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RATINGS: 183   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2098) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Solid, traditional bock beer. Served with a great, foamy, frothy, sudsy, light tan head that lasts and lots of lace. Color is a clear, dark garnet. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee and just a hint of molasses. Flavor’s the same and has the sweetness perfectly balanced. Body is just what it should be, ditto carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of short to medium length. This is quitessential bock beer. Session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Clear brown with a thick off-white head. Good malt aroma. Wonderful malt flavor, the sweetness lingers, not cloying. medium body. A Wisconsin "Not Bad"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2012
A perfect bock. Black in color which did not pour thick but rather thing. Not much head from the pour, about 1/2" finger. Aroma was a nice simple malt aroma with very little hop noted. Taste was a perfect balance of the malt and hops. Very good bock. Mouthfeel is very thin which is common in the bocks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
12oz bottle. Thick orange hued brown. Steady, thick, soapy head. Highly appropriate deep dark malt aroma. New Glarus really nails it with this one. Mellow, creamy mouthfeel. Incredibly fresh, with no alcohol burn, off flavors, or harshness to speak of. Luscious caramel chocolate tones, Mild, faint earthy hop bitterness, just enough to keep give it some balance. Simple, but perfectly executed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2011 Bottle @ home, courtesy of bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Deep reddish brown appearance wit ha big tan head. Toasty malty, mild caramel, toffee, straw, hay, thick noble hoppy aroma that’s spectacular. Soft mouth feel. Nutty, toasty, pale malty, mild caramel/toffee, hay, straw, awesome noble hoppy flavor with moderate malty sweetness on the finish. This shit is phenomenal! Excellent, just excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (1424) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2010
I’m not sure if this is a new brew from New Glarus, but it’s new to me. Gonna have a sip, ok?.. Extra surprisingly good. This beer will shock you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (680) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2013
This new seasonal from New Glarus is a must try for New Glarus fans. It pours a dark brown color and has that familiar bock smell to it. This beer starts out with a semi strong bock taste but finishes very nicely with little after taste. Pretty smooth and nice flavor, definetly a good taste for the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottled September 13, 2012.
Appearance: The body is clear and pours a dark mahogany with a tall and messy light tan head. This is a great looking beer in every way.
Aroma: The aroma is mild but smells very nice. The aroma is sweet with caramel with fruity aromas of apple. This smells great, just a bit weak. Please bring up the aroma strength!
Taste: The taste mimics the flavor providing a nice caramel malty base with fruity flavors throughout of raspberry and apple. Lovely.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I wish this were available in New Jersey, this would be my Spring beer of choice if it were available here. This is the epitome of what should be enjoyed in Spring, shame I can’t think of any substitutes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1135) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2010
New Glarus hits this one out of the park. Pours a rich ruddish-brown color with medium-sized, light tan head. Aroma is of rich caramel, mild cocoa, roasted grain and earthy hops. I’m not a bock guy by any means, but this one definitely changed my mind. Everything is in perfect balance and the amount of hop profile, not leaning way or the other, keeps this usually malt-forward beer interesting for a hop head like me. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (2905) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Pours a very deep brownish amber color with a big tight slightly off white head that leaves generous lacing on the glass as the beer disappears into my belly. The aroma has a wonderful roastiness somewhat akin to coffee which pairs well with the chocolaty and nutty aromas that dominate the olfactory character of this beer. The flavor is nutty and fruity right up front there is a mild bit of roasty coffee and a fair dosage of spicy hops. Everything is really well woven together in the flavor of this beer and while every flavor is vibrant none are really dominant or over-powering. This is just a really delicious well made beer.

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