Back Forty Bock - New Glarus Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.