Beck's Alkoholfrei - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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2.64/5 rDev +16.8%
As far as low cal/low alch. beers go this was not quite as bad as most I've tried.
It had the slight skunk most green bottle beers get which I don't actually mind so much and it didn't have as much of that weird moldy grain smell that most non alch. beers have.
It had some of the bitterness that I expected as I am familiar with regular Beck's beer and this was somewhat similar but it did still have that odd non alcohol beer taste that they all seem to have... but it was not as immediately noticeable.
Carbonation was ok to start but faded fairly quickly and as it faded my opinion also lowered on this beer as it seemed to degrade a bit more toward the typical non alcoholic beer taste.
The aftertaste was strange as well.. bitter and a bit metallic
All that said, if I was on a diet or a designated driver at a party, I could drink a few of these without issue.
As long as you don't let it sit too long and you keep it ice cold, it is probably one of the better low or no alch beers I've had so far
It might also mix well with some non alcholohic cider, I have tried this with some low/no alcohol beers and it made them more palatable, darkened the color a bit, and kept the bubbles going a bit longer... it made the drink more enjoyable.
08-08-2014 04:39:39 | More by Zokambaa
3.48/5 rDev +54%
First things first - this is a non alcoholic beer. All comments should be interpreted through this lens. Becks NA is hoppy and tasty. Though there is not much of a head, it had a great flavor and goes down smooth. I could down one if these on a hot day in about 3 seconds. I should also note that I prefer NA beer when it is Ice cold. The one I am reviewing came from the porch at 32 degrees. Yum!! Cold, smooth, delicious!!!!
12-14-2013 20:47:16 | More by Chrispyhorne
2.59/5 rDev +14.6%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
"For when you don't wanna even approach drunkenness with your beer..." Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sallow topped by a finger of relatively short-lived white foam. The nose comprises hard water, very light generic grains, and a twinge of the vaguest sense of flowers possible. The taste brings in more of the same, with the hard water leading the charge all the way. There's almost no flavor here, much less that of the "beer" flavor our grandparents always go on about. The body is quite light, with a light moderate carbonation and a thoroughly watery feel. Overall, this doesn't seem all that much like non-alcoholic beer to me as much as it does beer-flavored water. If you wanted a Beck's without the alcohol, you'd be sorely disappointed here.
07-30-2013 16:49:44 | More by TMoney2591
3.15/5 rDev +39.4%
330ml bottle, 0.0% ABV, a single from the local 'super' grocery store, which looks very much like 'Beck's Blue', but says nothing of the kind, so I'm going with the generic translation selection here.
This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, billowing white head, which leaves a few layered bands of cirrus cloud lace around the glass as it evenly and stoically bleeds away.
It smells of warm breakfast cereal - bready, grainy, in an overcompensating sort of manner, but that's perhaps my own bias - with a hint of aged lemon juice, and almost crisp grassy, leafy noble hops. The taste is more thankfully subdued grainy cereal malt, a certain skunky grassiness, twinges of indistinct citrus notes, and a stoney flintiness.
The bubbles are rather sedate and generally non-interactive, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth, with little aiding or detracting in the matter. It finishes off-dry, the grainy cereal character trailing off a fair bit, as does the threat of green-bottle Euro-skank.
Once again, those Germans know how to make lagers, even the kind without an ingredient that readily defines beer. Not great, but drinkable enough, if you happen to be in the unfortunate position to make this sort of thing your regular go-to.
07-26-2013 01:41:48 | More by biboergosum
2.09/5 rDev -7.5%
Appearance: Dark golden in color, quite clear, with a fairly large, dense and creamy white head, which retains well. The lacing is thick and unbroken, the carbonation slight.and slow-rising.
Aroma: Aroma consists of cooked vegetables and sweet corn, with a little hops.
Taste: Modestly sweet malt taste, reminiscent of caramel corn, from start to finish. Later in the taste, a subdued tea-like hop presence. Finishes with slight residual sweetness.
