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Beck's Premier Light - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
55
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178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 2.18
pDev: 28.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

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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Ratings: 178 | Reviews: 80
Reviews by dacrza1:
Photo of dacrza1
2.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nostalgia aside, can this beer be rated in a glass? I can't recall pouring this beer before. Here goes... short-lived, thin head in a willibecker...tawny yellow color...aroma is pleasantly mass-produced...flat, faux malt appeal...for a light, it offers a pinch of taste and no aftertaste--a "hammer me" beer if there was one...still, that magic number 64 (calories) is apparently as magical for Beck & Co. as it is for the Wu-Tang Clan...

More User Reviews:
Photo of twi1609372
3.34/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

i do not know what is different about this compared to beck light. I do not know if they have changed to this or what. I will say that this is a good bang for your buch as calories are concerned. yes the flavor is weak! but at 64 calories what do you expect. This is not a "beer drinkers beer" per say it's at least an alternative to michelob ultra,aspen or the other "low calorie" beers. for the 64 calories it is, this delivers acceptable taste.

Photo of Jason
2.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz green bottle with a freshness date on the back label, boasts only 64 calories … must be pretty low in alcohol cause it only has 3.9 grams of carbs.

Appearance: Pours like sparkling water, quite a pale lucid yellow hue. The head retention lacks and the bubbles look soda like as they crackle away.

Smell: Faint yet odd mix of grain husk and over cooked hops.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Very dry, lighter than water on the palate. Very little grain flavor … not sign of malt character. Hops are weak yet double with the crisp carbonation to add a bite. Nothing in the finish.

Drinkability & Notes: Tastes like a dry non-alcoholic beer. Why is there a need to brew something that is so close to water? I really hope the market dies on this stuff.

Photo of Mora2000
1/5  rDev -54.1%
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.

Photo of Magpie14
1.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: looks like thin watery apple juice. No head and no signs of life in the glass (no bubbles).

Smell: weak grains, nothing going on...really!

Taste: very poor and feeble, taste is bare. Just some grains and off sweetness to it.

Mouthfeel: super light and a very misty feeling in the mouth/aftertaste. Very drinkable, I guess, compares to water as far as mouthfeel is concerned (incredibly light).

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.68/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Skunked, watery, German-style pilsner. There's no other way to describe it. It does have a more grainy malt character to it than Beck's Light, and there are some delicate hop flavors in the background, but there's really not much going on. The flavor ranks right up there with non-alcoholic beers, and for the extra 1.8% abv that you're getting I see no point in bothering with this at all. There are much better light beers out there! Unless, of course, you really like that German malt and hop flavor - but if that's the case why not really enjoy one good bottle of beer versus two of these? Disappointing to say the least...

Photo of socon67
2.33/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Photo of WoodBrew
2.71/5  rDev +24.3%
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.

Photo of cjgator3
1.87/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12oz green bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale straw colored yellow with a thin fizzy white head that quickly disappears. The aroma is the grain, a touch of Euro skunkiness and faint spicy hops. The taste is very dry with faint grain and hop flavors. The mouthfeel is on the watery side due to the low ABV, and very prickly due to the high carbonation. Overall, not a horrible beer to drink on a hot summers day when you really don't want to drink a beer with much alcohol content, but for most instances, I will grab something with a little more flavor.

Photo of DESTRO
2.72/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

alright, enough flack from all you real men who dont drink light beer. sometimes drinking 5 imperials of barley wine and washing it down with 10 plates of nachos is a little overkill. theres nothing wrong with enjoying a light beer every now and then. (gasp!) anyway, this stuff is alright. im not in love with it, but hey, i dont like soda and this is a good pick for lunch or after the gym when you dont really need the full impact of a heavyweight brew but need a little refresher. its pale, of course, and it smells faint. lightly sweet and grainy if anything. its crisp in the mouth, refreshing and light and delivers a touch of sweetness matched with the slightest pressence of hops. like a dumbed down, lighter version of....becks! it is somewhat enjoyable, a lil funky and it tastes better than the usual NA beer. which is basically what it could be chalked up as (low alc. very low calories). so all in all, i think its a decent stab at a low cal/alch. beer, and on hot days when the sun is out in full effect, its a decent quencher.

Photo of benmiliron
2.4/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Paid 2.79 euro for a 3-pack. This is marketed as "Beck's Next" in Italy. Looks sufficiently like fizzy yellow beer. Big bubble, fluffy head for about 5 seconds which then vanished into nothing. Smell is somewhat limey. Taste is about what you expect from this category, but slightly better than the standard low-carb beer. Mouthfeel is surprisingly nice, not too weak with decent carbonation. A little too sweet I suppose.

Photo of nicholas2121
2.96/5  rDev +35.8%
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.

Photo of HalfFull
2.48/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. green bottle into a pint glass, this beer pours light straw in color and quite clear. A half inch of foam settles to a surface ring in a minute or so.

Nose of very light grain and hops yet reminiscent of other offerings from Beck's to a degree. Taste follows with light notes abounding, or, at least there. This beer does indeed seem diluted to a degree yet seems comfortable in its own body. It is light and has a brief dry close. Feel exceeds its setup as there is some body there.

Seems as though we need a mini-light for these mini-ABV-brews for the caloric fearful amongst us. Then again, not, just go straight to Low Alcohol beers. Pass me a Bud Light please.

At half the strength of regular Beck's I took the liberty to dilute such in half. This beer surely exceeds that mixture and isn't nearly as watered down as others would imply. Still, a thin beer, yet not unexpected in body.

