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Beck's Premier Light - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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81 Reviews

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Reviews: 81
Hads: 187
Avg: 2.2
pDev: 44.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yeagerbm on 03-30-2005

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Reviews: 81 | Hads: 187
Photo of sokol_1993
1.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Got this at a reception in DC.
Smell: not that much smell.
Taste: Very watery and bland, doesn't taste like anything. Some skunky smell.
Overall: Not a beer at all.

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Photo of Chuckr
4.22/5  rDev +91.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I read many of the reviews. This is a Light Beer folks...it will not taste like the "full bodied" (regular) Becks Beer.

Look: A little pale in color, but no different from other Light Beers.

Smell: I read comments on how "skunky" it smells, it smells about the same as the full bodied Becks (to me).

Taste: I think Becks Light taste great, less "body" than the regular Becks, but still taste like Becks (to me).
This is not a Craft Beer, and cannot compete against good Craft Beers. Remember, the only other Light Beers with 64 calories are "Miller 64" and "Miller Genuine Draft 64", and this taste much better than they do.

Feel: Becks Light Beer lacks the "full bodied" presence of the regular Becks Beer, and the head is not note worthy.

Overall: I like the beer for what it is (a European style beer with only 64 calories per 12oz. bottle), not what it is not. It is not a Craft Beer (not even close), but if you like this style of beer, it taste quite good. I drink it all year round as my standard Light Beer, and enjoy many fine Craft Beers as well. Indeed, because I drink this light beer regularly, I really enjoy other good beers too.

Conclusion: If you accept this beer for what it is (a mass produced Light Beer) it is quite good, and certainly better (to me) than Michelob Ultra, Miller Light, Miller 64, Miller Genuine Draft 64,Bud light, and others. It is a great every day beer.

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Photo of Antc2382
2.39/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Just had this at a BBQ, not exactly by choice, but thought it would be funny to try. Swampy mouthfeel ruins it. Low carbonation for a light beer. It has the skunkiness of a Kolsch style but it is very watered down. You
would need to drink a case to get buzzed.

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Photo of nicholas2121
2.96/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beck's Premier Light brewed Brauerei Beck & Co., with an ABV of 2.3% This brew pours out a light amber color with a nice white head. The smell of is light with, grains, malts and a light hit of hops. The taste of beck's light and I mean light. Put you in the mind set of beer with a lot of water. You pick up some grains and malts, in the taste of this brew. This is brew for people who don't like brew. Not much on the taste or mouthfeel. The mouthfeel of beck's light is smooth, light and refreshing. There is nothing bad about Beck's Premier Light , but nothing to write home about. Overall I'm giving Beck's Premier Light a 3 out 5. For what is worth this is a light light beer. A nice brew for a hot summer day. Not a huge fan of this brew, there can be so much more to this brew. I thought there would be more to this brew.

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Photo of LummyGiles
2.51/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Six pack of 355ml little green bottles.

Looks paler than any other lager I've seen.

Smells like any other lager, but from far away. Very weak aroma.

Tastes more like lager-flavoured water, than a lager. Light and refreshing, and you will not get drunk from this.

Nice for it's niche (light beers), but very bland and boring.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.67/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beck’s Premier Light has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and basically no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweetness, bread, and cracker, with a touch of grass, and the flavor is of those elements, but at an extremely faded level. The mouthfeel is very light and watery, and Beck’s Premier Light finishes crisp, clean, dry, refreshing, easy drinking, and dull.


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Photo of a0lbudman
3/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-very clear pale to light gold with a white head that fades quickly
S-sweet hops smell that seems to carry no other smell
T-same taste as the smell with the same aftertaste
M-very light body and light carbonation
O-what you would expect from a light beer from beck's it was OKay

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Photo of GMB
3.15/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Beck's Premier Light pours exactly as a light beer should: A very pale, translucent body holds up a finger or so of snow-white foam. The head is denser than one might expect from a beer so light, and manages to stick around little longer, too.

The nose is intriguing. There is no malty character, but the distinct smell of hops promises that this light offering may have more in store for us than the average light lager.

