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Back Forty Bock - New Glarus Brewing Company

Back Forty BockBack Forty Bock

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BA SCORE
84
good

351 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 351
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%


Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Soneast on 10-16-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 351 | Reviews: 127 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by GeezLynn:
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark cola brown with a good-sized dirty white head. Good retention.
S: Fairly clean smell to it, a bit of sweet brown malt and almost vegetal lager yeast smell.
T: Starts with clean low-intensity malt, followed by a brief hint of caramel sweetness. Finishes fairly clean with a bit of alcohol spicyness to it. Overall, flavor is pretty mild.
M: Body is light-to-medium with fine carbonation that’s dialed down somewhat. Pretty smooth for a light bock.

This is a quality bock. Next to Uff-da it’s a bit simple, but good for what it is supposed to be. To use the well-worn BA addage: Solid.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 05:27:13 | More by GeezLynn
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JeffSK

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh, man, I can't tell . . . is this good? It's a completely beautiful copper pour into a tulip glass, with a permanent marshmallowy head that just won't quit. It doesn't seem to smell like anything, at all. I mean it. I'm not exaggerating.

It tastes sort of interesting. I'm admittedly having a difficult time tasting much in this beer. Am I just too steeped in 12% double IPA's and barrel-aged barley wines, etc.?

Or am I just too drunk?

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 04:01:28 | More by martyl1000
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Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 351 ratings.