Back Forty Bock - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
4.35/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle into The Bruery tulip, with a huge thank you to my New Glarus supplier, Jeff (Alewatcher). Thank god beer doesn't leave track marks.
Warning: any comments that follow can and should be considered the thoughts of a complete New Glarus fanboy. I would be an utter homer if I didn't live 600 miles away.
Pours deep, deep brown, some plum tones around the edges, soft and opaque. Big, fluffy two-finger light khaki head settles down after a bit of a rest and leaves sheets of lacing as it does. Nice looking beer.
Nose is soft; lightly bready, inviting dark fruit with a bit of a floral quality. Hints at bread crust, even echoes of chocolate in there. Doesn't jump out at you, but what's there is top notch
Taste is ridiculously clean, soft, fluffy, inviting. This is one of those few beers where the taste and the mouthfeel are so tightly knit that you can't really review them separately. Dark fruits and dark bready malt float on top of dry, fluffy, airy carbonation; superbly drinkable; hints of bread crust, a dash of cocoa powder, and a faintly earthy figgy note. The hops only show up in person for a flash on the fading finish, leafy and floral, preferring to spend the rest of the time providing that fantastic, dry, ultra clean, light sensation that counterbalances the malt body. Really unique. The flavor profile really is subdued, and I'd rate it lower if it wasn't so well done and didn't feel so, well, right. Top to bottom, a beautiful beer. I would by this by the case if I lived close enough.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2011 02:40:02 | More by JohnQVegas
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3.8/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this one in trade.
Apperance: Darker brown color with a thin off white that lingered. Heavy lacing on the glass.
Smell: Smells of mostly malts.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste is mostly malty with some bitter hops as well, almost breadlike too.
Overall: One of the better Bocks I have had. I would have this one again.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2013 23:54:06 | More by Cavanaghty
Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.