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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: 4
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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jik18

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -50.4%

08-12-2012 04:33:17 | More by jik18
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dcprattdotcom

Tennessee

3/5  rDev +19%

07-29-2012 20:13:16 | More by dcprattdotcom
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +19%

07-14-2012 23:04:14 | More by Dapperticus
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Slangevar


2.3/5  rDev -8.7%

The Big Flats Experience: The story begins with utter astonishment at the price for a 6-pack seen at a Walgreens display- $2.99!! Never in my beer buying history of 36 years have I seen as low of a price! (back in 1976 I recall paying around $3.25 for Piels ,Schmidts, Iron City, Kochs and Genesee and even the generic Beer in the yellow cans )
I bought it just to see how it would rank in my tasting history and it was an inexpensive experiment. It was contract brewed in Rochester NY at Brewmasters Choice. The cans graphic design is a rather historic primitive design nicely rendered using some of the cans reflective surface to show gold highlights. The Label features the words "Premium Beer" (I thought the word premium usually connotes the idea of more expensive and better than most) I had to find out.
I chilled it to 38f and served it up in a chilled pilsner glass on a hot July night (86f).

Aroma: Lightly malty like the smell of an NA beer (and slightly reminiscent of the smell of a boat that has had it's generous share of party weekends) It was not enticing.

Appearance: A nice clear average golden color, it poured with an inch and a half of fine head, with settled out in 2 minutes.

Taste: The first taste was true to the nose, Very lightly malty, a note of sweetness and bitterness,the 2nd taste got swished around a bit to see if anything else special would be sensed, but ho hum. the 3rd taste was a chug- it felt good at the back of my throat with it's moderate carbonation.

Mouthfeel: Light, low viscosity, medium bubbles.

Overall: I was pleased to find that the least expensive beer available to me, was not the least tasty- there are many other similiar styled beers out there that taste worse and cost more!
Sometimes much more. This is a great beer to sponsor a blind taste testing with some of your cheaper buddies to see if they are merely brain washed by over-exposure to mass marketing, as well to have on hand when they show up for the game empty handed and want to drink yours.

07-07-2012 17:05:28 | More by Slangevar
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ZachRusk

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-19-2012 23:27:28 | More by ZachRusk
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Steef_11

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-19-2012 03:28:45 | More by Steef_11
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markmiller

New York

1.75/5  rDev -30.6%

06-10-2012 02:44:49 | More by markmiller
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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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wo87810

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +19%

05-09-2012 00:47:11 | More by BPudd
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Beerislivingproof

Iowa

2/5  rDev -20.6%

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

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-29-2012 21:09:16 | More by warpedrevolution
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leedorham

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-17-2012 21:47:45 | More by leedorham
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ambruns1979

California

2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

04-17-2012 09:29:35 | More by ambruns1979
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

04-15-2012 12:46:42 | More by EvanWilliams
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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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BeerIsGood88

Texas

5/5  rDev +98.4%

04-04-2012 03:25:19 | More by BeerIsGood88
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KyleBatten


3/5  rDev +19%

03-24-2012 04:56:33 | More by KyleBatten
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jrcmlc

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

03-18-2012 02:47:20 | More by jrcmlc
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Swim424

Florida

2.4/5  rDev -4.8%

The walgreens beer.

Pours a clear yellow like most beers of the style. Has a bit more color than many of its like. Decent soda like white fizzy head that falls fast. Smells like cereal, corn, and rice. Has a slight sweetness to the nose. Tastes like it smells. Very bland corn, cereal, and rice, with a sweetness to it. Very thin body.

This is much better than any bud light or miller light, and is half the price. One of my cheap choices. Comparable to budweiser or Pabst but nothing special. Best part of this beer is the price.

03-14-2012 04:59:13 | More by Swim424
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Vito

California

3.2/5  rDev +27%

Approx. $3.00 for a six-pack at Walgreens, ice cold from Walgreens' high-tech beverage rack.

Looks good, looks like it might be kind of tasty and might give me a good buzz.

Smells OK -- kind of like Old Milwaukee.

Tastes OK -- kind of like Old Milwaukee, with a slighly sour aftertaste.

Medium-low carbonation.

Overall, really OK, especially given the mind-blowing low price. Don't let the budget pricetag fool you -- Big Flats 1901 is a decent adjunct lager.

03-12-2012 01:09:08 | More by Vito
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Drinking_Milkshakes


1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

03-10-2012 05:50:34 | More by Drinking_Milkshakes
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-06-2012 04:12:14 | More by tripledbrew
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

03-05-2012 14:51:22 | More by carrollmel7
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bullcrapp

Texas

1/5  rDev -60.3%

03-04-2012 01:45:12 | More by bullcrapp
Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
61 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.