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Big Flats 1901 - World Brews

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BA SCORE
61
poor

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 26.48%
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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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

08-01-2013 20:44:33 | More by ZEB89
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DagenhamDavis

New York

2.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wanted the can for my collection, so here goes:

One cannot expect much from a $3 Sixer, but I'm going to rate this in comparison with other American Adjuncts. Clearly this will not stand up with quality microbrews and the like.

A- Very pale and transparent yellow color. Seems to be quite a bit of carbonation. 2 finger head, doesn't pop as much as some and seems to be sticking around for the time being.

S- Kind of metallic on the nose. Smells kind of like an ice beer.

T- Kind of sour and metallic. Has little depth, but the primary flavor is kind of like a mix of non sweet apple juice and prune juice. Reminds me of a Miller lite.

M-Thin and bubbly.

O- This might taste better after a few, but that's more or less the best I can say for it. It's not the most offensive thing I've tasted, but I wouldn't opt for this unless I was very hard up.

Serving type: can

07-31-2013 22:52:53 | More by DagenhamDavis
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EQueezy

Texas

2.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

this is a pretty drinkable cheap beer, esp for the summer time. much better than malt liquor and as good as other big brewery options (coors light, miller lite) for 1/2 the price. also, shandy mixer anyone?

a - clear, golden. expect this to come out about the same color, hue

s - not much here. take what you get.

t - corn mash, sweet finish. really not bad for a cheap-o beer. clean finish

m - not really anything special going on here. carbed like a comparable big box beer. goes down like sparkling water :^)

they waved hops over this stuff and called it beer. not bad tho for the price. try it.

Serving type: can

07-24-2013 02:45:56 | More by EQueezy
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buschbeer

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

07-21-2013 15:40:31 | More by buschbeer
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BrewMaven

New York

3.19/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Wife found this while out shopping for the 4th. I think she said $3.49 for the sixer!

Pours a clear gold with a nice 2 finger head that dropped in time. the remaining ring left a receding bit of lace.

Mild grainy lager smell is what I got here

Taste is clean, mildly sweet with a bit of a bite on the finish. Thin mouthfeel with pretty strong carbonation.

Nothing complex, just a basic, easy drinking session beer. I also call beers like this "Lawnmower beers"

If it stays local, I'd gladly drink this on these hot summer days. Not bad.

Serving type: can

07-07-2013 22:29:26 | More by BrewMaven
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mikemcgee

California

2/5  rDev -20.9%

06-02-2013 03:53:27 | More by mikemcgee
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Miami66

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -20.9%

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

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

05-19-2013 23:22:10 | More by obrike
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kojevergas

Texas

2.13/5  rDev -15.8%
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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Rope

Illinois

1.94/5  rDev -23.3%
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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2befree

California

5/5  rDev +97.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I went to wal-greens the other day to buy some cold medicine and saw some great looking beer in a special looking can, with a very nice price. I never buy cheap beer; it’s like going to McDonald’s and expecting hot food, wishful thinking. Well I walked into the house with this untested brew. My wife said why did you buy that beer it’s cheap and you know you’re not going to drink that, I poured me a tall glass full of the Premium Beer BIG FLATS 1901. It was very tasty, a beer fit for a king. I suddenly found my maker it was BIG FLATS the Beer fit for me, man it was good.

Serving type: can

04-07-2013 06:05:13 | More by 2befree
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev +18.6%

03-25-2013 15:15:45 | More by harpus
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -20.9%

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

California

1.55/5  rDev -38.7%
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.

Serving type: can

01-25-2013 09:52:47 | More by troobie
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dragoondingus

Florida

2/5  rDev -20.9%

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


2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

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

Ohio

3/5  rDev +18.6%

01-12-2013 05:57:12 | More by spikechiquet
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mixed_master7

Florida

2/5  rDev -20.9%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +48.2%

01-07-2013 01:52:09 | More by dsreeves
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josh00


2/5  rDev -20.9%

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


3.5/5  rDev +38.3%

01-02-2013 19:57:36 | More by White
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

12-24-2012 04:24:33 | More by Eaglefan344
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beershrine

California

1.3/5  rDev -48.6%
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.

Serving type: can

12-21-2012 00:56:45 | More by beershrine
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OCdrummer7271

Texas

2/5  rDev -20.9%

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

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

12-05-2012 01:09:19 | More by kemoarps
Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
61 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.