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Beck's - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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1,564 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,564
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 24.09%
Wants: 5
Gots: 94 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website

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)
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

11-18-2011 06:26:27 | More by codynevels
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

11-17-2011 20:06:46 | More by ROGUE16
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +9.5%

11-17-2011 18:15:42 | More by hncowden50
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev +9.5%

11-16-2011 04:19:44 | More by jrutigs
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2/5  rDev -27%

11-16-2011 02:09:19 | More by bpfrush
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

11-16-2011 01:48:10 | More by Annesemj
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

11-16-2011 01:35:23 | More by Lawnboy33
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New Jersey

2.15/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hard to believe that I've never reviewed this on here before. After all the years and beers that I've had, I finally got around to this and sure enough, this was pretty much what I expected. This wasn't a European Light Lager but in terms of smell and taste, it may as well be!

This had a typical pour to it for a German Pilsener with a light hue and a head that quickly faded. Not much of a flavor or nose to this and it almost seemed like it had filler to it, since the body was pretty weak and watery. Faint grass was present here with a slightly floral undertone but this just didn't measure up to any other beers of this type that I had. The back tasted sour but not in an appealing way; probably because the body just isn't there.

Calling this a session beer would be an understatement since alcohol shouldn't be the only measurement of how many can be downed in a sitting. Maybe this tastes better overseas but here in America, I'd probably never have this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 00:59:55 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

11-16-2011 00:21:03 | More by Jwren5
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South Africa

3/5  rDev +9.5%

11-15-2011 09:30:22 | More by Thehuntmaster

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -27%

11-14-2011 17:54:26 | More by TEAMHOLT
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

11-14-2011 10:19:48 | More by allstar255
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2.68/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a golden straw color with a thin white head that quickly disappears.

S: Very faint smell, grain and adjunct, very thin layers of hop floral

T: Taste is bitter and not unlike most of European lagers.

M: Mouthfeel is light in body with a crisp finish.

O: Overall an OK European lager.

Serving type: can

11-13-2011 20:21:05 | More by nukem5
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New Jersey

2.05/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pale brassy-orange coloring has a brilliant clarity with a strong show of effervesce. Creamy chalk white head about a finger high displays a fair rate of retention. Moderate skim coating on the fall. Again by style its shows some resilience on the head, a strong carbonation, and lacing of average expectations.

S: Strong skunky aromas are emitted upon first uncapping. Thankfully it does not carry over into the glass. Dry buttered grains and light toast. As a german made pilsner, brewed in german have to say this was as unimpressive as it comes, lacks the fresh grainy pilsner grains scent as well a noble hopping or any hopping for that matter. More in line with an American macro.

T: The flavor is sweet and buttery grains. A bit of catty hops, light in flavor. Again lacks the fine german pilsner malt base and noble hopping I would come to expect. A bit of tomato plant greenery on the close.

M: Slippery butter texture, quiet carbonation on the tongue. Lacks a good crisp bite.

O: Overall drinks more like a light macro lager rather a fine german pilsner. Gets graded harder due to the fact that a german brewery turned its fine style into a tasteless American macro lawnmower beer that vaguely resembles what it should be.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 23:26:03 | More by beerthulhu
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2.48/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

1 pint can poured into a into a pint glass. How fitting! (Wow, starting with heady puns already!) Bottom of can stamped Best Before 03 2012.

Appearance - Pours white, rocky two finger head with decent to low stick and decent to low retention. Clear pale yellow-gold body.

Smell - Soft corny malt. Honey. Very smooth and appetizing. No off notes.

Taste - Acidic. Corn. Metallic bitter aftertaste. I feel really let down after the great smell...

Mouthfeel - Watery. Has light effervescence. Not much in the way of a body. Faint astringency in the finish and aftertaste.

Overall Drinkability - Wish I could be nice and just grade this beer on smell alone. So smooth and enticing. But no, it all goes downhill sharply after that. I really wanted to like this beer too. The acidity, metallic and astringent finish and aftertaste really ruins this brew.

Serving type: can

11-09-2011 09:37:12 | More by ZenAgnostic
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 10/20/11, no freshness, shot glass (flight)
Pour-Pale light yellow, tiny bit of effervescence.

Nose-Huge skunky grains, not much else.

Palate-Light sweet, hint of bitter. Strong skunky flavor, crisp grains, refreshing.

Body-Light on the palate, nice effervescence on the tongue, smooth and lightly creamy. Pairs with sausage. I like this stuff even though it’s just easy drinking beer, though not really a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 01:53:00 | More by seesnow3
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2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Becks is what I consider the proto-typical German Pilsners that all other should be compared to. Why you ask...probably becasue it was the first german beer I ever hand som many years ago. Anyhow....the beer pours golden clear with decent head and corbonation to start, both which fade rapidly. The smell is grain/barley and pilsner hops. The taste is sharp, pilsner hops strike first, then a slight balance of malt, the aftertaste is bitter. The beer has good body, but not too heavy. Overall it is a good average beer.

