Back Forty Bock - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Ratings: 473 | Reviews: 143 | Display Reviews Only:
3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
03-08-2012 05:27:13 | More by GeezLynn
District of Columbia
3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
12 oz bottle served in a glass (!)
A: Pours a relatively clear dark reddish amber with a large frothy tan head, webs of lacing.
S: Caramel, toffee, bread, light dark fruit.
T: Muddled flavor of dark fruit, plum and grape with caramel and toffee malt, light biscuit.
M: Slightly watery throughout and a dry, bready finish. Medium body with light carbonation.
O: A sufficient bock.
02-20-2012 03:42:06 | More by yourefragile
2.8/5 rDev -25.5%
A- Pours a clear dark brownish red color with a finger of off-white head.
S-Light hints of dark fruit and a spicy, herbal hop nose.
T-This one has hints of light malty dark fruit with a mild bitterness on the finish.
M-Very thin-bodied and a little watery with mild carbonation.
D-This one is a little disappointing for me; I'm left wanting more body and a bigger malt profile.
02-09-2012 02:20:54 | More by samie85
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
I found a fresher bottle, replacing my old review.
Appears a transparent dark brown with reddish highlights, sporting a foamy collar that lasts for about a minute, no lacing. Smells of semi-toasted malts, brown sugar, nougat, bread, and toffee, in descending order of strength. The flavor follows the nose's presentation almost in perfect lockstep... Hops present only as a floral garnish on the nose and as earthy tones in the mid sip. Medium-light body, clean finish, carbonated appropriately.
02-05-2012 16:52:02 | More by WastingFreetime
3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
A: brown to darker blackish. White head that hangs and laces.
S: bock yeast, hard water, darker malts buts not roasted more caramel.
T: nice malty body with a good bite that draws smooth.
M: sweet but not overly.
O: I really love bocks. They are so easy to drink with smooth, caramel notes. This is also a great beer and style to bring women into craft beer. Just have to convince them to try it.
01-29-2012 20:44:02 | More by JerseyKirk
2.8/5 rDev -25.5%
A - thick creamy head constant throughout, nice lacing, deep copper
S - floral hops, malts
T - semisweet malts, not much there as far as taste goes, taste of barley
M - very refreshing and crisp on the mouth, downed half of a glass instantly.. which could be a bad thing!
O - a nice thirst quencher, but not much in other departments unfortunately.. this looked a lot better than it was which surprises me from new glarus.
01-25-2012 21:59:51 | More by facundoCNB
3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
Appearance: Deep brown with some almost ruby notes when held to light. Transparent. A nice finger thick head
Smell: Mild to moderate aroma. Clean brown sugar smell. Some nice toffee as well. Very little hop aroma. Spot on for flavor but maybe a bit weak of a nose.
Taste: A semi sweet note comes up at first. Very clean and simple to drink. The taste is very drinkable but not very potent. I wish I could dial up a bit more flavor. A very nice malt backbone with no hop profile.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but maybe a little light for style. Smooth and clean with no alcohol taste. The carbonation is right on.
Overall: I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. I could see myself having this in my fridge pretty frequently for its drinkability. However, I wish they could dial up the flavor a bit. It's not light by any sense, but it kind of leaves you wanting a bit more.
Serving type: Bottle poured into Celebrator tulip/chalice
01-21-2012 20:34:31 | More by cradke
4.25/5 rDev +13%
The beer pours a dark copper to brown color with a fine head that clung to glass. The aroma is malty, bready, laced with caramel and fruit. Smooth and malty across the palate. Lots of good malty action in the flavor. Bready, grainy, with a dash of sweetness, this is a well flavored beer. A nicely made, clean bock.
01-18-2012 00:57:55 | More by BeardedBoffin
Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.