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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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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | 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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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.93/5  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 +28.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
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%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.85/5  rDev +10%
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 -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. The wife saved me one from an afternoon with her lady friend.

A: Clear orange/amber with a tan one finger head that quickly dissipates. Leaves a foam ring around the glass.

S: Malts, honey, leather, cloves.

T: Smooth; light malts and honey blend for a good sessionable taste. Slight hop finish. Not much body.

M: Light with medium carbonation. Almost watery.

O: I was expecting more from a brown ale. This tastes more like a weak American brown. The honey gives it a rich, smooth feel. But I wish there was more to it.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a six'er from the piggy wiggly in Anniston, AL . Poured into a tulip. Good brown / redish color with decent head. You can smell light hints of honey and malt. Taste pretty darn good. Im a fan of brown ales and I think brewing this one with honey was a great addition. The carbonation is on point and has a great mouthfeel. The taste of honey is present all throughout the entire experience. Way to go Back Forty !! An overall great brewery from Gadsen, AL

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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a mason jar (I didn't have access to a pint glass...)

Look - amber/red in color, clear, with good carbonation and about half a finger's worth of foam.

Smell - somewhat hoppy in aroma, with a hint of roasted malts and grains, and of course a sweeter smell like honey.

Taste - interesting musky taste from the beginning, but it's not an overwhelming musky taste.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but leans a little more on the watery side.

Overall - not a bad brew, and fairly interesting.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.