Mouth feel: Fairly soft, not unpleasant, with a little zesty carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: Its not that great, but then again, I would choose it over a sugary soft drink.
Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce green glass Euro-style long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
06-05-2013 23:55:26 | More by Pegasus
1.93/5 rDev -14.6%
Best before end of 08.2013:
Pours straw yellow with a fluffy, lasting white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Pretty impressive for the style!
The smell is pretty heavy on the sulfur/lime. Scant spicy hops might be mixed in there, somewhere...I think.
The taste is chemical-like. An odd bitterness with a touch of sweetness clash. Sulfur lingers.
The carbonation sits just about right. Pretty smooth despite the aftertaste. Unfortunately, the taste and aftertaste put a dent into what would have been a decent texture for the style.
Too chemical-ish for me. "Euro-skunk" and a nice appearance, and appropriate carbonation, about sums it up. Not the most "refreshing" NA/low alcohol beer I've had.
02-10-2013 19:11:17 | More by jwc215
3.4/5 rDev +50.4%
Clear pale gold with one inch of white head and very nice lacings both last all the way down.
Smell is mild cracker and corn.
Taste is sweet malts with a decent Pilsner style hop back.
Mouthfeel is fine and fairly full bodied for a near beer.
Overall if you like regular Beck's and need to avoid alcohol for some reason give this a try.
01-10-2013 06:17:48 | More by Spikester
2.83/5 rDev +25.2%
Best by 07.2013
Golden with a finger plus of whites that only slowly falls to a solid sheet of the same. Really the best looking N.A. beer I've seen. Smells like many of the others: corn, grain, sweet white bread, but this one has an odd squash (butternut or pumpkin) character. Taste is corny with some sugar and a slight grain cleanliness. Medium on light with moderate carb and a fairly dry finish. Not bad, don't care for the nose here.
01-09-2013 06:20:06 | More by harrymel
3.53/5 rDev +56.2%
Reviewing as a low alcohol beer, not comparing to other German pilseners. I appreciate the lack of adjuncts and preservatives.
Pours a golden straw colour with a spongy white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing and settles as a small cap.
The smell is a bit skunky at first. After breathing in a pilsener glass for a few minutes there is a sweet, honey-like aroma, floral hops and a metallic note
The taste leans towards the dry side, but is balanced by a mild sweetness that comes through on the tongue. There is a burned grain flavour as well. The finish is dry, with faint earth and metal tones in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel has a medium body and a moderate amount of carbonation. Mostly crisp and clean throughout.
As far as low alcohol beers go, Beck’s Non-Alcoholic is a surprisingly good anomaly in that it actually tastes like beer. Watery beer, sure, but it’s in stark contrast to contemporaries that compensate by being too sweet from using corn syrup or simply taste like carbonated water.
I’ve enjoyed it with snack foods like popcorn, beef jerky and kettle chips, as well as sandwiches and pizza.
12-03-2012 21:52:04 | More by bryehn
1.2/5 rDev -46.9%
Justifications for this review - 1) Never have had or reviewed a NA/Low Alcohol Beer 2) It's the newest installment in the now-infamous series "Free Beers From Work!" This has a best by date of 01.2013.
Pours a somewhat dark shade of yellow. A billowy white head actually retains well and leaves some lace.
Scent is, well...not pleasant. Old cooked veggies and wet cardboard come to mind. Just plain terrible, no redeeming qualities.
After struggling to get close enough to sip it, I find the taste is a slight improvement over the smell, but still quite offensive. Cereal, grainy malts with lots of adjunct garbage cardboard blech. After maybe 5 sips, I decide the taste IS just as bad. Mouthfeel, although inconsequential due to the awful flavor, is carbonated at least.
Man, I suppose this COULD be skunked, but can NA beers even skunk? What would've this tasted like in 2013?? Honestly hard to keep down.
08-01-2012 17:57:37 | More by Chico1985
Beck's Alkoholfrei from Brauerei Beck & Co.
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