Beck's Dark - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
2.95/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Presentation: 12 oz green bottle with a gold foiled neck, “best before end” freshness date on the back label.
Appearance: Big frothy chunky cream coloured head sticks sporadically, deep brown hue holing a sublime clearness that possibly shows strong filtering.
Smell: Big malty, bread aroma. Spicy smell feigns rye with cracker maltiness and hop in the nose. Clean to the nose.
Taste: Nice crispness that is structured well with the medium carbonation and full graininess. Maltiness bring a handful of sweetness but more grassiness of the grain, more graininess piles on to bring in a slow astringency. Odd mild toasted malt comes forth off the astringent flavour. Hops get mixed around, yet don’t get in the way. Palate goes thin and husky tearing away at the want to drink this brew.
Notes: Sadly this brew turns into something that may have been good to something that is a tad hard to drink. There are better dark lagers in the world that will beat this one time and time again.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2002 21:50:27 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
1/5 rDev -67%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Have been a long time Euro beer (mostly German) drinker since the late 60's, I know these days and even back then Beck's was never at the high end of the beer list, but it has always been good choice when nothing else was around or you were lucky enough to find a fresh barrel on tap.
Well a few weeks ago I was at one of the chain liquor stores that happen have Becks reg and dark on sale, so I picked up a few cases of the dark. Then I remembered something about Bud buying out Becks or bottling it for them here.
Now for the important part, I had a bottle of Becks dark and it was pure "PANTHER PISS" the old familiar prune-ish taste was gone. I really do not drink Bud but if I did I would imagine a can of that w/ some liquid smoke poured in. I bought a few cases of this so I figured it may or been a bad bottle or two but tried another and had a few friends over and had them try it. I really do not want to post what as said about the product.
So I guess another brewer went the way of the past selling out there heritage or perhaps just had to get out of the business as they could not keep up w/ all the new crud on the market.
To the board, sorry I'm not well versed enough on posting the characteristics , just called it as I saw it.
Shame on PUD !
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 13:37:33 | More by notabeersissy
Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
70 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.