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Beck's Premier Light - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
55
awful

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 2.19
pDev: 29.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

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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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

08-13-2013 19:20:48 | More by tkdchampxi
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Wasatch

Utah

1.53/5  rDev -30.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 21:33:43 | More by Wasatch
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DoubleJ

California

1.65/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I won't joke around much about how many times this bottle uses "64 calories" as some kind of selling point. I'm just going to drink this like its another beer, so on to it:

It's a bit impressive on the pour, pale golden straw colored beer, the head is big and frothy at first, it slowly drops and leaves a few tricles of lacing on the glass. The aroma is odd....smeels like brake fluid or some odd automobile part that needs work. Taste...like having sex in a canoe, and if I need to explain why, you haven't been hanging around beer that much. Not good. Sour grains, astringent, popsickle stick wood....overall the taste is very light on the palate, and last night I had several Bud Light's while playing beer pong. This is even lighter than that. My tongue doesn't want to take this anymore, and since I'm drinking this upstairs in my house, I'm going to dump this out of the window.

I always find light beer to be an adventure, although not necessarily for the better. I just wanted to see how this would taste given its calorie count.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 02:16:07 | More by DoubleJ
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Drew966

Florida

1.68/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beck's Premier Light pours a pale yellow with a white head from a green twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is skunky and not very pleasant. Very light flavor, kind of grainy, kind of skunky and altogether unpleasant. I didn't realize until now that this was a 2.3% beer. I can't really imagine who the intended market is for this, it tastes bad and it doesn't have enough alcohol in it to appeal to people just trying to get a buzz or appeal to those who want an na beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2007 02:14:04 | More by Drew966
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HugoGrim

Pennsylvania

1.68/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Looked as any other macro light looks.

Smelled as any other macro light smells, only a bit fainter.

I'm skeptical of any beer that advertises it's nutrition information on the front of the label, and this beer surely did nothing but reinforce that. If you're in the mood for a light beer Bud Light, Miller Light, Coors Light are all well ahead of this in terms of flavor. Watered down would be the understatement of the year.

As much as I dislike American macro lights I understand they have their place, and I do admit I drink them from time to time, but this is the most watered down beer I think I've ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2006 15:42:42 | More by HugoGrim
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

1.73/5  rDev -21%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 04:10:17 | More by scaliasux
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jwc215

Wisconsin

1.73/5  rDev -21%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Best by 07, 2008:

Pours clear with a straw tinge. A thin white head fizzles away.

The smell is of tonic water, wet cardboard - maybe a hint of grain?

The taste is of tonic water. Maybe there are some washed out hops, as it is not too sweet - but, it's not too anything! Is there any malt here? Finishes...it doesn't...it didn't begin, so can't "finish". Maybe a hint of lime?
Fizzy, watery. Only 64 calories and 3.9 carbs. Who cares! There are NA beers with more flavor..

A neighbor's friend gave me a bottle of this. One bottle was enough...

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2008 03:06:57 | More by jwc215
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matjack85

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

02-02-2013 15:23:38 | More by matjack85
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EF4

Oklahoma

1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

03-04-2014 16:29:23 | More by EF4
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rorjets

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-19-2014 16:37:30 | More by rorjets
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mcss

New York

1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

06-12-2012 03:48:18 | More by mcss
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz light green bottle. Best before date on back label.
It pours a pale pissy yellow with fizzy seltzery bubbles and no lacing.
A grainy husk smell is noticed at first, but then just the smell of mowed lawn remains.
There is no malt body to speak of. A taste of dried hay comes to mind.
There is an edgy metallic back-of-throat bitterness and then a clean finish. You see your empty glass and bottle and wonder to yourself; did I just drink a beer?

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2005 16:00:28 | More by BeerResearcher
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

1.75/5  rDev -20.1%

02-24-2014 15:37:02 | More by dpgoblejr
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zeff80

Missouri

1.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A - Poured out a very pale yellow color with a small, short-lived head.

S - It smelled of corn and grains. A slight skunky aroma, too.

T - Did not taste skunky, but it didn't taste like much of anything. There was corn and a little bitter bite that might have been caused by a hop or two.

M - It is very thin and very light. At 64 calories, it is very easy drinking.

D - Not much for flavor and incredibly light. Compares to Michelob Ultra except Beck's has more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2007 03:43:09 | More by zeff80
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Magpie14

Michigan

1.83/5  rDev -16.4%
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).

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 14:49:22 | More by Magpie14
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cjgator3

Florida

1.83/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2008 02:25:25 | More by cjgator3
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

1.85/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 20:01:31 | More by mrfrancis
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

1.88/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 02:23:33 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Overlord

California

1.88/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Lots of carbonation ... more like club soda than beer. Thin yellow mouthfeel, pale yellow color. For this much carbonation, not much of a head.

Taste is thin, some malts, no real hop flavor, no real fruit flavor ... no real flavor, period. A mild skunky/bitter aftertaste that surprisingly isn't as unpleasant as it sounds.

I can believe the calorie rating on this: it's one step above carbonated water.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 06:42:15 | More by Overlord
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Zorro

California

1.9/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2005 03:51:30 | More by Zorro
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BeerBob

Nebraska

1.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Beck's “Premier Light” pours a light pale amber from a light green 12oz glass bottle. Head went to over two fingers before going to a full ring of foam with islands of froth. No signs of lace were evident with this review. The bubbles of carbonation keep welling up from the bottom of my glass in an endless supply.

Nose is of cut grass and cooked vegies.

Palate is much, much too light even for a light beer... could even pass for an NA... Not! Loads of carbonation with little if any taste, barley malt or hops or anything else for that matter.

I do not under stand the point of justification for this product. When does beer stop being beer? When it’s Beck's “Premier Light” !!!

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2005 05:10:15 | More by BeerBob
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

1.93/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Being that my wife is on a "diet", we picked up a six pack of this for the 4th weekend. Looking at it through the bottle, it looked like water. Pouring it out, I was corrected: It looked like dirty water. The slightest bit of yellow color emerges from the very effervescent beer. The head is actually not bad, expecially since there is basically no body to this one.

No aroma to speak of. Taste was beer flavored water. Lots of carbonation. I could probably drink this instead of water all day during exercise due to its lack of pretty much anything beer.

At 64 calories, this stuff will probably fly off of the shelves. My wife, who is beginning to appreciate the better beers, said she probably wont finish the six pack. I have never been happier!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2006 15:26:28 | More by SaCkErZ9
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

1.95/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - nigh transparent, with a slight yellow twinge, with very scant carbonation

S - malty aromas, nearing an appley smell, overpowers any hops that might be in there

T - yup, carbonated malt water, malty sweetness is pretty, um, gross

M - mouthfeel is nice, like water

D - high due to its lack of beerdom

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2006 23:36:02 | More by sinstaineddemon
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RedChrome

Connecticut

1.98/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Purely clear with a faint yellow hue. White head of a half inch faded rather quickly. Only random carbonation bubbles to the surface. Almost no lacing.

Almost no aroma whatsoever. Has the same distinct scent I have come to associate with this brewery, but nowhere near the normal strength. Similar to champagne in fruitiness.

Taste was overly sweet, and had the taste of light champagne that was noted in the aroma. Has an overall taste strength you would expect in a beer with so few calories.

This had all the texture of a glass of water. A good bland beer to pair with spicy food to let the heat retain. I can't recommend this to anyone without having a crisis of conscious. Drink at your own risk.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2007 03:18:29 | More by RedChrome
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

2/5  rDev -8.7%

08-12-2013 12:08:28 | More by Cynic-ale
Beck's Premier Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
55 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.