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RATINGS: 211   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1953) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours a very nearly clear, medium, coppery brown with a 2 finger, very creamy, beige head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, toast, cereal, earth, a touch of dark fruit, cocoa and some grassy, spicy hops. Flavor is caramel, sweet cereal, a touch of bittersweet chocolate, rye-like grain notes (though I don’t think this contains rye), earth, grassy and spicy hops, picks up a little more of a sweet, fermenting grain note as it warms. Palate is medium bodied, creamy on entry, has a soft, blanketing carbonation and off dry finish. Really good stuff, great cold weather beer. Rich, hearty malt on entry, without being too sweet, tapering off to be well balanced with just enough spicy hops to keep it lightly on the malty side and finishes fairly crisp to keep it refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottles courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Deep amber color, tiny beige head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is slightly salty, bittersweet, very malty. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Nice toffee and dark fruit nose. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, just a touch metallic, decent herbal hops, touch of caramel and bread, some light raisins. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9800) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, dark fruit and light molasses. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness with a smooth malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2010
From 12-oz bottle, picked up from Trigs 70 Cellar in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, pours a semi-clear brown colored brew with a creamy off-white head that has some excellent lacing and retention. Aroma of chocolate and toffee, floral hops, and a hint of dark pitted fruits. Taste is medium bodied, malty with flavors of chocolate malt, caramel, a hint of banana esters and dark pitted fruits. Finish is quite smooth, a short lived mild bitterness and then a chocolate/caramel malt aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Brown, dark reddish color with a medium head. Rich malt and caramel aroma. Slightly fruity, almost banana-ish. Flavor is big and malty. Strong Munich, buttery character. Oddly high carbonation for a bock, but not unpleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (598) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Fruity and malty nose. Pours a slightly cloudy red/brown color. Not a ton of flavor, but has some nice drinkable malts. This has a very nice, bubbly palate. This one is a great session beer for the fall. I would definitely buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GemalzteGerste (33) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Aroma was a bit lacking, what was there was a relatively pleasant, almost coffeeish smell. Appearance was a lovely dark brown. Taste was smooth. A bit thin perhaps, but overall a very good example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Nose is muted cocoa, charcoal, smoke from a distant fire. Light stone fruit sweeteness. Appearance is hazy brown, opaque except at edges. Flavor is Smokey joe, big but pleasant sweetness. Light bbq grill briquettes resident. Well defined example of the style.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scoobysnak (329) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Not very impressed with this. Which is unusual for a NG. Good looking beer with a rich almost chocolate color, and nice head retention. The taste just didn’t do it for me. Malt, caramel and toast. But also a metallic flavor that lingered throughout the beer.


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