Back Forty Bock - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Back Forty BockBack Forty Bock

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521 Ratings

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Ratings: 521
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 22
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of Zach136
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

Appearance: Deep brown with great clarity. Thin, off white head with great lacing. (4.15)

Aroma: Malt forward, toffee and toast mostly. No hop, yeast discernible. (4.25)

Flavor: Moderate malt character, toasty and nutty. Well attenuated and not much caramelization (4.00)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate-high carbonation. No alcohol, dissipating finish. (4.00)

Photo of bpkrippner
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

Appearance: Three full fingers of ecru foam cap the clear mahogany colored liquid; exquisite lacing patterns all over the glass

Smell: Fresh-baked bread, glazed doughnuts and grain

Taste: Brown sugar and toasted bread with just a hint of stone fruit, in the middle; the back end features a grainy character though the sweetness from the malts dominate

Overall: A bit too one dimensional in the sweetness department and nowhere near as good as its big brother Uff-da, sad to say; still, decent enough and well-brewed, like all of the New Glarus beers

Thanks, WI-Beer-Man, for the opportunity

Photo of Tanger112
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of stortore
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Ryen
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of beinerso
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of mncoinman
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Initial opening not much "bock" aroma. Pours a nice medium brown with a perfect foamy head.
Slightly astringent on first taste. Seems low on caramel malts...missing that "bock" taste. Feel is
a mild carbonation but really lacking in a rich bock taste. Failed to meet my expectations.

Photo of ng1013
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MadScientist
3.92/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.92/5  rDev +4%

Photo of SnarkyFinn
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ChefAndy555
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Stoutlad
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jwc215
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
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!

Photo of Slarson7
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Big_Dave
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tgates
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.