Serving type: can

10-29-2011 14:01:48 | More by WoodBrew
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1.88/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewing on my 4th can.

Appearance - A sort of pee-yellow, Looks like apple juice. A light foam that laces pretty nicely.

Smell - Smells like a light pilsner. Very faint lemon.

Taste - Not one of the best pilsners out there. Flat and boring in taste. Light lemon and funk.

Mouthfeel and Overall - Light-bodied in taste. A bit of cleaning supply feel.

Serving type: can

10-26-2011 21:44:08 | More by Jesse13713
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2.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

picked up a six pack of this at the locat tesco during my trip abroad in london. 330ml bottle

a-pours pretty pale and has a pretty mediocre head

s-smells very grainy. not much depth to the smell at all

t- in my opinion a nice change of pace from bud or pbr but nothing special

m- hits one tone and not a great tone at that

o-this beer is a nice change of pace from light beers in the US (then again there are no light beers here) I like to pick these up if i'm going to be drinking a few but it is certainly not something to go out of your way for

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 18:50:55 | More by tenaciousp65
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 0,33l bottle. This one is made in Apatinska brewery,but the taste is similar as other beck's i tried in few other country's.

A- Almost nothing,pale golden color,white foam lasting few seconds,very few bubbles.

S-On a first there is some usual lager smells,malt,cereals.. But it vanished fast.

T/M- Metallic taste with small carbonation,cheap skunky,not good.

O-I used to loved this beer,but now,wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 17:56:02 | More by djura
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1.88/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

my first foray into the Beck's world might not have me coming back

A - light straw color, fizzy head dies out only a few seconds slower than a Pepsi

S - doughy yeast and malt, but muted and almost rotten with DMS smell

T - this is just bad honestly. sharp bready byproduct flavors of the yeast give it kind of a boost, but the malt itself is almost water. and seriously, a slight skunkiness....in a can? do they mishandle the beer before they can it? do they grow the hops in a tanning bed? is it just the veggies flavor gone awry?

M - pretty much below average, no body or depth, not even much carbonation to lift it a little. feh

O - I'm not sure how this one does so well. I can see people drinking most other generic macro lagers because they don't really have much taste. the taste of this is just offensive. I guess I'll try it once more from a bottle or tap if I can find it just to be sure, but man, this one is pretty much for the birds as far as I'm concerned

Serving type: can

10-05-2011 20:37:43 | More by obrendano
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2.13/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Got 2 bottles of this for free at work. Best before 6/2012.

Pours pale yellow, white head retains a bit poorly, some decent lacing left.

Pretty much a skunky lager scent, not too horrible though. Old cereal, sweetness.

Taste is mostly the same, a bit more to it, but not necessarily a good thing here. There's a general blech skunkiness that's pretty off-putting. Lots of grains and some stale Euro hops. Herbal-ness here and there. Mouthfeel is decent, carbonation is a bit stinging but but not as overpowering as many similar beers.

Meh, didn't even bother finishing this bottle. Borderline offensive, there's better much better pilsners out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 00:37:44 | More by Chico1985
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3.45/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light gold in color, with a euro smell. Taste is good, the impressive event with this beer is the mouthfeel. Nice clean finish, one of the best we have tasted. Over all we think this is one worth having. We still think the home team does it better. Good with nuts and cheese.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 00:00:38 | More by barleyroad
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2.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This came in a 24 ounce green bottle. Back label states that the beer is best used before 04.2012. I am drinking this on Sept 13, 2011. I can read my computer screen through the mug. The color is a very light yellow. I see moderate carbonation that dissipates after a few minutes. The head was larger then a fingers width but dissipated after a minute to almost nothing. The lacing is minimal and does not stay long. I smell a skunky-metal staleness. The mouth feel is watery with a slight oiliness. There is a carbonated bubbly feel against the top of my mouth. The taste reminds me of Pilsner Urquelle I had two days ago without nearly the same level of sourness (The Urquelles were the first Pilsners I've tried so maybe they were light damaged or maybe that's how a Pilsner is supposed to taste). There is a sweetness with Becks that is less evident then the mild sourness in the after taste. I prefer this to the Urquelle I had.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 00:41:56 | More by BeerBuggy
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4.33/5  rDev +58%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beck’s has a thick, white head and a clear, yellow-straw appearance, with lots of bubbles streaming up and lots of lacing left behind. The aroma is of roasted barley, clean water, and bitter hops. Taste is likewise of mild barley, water, and at the middle to the end, bitter, pleasing hops. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Beck’s finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and dry. If there is a negative to associate with this beer, I don’t know what it is. I love it, and I strongly suggest giving it a try.


Serving type: can

09-03-2011 23:05:48 | More by RonaldTheriot
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