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Big Flats 1901 - World Brews

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BA SCORE
62
poor

238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 25.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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dragoondingus

Florida

2/5  rDev -21.6%

01-20-2013 01:20:23 | More by dragoondingus
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Andrew526

Michigan

2/5  rDev -21.6%

11-03-2013 15:57:33 | More by Andrew526
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Boston_Creme


2/5  rDev -21.6%

09-30-2012 22:21:08 | More by Boston_Creme
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bicyclesnbeer

Illinois

2/5  rDev -21.6%

08-19-2012 15:22:04 | More by bicyclesnbeer
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

2/5  rDev -21.6%

12-05-2011 19:38:25 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

2/5  rDev -21.6%

12-07-2012 05:52:56 | More by OCdrummer7271
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TCmichigan

Michigan

2/5  rDev -21.6%

12-05-2013 04:35:05 | More by TCmichigan
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.03/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - pour a flat yellow/straw color. Impressive snowy head of two fingers strong. Holds up pretty nicely and has a decent creamy look to it as it fades back.

Aroma - husky grain, standard macro sniff.

Taste - grain, slightly sweet, not much depth. The swallow and finish fizzle, no development to be had. From the land of hops, where's the love? Somewhat Miller-ish, which could mean there should be no delays in the effort to dispatch of the brew before it hit 50 degrees or higher. Grainy finish, a bit watery but for the style holds together okay. Vegetal notes start creeping in, drink 'em up! *Edit - to be fair, I am bumping the score after the beer has warmed a bit. It holds up better than expected, which is to say, it doesn't get gross or make me hurl in my mouth a bit. Up to 'not impressed' woo hoo! Actually, I'd go as high as 2.25 if they allowed quarter-points.

Mouthfeel - crisp but feels a little undercarbonated just the same. Definitely doesn't have the body it needs.

Drinkability - value purchase at Walgreen's. Keep the Benjamins at bay and toss a few Washingtons in the mix. $3.33 a sixer. I got every penny's worth...unfortunately more pennies are needed, and I may have overpaid. Not to be overly harsh, I would ice 'er down and knock a few back after the yard work or cutting up some wood. But as a social lubricant, this beer will not be the positive subject of any discussion.

Serving type: can

11-15-2011 04:58:51 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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kojevergas

Texas

2.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Acquired at Walgreens at a cost of $2.99 per 6 pack. 12 fl oz aluminum can with uninteresting label served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are low.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger white colour head of nice thickness, okay cream, and above average (~3 minute) reention. No lacing. Body colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Looks pretty typical for the style.

Sm: Dirty malts, pale malts, caramalts, artificial sweetness, malt extract, and sugary sweetness. Way too sweet. I'm not excited to try this one. An average strength aroma. No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

T: Overly sweet. Really malt-forward. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Cloying malty build is syrupy and sugary but not enjoyable. Clean. Weak; devoid of flavour. Borders on watery. Horribly imbalanced. Poorly built. Bland. Boring. Generic.

Mf: Pathetically thin. Overcarbonated. Smooth and wet. Very pedestrian. Doesn't suit the flavour profile well.

Dr: Downable swill, and probably a better bet than your run of the mill macro adjuncts. For my money, Simpler Times is a far better choice if you're after budget brews. People are being pretty harsh with their reviews on this, but it's not terrible. It's just bad.

Low D

Serving type: can

05-12-2013 22:54:16 | More by kojevergas
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dali27

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 12 oz. can into pint glass.

A: Pale golden in color. Strong pour creates thick head that is gone in a moment to barely a trace of head.

S: Adjunct smell. Corn, grains, light malt.

T: I don't know, kinda what you'd expect, tastes like beer that I sipped from my dad when I was young. The one noticable bad taste was metallic, tasted like blood.

M: Light, water-like.

O: I had the same reaction as others when I saw it. "Walgreens generic brand beer? For $2.99? I gotta try it." It's just that, a novelty.

Took this on recent camping weekend where selection was PBR, High Life and Schlitz. All were superior to this, and seriously they are all only pennies more in price. Not worth it.

Serving type: can

06-23-2011 02:56:43 | More by dali27
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bnes09

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pale lemon colored lager. Some visible bubbles. Two finger white head forms than recedes to a minimal froth. Very little lacing.

Smell of bread grains and corn. Some skunk.

