Big Flats 1901 - World Brews
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3.38/5 rDev +34.1%
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.
09-13-2013 06:58:01 | More by Treath
2.3/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
07-31-2013 22:52:53 | More by DagenhamDavis
2.85/5 rDev +13.1%
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.
07-24-2013 02:45:56 | More by EQueezy
3.19/5 rDev +26.6%
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.
07-07-2013 22:29:26 | More by BrewMaven
2.13/5 rDev -15.5%
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.
05-12-2013 22:54:16 | More by kojevergas
1.94/5 rDev -23%
Ahhh Big Flats...
Pale yellow, one finger white large bubble head.
Very slight standard lager smell, really have to sniff to get at it.
Like impoverished college beer, light sour hop, bready finish.
Sharply carbonated, cleanses the pallet.
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.
04-16-2013 22:30:56 | More by Rope
5/5 rDev +98.4%
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.
04-07-2013 06:05:13 | More by 2befree
1.55/5 rDev -38.5%
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.
01-25-2013 09:52:47 | More by troobie
Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
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