it as an English version. I could see this being my go-to beer if it was available in my area. Recommended.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.