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Beck's - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
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1,835 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,835
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24%
Wants: 15
Gots: 235 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-18-2002

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Ratings: 1,835 | Reviews: 668
Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not much to say about this that is enticing.

Photo of RyanKM
4.06/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a good beer.

Photo of sporklift87
2.29/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Poured into pint glass from bottle. Aggressive pour shows two fingers eggshell froth, with fair retention and some spotty lacing. Clear and light straw in color. Light, yet very metallic aromas. Very little complexity. Tastes somewhat skunky, not really picking up much in terms of noble hops. Quite base. Mouthfeel is watery, with light carbonation and a metallic finish, much like sucking on a penny. I was quite disappointed with this beer. I thought it was from Germany--nope, St. Louis. This does not taste much at all like a standard pilsner. I'm willing to bet the version made in Germany tastes quite different, and I wish I could differentiate it on BA from the American brewery. The only one listed (that I can find) is German, and this is definitely not. So are reviewers in Germany rating a completely different beer? If anyone knows, please message me--I'm confused. Bought on sale for less than $1/bottle. Even for same price, will not buy again.

Photo of rmahar
3.77/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is better than all the Budweisers, millers, foster of the world.

I used stay in Los angeles sometime back, my staple used to be Gordon Biersch blonde bock, used be a very nice beer with excellent body, color and taste, slightly stronger, but then bock' are meant to be that way. Becks was my other favorite different beer styles but fantastic in it's own right. I haven't tasted a better lager than becks, but then i haven't been to Germany.

Photo of jdseltzer
4.32/5  rDev +57.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The beer has a bit of a sulfur smell, and is bitter, but I like it, and its distinct flavor. Again, I think in a blind taste test it would do better.

Photo of priwen
3.84/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, pale straw appearance with a thin white head. Shows good carbonation. Light aroma of bready malts and some grassy hops. Slight hint of skunkiness that disappeared quickly. Taste is of mild malts and hops with a nice lemon quality. Nice bit of bitterness on the finish. Good, mild-medium body. Finishes rather dry. Crisp and refreshing. Overall, a quality beer. It's approachable and more interesting than many other more mainstream beers.

12 oz bottle
Bottle Code: 15024 (I'm assuming this is a bottled on date - January 24, 2015)
Served in a Pilsner glass
Product of USA

Photo of Dithyramben
3.47/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A German style lager, quite weak in taste, and very cheap. However, it still beats most local beers here in Finland by its competetive price and taste. An all-around "drinking" beer.

Photo of ClarenceClawmons
2.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very inoffensive, nearly tasteless, not too carbonated beer. It's a decent cheap option if on sale and in my opinion better than a Bud Light or Miller but not good enough to justify buying it if it's significantly more than those options. This is a real "drinking" beer.

Photo of 12teen60ten
2.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For me it is one step up from fosters, heiniken, miller and bud. Nothing special but better than some of the other global brands. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy Beck's again but in a tight spot or given to me I would happily drink and enjoy it. It's just an ok, decent pilsner i guess.

Photo of fishstick_pete
1.62/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Kinda tastes like pee pee

Photo of Mike707
3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yeah it's basically "cheaper beer" supposedly brewed in accordance with German Purity Law. In St. Louis MO! Ha haa. But at my local store, when my BAC is definitely over .08 I ride my damn bike for 5.99 a 6. I won't frown when I drink it!
It's a little more skunky than Fosters but in the same category also with Heineken.
Most often when I want a beer, I'd rather have a "Refreshing" beer than an over hopped, overly ambitious "Craft", "Micro" or some other beer that at least in Northern California passes as the standard. "Torpedo" from Sierra Nevada is a perfect example. Sure it's high gravity, who cares? It's Sour as F*&$ and not worth the $.
Sierra Nevada Crystal Wheat however is a good refreshing CA brew but not strong enough for the Winter! I want to support CA Breweries but I have not found a Domestic that I can say I love.
Does anyone have a suggestion for a CA or at least US brewed Bock or Doppel Bock? In the meantime I'll hit Bev Mo and get an import Bock...
Why don't U.S. and California "Micro" Breweries brew and bottle a Bock or Doppelbock or at least a "Malt Forward" Lager??? For those of us who are more into Malt than Hops! I'm stupefied at the Average Californian's taste for Beer!
Sláinte

Photo of Oldmankeebler
2/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Watery with no real flavor.

