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Beck's Dark - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
70
okay

612 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2001)
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Georgia

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +40.7%

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dgthompson

New York

4.22/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am quite surprised at the low rating this beer has. This is a very good dark beer. While a dark beer, it is quite light and crisp in flavor. The flavors hit almost every part of the tongue, not leaving any taste buds alone. The smell is refreshing, doesn't fall into the stale/musty trap that many dark beers have. May not be the tops of the best dark beer around, but one I find very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 02:47:27 | More by dgthompson
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TAMU99

Guam

4.15/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A sweet dark beer. A strong molasses taste make this a tasty dark beer. Foam dissipates quickly, but served cold it doesn't matter. Very drinkable as there is no bitterness often associated with darks. Kind of a thin mouthfeel, but doesn't really detract from the experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2002 10:04:26 | More by TAMU99
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flatblack80

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

dark warm brown with cream colored head that stays. light lacing on the glass

toasted maltyness with a hop undertone to the smell

light hop flavor with deep caramel and dry, roasted malt flavor.

Nice carbonation in the mouth, very dry with a sweetness that stays on the palate.

very drinkable, small doses. I love to have a few of these around while at the camp fire.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 22:20:45 | More by flatblack80
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My introduction into dark beers, yet not heavy/roasty. Light bodied with moderate hopping make this one great for those not sure about jumping into the dark. A nice way to break into the world of dark beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2002 17:42:20 | More by beerluvr
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +32.5%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +32.5%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +32.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +32.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +32.5%

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BierStein711

Illinois

4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass

Dark amber, with a hue of light brown at the end

Smell: malt

Taste: chocolate, toffee, and faint raisin

Mouthfeel: Smooth!!

Overall, this is brilliant beer! This is smooth and very much a dessert beer like Old Rasputin or Serpent's Stout

I cannot wait to try this brew on draught!

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 02:38:09 | More by BierStein711
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +32.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +32.5%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +32.5%

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Iowa

4/5  rDev +32.5%

12-29-2011 00:43:20 | More by plasma
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beckscrusader420

Florida

4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good dark beer. Much much better than its skunky green brother. If you like lagers/dark beers and you have the choice between this and regular becks definately go with the dark. It has a much fuller more robust flavor than the skunky green bottle. I've had better beers than Beck's Dark but not many.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2007 19:48:15 | More by beckscrusader420
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +32.5%

02-09-2013 02:51:49 | More by BMan33
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VILJ

Florida

4/5  rDev +32.5%

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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +32.5%

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therica

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of Kostritzer's but I recently I had a Beck's Dark and was very surprised how much I liked it. I've gotten some more and am now enjoying it, probably more than Kostritzer's.

A= black, light head and lacing.

S= beautiful aroma of florals especially for a Dunkel.

T= although it's called a Dunkel it's almost identical to a Schwarz but better because of the beautiful hops nose, hops flavor and some nice dryness. There's some molasses in there but very well balanced by the bitters and dryness. Rather multi-dimensional for a Dunkel or a Schwarz.

M= dry, with some hops florals to savor.

D= very drinkable in session or single.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 02:48:45 | More by therica
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Higravity

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark and bring out a nice off-white head. Smells slightly of chocolate malt but mostly it is very muted lager smell. The taste is nice clean unskunked lager with a slight complementary roasty and nutty flavor. Nice med-light body along with a low abv gives this a six pack award for cheap, tasty, and slammable.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2006 17:37:04 | More by Higravity
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Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
70 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.