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Big Flats 1901 - World Brews

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BA SCORE
62
poor

237 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 25.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

1.78/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I got this in a trade with my dad. I wasn't expecting much going into this. For $3 a sixer you get what you pay for. Basically I had it for the experience of having it.

The flavored water, er, I mean, beer, is a very pale gold color with fluffy white foam going to the top of the glass. The aroma is of a weak straw, that's about it. It tastes like what you'd expect from a $0.50 can of beer. Very faint straw and corn, with a touch of alcohol. It has just a touch of that "pilsner" sting; you know that face you make when you hear something so shocking and are in total disbelief and say "WHAT?!". That's the face you make when you drink this Walgreen's-brand turd.

This is what they should make kids drink so they learn that cheap beer is a waste of life.

Yes, it was a drain pour.

Serving type: can

04-02-2011 02:57:04 | More by DesMoinesMike
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fastrodney

North Carolina

1.78/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can poured into a Sam Adams glass. In its defense, this can was purchased last December and expressly saved for eventual review. Poured with a massive but thin head that disappeared in three minutes or so. Color is a light gold. Smell is faintly of corn. Taste is of corn and alcohol. Mouthfeel is typical of the style, but a little light on carbonation. Overall, this is a particularly pungent example of a macro, one that is probably what you would expect from the price.

Serving type: can

04-17-2011 00:29:49 | More by fastrodney
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ditmier

Idaho

1.8/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2011 Can - Pours thin and clear neon yellow with a huge fluffy white head...aroma is corny with lightly toasted grain, flavour is corny and malty with a lot more wheat than I expected...finish is sweet and lightly skunky...wasn’t really expecting much and it didn’t disappoint, but the marketing campaign was tolerable...apparently even Walgreens has more integrity than the Bruery...

Serving type: can

08-19-2011 23:50:28 | More by ditmier
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ZGradt

Texas

1.83/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear, with a hint of yellow. Lots of coarse bubbles that quickly dissipate. Sweet, slightly skunky smell.

Tastes like carbonated water. Slight corn flavor if you really search for it. A hint of hops.

As an experiment, I shook a can up to relieve as much carbonation as I could and poured it into a glass. It lost a lot of flavor. It tasted like very dilute American beer. I'd say that the majority of the flavor comes from the CO2, which gives it a slight metallic taste and acidic bite. No bitterness at all.

This is fine if you want to drink soda water. Probably cheaper too. At least it doesn't leave a bad aftertaste like most cheap beer.

Serving type: can

06-03-2011 04:17:12 | More by ZGradt
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JMad

Texas

1.9/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I drank this from a pint glass...

It looks like your average macro American lager, pale yellow, thin whie head.The smell is very faint, I only noticed some sweet corn and just a tiny hint of grass. It tastes like carbonated water with a slight sweetness, and corn. It's light and has lots of carbonation, watery. The beer isn't horrible especially for $2.99 a six-pack.

Serving type: can

07-10-2011 21:46:47 | More by JMad
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Rope

Illinois

1.94/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Ahhh Big Flats...

Appearance-
Pale yellow, one finger white large bubble head.

Smell-
Very slight standard lager smell, really have to sniff to get at it.

Taste-
Like impoverished college beer, light sour hop, bready finish.

Mouthfeel-
Sharply carbonated, cleanses the pallet.

Overall-
If you are buying this beer, it is either out of morbid curiosity... or you aren't looking to be tasting for subtle hints of flavor.

Serving type: can

04-16-2013 22:30:56 | More by Rope
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.95/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Michigan

2/5  rDev -21.6%

10-04-2012 02:22:16 | More by mzeld
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gtermi

Texas

2/5  rDev -21.6%

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

Iowa

2/5  rDev -21.6%

05-01-2012 22:09:36 | More by Beerislivingproof
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HxC90


2/5  rDev -21.6%

02-26-2012 15:54:37 | More by HxC90
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

2/5  rDev -21.6%

10-11-2012 00:57:58 | More by M_C_Hampton
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mixed_master7

Florida

2/5  rDev -21.6%

01-10-2013 23:42:40 | More by mixed_master7
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SicemWT

Texas

2/5  rDev -21.6%

05-13-2014 02:16:15 | More by SicemWT
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mikemcgee

California

2/5  rDev -21.6%

06-02-2013 03:53:27 | More by mikemcgee
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DavidST

Texas

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

Well at least its ultra cheap.

This pours a light straw color with a white foamy head, this is one of the lightest beers I've ever seen. The smell is of malted corn and other sweet malts. The mouth feel is light with some medium carbonation. The taste is pretty somewhat watery with some corn adjuncts and other sweet malts, it end with a minuscule bitterness. Okay this beer is far from being good and I had a pabst after which was way better, but at $3 for a 6 pack its one of the cheapest beers I've ever seen and its drinkable (and better than the keystone i also had). I could get a 12 pack of this for about the same price I pay for a pint. This isn't good but its a great deal (if you're wanting a cheap drunk which I normally don't).

Serving type: can

07-09-2011 05:59:43 | More by DavidST
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Falcone

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -21.6%

05-11-2014 06:12:51 | More by Falcone
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TexAggie011

Texas

2/5  rDev -21.6%

01-31-2012 01:56:09 | More by TexAggie011
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rundocrun

Iowa

2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Read about this beer on CNN and amid my incredulousness, I just HAD to buy it.

A - very pale transparent yellow. very carbonated with a head that dissipates quickly.

S - The can says "brewed from only the choices hops" and I can smell a hint of these so-called "choice hops". Otherwise slightly grainy, sour smell wafting up.

T - Um.... well.... ok, i guess. I'm trying not to be swayed by the fact that each can costs a mere 50 cents. "choice hops" again come through amid the taste of adjunct grains and, well, water. Pretty bland.

M - Thin, watery, lives up to the slogan "It's the water that makes it"

D - The one redeeming factor (aside from the price - $2.99/6-pack) is the fact that I feel like I could pound all 6 of these in one sitting as long as they're ice-cold.

Serving type: can

02-14-2011 02:43:20 | More by rundocrun
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josh00


2/5  rDev -21.6%

01-05-2013 18:44:34 | More by josh00
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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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LordBleull

Illinois

2/5  rDev -21.6%

01-23-2012 03:25:23 | More by LordBleull
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Miami66

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -21.6%

05-27-2013 03:44:20 | More by Miami66
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -21.6%

03-14-2013 19:27:48 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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dragoondingus

Florida

2/5  rDev -21.6%

01-20-2013 01:20:23 | More by dragoondingus
Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
62 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.