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Beck's Premier Light - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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79 Reviews
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Reviews: 79
Hads: 181
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 25.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  2.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: yeagerbm on 03-30-2005

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Photo of rye726
1.38/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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... (327 characters)

Photo of socon67
2.33/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (290 characters)

Photo of bashiba
1.5/5  rDev -32.1%
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. (589 characters)

Photo of HalfFull
2.48/5  rDev +12.2%
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. (915 characters)

Photo of Drew966
1.68/5  rDev -24%
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. (467 characters)

Photo of granger10
2.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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. (662 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
1.9/5  rDev -14%
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! (757 characters)

Photo of Hibernator
2.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Beck's Premier Light
12 oz green bottle
Best before 07.2006
Served in a 16 oz pilsner glass

Pours a very light and transparent yellow color. Some mini carbonation bubbles shoot to the top of the glass. No head and no lace...I'm concerned.

Very faint nose with some German hops in the distant background.

Taste reminds of carbonated Polar Spring bottled water with a touch of grains. Slight hop snap on the finish. Super clean tasting and thirst quenching more than anything.

This beer is rated on the low side and it may be misleading. It's not a poorly crafted beer by any means (there are much worse), it lacks flavor & complexity. (651 characters)

Photo of sinstaineddemon
1.98/5  rDev -10.4%
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 (315 characters)

Photo of mikeg67
1.08/5  rDev -51.1%
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. (265 characters)

Photo of BeerResearcher
1.77/5  rDev -19.9%
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? (453 characters)

Photo of Lemke10
2.15/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (450 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
2.03/5  rDev -8.1%
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... (438 characters)

Photo of klewis
2.41/5  rDev +9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear light straw color with a massive rush of bubbles and a brief head. Carbonation streams steadily throughout the course of the drink. No lacing.

S: Strong skunky aroma. Not pleasant.

T: Fortunately the skunk is gone in the taste. Surpirisingly malty with a taste of honey. The taste isn't very good, but I'll take it over most other light beers.

M: Light and watery with moderate-high carbonation. Finishes clean and dry.

D: By no means a good beer, but it tastes significantly better than any other light beer I've tried. At 2.3%, it's going to take a lot of these if you're planning on feeling any alcoholic effects (totally defeating the purpose of drnking a light beer), but if you're watching your weight and are having one or two social drinks, this may be your best choice. (807 characters)

Photo of Nerudamann
3.22/5  rDev +45.7%
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. (640 characters)

Photo of jasonpeckins32
1.35/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

64 Calories? Might be the lowest ever? I could care less.
Pours a yellow/faded gold color and looks a little on the bubbly side. The nose has a skunky edge to it. The flavor is gross. This absolutely tastes like a "diet" beer. Reminds me of sparkling water. This really does not taste like beer at all. The mouthfeel is ridiculous. So thin and watery, it almost disappears before you swallow the drink. I'm really struggling to find any good remarks about this beer. (467 characters)

Photo of billybob
2.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

pours very light straw color half inch head faded as quickly as the beer was poured with no lace. smells like a wet dish rag. taste dry, grainy, corn husk, slight hop note. mouthfeel was light carbonation tight, crisp. not worth the money. pass by this one. (257 characters)

Photo of Magpie14
1.8/5  rDev -18.6%
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). (408 characters)

Photo of a0lbudman
3/5  rDev +35.7%
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 (279 characters)

Photo of danielharper
2.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Purchased from Great Spirits, Huntsville, AL.

(Beer consumed on 3/17/06. Verbatim notes follow.)

A: Very clear yellow with constant carbonation and a very thin head.

S: Grassy, slightly hoppy. Thankfully, no skunk.

T: Very "off" pilsener taste. Grass, sure, but also awful sugar and "lite" taste. Aftertaste like acetone. Awful.

M: Mouthfeel thin, to-style.

D: Very low drinkability, not my style. Drain-pour. (427 characters)

Photo of PBRstreetgang
2.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours the palest light straw color, with pristine clarity. Two and a half finger head of fizz shows zero lacing and no retention. Extremely faint hallertau or saaz hop skunk aroma, with a weak pale malt and wheat scent; but no aroma to speak of. Extra light pale malt and wheat taste; kinda sweet- with a gentle wave of euro-hop bitterness that overcompensates for the lack of malt flavor. Hint of light-struck hops in the aftertaste. Medium carbonation and very watery body gives it a super-light and crisp mouthfeel similiar to tonic water. The finish is clean other than a trace of euro-skunk; so a good drinkability but very boring. This is way to light even for the style and the hop character is grossly unbalanced. (721 characters)

Photo of tugdriver7
3.4/5  rDev +53.8%
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!] (630 characters)

Photo of Pauly2X
2.57/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Damn near clear with a very light yellow green tinge (0.25 SRM maybe) quarter finger head faded very fast.

S- Grainy malt with just a light hint of noble hops.

T- Aperently the purity law doesn't give any mininum amounts of the 4 ingredients. The one good thing I can say is there's nothing offensive here. This is the remains of what might of been a decent german pils that got watered down, horribly.

M- Very, very light, carbonation isn't as bad as I thought.

D- Well water is drinkable isn't it.

This bad, but not in the "this tastes like piss" sense. There's just nothing here, that includes off-tastes and regular taste. I would pick it over BMC light beers however, as it seems as though Hops were at least within 20 feet of the kettle. (752 characters)

Photo of RedChrome
1.98/5  rDev -10.4%
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. (711 characters)

Photo of scaliasux
1.7/5  rDev -23.1%
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. (552 characters)

Beck's Premier Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
57 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.