Beck's - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
2.63/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Presentation: 12 oz green bottle with a “Best Before End” freshness date on the back label. Brewed in accordance to the German Purity Law “Reinheitsgebot” so the assumption is that this is an all malt beer.
Appearance: Pale yellow with a slim white head, very light in colour for an all malt beer and the head retention lacks.
Smell: Thin graininess with a faded hop aroma that has ghost like skunk and musty aromas.
Taste: Rolling smoothness with a refreshing crispness show that they have the mouth feel down, solid medium carbonation with a moderate body shows signs of thinness. Odd hop twang which seems one of the hallmark characteristics for this beer and beers similar in stature, faded and with a stale bitterness. Malt is quite thin with lots of grain and husk on the palate to go around, touch of sweetness though the grain is dominant. Hop twang is enhanced when the beer dries up in the finish.
Notes: This beer is right up there with Heineken and other Euro lagers that have been chewed up and spit out by the stressed brewing processes (pasteurization). It is what it is, there are better ones to choose from.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2002 19:24:06 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.19/5 rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Sampling right now on 7/22/14 and it has been a long since I had a regular "Beck's", probably since Orlando but that was 4 years ago easy. Originally from Germany but now brewed in the USA by the Bud folks in St. Louis, Missouri. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a vintage 11.2 ounce (330ml) 'Beck's handled-glass stein.
Pours a straw-yellow in color with a thin white head that settles down to just along the sides of the glass. No lacing is really seen, just a bit when sipped. The aroma is not much of really, just some grains. Not 'skunky' though like so many that come in a green bottle for some reason. The taste is pretty much the same just of some grain and hops. Not bitter but just plain for the most part. Overall, it is OK but nothing special but is smooth and refreshing. Bit watered-down though.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 22:04:01 | More by BeerWithMike
Beck's from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 1,563 ratings.