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Beck's Premier Light - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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164 Ratings

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 2.18
pDev: 28.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yeagerbm on 03-30-2005)
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5/5  rDev +129.4%

01-29-2012 18:37:54 | More by BeerIsGood88
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4.25/5  rDev +95%

07-06-2012 03:23:00 | More by Dapperticus
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +83.5%

08-07-2013 20:10:29 | More by BeerMick
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3.85/5  rDev +76.6%

I am grading this beer on a scale, in that, if it said IPA on the side, and tasted like it did, I would give it an "F," but it doesn't, so I am grading based on expectations.

A - Who cares what a beer looks like? - 3
S - I didn't pass out when I smelled it - 3
T -Although not a Becks fan,I think that this stuff tastes good - 4
M - I don't know what this bollocks means - 3
D - Very drinkable, just not a ton of flavor - 5

All you beer snobs, get your heads out of your asses, and rate beers based on expectations. This would be a great beer for a designated driver (2.3 ABV) at a game. The only light beer that I have ever had that was better is Boston Lightship, and that is gone.

I am drinking a Smuttynose IPA as I type this, so can't we all just get along?

12-21-2008 01:19:05 | More by 4theluvofbrew
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +60.6%

05-02-2012 23:36:28 | More by snowsurfer422
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3.43/5  rDev +57.3%

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!]

05-01-2005 02:31:48 | More by tugdriver7
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3.35/5  rDev +53.7%

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.

05-12-2005 08:59:19 | More by twi1609372
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3.25/5  rDev +49.1%

06-21-2014 12:56:33 | More by Boca-X
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3.25/5  rDev +49.1%

My favorite light beer.

Pours a clear yellow color with little head retention. Smell is of honey mixing with a hint of sweet malt. The taste is mellow and crisp. Sweet with a slight dry flavor profile in the end. Very clean flavor and refreshing. A great beer when you only want to chill and have one.

10-11-2007 00:44:08 | More by HochFliegen
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3.2/5  rDev +46.8%

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.

08-16-2010 03:07:32 | More by Nerudamann
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3.08/5  rDev +41.3%

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.

09-22-2012 23:51:56 | More by GMB
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3/5  rDev +37.6%

02-23-2014 20:37:38 | More by DOCRW
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3/5  rDev +37.6%

08-13-2013 21:11:40 | More by mlhyatt
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New York

3/5  rDev +37.6%

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.

07-14-2007 03:46:06 | More by plaid75
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3/5  rDev +37.6%

03-04-2014 13:17:10 | More by Storning
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3/5  rDev +37.6%

05-17-2013 02:47:48 | More by yuenglingade
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev +37.6%

04-22-2014 10:39:42 | More by njbusa
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3/5  rDev +37.6%

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

12-27-2013 01:23:47 | More by a0lbudman
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3/5  rDev +37.6%

11-26-2012 23:56:23 | More by mwar
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +37.6%

04-13-2012 12:40:07 | More by aceparadis
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3/5  rDev +37.6%

12-05-2011 13:42:02 | More by bluesplit63
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2.85/5  rDev +30.7%

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.

01-31-2009 00:34:26 | More by MurphyMacManus
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2.78/5  rDev +27.5%

a-clear golden color, no foam no residue on the glass, borning

s-becks smell, I do like the small compared to a miller light, or a bud light

t- more flavor than a miller or bud, if had to watch my weight, this would be a beer I would drink

m-very smooth

d-could drink alot but with such a ABV of 2.3 it would not get me fair.

02-01-2008 01:39:39 | More by getch
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2.75/5  rDev +26.1%

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.

10-29-2011 14:07:31 | More by WoodBrew
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2.73/5  rDev +25.2%

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.

03-11-2006 17:08:55 | More by DESTRO
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Beck's Premier Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
55 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.