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Beck's Gold - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 15.64%

Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-31-2003)
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

01-14-2012 04:02:26 | More by Sachsenfreude
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3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beck's Gold
500ml can
€3.90 @ Relay Frankfurt Flughafen, Terminal A+

Nothing hurts more than paying airport prices for a beer that's just mediocre, but what can you do? There wasn't much for me to choose from, and the Franziskaner (that I always drink) cost the same amount, so I went with this based on the Beck's name. Unfortunately that didn't help. This is clearly a beer that they've toned-down for the masses. For all I know it could just be Beck's with water added because, honestly, that's what it seems like. The bitterness that you expect from a solid north German brewery is just not there, and of course hop flavor follows. The malt is tamed down as well, but of course it would have to be or it would go out of balance... which means the body is lighter as well. So yes, it's a crisp, clean Euro lager with a firm bitterness, but there are so many of those out there that this one just doesn't stand out.

Serving type: can

01-08-2014 05:22:37 | More by NeroFiddled
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-19-2013 10:02:51 | More by clarknova
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1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

09-17-2013 21:38:40 | More by gnikola
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-25-2013 18:24:01 | More by Johnq1964
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

06-20-2013 05:18:44 | More by ronin926
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

06-11-2013 14:40:15 | More by Oldkentman
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06-01-2013 22:58:17 | More by Miha
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05-09-2013 15:28:32 | More by cm1313
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

01-09-2013 07:44:36 | More by Beerman1977
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

12-20-2012 03:19:43 | More by Lukass
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

11-19-2012 20:07:56 | More by slacker79
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.3%

11-11-2012 00:05:27 | More by cfalovo97
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

05-09-2012 18:55:17 | More by BigCheese
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-27-2012 15:55:17 | More by elBecko
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2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle of 330 ml. First impression just by looking at the bottle, this looks like a summer/party beer, like it's Beck's Green Lemon brother. It pours a golden yellow colour with a two finger soapy head that quickly goes away.

Aroma is of corn and something sweet, can't really recognize it.

The taste is mildly bitter, traces of corny taste can be found but thankfully not that stong.

Very thin in body and minimal carbonation.

Overall, as I was expecting, a light summer beer that you can drink in large quantities, great for parties I guess.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 16:47:50 | More by Douberd
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.3%

12-11-2011 01:35:00 | More by VaterRoss
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2.83/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours pale golden, almost straw-colored. The white head starts off really tall and thick but quickly sinks into decent lacings.

S: Surprisingly grainy for a German Pilsener, and almost a bit corny. Some sweet malt. Bitter hops, but way too modest. It’s more like a macro Euro Pale Lager than a German Pilsener.

T: That was better; more bitter hops to balance the malt. Way less grain and not any sign of corn. Mild taste, but not unpleasant.

M: Aftertaste is short and bitter. Body is light and carbonation medium. Smooth.

O: Well, this one was all over the place; the smell reminded of Euro Pale Lager, the taste was more like German Pilsener but way to mild. And aftertaste was very short. Very drinkable, anyway.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 07:15:55 | More by Sunnanek
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3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seems to be a popular beer among young Germans especially in the clubs. It has a gold color with a lot of fizz. It smells grassy and little citrus like. If it wasn’t for purity laws I would say that this beer had a lot of adjunct but I know that it must meet those standards. It has light sweet grainy taste. The body is light and highly carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 04:46:10 | More by MTNboy
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.03/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Crystal clear golden beer with a pinky sized, bubbly white head that quickly dissipates to leave a very thin lace.

Fresh smelling, hints of lemon & lime along with some grassy hops.

Clean tasting beer with some soft citrus notes and corn. Ends with a mild, bitter finish.

Light with good carbonation & a little tang to it.It goes down rather well & is pretty smooth/refreshing.

Not the most adventurous beer in the world but what it does, it does right. Incredibly easy to drink, this would make a wonderful session beer.

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Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 02:22:10 | More by flyingpig
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United Kingdom (England)

2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330cl bottle with a new label, poured into HB flute, 1 fat finger head. Poor head retention. Gold colour. Standard pils smell. This version of becks is milder than the standard one, it has a very fresh taste. It's been designed for the non beer drinker. Ok on the palate. It has a reputation as being a beer for women. Not bad but three bottles were enough.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 20:22:25 | More by jonb5
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Beck's Gold from Brauerei Beck & Co.
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