Beck's Dark - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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Reviews by boilermakerbrew:
3.29/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A- Pours a medium, chocolate brown in color. Fairly clear in body, but sight through the beer is reduced greatly by its dark color. Larger, 3 finger head forms on top and retains very well. Lacing is good.
S- Light and very similar to regular Becks on the nose. Typical pilsner scent with a hint of skunky-ness. A little bit of bitterness in there, as well as a hint of darker malts.
T- Starts off light and grainy in flavor, before a slight hint of darker malt flavors peaks in for a brief minute. The beer ends with a slight hops bitterness that balances out the lighter flavor of the beer.
M- Rather smooth and drinkable, like most German styles. Lighter in body than most German lagers, but still giving the creamy feel. Low to medium amount of carbonation.
Overall, an underwhelming example of the style, but one of the few you can get almost anywhere in the US. Really no comparison to the same, or similar, beers on tap.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2013 23:10:13 | More by boilermakerbrew
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2.81/5 rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Sampled last night on 5/5/14 and had this one many times before but has been awhile. Used to be imported from Germany but now made by Anheuser Busch. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.
Pours a very dark amber in color with a lighter tan head that dissipates quickly that leaves some lacing when sipped but not much. Smells and tastes different to what I remember back in the '80's and early '90's even. Aroma is of roasted malts with a hint of brown sugar. Taste is on the weak side and not like I really remember. Overall, disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2014 15:40:31 | More by BeerWithMike
Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
70 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.