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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (609) - 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 (1020) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Rating #2800. 12oz bottle, courtesy of joet. Thanks, dude! Pours a bright, modestly clear, medium-cola color; high clarity; fine-bubbled, off-white head with solid retention and lacing; attractive pour as always. Solid amounts of cola and fruitiness in the aroma; seemingly some light esters, but reasonably crisp and a persistent, toasty cola character. Medium body; relaxed carbonation; lots of chewy cola character, seemingly some wheat character here, though I’m not sure that’s part of the recipe; modest toasty notes, hints of vanilla; seemingly a solid Vienna-like malt presence, that’s nice and toasty and delicate here; solid and tasty, but not particularly all that intricate. Medium finish: toasty, cola, and a hint of creaminess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle from sherm1016 . The pour is a deep amber or dark brown color with a decent off-white head. A good foam settles on top that produces quite a bit of lacing. The aroma shows toasted grains, nuts, caramel, and light chocolate. A good intro. Some wheaty and light grassy notes enter the mix in the flavor. Lightly toasted caramel, grains, and some hops round out the taste. There’s a little chocolate as well but it’s an afterthought. Nothing too crazy here but something I’d definitely drink again and overall pretty solid stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3476) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Nice, brownish amber pour with off white head. Aroma is sweet bread, caramel, toffee. Flavor is full and rich, nice toffee and caramel notes, lots of bread. Some chocolate. Some light roast, nuts, biscuits. Pretty delicious. Full mouthfeel, good carbonation. Really delicious fall beer. This beer is like camping outdoors when I was a kid in boyscouts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Pours a brown-amber color with a thin off-white head. Aroma light caramel, buttery-biscuit malts, and light hoppiness. Taste is much the same with a very smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable and balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Bottle at Bodega in La Crosse. Pours brown with amber highlights and a medium thick and fluffy off-white head that dissipates steadily. The aroma is chocolate and nuts. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, chocolate and fruit. The finish is malty with sweet chocolate aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Clear light brown pour, little bit of carbonation and a nice sweet malty and nutty aroma. Flavor is light malt, chestnuts, wheat bread and slightly brown sugar sweet on the finish. Great session beer, and very tasty.


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