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Beck's Dark - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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665 Ratings

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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 6
Gots: 39 | 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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look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The Death of Beck's Dark

I am re-posting this comment because I see that Beer Advocate moved it from Beck's Dark to regular Beck's beer.

It took me a little to realize what had happened; the taste changed like I had gotten a funny batch. Also I started to get a headache, digestive problems and I thought what the hell is going on? After examining the label and realizing it had changed I looked up on my iPhone and to my horror I found that this was now an Anheuser product; brewed in St Louis...

Well that it explained my negative physical reaction. I was stunned. Anheuser Busch products make me physically ill and taste poor.
I was angry that Inbev had botched this and will effectively kill this beer. I will never purchase Beck's Dark again or any "Beck's" product.

So long Beck's...a moment of silence in remembrance please.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with about a finger of light beige head that dissipates rather quickly. The nose is bready, but there is also something mildly astringent here. The dark malt flavor is present but it is very thin. The finish has a touch of roasted bitterness but the hops are almost non-existent.

This is a bland mass produced European beer which means that it is maybe a step above AALs.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear very dark amber to medium brown in color with hints of garnet red when held up in the light and moderate amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a couple of small thicker patches and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The dominant aroma from this beer is the malts - dark malts, toasted malts, and some burnt malts. The malts are moderate in strength.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is dominated by the malts with dark, toasted, and burnt malts all present. The beer is neither sweet nor bitter.

M: Light to medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Very light compared to other examples in the style - perhaps a little too light.

O: Pretty easy to drink and well balanced - enjoyable but nothing that stands out. Could easily be a sessionable beer.

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A: When held up to a bright light, this beer is clear very dark amber in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving large wispy bubbles on the surface of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of dark malts in the nose.
T: The dark malt flavors in the taste are much stronger than the smell and also include hints of burnt malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink compared to other beers in the style but is also a lot lighter-bodied and not quite as flavorful.

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A dark amber brown,with lacy off white head, Newcastle-like in appearence.

The nose yields wet grains, sweet brown sugar, and overripe strawberries.

The flavor profile is quite subdued,light caramel and sweet mollasesdominate a tin-like aftertaste which I assume is hop bitterness.

Lends a light bodied, small bubble feel, a little stickiness after the swallow is nice.

Perhaps an average job from one of the big boys, but it could be so much better.

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Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
70 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.