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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

177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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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Ratings: 177 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Mistacrowley, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

Dub12588, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

ChrisFurlowLSU, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

jmathis, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Pens1967, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

rspauldi, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Overall, a very nice Brown Ale. The honey taste is very slight, which I think is actually a good thing, or else the beer would probably be just too sweet. There's also a nice nuttiness, which I would expect for a Brown Ale. The mouth feel is a bit lighter than I expected and there's a slight bit of pleasant carbonation.

iheartmyTHO, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Sanmn420, Jun 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

DeaconBluez, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

scripna, May 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

bcsbeer, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

metter98, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

apasternak, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

ascags, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Radome, May 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

brandoncun, May 01, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -50%

sendbeer, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jkd03c, Apr 19, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: On-tap

Appearance: That of your standard brown ale, not a lot of head on it and has a medium brown color.

Smell: Sweet but no distinguishable aroma.

Taste: Exactly what you expect from a brown ale. A malty, not hoppy, sweet flavor.

Mouthfeel: That great taste that's almost like a better, cleaner New Castle sticks with you for a little while extra making you want another sip after it fades.

Overall: This is an above average beer. The head on it isn't so great and the smell, I wish was stronger but it tastes great and has a really good presence about it.

Tyler_Sly, Apr 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

TheSleepyMonkey, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

trebbates, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

IdrinkGas, Mar 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Brinks, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

RDW, Mar 09, 2014
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2.99/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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
Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
80 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.