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Big Flats 1901 - World Brews

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 26.98%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of PvtSnowball
2.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from one of the local drug stores.

A: Golden with a slight orange tinge. Moderate head that dissipates quickly. No lacing.

S: A little malt and adjunct grain. Slightly sweet and sour. Not good.

T: Much like the smell, but not quite as offensive. No real hops to speak of.

M: Watery, but not excessively so. Not a ton of carbonation.

O: For 3.19 a sixer you don't expect much. You also don't get much. I have had worse.

PvtSnowball, May 27, 2014
Photo of Andco924
2.95/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is $2.99 a six pack but to me tastes much better than Bud, Coors, or Miller...not skunky and I can taste a slight hint of malt. Does not have the bitterness of cheap brews like malt liquor. Overall I would compare it with a Pabst Blue Ribbon in quality and price....did not expect it to taste like a Samuel Adams for the price but it was not disappointing.

Andco924, May 20, 2014
Photo of SicemWT
2/5  rDev -20.6%

SicemWT, May 13, 2014
Photo of Falcone
2/5  rDev -20.6%

Falcone, May 11, 2014
Photo of underagedbeerappreciater
2.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

had this one on halloween last year got a 6pack at walgreens for a few bucks drank the whole 6 pack to myself not a drop for anybody else it was tolerable i remember it being especially bland tasting like a cross between a bud light and a budwieser with the bud light being most of the taste with under 5% alc you will need 3 or 4 to get that feeling but if you like previously said need a cheap can to sip on while doing some hard work outside this is one to try

underagedbeerappreciater, May 08, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

LXIXME, May 06, 2014
Photo of gtermi
2/5  rDev -20.6%

gtermi, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of Loco_Joe
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Loco_Joe, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of Anacross
3/5  rDev +19%

Anacross, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of TeeRex
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

TeeRex, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Jummins
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Jummins, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of brodekiah
3/5  rDev +19%

brodekiah, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of DCH
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

DCH, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of BryantForestry
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

BryantForestry, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of jadpsu
2.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Don't go to Walgreens much. Saw this beer at $2.99 a six pack, knew I had never had it and basically said, "what the heck."
Based on the price tag, I will give a little rope. I can be harsh when I rate the expensive beers that I think are a poor value, and give a little slack for the cheap stuff.
Pours a pale hay straw yellow with a skimpy head that is gone in the blink of the eye.
Aroma is grassy with some earthy tones.
Taste is corn husk.
It is a little fizzy. This is beer that is best kept for a hot summer day after doing yard work and you just want a beer to chug down and quench a thirst.

jadpsu, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of robertjskelton
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

robertjskelton, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

tdm168, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Skillz
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Skillz, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Mike_Moe
2/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

Mike_Moe, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of emwild12
3/5  rDev +19%

emwild12, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of fivetime
2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

fivetime, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of jwc215
2.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours light straw yellow - clear - with a creamy white head that leaves some trailing lace.

The smell is not much - clean - maybe a hint of grain - inoffensive. Clean.

The taste is of some sweet grain, a hint of soap and a light touch of corn husk.

It is crisp and light.

Overall, It's not a "terrible" cheap beer. And, it is cheap. Didn't care much for the mild hint of soap. But, if you drink it very cold and fast, you might not catch that.

jwc215, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
2.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. can stolen from a friend's fridge. Think he said he got it at Walgreen's but then I didn't think any Walgreen's in San Diego sold beer. Perhaps the times they are a changin'. Poured into a piint glass alongside a partially finished reference PBR glass. Big Flats pours a bit deeper, say a deep straw in color. A thin cap flitters away rather swiftly.

Aroma is full and a bit sweet with nondescript grainy sweet notes and lacking much of a yeast or hop profile. Offers a touch of citrus on the flavor which is otherwise a bit rough around the edges like the aroma. Tough of spice/citrus again though the utter lack of carbonation is not helping here.

Body leaves a bit to be desired as well, again largely due to the lack of carbonation. Interestingly this beer does in a way resemble Simpler Times from Trader Joe's and both find thier source in LaCrosse, WI. The Simpler Times(Lager) has a bit more finesse and carbonation however. In the end a bit rough.

HalfFull, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of norinco
3/5  rDev +19%

norinco, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of TCmichigan
2/5  rDev -20.6%

TCmichigan, Dec 05, 2013
Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
61 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.