Beck's Premier Light - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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1.85/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
10-04-2011 20:01:31 | More by mrfrancis
2.33/5 rDev +6.9%
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.
01-28-2011 22:11:02 | More by puboflyons
2.63/5 rDev +20.6%
Popping this one for a review, as I got a sixer. Now, Im reviewing as a LIGHT beer, as advertised.
Pour is a very clean, but very light straw with a decent white head that dies quickly. Aroma is the typical euro skunk and veggies and it has a faily pronounced kick of those.
The taste of the euro style pilsner is actually pretty good, the big drawback is with the low alcohol comes the watered down body fairly lifeless.
If you HAVE to drink low calorie, here ya go otherwise, get the real deal.
01-19-2008 20:24:35 | More by Vancer
2.4/5 rDev +10.1%
very very light shade of yellow beer, almost like ginger ale in colour, massive bubby head, looks artificial. Aroma is somewhat akin to regular bottled Becks, light saazy hops. Taste is like water with maybe somehops in it.perhaps 1 hop cone per 20 gallons, light and seltzer like. Thin and watery on the palate Overall I would say tis would quench ones thirst, and in all reality with only 64 calories the lightest of light beer., it is better than its American competitors like Green Light and Mich.Ultra
10-26-2005 17:31:51 | More by Reidrover
2.58/5 rDev +18.3%
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?
12-26-2009 18:41:52 | More by Hojaminbag
1.88/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
11-03-2007 06:42:15 | More by Overlord
2.13/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
05-20-2005 03:27:21 | More by Pegasus
1.35/5 rDev -38.1%
Becks reminds me of cool German cars, so I thought the beer might be decent. You guessed it, wrong again. A poor pale color with a sad head. The nose is mellow as well as the taste. Real grainy and not much else. Average body but too much carbonation. Not very good.
Wow, did someone really make a 2.5% beer on purpose? Wow...
05-15-2008 04:05:22 | More by rye726
2.61/5 rDev +19.7%
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.
03-07-2014 00:42:28 | More by RonaldTheriot
1.48/5 rDev -32.1%
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.
02-20-2007 02:16:19 | More by bashiba
2.5/5 rDev +14.7%
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.
10-18-2009 07:08:39 | More by HalfFull
1.68/5 rDev -22.9%
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.
01-26-2007 02:14:04 | More by Drew966
2.33/5 rDev +6.9%
The last of the low carb beers brought over during the family gathering. Looks watery with the slightest yellow hue. Decent head in comparison to the others. Smells of well water and a bit of grassiness, I'm straining for that though. Taste is also watery with a slight floral aspect and a stronger artificial sweetener flavor. Mostly though its well water. This might have been better than the other low carb beers I tried but its still horrible. I don't know why people get this, I will never have a low carb beer again, even if its free. My low carb experiment ended with the conclusion that low carb and beer were never meant to be in the same sentence. Duh.
05-17-2006 14:50:39 | More by granger10
1.93/5 rDev -11.5%
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!
07-06-2006 15:26:28 | More by SaCkErZ9
Beck's Premier Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
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