Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale | Back Forty Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hops: Magnum and Willamette
Malts: Honey malt, Crystall malt and Chocolate malt
Honey: Alabama Wildflower (Mobile, AL)

Added by reeverbythespeak on 05-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
276
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
74
For Trade:
1
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Photo of sendbeer
1.75/5  rDev -50%

Photo of brewcnc
1.75/5  rDev -50%

A - diacetyl is quite heavy and disturbing. Some sweet honey aromas sneak through as well as some biscuity notes.
V- deep amber color that is crystal clear and the two finger head that originally was poured discipated quickly into a thin, non-persistant white head.
F - as in the aroma the diacetyl slickness is quite noticeable and overtakes almost every aspect of this beer. It comes close to being cloyingly sweet with virtually no hope character at all. Some toastiness lingers in with the malt which is it's only saving grace.
M - medium-light body with very little residual carbonation. The buttery slickness from the diacetyl coats the entire inside of the mouth.
O - I must have gotten a bad batch based on previous comments but it was a pure butter bomb. I struggled through 3/4 of a PBR before I couldn't take it any more.

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Photo of Cartoonist
2.17/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It has a Honey taste........Duh

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Photo of jadpsu
2.33/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a hazy brown amber with a tan head that quickly disappears , leaving minimal side glass lace.
Not much in the nose, perhaps some faint burnt malts, earth and musty long sitting rag pile.
Love Brown Ales but this has little to offer. Way too sweet for my liking. Low carbonation.
The best before date is 90 days old, but doubt that that fact alone has made this brew so unappetizing..

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of jmccullough108
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of mwar
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted nothing like a brown ale. Had a hoppy bite.

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Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of TX-Badger
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear light brown color with off-white head. Caramel malt and a weird floral note on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet and floral.

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Photo of RBuckley73
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of garuda
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.56/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
2.71/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Schlafly33
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of tourdot
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of mattsander
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of DeaconBluez
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Mphis
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Yanka
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of JayNat
2.8/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Latarnik
2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jgolian
2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewAskew
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled on date is December 11, 2013. Pours out to a quickly dissipating head and pale brown color. Aroma is very weak, there is some honey and nuts in there. Flavor is very subtle and laid back, reminds me of a homebrew with a bit of a twang and slight oxidation note of cardboard. Not bad but not good either. No real fresh malt or hops evident. Balanced bitter and sweet so another plus for being on style. Mouthfeel is light and CO2 is appropriately restrained. Overall a boring brown, drinkable but not exciting in the least. Think Southern Pecan without the pecans. Beats a Newcastle, though!

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Photo of vincehayter
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Great color, no head retention, passable drinkable flavor of steady malt with a noticeable honey sweetness. Would be great paired with food; misses the flavor to be a 'drinking beer'.

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Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
3.5 out of 5 based on 276 ratings.
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