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Back Forty Bock | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
537 Ratings
Back Forty BockBack Forty Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

Added by Soneast on 10-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,215
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
537
pDev:
12.7%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
44
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 537 |  Reviews: 144
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

Looks like I'm pouring cola. Basically brown with clarity. Modest head that will recede to the rim.

Aroma of lightly toasted bread and mild yeast. Malt and mixed nuts. Hints of coffee.

Malty lager. Extremely mild hop if any. Toasted nuts.

Lighter bodied with sustained carbonation throughout. Drinks smooth and fast if you don't catch yourself. Just enough sweetness to make this delicious.

It seems overall Bocks receive no due. By general standards of a Bock, this brew is finely crafted. I don't partake in many Bocks but on this 56*F day in Chicago this fits well. But might I add that this is quenchable enough to session on a summer night.

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

A - Creamy, 2 finger head, khaki in color. Beer is very deep amber in color and clear. Seems to be light carbonation. Very slim layer of creamy head remains after head dissipation. 4/5

S - The main notes that I am getting are caramel, raisins, dates, and a bit of yeast and toasted bread. There seems to be a hint of hops that are grassy and earthy, but very malt forward here. 4/5

T - Toasted bread and caramel are the two flavors I get right off the bat. This transitions into a bit of yeast. There is some bitterness but it's a balanced bitterness. Grassy note as well as an herbal note from the hops at the end. There is a graininess throughout the flavor profile. 3.75/5

M - Light carbonation. Medium bodied. Somewhat chewy. Finishes a hair dry. 3.75/5

O - Not as sweet as the nose suggested to me, but overall a very good beer from New Glarus. Taste is very straightforward. This would be a beer that I could drink on a mid-range temperature day with ease. 3.75/5

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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

Appearance: Deep brown with great clarity. Thin, off white head with great lacing. (4.15)

Aroma: Malt forward, toffee and toast mostly. No hop, yeast discernible. (4.25)

Flavor: Moderate malt character, toasty and nutty. Well attenuated and not much caramelization (4.00)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate-high carbonation. No alcohol, dissipating finish. (4.00)

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

Appearance: Three full fingers of ecru foam cap the clear mahogany colored liquid; exquisite lacing patterns all over the glass

Smell: Fresh-baked bread, glazed doughnuts and grain

Taste: Brown sugar and toasted bread with just a hint of stone fruit, in the middle; the back end features a grainy character though the sweetness from the malts dominate

Overall: A bit too one dimensional in the sweetness department and nowhere near as good as its big brother Uff-da, sad to say; still, decent enough and well-brewed, like all of the New Glarus beers

Thanks, WI-Beer-Man, for the opportunity

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Back Forty Bock from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 537 ratings
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