Big Butt

One of the best beer names out there.  I get a chuckle out of it every time I see it on the shelves.  Sometimes clever labels hide a beer that tries to be too clever, but Big Butt by Leinenkugel is not trying to do anything but be a good, honest beer.  It pours the color of Pepsi and floats a decent, frothy head that has good retention and good lacing.  There’s a nice chocolate note in the bouquet and a good, full quality as well.  It has a clean taste, with a toasted, roasted, coffee-like finish.  It is reminiscent of the wonderful Leinie’s Bock of the mid 1980s that was available for $5.00 a case of returnable bottles, on of the best beer deals I’ve ever known.  I don’t see Big Butt on the Leinenkugel website at the moment, so I don’t know if this beer is history or not.  If it is, I’ll switch my allegiance to their Creamy Dark, which is also a superior brew.  But that is a post for another day.

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