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Big Flats 1901 - World Brews

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62
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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 25.1%


Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed for Walgreens Drug Stores

(Beer added by: alcstradamus on 12-11-2010)
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Reviews by dbraz45:
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dbraz45

Arizona

3.38/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overall, Big Flats is a solid mainstream American style lager. It's hard to imagine that something sold exclusively at Walgreens, at a budget price point could be decent, but this is. From a 12oz can, this pours a very light golden color, plenty of active carbonation, and a quickly dissipating head. A typical beer aroma is detected, cereal grains, and a very slight hop presence. This actually has more of a European lager type taste than most other similar style macro lagers.

This beer is nothing revolutionary in terms of style or brewing technique, but it is good for what it is. For the price, it is a great value.

Serving type: can

09-08-2011 04:01:25 | More by dbraz45
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gtermi

Texas

2/5  rDev -21.6%

04-09-2014 05:14:38 | More by gtermi
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -2%

03-01-2014 04:25:49 | More by Jummins
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brodekiah

Indiana

3/5  rDev +17.6%

02-28-2014 07:26:51 | More by brodekiah
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DCH

New York

2.5/5  rDev -2%

02-25-2014 22:40:32 | More by DCH
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BryantForestry

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2.5/5  rDev -2%

02-15-2014 03:42:25 | More by BryantForestry
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jadpsu

Georgia

2.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Don't go to Walgreens much. Saw this beer at $2.99 a six pack, knew I had never had it and basically said, "what the heck."
Based on the price tag, I will give a little rope. I can be harsh when I rate the expensive beers that I think are a poor value, and give a little slack for the cheap stuff.
Pours a pale hay straw yellow with a skimpy head that is gone in the blink of the eye.
Aroma is grassy with some earthy tones.
Taste is corn husk.
It is a little fizzy. This is beer that is best kept for a hot summer day after doing yard work and you just want a beer to chug down and quench a thirst.

Serving type: can

02-11-2014 01:03:07 | More by jadpsu
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robertjskelton

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -2%

01-18-2014 06:26:57 | More by robertjskelton
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

01-16-2014 21:01:35 | More by tdm168
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Skillz

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

01-07-2014 23:55:50 | More by Skillz
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Light yellow, medium white head.
Aroma: Not much aroma.
Flavor: Not much flavor, thin highly carbonated. Light bodied, non-hoppy.
Overall: Very light, very plain domestic beer taste. This beer is exclusive to Walgreen's. I bought the 6 pack for $1.99. Not a terrible taste, but it left a slight chemical-like head ache.

Serving type: can

01-03-2014 05:56:20 | More by Mike_Moe
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emwild12

Illinois

3/5  rDev +17.6%

01-02-2014 13:46:09 | More by emwild12
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fivetime

Idaho

2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

12-15-2013 22:52:23 | More by fivetime
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.51/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours light straw yellow - clear - with a creamy white head that leaves some trailing lace.

The smell is not much - clean - maybe a hint of grain - inoffensive. Clean.

The taste is of some sweet grain, a hint of soap and a light touch of corn husk.

It is crisp and light.

Overall, It's not a "terrible" cheap beer. And, it is cheap. Didn't care much for the mild hint of soap. But, if you drink it very cold and fast, you might not catch that.

Serving type: can

12-11-2013 18:47:25 | More by jwc215
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HalfFull

California

2.4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. can stolen from a friend's fridge. Think he said he got it at Walgreen's but then I didn't think any Walgreen's in San Diego sold beer. Perhaps the times they are a changin'. Poured into a piint glass alongside a partially finished reference PBR glass. Big Flats pours a bit deeper, say a deep straw in color. A thin cap flitters away rather swiftly.

Aroma is full and a bit sweet with nondescript grainy sweet notes and lacking much of a yeast or hop profile. Offers a touch of citrus on the flavor which is otherwise a bit rough around the edges like the aroma. Tough of spice/citrus again though the utter lack of carbonation is not helping here.

Body leaves a bit to be desired as well, again largely due to the lack of carbonation. Interestingly this beer does in a way resemble Simpler Times from Trader Joe's and both find thier source in LaCrosse, WI. The Simpler Times(Lager) has a bit more finesse and carbonation however. In the end a bit rough.

Serving type: can

12-09-2013 00:36:18 | More by HalfFull
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Ohio

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utvol

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OregonGrown7

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Andrew526

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

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2.65/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The smell is not good but if you drink it right out of the can this beer is better than bud miller and coors. For $3 a 6 pack I have no complaints it is a pretty good beer. If you are a broke college student give it a try it is much better than natty or keystone and it is about the same price. It is worth giving a shot if you like cheap beer.

Serving type: can

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Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
62 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.