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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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80
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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 33 | 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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Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Trying the truck stop honey at the Pie Factory in Florance, AL. The beer poured a clear brownis h amber with no head and no lacing. The scent carries hints of honey. The taste his a nice combination of biscuit and honey. The m outhfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good session beer.

Photo of chinchill
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. brown bottle poured with a small but renewing head, producing good retention; crystal clear, deep amber color.

S: Subtle and simple but pleasant malt aromas suggesting baked bread

T: also simple but nice, featuring bready malts with hints of caramel and nuts.

M: Medium carbonation. Too harsh and aggressive for style.

O: Tasty and not overly sweet, but marred but an inexplicably harsh feel.

Photo of godlessape
3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this in an Imperial pint glass. The body has an ice tea color to it and the head is small but creamy and never takes leave.



The aroma is gentle on the nose with it's dark bready, malty overtones coming through over the biscuit and molasses undertones.



The flavor has a smooth, mellow, roasty malt character to it with a faint nuttiness. The hop bitterness is moderate but it is here none the less.



The carbonation is smoooth and dreamy. I can imagine sitting in a British pub sipping on this ale pint after pint all night long and never growing tired of it because it fits the mood and the setting so well.



Overall I'm glad I tried it and I would definitely recommend.

Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Sivad
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.

Photo of MonkeyStain
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Lovely85
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Dooleymon
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.

Photo of 007deepsouth
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.

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of bonSreeB
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JoseR
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Jonbw
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.

Photo of bushwack
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of harpus
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.

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of allenc85
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.