RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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drpimento (3641) - 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.

GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Reddish-brown pour with light beige head. Aroma was malty and had some sweetness to it. Taste was smooth, well-balanced. A little sweet. Nice lacing.

bpreo (2840) - 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.

Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Muddy brown pour. Faint aroma with equally faint flavor. Malty and very light.

weitz15 (585) - 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.

vikingguy (1103) - Carver, 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.

LtDan (1806) - 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.

fidelis83 (2443) - 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.

Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

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.

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