1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Beck's - Brauerei Beck & Co.

Not Rated.
Beck'sBeck's

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
63
poor

1,707 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,707
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 24%
Wants: 7
Gots: 142 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-18-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Beck's Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,707 | Reviews: 632 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dmk91
1/5  rDev -63.6%

dmk91, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Rugaroo
1/5  rDev -63.6%

Rugaroo, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of menacho1
1/5  rDev -63.6%

menacho1, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of pin
1/5  rDev -63.6%

pin, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of evbro
1/5  rDev -63.6%

evbro, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Tron
1/5  rDev -63.6%

Tron, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of WynnO
1/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

IMO this beer gets a big fat “F”. Years ago I would have given it a solid B.

In front of me is an opened bottle of Becks with its headless contents in a glass. Not more than a decade ago this was my favorite session beer. The clean, crisp taste of this little jewel with its signature back end "bitter" bite never failed me. I always enjoyed it, and it never gave me a hangover. In fact, in every case, I woke up the next day feeling as if I did not consume 4, sometimes 6 of these the prior night.

Turn the page. InBev, the largest manufacturer of artificial piss on the planet, swallows up Becks, moves its brewing out of its home country, and does God-only-knows-what to its recipe, and thus destroys another good German beer.

It is now a horrid lifeless P.O.S.

But alas, not to rest on its laurels, InBev, always in search of squeezing another .1% margin out of one of their "beers", has decided to destroy the Becks label as well. See here...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/blogs/thread-count/m-i-a-designs-bottles-for-becks-beer-20120514

Next, go here: www.becks.com.

Tell me please---how long does it take you to find one word about Becks beer on their website?! It took me 2 minutes before my clicks revealed a page with the word "beer" on it. Isn't that special?

It wasn't long ago when I wished death for InBev; but thinking it through, IMHO, we should wish InBev continued success with their current product lines. As long as they can stay busy remaking their reconstituted urine for the masses, e.g., *Bud Light Platinum*, hopefully they will keep their filthy hands off of our wonderful craft beers.

Ehh...you know what? That's silly. I do wish InBev a slow, long, and steady suicide after all.

WynnO, May 30, 2012
Photo of sweisel80
1/5  rDev -63.6%

sweisel80, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of bmcduff2
1/5  rDev -63.6%

bmcduff2, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of vma
1/5  rDev -63.6%

vma, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of ZekemusMaximus
1/5  rDev -63.6%

ZekemusMaximus, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of JohnBeerRun
1/5  rDev -63.6%

JohnBeerRun, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of rredshift
1/5  rDev -63.6%

rredshift, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of rorjets
1/5  rDev -63.6%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Brad007
1/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured out of a 24oz bottle. Aroma is kinda skunked and bland upfront. Taste is much of the same. Very odd aftertaste. Best before date is 2/08. Regardless, the taste is pretty dull and bland. If you took away any of the skunk, it would still be dull and bland. Almost not worth drinking.

Brad007, Aug 20, 2007
Photo of bsopko
1/5  rDev -63.6%

bsopko, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Slammerbar
1/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Just went for my trusty 12-pack of Becks at the store, went to the beach and cracked a bottle, lo and behold it tasted like piss.
read the funky (designer) label and discovered it was now brewed in the usa. I tried to take the beer back to the store put i had opened the 12-pack. I ended up pouring it out.

Damn you inbev

well you lost some long time becks customers My fam and i even went to the becks brewery in bremen on our way through germany.
it really sucks now STAY AWAY !!!

i doubt somebody at inbev will read this but...
at least i still got my Pilsner Urquell to fall back on.

RIP BECKS really sad...

Slammerbar, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Daveychu
1/5  rDev -63.6%

Daveychu, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of ahbaggins
1/5  rDev -63.6%

ahbaggins, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Viperman
1/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The Death of Beck's Dark

It took me a little to realize what had happened; the taste changed like I had gotten a funny batch. Also I started to get a headache, digestive problems and I thought what the hell is going on? After examining the label and realizing it had changed I looked up on my iPhone and to my horror I found that this was now an Anheuser product; brewed in St Louis...

Well that it explained my negative physical reaction. I was stunned. Anheuser Busch products make me physically ill and taste poor.
I was angry that Inbev had botched this and will effectively kill this beer. I will never purchase Beck's Dark again or any "Beck's" product.

So long Beck's...a moment of silence in remembrance please.

Viperman, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of NeverSettle
1/5  rDev -63.6%

NeverSettle, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of EUFTG
1/5  rDev -63.6%

EUFTG, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of SensorySupernova
1/5  rDev -63.6%

SensorySupernova, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of shigg85
1/5  rDev -63.6%

shigg85, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Antonius08
1/5  rDev -63.6%

Antonius08, Feb 24, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Beck's from Brauerei Beck & Co.
63 out of 100 based on 1,707 ratings.