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Fence Post Session Ale | Back Forty Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Back Forty Beer Co.
Alabama, United States
backfortybeer.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Volsdawg10 on 10-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,040
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
57
pDev:
11.9%
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.64/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle, part of a group of 'new' offerings from this brewery to appear of late on your finer Alberta booze shelves.

This beer pours a hazy, pale tarnished golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and lightly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some sudsy hanging curtain lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, a bit of biscuity white crackers (not a comment on the origin of this brewery, I swear!), earthy yeast, muddled peppery spice, and some weak leafy, grassy, and herbal hops. The taste is grainy, crackery pale malt, a prominent apple and green grape fruitiness, redacted yeast, and a more peppy leafy, floral, and grassy hop bitterness.

The carbonation is quite light in its plain and innocuous frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and mostly smooth, just a wee yeasty astringency that stupid song stuck in your head from earlier in the day. It finishes off-dry, just, the biscuity malt and lingering grassy hops seeing to that.

Overall, not a bad version of the style, the crisp factor certainly well hit upon. Easy to drink, and not as simple as I might have been expecting - I could crush a sixer of these on a hot day, no problem, except for the near 30 dollar Yankee (sorry) import price around here, that is.

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2.52/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent session ale - part of a flight at the brewery with Bro and Bob on the way to Cheaha State Park in Alabama. Carrie the production manager opened early for us to taste and tour.

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3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Pours dull hazy amber, thin head disappears. Aroma is faint apricot. Taste follows aroma, mild fruit with a little fruitiness and then grassy finish. Flavors are not prominent, just kinda barely there. Mouthfeel is light, smooth. Overall a drinkable session ale on a hot day.

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2.7/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.92/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.07/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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2.69/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer had a funny smell to it and the aftertaste was really weak. Might have to try another sample, but this one was a miss.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AUGRAD06
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Good Beer. Had it on Tap when out to eat at Simp McGees in Decatur, AL. Light and refreshing with good carbonation. Definitely recommend with seafood!!

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.7/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.6/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.12/5  rDev +22.6%

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Fence Post Session Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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