But alas, the beer's appearance and smell prove to its best qualities. The mouthfeel is average, though slightly less carbonation than other beers in the genre makes this one gentler on the palate than one might expect. The light hoppy character promised by the nose is indiscernible in the first sip; the hoppy flavor only emerges in the aftertaste.

In a well-executed light lager, a very light malt produces a crisp, clean, slightly sweet taste. In this case, the absence of malt leaves the beer tasting like slightly floral seltzer water. And so it seems that the problem here is a lack of balance. All the beer needs is a slightly more substantial malty character to support its pleasant but faint hoppy aroma. It should be possible to achieve this without sacrificing the thin, crisp body one expects from these beers.

Still, Beck's Premier Light's mildness and hoppy nose are refreshing enough to recommend it to those of us who enjoy sipping very light lagers on hot summer evenings. The beer is above-average as far as very light lagers go, and as long as you don't let the nose fool you, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.1/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

No real head to speak of on a straw clear body. Aroma is very mild and is your typical light pale hopless malt nose. Flavor is watery with pale malts and slight bitterness showing up in the finish. Super light body and high carbonation and as refreshing as water. Overall low expectations for which I wasn't surprised or disappointed in the outcome.

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Photo of ConsumerOfBeer
2.6/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Just your average American style light beer

A- Nothing special. Piss with some foam. :)

S- Decent, has some nice smell of hops and wheat.

T- Pretty full for a light beer, very wheaty and full-ish.

M- Not the greatest. Feels dark and plain.

O- Buy this as you would Miller light, Bud Light, or Coors Light.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.71/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Becks Light is not a very good off shoot of Becks regular...the beer pours golden clear with decent head and corbonation to start, both which fade rapidly. The smell is grain/barley and pilsner hops. The taste is sharp, pilsner hops strike first, then a slight balance of malt, the aftertaste is bitter. The mouthfeel is lacking because of the very light body, which is good if it is a hot afternoon. Overall it is a better than bud light...average beer.

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Photo of mrfrancis
1.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured from the bottle into a cold pilsner glass, this beer displays a clear yellow-gold hue beneath a rapidly dissipating white mousse.

S: I gave this one several sniffs and couldn't pick up anything. It smells like nothing, almost like water. I just can't seem to find anything there.

T: Actually, this does not taste as bad as many light beers, but that isn't to say that this beer tastes all that good either. Faint traces of grain husks, mineral water, and grass were all I could detect.

M: Thin, spritzy, and extremely light-bodied. It doesn't feel like I'm drinking a beer at all.

O: It's a light beer; what can one honestly expect? I suppose it might not be all that bad after a day of hard labor, but even then I think I'd stick with something a little more substantial.

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Photo of Lemke10
2.15/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I bought a 6-pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI in Summer 2011.

Pours a clear and very pale golden color. There is only bits of a head to it. Scent is that of cheap grassy grains. The taste at least has some flavor to it but not very much. The taste is very grassy and drinks like water. No texture at all and essentially drinks like beer flavored water. The only thing this beer has going for it is that at least it's better than MGD 64.

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Photo of scaliasux
1.7/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Appearance - Quite pale yellow. Clear and somewhat bubbly. Soapy white head that quickly dissipates. To style.

Smell - Mild corny, skunky odor. Ugh.

Taste - Not as bad as the smell. However, the flavor is almost indiscernible. Mild corny malt with a watery finish. Dry, if that counts for anything.

Mouthfeel - Watery. Very crisp. Not getting the usual high carbonation.

Overall - I don't want to punish this beer for being of a style I don't much care for. I want to punish it for being quite bad. In short, it stinks and fails to taste like beer.

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Photo of mikeg67
1.08/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle. Pale-straw hue with no head or lacing. Aroma is of apple juice, while body is of Sprite. The brew definitely has a taste because it differs from water. Quite a disgusting drink. Easily it is the worst beer I have ever tried. At least I did not buy it.

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Photo of Wasatch
1.53/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pale yellow color, some carbonation, with a small fizzy white head. The nose is grainy, and grassy. The taste is slightly sweet, grainy, and ricy. Light Body, not much going on with this one. Another pretty poor try at a beer, was a drain pour.

