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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
drpimento (3762) - 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.

4.3
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"

4.3
OnWisconsin (140) - 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.

4.2
nuplastikk (6456) - 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.

4.2
cubs (10714) - 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.

4.2
JonnyMadison (94) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Subtle chocolate and malt flavors. Very smooth and not too sweet, but still with no edge of bitterness. Good finish and aftertaste. Well-balanced.


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