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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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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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Photo of BryanCarey
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale pours from the bottle to a hue similar to that of tea, but with slightly more orange/golden accents. The body of this beer is perfectly clear and the foam level is moderate to low, falling apart rather quickly. The nose is one of honey, graham crackers, and lightly roasted malt and is quite nice.

Moving to the taste, Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale is a sweet beer up front and the taste of honey is apparent. But it gives way to other flavors like caramel, toasted malt, and toffee. I could taste some nuts as well, although it took some concentration to find them.

Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale is a decent representation of the English Brown Ale style, but consumers should know that it is not a robust brown ale. If that is what you want, then you should look elsewhere, for this beer is a little on the lighter side. However, it is not watery and has enough good qualities going for it to warrant a sample. It is much like other Back 40 beer products: Nothing amazing, but imminently drinkable and with enough good points to recommend.

BryanCarey, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of a0lbudman
4/5  rDev +14%

a0lbudman, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

schopenhauerale, Nov 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

fisherbray, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of whitebrow
3/5  rDev -14.5%

whitebrow, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of TJK
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

TJK, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of DWood
3/5  rDev -14.5%

DWood, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of jonathaniler
5/5  rDev +42.5%

jonathaniler, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of smekermann
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

smekermann, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of jmccullough108
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

jmccullough108, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Kmat10, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

KStark, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +14%

DuffDaddy, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Schlafly33
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Schlafly33, Oct 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Segelstrom, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Zach136, Oct 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

RogerTheShrubber, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Vestlake, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled on: 08/26/2013.

Appearance: Pours a light brown body, good clarity, with a small, short-lived, white head.

Smell: Toasted breadcrusts licked with light-colored caramel and honey with cooked fruit compote and faintest, merest hint of hops.

Taste: Sweetish taste of toasted malts, with a caramel bent, and, perhaps, some perceived honey. Lightly estery, with hints of golden raisin, apple. Very restrained hop profile with a low, low bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's definitely a light, easy-drinking brown ale. I'm down for that, but, anyone looking for high hopping or a thicker, heavier brown might do best to look elsewhere.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

Andlem, Sep 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

robertjskelton, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

jkn09, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

richj1970, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

sajaffe1, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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