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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4719) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a dark amber color with aromas of caramel, sweet malt and some sugar. Flavors are caramel, sweet and sour fruit, malt, and some light earth. Interesting beer for a bock.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Brown color with a umber hue when held to the light. Moderate, mostly lasting, dry bone colored head and nice lacing. Toasty malt and dark caramel aromas. A solid bock aroma. Full body, but still rather zippy carbonation. Light sweet start, with hints of herbal hops. Toasted grains and dark caramel flavors as well. Long malt finish. Touches of wintergreen. This is bock, pure and simple, or at least as simple as a true bock can be. 7/10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (448) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Lightly clouded, tannish brown. Light white head. Very bready, molasses, some floral notes. Decent amount of bitterness, mainly sweet, turns toward bitter/ very lightly spicy finish. Finish is reasonably long. Medium body, quite chewy. Light carbonation, light acidity. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
12 oz. bottle that I can’t remember where I got from - shrubber85? - anyway, that’s a good sign I have too much beer. This one pours a semi-cloudy amber with a moderate off-white head that leaves a lasting film and some spots of lace. Notes of caramel, brown sugar, banana, leaves, clove, dry grains, cereal, and cracker. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, malty, smooth, earthy mouthfeel. It’s all right, maybe a little past its prime but otherwise a solid example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8682) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2015
12oz bottle, big thanks to phaleslu for sharing. Hazy amber brown color. Some particles in the body. Thin off-white head. Leaves good bits and ropes of lace, a nice amount of lace. Dark fruit, chocolate, raisin. Some toastiness. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter, mild bite. Solid bock, but some musty older character to it at the moment. I bet this was totally fantastic fresh.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (264) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2014
pours cola brown with a medium tan head. aroma is toasted biscuit. taste is crisp and clean (and no caffeine. LOL) Kind of non-descript. mild sweetness on the finish. Not bad, but Uff-Da is a much better bock from NG.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
12oz bottle - Kinda geeked up to try a new New Glarus product. I grilled up some mushroom stuffed cheese burgers with gruyere and smoked gouda and I thought this would go nicely, and it did. The aroma was a bit strange on this one. Cured meats, salami and capicola came to mind with some light earthyness to it. No noticeable hops. Flavor had some light meat marinade/steak sauce thing going on with some light bready sweetness, and a touch of toffee. Body was coca-cola brown, clear with a smallish tight white head. Not incredibly impressive, but tasty just the same.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (496) - USA - OCT 11, 2014
A dark brown rubt color with a finger of cream colored head. Smells of dark fruit, cherry, raisin, apple, brown sugar. Taste is the some of the dark fruit, with banana, caramel malt sweetness, minor hop bitter, and a small bit of spice in the back. Medium carbonation and thin mouth. A good drinking bock with good flavors and sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle at a BOSS meeting thanks to Goetz. Pours dark brown with one finger of head. Aroma is slight roast and some caramel and nuttiness. Flavor follows medium bodied. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7196) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"another pleasant offering from New Glarus, but not one that knocked my socks off. of the three bocks i’ve tried from them (Uff-da, Cabin Fever, and this) it is my least favorite. That said, it’s still a nice beer and over average for the style...they’ve just set the bar high. nice looking mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. feel is a little thinner, but smooth. aroma is nice - toasted malt and floral hops, but a little hard to detect. flavor similar, with some caramel and breadiness in there as well. last of 3 NG beers from a trade with Louis :("

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Nicely drinkable. Light flavor. Some toffee tea light malt. Easy to drink.good..........


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