Photo of bashiba
1.5/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer poured the dullest shade of yellow with an ultra thin light white head, that was gone as quickly as it came with no residual lacing. The smell even in a tulip glass was a barely discernable light toasted malt. It drank like a cold glass of water with just a hint of malt flavor, absolutely no hops to speak off. Mouthfeel was thin and watery with some very mild carbonation. Overall its drinkable like a glass of water is drinkable, there is no enjoyment to be found in this beer. Easily the worst european beer I have ever had, and easily the most boring beer I have ever drank.

Photo of puboflyons
2.33/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Photo of tugdriver7
3.4/5  rDev +56%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of the first tips in reviewing a beer is "Keep the style in mind." This new product is not regular Beck's. But that's OK. It's actually a very drinkable, smooth and tasteful competitor to the "Aspen Edges" and "Michelob Ultras" of the world. On that comparison, it succeeds very well because, frankly, it has at least some quality taste about it. It's weaker than the Regular brew from Beck's, yes; but for a low-carb and low-cal brew, why not drink a Beck's? It won't become my "regular" beer, but I think I will become a regular "Beck's Premier" drinker. [Thanks, JB, for the sample bottle. I went out and bought some more!]

Photo of BeerFMAndy
1.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into an American Tumbler. Best By End 08.2009 64 calories...ok.

A - Clear yellow straw that looks like deluded beer. After the pour there is minimal carbonation rising. The effervescent head fizzed out just as it rose. Nothing left over, no lacing, no nothing to even say there was once a head for even a second.

S - Skunk-bomb with graininess and very light hops. The aroma disappears fairly quickly too. Euro Lager smell but disappears so fast I only got two sniffs out of it.

T - Wow. I can't say I've ever had a more watered-down beer. It really does taste like seltzer water with a splash of beer. Even the beer flavor is only grainy straw with a slightly salty finish. It's honestly not offensive but it's probably the most watered-down beer I've ever had.

M - Slick and light with no body what-so-ever. Fizzy is really it.

D - I wonder if this actually beat Miller to the 64 calorie beer. Either way it's still too much. Water has 0 calories and so should this beer cause water is essentially all it is. Not offensive in any way because there is almost nothing there to create offense.

Photo of mikes2923
2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The description for a "2.0" rating pretty much says it all. It's very pale, with little smell to note, and the taste and drinkability are that of a severely watered down beer with little acolohol content. But then what do you expect from 64 calories? It's not horrible, and stil maintains bit of the flavor of a regular Beck's although severely diluted. I suppose if you're planning on doing some binge drinking, and feel like saving a few hundred calories then it's not a bad option... just start with something better and switch over when you have enough of a buzz going that the lack of taste isn't a huge concern. ;)

Photo of scaliasux
1.7/5  rDev -22%
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.

Photo of mikesgroove
2.38/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.67/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

RJT

Photo of plaid75
3/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light upfront noble hop spice with a light grainy malt.

The taste was light and shallow with some hop spice. Some doughiness toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was thin and crisp.

Overall a good and highly drinkable light beer. More flavor than I expected.

Photo of MurphyMacManus
2.8/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Green bottle into pint glass.

A: Pale gold. No head, even with a hard pour. Minimal lace. A Coca-Cola has better head retention.

S: Sulfur compounds...probably from the hops. I think I smell malt. Maybe.

T: This is not bad. Really. It's nicely balanced between decent malt flavor and a little hop bitterness in the finish. Nothing is particularly strong or aggressive, but it doesn't taste bad at all. Like pilsner-flavored seltzer water.

M: Seltzer water, but this is slightly less carbonated.

D: Extremely drinkable, great thirst quencher. I didn't notice any serious off flavors, and it goes down easy. Something to drink without thinking about it.

Photo of Pegasus
2.13/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very pale and clear golden color, with a large white head, this soon collapses to scattered islands of foam. The lacing is patchy and broken.

Aroma: Massive skunk aroma, the worst I have ever experienced. Beneath this there is a cooked grain aroma and some rather faint hops.

Taste: Very thin malt taste, quite close to mineral water; there is a faint metallic hop note at the finish, which lingers on, as if feebly struggling to make an impression.

Mouth feel: Quite watery with aggressive carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: This beer is ephemeral, insubstantial, ethereal, unfortunately, this is not in any sense favorable. It might as well be mineral water. I am surprised that Germany can produce a beer as bad as this. This beer might be refreshing on a hot summer day, but, if so, that is all I can say in its favor.

Presentation: Packaged in a green glass Euro-style longneck with a pop off crown. Served in a standard pint tap glass.

Photo of Zorro
1.91/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I am comparing this to regular Beck's as I review this to see how close they came to the regular full power stuff.

Poured in to a glass side by side the regular Beck's the appearance is almost exactly the same. Color and carbonation are exactly the same but the regular Beck's holds on to its head a little bit better.

Smell is quite grainy and similar to a Non-alcohol beer and is distinctly like biscuit. Compared to the Regular Beck's there is no comparison. The regular Beck's has a far superior aroma the big difference being the presence of actual hop aroma in the regular version.

The taste of the light Beck's is dry for a near Non-alcohol beer. Faint grain and yeast flavor and a bit tart at first from the carbonation nothing in here has a flavor strong enough to overwhelm it. The same tartness you get from the first taste of seltzer water. Comparing it to regular Beck's there is no comparison, a clear lack of malt and hops just jumps out at you.

Mouthfeel is sorely lacking. Regular Beck's is far better.

Drinkability is no real comparison. Beck’s light would be a good NON-ALCOHOLIC beer, but is a lousy light beer. Regular Beck's isn't my favorite but I can and do drink it when there is nothing better.

This Beck's Premier Light simply doesn't measure up, it IS better than a Michelob Ultra but it isn't very close to the real thing.

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Beck's Premier Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
55 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.