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RATINGS: 215   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1480) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Muddy brown pour. Faint aroma with equally faint flavor. Malty and very light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2010 Thick brown pour, thin cream head. Mild, crisp toffee aroma. Flavor of mild malts and barley, slightly watered down. Somewhat disappointing for a NG brew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (832) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Pours a cloudy orange-brown color; big foamy head w/ lots of lacing. Sweet malt and hop aroma. Taste is rich malt...not very sweet...notes of roasted malt, caramel, grass, maybe some smoke. Mild hops. I like Bocks and this was good, but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a red hue. Atop sites a foamy head that subsides to a 1/8 inch layer of off white cream.

Aroma: Toasted malt, light burnt caramel,raisin.

Taste: Wheat toast, burnt sugar, dried dark fruit. Finishes with slight spicy hop, toasty and nutty.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, active carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid. The beer builds momentum. At a first sip and smell, the beer seemed it would lack flavor and depth. As I got half way through the glass, the beer became more flavorful, spicy and lively. I would recommend drinking it cold, but maybe give it 5 minutes of sitting time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1996) - 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 (12906) - 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 (10066) - 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 (5269) - 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 (4490) - 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.


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