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Big Flats 1901 - World Brews

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 26.98%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

ToMakeEndsMeet, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of SickGnar
2.8/5  rDev +11.1%

A: Light yellow but somehow a decent hue. Small white head settles down quickly to a steady skim. Lots of bubbles rising relaxedly from all over. Very crystal clear. Usual macro lager look with above average lacing.

S: Cereal grain, soft malty sweetness. No real hops noticed. Reasonably okay, but way too faint.

T: Mix of grainy base & a light bit of malt sweetness. Decently balancing hop bitterness. Just a hint of medicinal character. Adjunctness kept to a minimum. Quite simple in that there are just a few main notes and no nuance or accent notes. Quite fair for depth though. Stays decent as it warms.

M: Medium-light body, plentiful but soft, cushiony, & mouthfilling carbonation. Very neutral & wet finish.

D: Basic beer. Not great. Not bad. Crazy low price point. Compares very well to big name swill. Skip the stoopid ads and just make beer.

SickGnar, Aug 26, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

mkennedy119, Aug 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

bicyclesnbeer, Aug 19, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -50.4%

jik18, Aug 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev +19%

dcprattdotcom, Jul 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev +19%

Dapperticus, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of 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.

Slangevar, Jul 07, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

ZachRusk, Jun 19, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Steef_11, Jun 19, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -30.6%

markmiller, Jun 10, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Dragon17, May 27, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

wo87810, May 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev +19%

BPudd, May 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -20.6%

Beerislivingproof, May 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

warpedrevolution, Apr 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

leedorham, Apr 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

ambruns1979, Apr 17, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -40.5%

EvanWilliams, Apr 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

avisong, Apr 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +98.4%

BeerIsGood88, Apr 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev +19%

KyleBatten, Mar 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

jrcmlc, Mar 18, 2012
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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.

Swim424, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Vito
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.

Vito, Mar 12, 2012
Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
61 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.