Beck's Premier Light - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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3.08/5 rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2012 23:51:56 | More by GMB
2.1/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
No real head to speak of on a straw clear body. Aroma is very mild and is your typical light pale hopless malt nose. Flavor is watery with pale malts and slight bitterness showing up in the finish. Super light body and high carbonation and as refreshing as water. Overall low expectations for which I wasn't surprised or disappointed in the outcome.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2012 02:33:35 | More by kylehay2004
Beck's Premier Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
55 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.