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Beck's Dark - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
70
okay

648 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 31 | 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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1.25/5  rDev -58.5%

WestHam973, Yesterday at 03:08 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

moshea, Monday at 03:03 PM
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2.93/5  rDev -2.7%

$1.49 singles cooler edition.

Appearance (3.75) : Ha. That's funny. Here I thought it was a black label but the honey colored beer along with the green bottle makes it look black. Creative. Anyways there's a pretty tall and creamy head that stands about three fingers. The body is a dark honey/oktoberfest color with about 80% opacity.

Aroma (3.5) : Wheat, caramel toasted malts, some musty grain, and earthy hop. Smells a bit like a Vienna or an Amber. A bit sweet at the end, maybe brown sugar? Not a bad or offending smell, and somewhat complex.

Taste (2.75) : Not good. I can already tell this is probably going to be a drain pour. Some sour malts with what tastes like an old jawbreaker. Old coffee grounds. Malts are a bit toasted but burnt too. Sour and bitter notes that don't really amount to anything. They are just there, and they clash. It just has this burnt flavor. And lots of ugly sour hop. It's really not good at all.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Mildly creamy, finishes dry. Medium bodied.

Overall (2.93) : If Beck's Premium Lager didn't scare me away from the brewer, this one did. This very well may be my last Beck's beer I ever try. These guys are horrible. Whether you look at it as a dark ale or look at it as a "Dunkel", it's a fail either way. I've had both styles, neither of which this beer represents. It's burnt, sour, earthy, and bitter. Just blech. What's even worse is that it's really the definition of mediocre.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Monday at 06:56 AM
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.1/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

ArmyATCBrewer, Sep 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

A: Very dark brown when it came out of the bottle. On top was a thick finger sized creamy white head that dissipated rather quick with little lacing.

S: Dark roasted grains that are over taken by a bready sweetness, but on the whole the scent is not all I wanted. It was a bit faint and not as robust as I expected from a dark beer.

T: A lot of roasted grains throughout. There are detectable hop flavors, with the higher carbonation at the beginning this is very noticeable, less so later on. While one would expect a slight sweet bread or malt flavor to follow, it hardly does. The tail end is more bitter than I would prefer.

M: Crisp and carbonated at first, as time went on and it warmed, there was a smoother feel but not a rich feel, it was a bit watery for that.

O: This is OK, it is not the most impressive beer in the world but there is no need to disparage it. It satisfies one's desire for a darker beer and certainly can fill the need for roasted flavors. I felt it was not as malty as I would have preferred. Drinkable, I would say nothing to write home about but I am writing about it so go figure.

laramis, Sep 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

SteveMcGlone, Sep 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Brams17, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

KevChiTown, Sep 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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2.96/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Elicoleman, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Slightly better than regular Becks. If you want a light beer with actual taste, this isn't a bad choice.

FippyDarkpaw, Sep 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -17.6%

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2.56/5  rDev -15%

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Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
70 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.