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Beck's Dark - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Beck's DarkBeck's Dark

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671 Ratings

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 6
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2001

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4.2/5  rDev +39.5%
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.

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4.12/5  rDev +36.9%
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.

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4.05/5  rDev +34.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +32.9%
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!

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4/5  rDev +32.9%
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.

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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.

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3.97/5  rDev +31.9%
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.

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Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
70 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.