Photo of Jensen83
4.42/5  rDev +60.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing and one of my favorite German Pilsner. Great clear color and best if it's ice cold. Smooth and clean ingredients won't give you any headaches even after you finish 6 bottles by yourself. ;)

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.65/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bright pale straw color. Weak 1 finger head, quickly dead.

Highly skunky smell with some corn. Faint bitter malt flavors, slightly citrus.

Light slick body with prickly carbonation. Faint and short bitter finish ending with a smoky skunky dry feel.

Overall : Too bland, almost no flavors. A little stale, missing some freshness.

Photo of theskjoung
1.63/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

no flavor. personally i don't want to have this beer again

Photo of drinkdrink
1.91/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Way too carbonated with very little flavor. Not hoppy at all. It feels like drinking sparkling water. Struggled to finish a bottle.

Photo of mickeyswasp97
3.73/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Green, the color of sickness, the color of sallow malevolence. This beer almost always comes in green bottles, which usually is indicative of skunky goodness. My best intentions led me to purchase this brew in cans, which led me down a path of darkness and pain. This is my own fault, and I abhor creation and the almighty himself for the suffering invoked after a night of consuming this blasphemous nectar. I awoke with a head pierced by a dagger of molten ore and pounding fury. My mouth was an arid, dessicated abyss where only demons and harlots dare tread. All of this, in the name of Teutonic superiority. Would I recommend this beer? If you wish to gaze into the the eyes of Satan, then wholeheartedly.

Photo of LakerLeith
2.21/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not a completely terrible beer, I just prefer more flavor in my beer

Photo of Beer_Drinking_Jim
2.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It's not bad, I'd only buy a twelve pack of it if it's on sale though.

Photo of CJNAPS
2.07/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Not a bad beer, when I started to enjoy more flavor to my beer, That's when I left stuff like this alone.

Photo of Beerparrot
2.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It was late at night and it we were outside looking for the full moon. Found the bag of canned Beck's and we were thirsty from running the last 2 miles of trail. The air was cold, the beer was cold and we were thirsty. Aww Beck's, the right beer at the right time.

Photo of fps_dean
3.06/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nothing special, but a solid German Pilsener. Plenty of malts and grains with a touch of hops, moderate bodied and goes down fairly smoothly. A good beer with meals, I find it goes very good with pasta and other Italian foods.

Don't drink it much anymore, but before the craft beers took off, this was one of my goto beers.

Photo of LiliGrigorova
2.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

It can be too fizzy

Photo of archyquaffer
3.08/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Like many others, I'm reviewing this for old times' sake and because it was marked down....I go with an aggressive pour from a 22 ounce green bomber produces about a 3/4 inch head that settles quickly but does stick pretty well. It's a medium straw color with carbonation just a little on the high side. It has a sparkle to it and looks kinda pretty.

Skunky and floral aromas and flavors. I suppose there are noble hops present but the skunk overrides them to a large degree. It's really tough to detect any malt flavor. Thin mouth feel but fairly thirst quenching.

Granted that this isn't craft beer, it's not swill either. I remember me and a friend getting this or St. Pauli on payday back in the stone age (1980s). We thought we were pretty darn worldly and sophisticated! I sometimes still like beers such as Becks or Heinies for the lawnmowing or fence painting. I had not tried a Becks in awhile. I might have to go for a St. Pauli next.

Photo of WckdVbz
1.19/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I used to love this stuff.

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Beck's from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 1,835 ratings.