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Big Flats 1901 - World Brews

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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 28.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -2%

BryantForestry, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of jadpsu
2.93/5  rDev +14.9%
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 -2%

robertjskelton, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

tdm168, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Skillz
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Skillz, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Mike_Moe
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.

Mike_Moe, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of emwild12
3/5  rDev +17.6%

emwild12, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of fivetime
2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

fivetime, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of jwc215
2.51/5  rDev -1.6%
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 -5.9%
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 +17.6%

norinco, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of TCmichigan
2/5  rDev -21.6%

TCmichigan, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of utvol
2.5/5  rDev -2%

utvol, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of OregonGrown7
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

OregonGrown7, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Andrew526
2/5  rDev -21.6%

Andrew526, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Scott17taylor
2.65/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The smell is not good but if you drink it right out of the can this beer is better than bud miller and coors. For $3 a 6 pack I have no complaints it is a pretty good beer. If you are a broke college student give it a try it is much better than natty or keystone and it is about the same price. It is worth giving a shot if you like cheap beer.

Scott17taylor, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of mnlee20
3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

mnlee20, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Jame515
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Jame515, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Hoganlaw
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Hoganlaw, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of doublepneumonia
2.5/5  rDev -2%

doublepneumonia, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Treath
3.38/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a can poured into a glass mug.

A- Golden-orange color. A lot darker than I was expecting. Big head that fizzles away to a little ring. No lacing.

S- Mostly malts, sweet, grainy. No hop scent.

T- Tastes mostly of malts and some very overcooked veggies. Faint alcohol taste. Zero hops. Aftertaste is pure malts.

M- It was flat yet mysteriously carbonated on the tongue at the same time. Heavy, cloying.

O- Overall, this beer was OK, better than most. Very malt heavy. If it had some hops to balance it out, it would be a great beer.

Treath, Sep 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Magery, Sep 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

BlazedNug, Sep 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -2%

dubmax, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of deonreds
2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

deonreds, Aug 10, 2013
Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
62 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.