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Big Flats 1901 | World Brews

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BA SCORE
2.54/5
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317 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States
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Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed by Hop House Brews, La Crosse. WI and Rochester, NY for Walgreens Drug Stores.

Added by alcstradamus on 12-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,468
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
317
pDev:
29.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
Gots:
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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of BryantForestry
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jadpsu
2.92/5  rDev +15%
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.

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Photo of robertjskelton
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Skillz
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Mike_Moe
2/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

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Photo of emwild12
3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of fivetime
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of jwc215
2.57/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of HalfFull
2.4/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of norinco
3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of TCmichigan
2/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of utvol
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of OregonGrown7
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Andrew526
2/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Scott17Taylor
2.6/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of mnlee20
3.75/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of Jame515
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Hoganlaw
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of doublepneumonia
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Treath
3.36/5  rDev +32.3%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Big Flats 1901 from World Brews
Beer rating: 2.54 out of 5 with 317 ratings
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