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Big Flats 1901 - World Brews

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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 28.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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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1/5  rDev -60.8%

jALEson, Jan 01, 2012
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1/5  rDev -60.8%

Razr86, Sep 14, 2012
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1/5  rDev -60.8%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Solid_Lifters
1/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Disgusting!!! Vile!!! This is without a doubt the WORST beer I have ever tried!!! I tried a few cans, just to be sure and it was HORRIBLE every single time. At one time, I even gagged a little. Avoid unless you want to see how horrible this beer truly is.

Solid_Lifters, Aug 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -60.8%

bullcrapp, Mar 04, 2012
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1/5  rDev -60.8%

kmckinnon87, Jan 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -60.8%

bella12, Sep 10, 2014
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1/5  rDev -60.8%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -60.8%

Leschber, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Bachledk
1.02/5  rDev -60%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A: This has the least color in a beer that I have ever seen. When the "beer" is poured into a glass, it looks like well water. Mostly clear with that slight tint of color. Although it did manage to get a finger and a half to two fingers of head, it faded very quickly.

The can looked nice

S: Not much of a smell. About the only thing that could be smelled was a hint of metal.

T: Absolutely terrible taste of predominantly skunk and metal.

M: Feels like carbonated water.

D: This is undrinkable, I would not even use this for drinking games.

The beers only redeeming factor is that it is 3$. So, maybe if you really want to play a prank on one of your friends...

Bachledk, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of irishmadness
1.13/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

irishmadness, Feb 23, 2011
Photo of barrenbane
1.2/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Purchased a 6-pack for $2.99 at Walgreens. There is no freshness date on the cans, which may explain my very poor review.

A - Extremely translucent with medium carbonation; it looks like an "ultra light" beer. No head whatsoever, even with an aggressive pour.

S - Smells skunked with strong hints of rotten cabbage. I've never smelled a beer this offensive in my life.

T - Absolutely horrendous. The rotten cabbage odor carries into the flavor -- I couldn't finish this beer.

M - Very watery and flat.

Personally, I've never tasted a beer this repulsive in my life. Perhaps the beer was 2-3 years past expiration, but I'm still going to rate it based on my experience with the particular 6-pack I purchased. AVOID.

barrenbane, Aug 05, 2011
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1.25/5  rDev -51%

jik18, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of beershrine
1.3/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance - average to good , head drops fast

Smell - mild sweet

Taste- corn, veggie, mild after taste a little sour not smooth

Mouthfeel- mostly after taste is gross

Overall - disappointing, watery bland with weird astringistey.

6 pack @ walgreens are 2.99 ---forget it. Natural light is much better
The brewer should be embarrassed for this contract brew.

beershrine, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
1.35/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

> F / 1.45
> look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | drink: 1.5
> rDev: -82.1%
> Let me start by saying that I'm kind of p*&^%d that i
> didn't review this in time to add it to BA... P*$^%D!!!
> J/K! Anyhow to the review..
> 12oz can, bought at Walgreen's in Snellville GA @ $3.49 a
> 6pk. Yes its my birthday today so I said to myself, "Wtf,
> might as well"! States that this beer is brewed by
> "Brewmasters Choice". Honestly I'd rather trust a product
> clearly labeled as a Genesee brew than something Ive
> never, ever, ever heard of. Served into my Fischers .4l
> tulip (Oh yeeeaaa!!)
> Pours strait up WEE-WEE color, with a fizzy white 1/2 finger
> head that dissipates immediately.
> Smells like POOPIE, honestly... Smells like a stew of
> rotten veggies soaked in lingering POOT residue, not
> regular POOT but a foul intoxicating POOT from a LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZEN who just finished off 2 1/2lbs of HOTDOGS AND CHEESEBURGERS at a ALL American BASEBALL game spiked with rotten olives. I honestly have never smelled a beer like this. I'm wondering if a employee POOTED in this can before the top was slammed on it.

Now im dreading tasting this stuff. Holy cow! Tastes like water with a punch of rotten veggies, closely following the horrid nose. A slight touch of goat WEE-WEE, a wee bit of rotten corn husks, and something else thats definatly beyond freshness date.
> The mouthfeel is decent for a adjunct brew, kinda fizzy
> with medium carbonation goin on.
> Overall, if your homeless and looking for something to
> help you throw up that 3 week old burrito you found in
> that Taco Bell dumpster this beer is for you. Otherwise
> stay away from this beer, its only for the true pennyless
> drunk looking for something to keep him/her company while
> passing out under the I285/Sandy Springs bridge. Cheers!
> Serving type: can
> Originally Reviewed on: 12-13-2010 22:56:11 Re-Reviewed on January 2nd 2011 *Note* If this review really offend's anyone here, consider myself to be "SORRY", this is a constructive and honest review. I had to re-review it because apparently alot of cry-babys that surf this site and were horribly offended.. LOL Pfffft!

OhYesILoveBeer, Jan 02, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

Big_Dave, Aug 22, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

Drinking_Milkshakes, Mar 10, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

JRBecks, Nov 12, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

EvanWilliams, Apr 15, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

wesley777, Jul 09, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

carrollmel7, Mar 05, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

barnzy78, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of TippySelenoid
1.53/5  rDev -40%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass.

This beer is light yellow and fizzy.

It doesn't have much smell. Grainy and metallic.

It's adjuncty and sweet. Not very hoppy. As it warms it gets worse.

It's watery and fizzy.

Overall, it's better than Big Flats Light, but that's not a stretch.

TippySelenoid, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of troobie
1.55/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Interestingly enough, the worst beer I've ever had was/is contract-brewed exclusively for 7-11 as a store brand (Game Day Ice.) Here is another contract-brewed beer made exclusively for Walgreens as a store brand, and it's just as horrendous. I'm noticing a pattern.

I recommend drinking this from the can, however, I did pour two cans (not all at once) into a 23 ounce pilsner glass to review.

A: Big Flats 1901 is much darker than I had anticipated. Golden. There is a two finger head with tight carbonation. After several minutes there is a ring that lasts the entire glass. No lacing without chugging.

S: Very sweet. Fruity. I smell bananas that have been sitting on the counter for two weeks and are black on the outside. I can smell lager beer if I try really hard. Closer to cheap wine than beer. I'm having bad flashbacks of Game Day Ice.

T: Horribly sweet. Sugary sweet. The sweetness is the first thing I taste and it lasts well after I swallow. There is some bitterness. Some stale malt like Cheerios soaked in water.

M: Carbonation is medium. It's more substantial than I expected. Easily the best part of the beer.

O: It's rare that I find a beer that I would never buy again, but here you go. This is now the second worst beer I've ever had just behind 7-11's Game Day Ice. The saddest part is that at 4.5% ABV there isn't even enough alcohol to get you drunk enough to not care how bad Big Flats 1901 tastes! Hell, that's a basic rule that developed the ice beer market.

troobie, Jan 25, 2013
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Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
62 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.