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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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3.9
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.

3.9
fidelis83 (2523) - 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.

3.9
Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2011

12 ounce bottle courtesy of bertram. Thanks! 3700th rating. Woot! Pours a clear brownish red color with a creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, banana and a faint bit of chocolate. The taste is toasted malts, banana, cherries, pineapple, grapes, plum, caramel and just the faintest touch of burnt sugar. Medium bodied and quite creamy in texture. Very nice... these guys sure know how to make a lager.

3.9
robobeerbelly (78) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2013
for a bock pretty good. I will drink anything from new glarus. they are truly an amazing brewing company.

3.9
naivepegasus (389) - USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy light brown with a hint of orange, with about a half a finger of off-white slowly dissipating foamy head. Brown sugar and dark fruits in the nose. A little watery mouthfeel, Some light malts in the taste that goes into a raisin finish. I like this better than I thought I would actually.

3.9
joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 30, 2014
Had a bottle. Solid but nothing exceptional. Light, refreshing, very tasty dinner.

3.8
madvike (3303) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle - Dark rosy brown pour with a small foamy white head. Real nutty on the nose, with some bready malt, an herbal note, and--crazily--a whiff of buttered popcorn salt. Hmm. Taste is fairly subdued, bready malt with a touch of hops, light caramel, a whiff of milk chocolate. Man...I could drink a case of this. Soft and velvety in the mouth. Fantastic.

3.8
DalzAle (2040) - 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.

3.8
Petrucci914 (921) - 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.


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