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Photo of mikesgroove
2.38/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The pour was about what I would have expected with a thin amber color to it if you could really call it amber in any way. Lots of fizzy white foam coming up through the bottom of the glass, and reach about an inch before dropping back down and not leaving any bit of lacing what so ever. Aroma is light grains, musky and full of moldy, bready notes. Nothing you would really want to go around bragging about in any way. Clean and crisp, it made for a good water substitute, but again that was about it as it really just had very little flavor to it at all. Wet hay maybe and a light touch of corn, but nothing really.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

From a bottle marked: 09.2007-L25669M. I did not look at the date when I bought it. It was in a closeout rack. Now I know why. Still, it pours a very carbonated yellow like it should. The aroma has a skunky maltiness to it but nothing special. The mouthfeel is like water and the taste is bready and grainy. A typical LA.

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Photo of socon67
2.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a generic light lager. Had a bit of a skunky smell. There is a watery taste; generally why I'm not a fan of light lagers. Its just really bland. It is drinkable, and is light bodied enough for the beginning beer drinker.

Overall I'd imagine there would be better choices than this.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
1.57/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Foamy white two finger head that dissipated in seconds, leaving little cling lace. Color is a 4 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is a harsh wet corn and malt. Taste is really bad, flavors of wet grain and skunk. I think I run into a bad bottle and will rate again later. Mouthfeel is very watery. I think I could have another if I were really drunk, but I will not have another until I re rate.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Used to be one of my light beers of choice before being introduced to the wonders of Bell's and Goose Island back in Chicago.

Pours a very light straw color with a moderate white head. Nose is quite faint with some miniscule amount of grassy, floral hops in the background alongside a faint grain presence. Grassy and grainy flavors dominate what is a really, really faint body--you can really tell from the taste that not much went into this brew. Feel is light and prickly. Goes down quite smoothly, and is better than its American comparisons in that it actually would be preferable to carbonated water, at least for me.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.22/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look - medium light straw color. One fingers worth of foam. Good carbonation.

Smell - more of a pilsner-like smell, hoppier than it probably should smell like for a light lager.

Taste - pilsner-like smell didn't follow into the taste. As far as light lagers go, this one seems to have a tinsy bit more character, but not much. Kind of a hoppy tasting water.

Mouthfeel - watery texture.

Drinkability - as with most light beers, you could keep going back to this one in the fridge as much as you want, because the taste and filling quality just isn't there, nor is any kind of complexity. A little better than most light beers I've tried.

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Photo of Mora2000
1/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I believe it was Travita who shared this wonderful elixir.

The beer pours a very light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is terrible. I get a lot of corn and something that smells like an ashtray. The flavor is just as bad if not worse. Heavy on the adjuncts with no hops at all. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Absolutely awful.

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Photo of nasty15108
2.73/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dieting sucks, and for a craft beer drinker, its even worse. Becks lager is drinkable, so I figured I'd give Becks Light a shot.

A - Pale almost clear color. Not much of a head.

S - Slight Euro skunkiness, but not nearly as strong as what you would expect from a Becks. Grainy and slightly sweet.

T - Think half Becks, half club soda. Very carbonated with a slight saltiness.

MF&D - Watery and lacking any real flavor or characther. I guess it is what it is. Even if your trying to be good while dieting, I'm sure there are better options out there.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
2.56/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beck's premier light has a crystal clear, golden colored body and a small, bone-white head. Not retention or lacing.

The aroma is very weak. Just a touch of sweetness and not much else.

The flavor is extremely weak and watered down. However, I detect just a bit (perhaps a mirage on the horizon) of what I think is noble hops. A touch of light malt sweetness also. Really, this beer is mostly water and tastes mostly like water. For a light lager it is about what I would expect, but it is still not a great beer even as low alcohol beers go; the few craft brewers that produce the occasional low alcohol beers do a much better job. However, I don't know if any craft brewer puts out a beer with 64 calories.

Mouthfeel is light and fizzy.

You could certainly suck down a lot of these quickly due to the thin mouthfeel, low ABV and low flavor. Think about cutting a light beer with tonic water and then having a chugging contest; that would be some kind of drinkable right?

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Beck's Premier Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
57 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.