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Back Forty Bock - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

484 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
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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3.92/5  rDev +4.3%

Canada_Dan, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

SnarkyFinn, Aug 16, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SteveTheBrit, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Stoutlad, Aug 11, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

jwc215, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Slarson7, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Big_Dave, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

tgates, Aug 04, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

ONovoMexicano, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Rick778, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Jho3325, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

SamuelR, Jul 20, 2014
Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.