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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a light brown color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, grass and some molasses. It smells about like a bock should. The flavor is toffee, grass and chocolate. The beer is also very dry, not sweet like a lot of bocks are. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but I expect more from New Glarus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, light honey, biscuit, and raisins. Flavor of caramel malt, earth, brown sugar, and grass with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1487) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Very dark ruby pour with a small off white head. Aroma is heavy on the toffee, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor has an up front roasted malt character that is quickly followed by sweet toffee and a bit of coffee. This somehow pulls off a great roasted profile while maintaining little bitterness. Very mellow finish, good carbonation, nothing that sticks out as bad. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dekester1 (336) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Poured a nice dark red amber with a nice fluffy head that slowly faded to a frothy lace. Aroma of sweet malts. Taste is similar with a strong malty backbone a nice smooth finish. Mouth feel was very good. Overall, one of the better bocks I have tasted recently. New Glarus has done it again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
(12oz bottle courtesy of nuplastikk!!). Pours hazy dark amber/mahogany with giant off-white head. Some nice lacing and active carbonation. Aroma of hard candy, cooked banana, bread, and some dark fruit. Sweet with a little bitterness on the end. Thin bodied with a smooth finish. I would have liked this a touch sweeter-it almost has a salty component as it is. Super easy to drink. This could easily be my fall session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6132) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
bottle via trade with ughsmash, amber color with faint sugary caramel nose, flavor is watery caramel with not much finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cavie (3971) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Dark brown orange color with a bubbly head. Very faint aroma, not much at all. Light malt and a bit of roast. Flavor is dry, watery and lightly malty. This is disappointing for New Glarus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4986) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
bottle thanks to blutt59 i believe. poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is thick with chewy malts, light roast, and dark fruit. easy on the palate, flavor is light malts, slight fruits, and a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2010
Translucent chestnut brown, beige ring for a thin frothy head. Dusty grain and pumpernickel, brown sugar nose and a bit of paper. Flavor is sweet, crisp grain husk, lightly refreshing carbonation, raisin, and pepper in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1594) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours a browner ice tea with a foamy head, lowly carbonated. Aroma is an old beer depot; some caramelness, some banana, some bubblegum, some earthy malt. Taste is caramelly malt without any sweetness, banana. Somewhere in the mix between a brown and a bock; more fruity than a brown but without the sweetness of a bock, especially a dunkler. I know uff-da, and sir, you are no uff-da.

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