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Back Forty Bock - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Back Forty BockBack Forty Bock

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BA SCORE
85
very good

472 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 23 | 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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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev 0%

A- Clear medium brown-amber body with a medium thickness off white head. Good retention. Thin, milky lacing.

S- malty toffee, grainy with a solid noble hop presence. Not complicated but nice enough to smell.

F- caramel, bread, a bit of tapioca and grainy sweetness that is complemented by a mild earthy bitterness.

M- medium body, just the right amount of flavour for the body. Good carbonation, a bit fizzy. Noble hops finish it out.

O- Solid, well executed example of a bock. No surprise here, are you surprised?

07-09-2014 19:16:52 | More by Stevedore
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +8.8%

Appearance: pours with a dark brown color. Half a finger of head on the pour which settled a touch but was present while drinking. Low active carbonation but fitting for the style.

Smell: Toffee and amber malt jumps out right away. Medium bodied fruits are quite bright on the body with a definite sweetness running throughout. There is a touch of hay and prairie grass on the back end.

Taste: Molasses and toffee make a grand entrance. Semi-sweet grains with medium to dark fruits open up on the body. The back end is a revival of the molasses and toffee on the front with slowly waning grains and fruit. Slight nuttiness sticks to the palate.

Mouthfeel: Awesomely drinkable. Carbonation is on the lighter side which is a big player in the easy drinkability.

Overall: Just more awesomely executed beer from New Glarus. I feel like a broken record saying this but they do all their styles so well. This one is a touch single dimensional on the sweetness side but that's getting nitpicky. No doubt worth a try.

07-09-2014 02:05:50 | More by KFBR392
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derryd

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-08-2014 01:46:00 | More by derryd
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Carb-Overlord

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-07-2014 17:33:41 | More by Carb-Overlord
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Travitten

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-06-2014 23:13:14 | More by Travitten
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-06-2014 05:42:53 | More by Kurmaraja
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-06-2014 00:26:36 | More by Biff_Tannen
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-04-2014 18:04:48 | More by BillRoth
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-03-2014 19:24:49 | More by enelson
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Flight317

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-03-2014 02:06:59 | More by Flight317
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buckfever5

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-30-2014 03:28:30 | More by kidzord
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319Hawksfan


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-30-2014 02:58:36 | More by 319Hawksfan
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Schimms

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

06-30-2014 01:00:27 | More by Schimms
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Matthew607

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

06-29-2014 05:14:48 | More by cervezango
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runwild99

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-28-2014 20:44:38 | More by runwild99
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tri3stan


4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-27-2014 22:34:42 | More by tri3stan
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-27-2014 14:44:12 | More by ralerwen
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

06-26-2014 22:04:22 | More by sammyg832
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-26-2014 03:05:05 | More by mattmarka1
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ajevne

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-25-2014 16:47:01 | More by ajevne
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-25-2014 12:46:54 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.