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Big Flats 1901 - World Brews

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BA SCORE
61
poor

248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 26.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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 rodney45:
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rodney45

New York

2.95/5  rDev +17.1%

A: Light yellow and very clear. Nice pouring head, but disappears quite rapidly.

S: I smell a little apple and citrus, slightly grainy. Has a bread undertone.

T: Like most beers of this style its extremely hard to find some distinct taste to put your finger on. The malt is more prominant in this beer than many in the style. Hops are non existant. If i had to name a few subtle tastes it would be apple and citrus, but they are so faint that it isnt worth mentioning. Slightly sour, but not to the extent some people have said.

M: Light, smooth, very easy going down.

O: This beer is for nothing more than drinking on a hot summer day if the water company suddenly told you that your local water supply was contaminated with parasitic ameoba. Honestly, this beer isnt that bad. Ive paid double this price for a single beer that i didnt enjoy as much as this beer's sixpack ($2.99 7/18/11). And now i have 5 more. They will be saved for a hot summer day outside.

07-19-2011 07:52:50 | More by rodney45
More User Reviews:
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Karyyk

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev +32.9%

Like many others, I picked this up at Walgreens at $3.49 for a six-pack. I was going to pick up a few beers and didn't really feel like going anywhere else, so why not, I thought to myself. I wasn't expecting much at all, and since my normal beer drinking is done toward the low end (think Pabst, Schlitz, Schaefer, etc.), I couldn't see myself being too disappointed. I wasn't.

Big Flats 1901 is what I would call a very drinkable beer, a good yard work beer that works equally well washing down spicy Indian food or a greasy pizza (two pairings I've sampled at this point). Despite what some here have to say about it (beer snobs unite at this point, it's ok, I've been referred to as such due to my disdain for Bud Select), it really isn't bad.

Color is the usual macro very light straw yellow. There isn't much aroma other than from corn and the can. It pours a decent two-finger head and leaves a nice lacing as you drink it down (for my samplings I used a New Belgium globe glass). As for taste, I'm just going to say that it tastes good (grainy malt, slightly sweet with just enough hops to notice) and that it goes down smooth with little to no aftertaste. It's watery, but that's not a bad thing in this case (not every beer needs to be an oatmeal stout).

Really, for the price, it's not bad. I'd rather drink this at $3.50 for a six pack than any of the big macro-brewery's mainstream options at a couple of dollars more. It's exceptionally drinkable, and good enough that I've bought four more six packs since my initial purchase. It does the job, and frankly, I do prefer it to Pabst.

01-05-2011 02:07:39 | More by Karyyk
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bisq

Arizona

2.54/5  rDev +0.8%

08-17-2014 18:00:37 | More by bisq
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Dello

Texas

2/5  rDev -20.6%

08-03-2014 20:44:05 | More by Dello
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wo87810

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-18-2012 21:23:54 | More by wo87810
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.95/5  rDev -22.6%

This is the new Walgreen's beer that sells for $3.72 for a sixer of cans. This one pours a pale yellow fizzy golden hue with a bright white head leaving a sporadic chunky sight of lace. Aroma has big cereal notes with slightly harsh tones of cereal grain offness, a bit of metallic edge. Some cooked veggies slightly cereal sweetness. Flavor wise more unwelcoming harshness, I just don't understand why Walgreen's wants to offer this caliber of shit beer along with your prescriptions. Cheap yes, good no. Will it satisfy your shitty beer cravings, wait hold on you really crave shitty beer. Maybe this site isn't for you. I really haven't liked anything from this beer marketing company out of Novato, CA. Especially Moe's Taproom No. 21, Cegauama, and Hollande 1500 and something. This carbonation and mouthfeel doesn't reinforce any reason why you should be drinking this can, overall shitty beer contract brewed by the good folks at Genesee sorry if I want cheap beer I will grab a six of Genny pounders.

07-29-2011 16:33:15 | More by WVbeergeek
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-06-2014 19:39:54 | More by LXIXME
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jALEson

Texas

1/5  rDev -60.3%

01-01-2012 01:40:29 | More by jALEson
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

2.7/5  rDev +7.1%

I was curious since the price of the 6-pack was $2.99!! i had to try it.

A pale white-gold color with a standard but decent high white head that actually had slow dissipation leaving a decent amount of stuff around.

A basic adjunct lager aroma with dry corn, wheat, light and sweet-bready malt but with an unpleasent perm-treatment chemmy smell.

The flavor is pretty clean as it states on the can: "It's the water that makes it"...and it's plenty watery feel and flavor but with all of the right aspects like crispy malt and musty yeastie backdrop. there is nothing "off' in the flavor so it's really not a bad taste for the price.

don't be affraid to drink this one straight from the can!

05-21-2011 21:00:44 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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BrewMaven

New York

3.19/5  rDev +26.6%

Wife found this while out shopping for the 4th. I think she said $3.49 for the sixer!

Pours a clear gold with a nice 2 finger head that dropped in time. the remaining ring left a receding bit of lace.

Mild grainy lager smell is what I got here

Taste is clean, mildly sweet with a bit of a bite on the finish. Thin mouthfeel with pretty strong carbonation.

Nothing complex, just a basic, easy drinking session beer. I also call beers like this "Lawnmower beers"

If it stays local, I'd gladly drink this on these hot summer days. Not bad.