Some malt flavor with a week-old, bread-like flavor. Rough corn flavor which tastes like sour grits. Underlying metallic character, I imagine that liquid silver tastes something like this. Finish is sour. Not enjoyable.

Lighter consistency but not watery. Descent carbonation. Gritty texture throughout. Its feels as if pieces of metal are sticking to the back of my tongue with each sip.

I would recommend avoiding this stuff. Try not to be temped by the $2.99 price for a six pack if you shop at Walgreens. Not the worst beer I have ever tried but there are plenty better beers if you are looking for something cheap.

Serving type: can

05-27-2011 00:49:33 | More by bnes09
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drxandy

Michigan

2.15/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz my friend richard picked up at walgreens, from can to mouth. smells of straw and corn, some sweet malt.. malt liquorish in scent

taste is of corn, dry alc presence, hop presence is old/skunky, reminds me of natural ice or malt liquor. the review calling out watermelon rind made me chuckle but the more i drank the more i could see where they were coming from.. probably wouldn't buy again as genny is now available widely in our market now for around $1 a 24oz can and tastes better.

Serving type: can

01-02-2011 03:31:50 | More by drxandy
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dmfrench

Indiana

2.15/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cheap, dirty, malty... beats Keystone!
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A: yellow tinted water with a 1.5 finger foamy head that was gone in three minutes

S: a bit of dry pils malt, a tiny hint of spicy hops, and a nice helping of adjunct funk

T: biscuit malt, a small but noticeable drying hop, and a nice helping of adjunct funk

M: a bit grainy, but actually not too thin

D: chug, chug, chug

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 00:54:22 | More by dmfrench
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ElGordo

Oregon

2.17/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

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

Texas

2.17/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Paper thin head. Clear golden body. Almost no smell, sort of like a Miller High Life sniffed from a distance. No bitterness, no real flavor, but you might detect the slightest hint of orange. Lightly carbonated with a fizzy mouthfeel. Goes down extremely easily. I could drink this all night, but would pass it up given almost any AAL alternative.

Serving type: can

02-11-2011 01:20:19 | More by ZenAgnostic
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

2.17/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Can courtesy of BeerFMAndy. This is how he repays me for sharing sours all the time? Thanks friend. Poured into a tulip.

A: Crystal clear pale yellow. Three fingers of white head fill the top half of my glass then fade away rather quick. Just a tiny smattering a soapy lace remains.

S: Sweet grains, grassy, sour malt. Smells like a weak malt liquor.

T: The flavors are fairly mild but nowhere near good. Faint hops, mildly tart malt, grass clippings, cooked vegetables. Pretty standard for the style.

M: Light body with biting carbonation.

O: It's an AAL. Just as shitty as the rest of em.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 01:21:24 | More by beerwolf77
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suspect

New York

2.17/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale yellow, very little head with no lacing.

S: Corn, weak, typical smell of standard BMC beers.

T: Eh, honestly, it wasn't terrible for a beer of this nature. But then again, I can't say I could discern it from others.

M: Watery, overly carbonated.

D: I would if I had to.

A six pack at $3 is not the worst money ever spent...

Serving type: can

02-21-2011 04:51:06 | More by suspect
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elgiacomo

Georgia

2.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz canned Nov 9, 2010.

Pours clear pale yellow with hints of neon green with a one finger white head that quickly fades to a wispy cap.

Aroma is full of that typical adjunct lager corn deliciousness with an added touch of sulfur. Weak to moderate strength...a good thing in this case.

Flavor is sweet corn, grains, sugar, sweetness, graininess, sweet, grainy and sweet.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, prickly carbonation.

Not HORRIBLE for the style and price point (I'd take this over Beast Ice), but I'd still rather pony up the extra pocket change for some PBR if I ever needed to drink on the cheap. The beer was gifted to me so I'm reviewing for shits 'n' giggles (read: tick) and will use it to wash down some greasy Long John Silvers...

Serving type: can

03-24-2011 00:50:15 | More by elgiacomo
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wo87810

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

05-18-2012 21:23:54 | More by wo87810
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Dragon17

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

09-03-2013 01:27:50 | More by BlazedNug
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ShutOutTheSky


2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

01-17-2013 04:00:16 | More by ShutOutTheSky
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Magery

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

09-04-2013 07:55:34 | More by Magery
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

11-09-2013 18:35:39 | More by OregonGrown7
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

08-28-2012 21:48:02 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
62 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.