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Back Forty Bock - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

478 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The “Back Forty” is property commonly found on the outskirts of the Wisconsin family farm. Here uncultivated acres wait prime for adventure- forts, tree houses, rope swings and first kisses! A place to run away, to camp, to climb, to build, to play. Not actually home but not too far away. That’s the Back Forty. The beer you hold is similar both dark and adventurous still smooth and familiar. Here’s a beer you can enjoy without pretense or explanation. Every mind requires some acres of possibility, space for dreams, the great escape, everyone needs a Back Forty.

(Beer added by: Soneast on 10-16-2010)
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At cellar temperature pours a pretty dark orange-brown with a creamy head that fills my Duvel tulip to the very top. The head becomes rocky over the space of a couple of minutes but persists for the entire drink.

Sweet malt/caramel smell with some raisiny fruitiness. Very nice.

The taste mirrors the smell - slightly sweet and malty with some dried fruit flavors. Some balancing bitterness but it never gets in the way. Not overly complex flavor but what's there seems to be just right given what I was thinking a bock should taste like. Very little aftertaste, leaving a clean palate that's waiting for the next sip.

Light to medium mouthfeel, the carbonation provides creaminess and body.

Wonderfully drinkable. I never tasted the alcohol (something to keep in mind!) and the flavor almost begs me to have another.

Overall this seems to fit what I understand a bock to be to a T. It's certainly not a dopplebock but the family traits are there, if only at a less intense level. The one extreme virtue that this seems to have is its drinkability - pretty much par for the course for New Glarus.

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Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.