Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale | Back Forty Beer Co.

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Truck Stop Honey Brown AleTruck Stop Honey Brown Ale

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

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It pours out amber but there is no head to speak of and what is there disappears quickly. I got a sniff of citrus but not much else. The taste is nothing special but it does drink well on the palate - medium with an upfront fizz that is not too long. I couldn't taste the honey anywhere except maybe in the smell.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, day 10 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. The name of this beer itself does not exactly conjure up the prettiest of images.

This beer pours a crystal clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with one skinny finger of weakly foamy, and mostly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few low-lying specks of spotted lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of semi-sweet bready caramel malt, clover honey, a touch of stone fruit, and very mild earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more rather pithy caramel and toasted bready malt, somewhat sweet mead-like honey, a hint of oily nuttiness, a generic brown sugar sweetness, and weak earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is pretty understated, and hardly up for a tussle, the body medium-light in weight, and rather clammy in its attempt at smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the lingering pithy bready malt, neutered honey, and still weak as the day is long hops riding this one out.

A rather weak attempt at a drinkable version of the style - everything just seems wan and uninteresting, to the point of serious ennui. The honey is a nice idea, but barely makes a dent in the overall impression of this offering. If you see this particular honey giving you the eye, check yourself, and simply walk away.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale pours from the bottle to a hue similar to that of tea, but with slightly more orange/golden accents. The body of this beer is perfectly clear and the foam level is moderate to low, falling apart rather quickly. The nose is one of honey, graham crackers, and lightly roasted malt and is quite nice.

Moving to the taste, Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale is a sweet beer up front and the taste of honey is apparent. But it gives way to other flavors like caramel, toasted malt, and toffee. I could taste some nuts as well, although it took some concentration to find them.

Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale is a decent representation of the English Brown Ale style, but consumers should know that it is not a robust brown ale. If that is what you want, then you should look elsewhere, for this beer is a little on the lighter side. However, it is not watery and has enough good qualities going for it to warrant a sample. It is much like other Back 40 beer products: Nothing amazing, but imminently drinkable and with enough good points to recommend.

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Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale from Back Forty Beer Co.
3.48 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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