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Back Forty Bock - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

440 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 21
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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07-03-2014 19:24:49 | More by enelson
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-03-2014 02:06:59 | More by Flight317
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

07-03-2014 00:58:02 | More by buckfever5
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edhizdeid

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-02-2014 01:16:49 | More by edhizdeid
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-30-2014 20:53:06 | More by lucasj82
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

06-30-2014 01:00:27 | More by Schimms
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-29-2014 17:38:56 | More by Matthew607
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cervezango

Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

pours a clear red/brown color with a really light fluffy head.
despite its German heritage, this bock's malt odors remind me a lot british bitter fresh out of the tap .alcohol maple bacon flavor, but its not a heavy or thick beer. not overly filling and very refreshing overall. as it warms up the sweetness gets a little too much for my preference.
another choice beer from new glarus.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 05:14:48 | More by cervezango
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-28-2014 20:44:38 | More by runwild99
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06-27-2014 22:34:42 | More by tri3stan
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-27-2014 14:44:12 | More by ralerwen
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a sampler pack a friend brought across the border! Gorgeous dark caramel color, smooth drinker that goes down without a fight and leaves several distinct levels of lacing behind. Don't be deceived by the color on this one, it is certainly session-able! An absolute must for any lager-lover who is lucky enough to have access to it.

Serving type: bottle

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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joe1510

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Roy's Market - New Glarus

Back Forty glows chestnut brown with every facet of the mug adding a new different intensities of light. The head is dirty white, nearing beige, and white a bubbly look like soapy water. Carbonation bubbles attach themselves the the bottom of the glass and the foam leaves soft lace clinging behind. She looks mouthwatering.

The nose is toasty off the bat with a pretty robust caramel sweetness. Dark bready notes waft through the caramel here and there. The more I sniff the more the caramel seems to become the dominant aspect. A leafy hoppiness lingers on the periphery. Smells a little on the sweeter side.

Caramel is better integrated into the flavor profile than I expected. Bready notes are still dark and actually bring a touch of spiciness that counteracts the sweetness I came across in the nose. Big, but smooth, toasty notes run throughout. A little leafy green hoppiness cleans it all up. The flavor really steps it up. It's much spicier and less sweet than I initially expected.

The carbonation is surprisingly snappy, moving the moderately weighted body through at a fairly quick clip. The finish dries up quickly and crisply leaving behind a very soft bitterness which drives the drinkability sky high.

Back Forty is an all around well made bock. It's easy drinking, shows a touch of spice with bread galore and a dry finish. I could see myself picking this up again in the future and I suggest you give it a try as well if you're into the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 01:08:01 | More by joe1510
Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.