Back Forty Bock - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Ratings: 473 | Reviews: 143 | Display Reviews Only:
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
A - Creamy, 2 finger head, khaki in color. Beer is very deep amber in color and clear. Seems to be light carbonation. Very slim layer of creamy head remains after head dissipation. 4/5
S - The main notes that I am getting are caramel, raisins, dates, and a bit of yeast and toasted bread. There seems to be a hint of hops that are grassy and earthy, but very malt forward here. 4/5
T - Toasted bread and caramel are the two flavors I get right off the bat. This transitions into a bit of yeast. There is some bitterness but it's a balanced bitterness. Grassy note as well as an herbal note from the hops at the end. There is a graininess throughout the flavor profile. 3.75/5
M - Light carbonation. Medium bodied. Somewhat chewy. Finishes a hair dry. 3.75/5
O - Not as sweet as the nose suggested to me, but overall a very good beer from New Glarus. Taste is very straightforward. This would be a beer that I could drink on a mid-range temperature day with ease. 3.75/5
08-28-2014 18:49:21 | More by bwood06
4.1/5 rDev +9%
Appearance: Deep brown with great clarity. Thin, off white head with great lacing. (4.15)
Aroma: Malt forward, toffee and toast mostly. No hop, yeast discernible. (4.25)
Flavor: Moderate malt character, toasty and nutty. Well attenuated and not much caramelization (4.00)
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate-high carbonation. No alcohol, dissipating finish. (4.00)
08-24-2014 20:36:01 | More by Zach136
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
Appearance: Three full fingers of ecru foam cap the clear mahogany colored liquid; exquisite lacing patterns all over the glass
Smell: Fresh-baked bread, glazed doughnuts and grain
Taste: Brown sugar and toasted bread with just a hint of stone fruit, in the middle; the back end features a grainy character though the sweetness from the malts dominate
Overall: A bit too one dimensional in the sweetness department and nowhere near as good as its big brother Uff-da, sad to say; still, decent enough and well-brewed, like all of the New Glarus beers
Thanks, WI-Beer-Man, for the opportunity
08-23-2014 20:26:14 | More by brentk56
3/5 rDev -20.2%
Initial opening not much "bock" aroma. Pours a nice medium brown with a perfect foamy head.
Slightly astringent on first taste. Seems low on caramel malts...missing that "bock" taste. Feel is
a mild carbonation but really lacking in a rich bock taste. Failed to meet my expectations.
08-19-2014 00:34:07 | More by mncoinman
4.16/5 rDev +10.6%
Pours reddish brown with a foamy lasting head.
The smell is of caramel/toffee, light toast (dark bread). A hint of cocoa comes through as it progresses. An earthy hop touch in the crisp finish balances the sweetness.
It is very smooth and crisp. Excellent carbonation level.
A very well-made bock. A smooth, well-balanced, tasty lager!
08-10-2014 21:46:12 | More by jwc215
3.69/5 rDev -1.9%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Seidel.
A- Brown body with light blonde hues and abundant carbonation. Huge foamy head with a thick, marshmallow-like appearance. Lace streaks all about the glass. There is some transparency to the beer, despite the dark body.
S- Lightly hopped and earthy in aroma, lots of bread, faint caramel, faint smoke.
T- Nice flavor here. Sweet caramel, vanilla, doughy flavor. I get a hint of earthy hop flavor at the finish. There's a pleasant baker's chocolate flavor that lingers after each sip.
M- On the lighter side, with little carbonation apparent, and a slightly watery feel. There's some creaminess to counter this.
O- Not quite in the outstanding territory, but it's a good beer with some enjoyable qualities. It'd be easy to kill a sixer of these.
08-03-2014 19:52:43 | More by ONovoMexicano
Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.