Saturday, February 5, 2011
Big Flats 1901
It wasn't enough that I looked eye-to-eye with Bud Select 55 for you? Braving Busch Light didn't make you happy? Risking life and limb over a Four Loko? Just don't ever say I don't care!
Now, I haven't been in a Walgreen's for a while, so I called last night to verify they had it. The lady that answered said no, so being suspicious, I asked to speak with the store manager. He told me it doesn't say Walgreen's brand, but that they had the Big Flats 1901. End of discussion. I picked me up a sixer of cans this morning for $2.99. That's a price I can live with for sure. The label depicts a water wheel being turned by a river somewhere in the mountains. Below that, a quote: "It's the water that makes it." Finally, this is labeled "Premium Brew". We'll see.
Lots of grain and a sweet fruit aroma. Sweet corn with a hoppy balance. Those six words are all you need to know about the flavors. Not watery or light in any way; rather, this has a decent medium body. You will definitely know you're drinking something, but this is a very bland beer. Not bad tasting, just bland. Also, considering the medium-high carbonation and style, you might expect some refreshment. Nope, not refreshing as the body just sticks to your palate. I have five more; someone will drink them. On the better side of the macro brews; in that class, except at a better price.
Update 5/6/11: I saw this story before, but I thought I'd write down this post's mention in the Chicago Sun Times back in March. Yep, I was quoted in an article about Stephen Colbert and his roast of this beer. "Dailybeerreview.com called it, 'Not bad tasting, just bland.'"
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