07-07-2013 22:29:26 | More by BrewMaven
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irishmadness

Indiana

1.13/5  rDev -55.2%

A- Golden
S- I smelled almost nothing, very faint hops
T- Like Keystone Light, In one word Cheap
M- Watery
D- Use for beer pong or a beer bong

While I'm not a fan of this beer if your having a beer pong party this would be the beer to use.It's cheap effective for that purpose.

02-23-2011 01:42:21 | More by irishmadness
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topgun1911

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-22-2012 03:14:46 | More by topgun1911
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pmcadamis

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev +6.3%

A - Clear vivid yellow with a decent little head (for the style at least). Darker yellow than most adjunct lagers.

S - Fruity esters and musty grain husk. Smells cheap.

T - Overripe fruit, and not in a good way. Tastes like rotten apples and bananas that have been left to ferment. Actually not too bad.... it's growing on me.

M - LIght and crisp. Thirst quenching.

Honestly, the rotten fruit aspect isn't really good, but at least it is pretty flavorful compared to some macros that taste like carbonated water. Not bad for the bottom of the barrel price.

11-20-2012 18:39:16 | More by pmcadamis
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

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

Indiana

3.18/5  rDev +26.2%

Pale, clear, piss-yellow with a big head, this dirt-cheap canned lager is malty and sweet upon initial tasting.

Sweet corn flavor, with a hint of hops at the finish. Nothing remarkable or unique here, but for the price ($2.99 a 6-pack at Walgreen's), this one's a decent bargain for a party or to share with friends.

Incidentally, all of my less-than-picky non-craft drinking friends enjoyed this!

01-11-2011 18:15:00 | More by secondtooth
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev +11.1%

Appearance: Pretty average in color. Straw yellow. Gives a nice pour overall. Not much lacing, but some foam is nice. Carbonation is fairly heavy and definitely rustic.

Smell: Pretty clean overall. Mostly boiled or lightly baked grain. Pretty fresh overall.

Taste/Mouthfeel: I've tried this out of the can and poured into a glass and I definitely notice a difference. It comes across cleaner at the beginning but with a thicker, sour mouthfeel. In contrast, out of the can it tastes more metallic at the beginning and tastes and feels cleaner in the finish. Definitely carbonated all around though yet a bit flat in the finish.

Drinkability: I'm gonna give this some credit. Nothing terrible about it makes it untolerable.

Overall: Not quite as good as macro lagers, but better than the cheap versions.

03-24-2011 05:51:41 | More by tjsdomer2
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ElGordo

Oregon

2.17/5  rDev -13.9%

Pours about as close to clear as beer gets, just a faint straw color with fizzy white head and some lively, fizzy carbonation. Aroma of adjunct malt, with some oddly fruity sweet notes. Palate is light, which is merciful, since the main flavors are off adjunct malt and puzzling fruity notes. Body is light and fizzy, which is at least refreshing. Pretty terrible, but it goes down fairly easy, if that's what you're looking for.

01-21-2011 07:40:17 | More by ElGordo
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

2.38/5  rDev -5.6%

12oz can into pint pint glass

A: Lots of carbonation bubbles sticking to the glass and good levels of carbonation. Body has a very clear yellow character. White head sinks very quickly.

S: The aroma has a very high level of rice and other adjuncts. No real hop or malty tone. Light aroma for style.

T/M: The first sip shows a grassy, corn element. The low level of hop character is not balanced with the other low level of other tastes. Mouthfeel is standard and crisp for the style.

O: This a bit of a lack luster brew, to the style it does not set a very good example.

07-21-2011 02:02:36 | More by GDBEERMAN
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norinco

Ohio

3/5  rDev +19%

12-07-2013 18:40:21 | More by norinco
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avisong

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

04-06-2012 04:25:06 | More by avisong
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Razr86

New York

1/5  rDev -60.3%

09-14-2012 06:53:00 | More by Razr86
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brodekiah

Indiana

3/5  rDev +19%

02-28-2014 07:26:51 | More by brodekiah
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Dragon17

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-27-2012 04:18:32 | More by Dragon17
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freewill35

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-04-2012 00:54:37 | More by freewill35
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cjacobsen

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev +25%

Poured from the can into a pint glass.

Take the glass you had your MGD in and fill it up with water. The only beer factor that this even had was the nice white head on it. A lot of bubbles.

Smells like straw and malt...or maybe straw WAS the malt. Not very much of anything else going on here...really.

The can says it's made with the choicest hops... Those hops must be so rare and choicest that they couldn't find any to put in the beer. Taste was almost tinny, like it pulled something from the aluminum can. In all fairness, it wasn't awful...just not good.

The carbonation is pretty big in this one. Almost cola like.

Drinkability? Yeah, you can down as much of this as you can hold water. Thing is, you more than likely picked up this beer on the fact that Walgreens now has a beer and as a BA you just had to try it for the sake of shit's and giggles. It almost looks like a gag gift. It's pretty damn close to Hamm's, although I think Hamm's is better. One of the best parts for me is, it says Premium Brew... Seems like it should be in a simple white can that says BEER in black letters.

02-03-2011 21:26:11 | More by cjacobsen
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Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
61 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.