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Beck's Light - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Beck's Light
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131 Ratings

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 2.22
pDev: 30.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Not to be confused with Beck's Premier Light.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-11-2002)
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Photo of JayS2629
1.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An unimpressive straw yellow beer with a fizzy head that fades fast and leaves little lace. It smells of skunk, urine, grass, and mineral water. Over carbonated, watery and skunky beer. Not something you want to put in your mouth. FAIL. The beer is very watered down, light struck, a touch of citrus, hay, grain, grass and mineral water. Not tasty at all.

JayS2629, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of taigor
1.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle into a mug.

A - Poured clear pale yellow color with almost no head and no lacing.

S - Slight hint of grains but other than that not much anything else.

T - Almost water with slight hint of grains.

M - Extremely low-bodied with average carbonation.

D - Very drinkable but I think water would be healthier and better.

taigor, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of VietPong
2.78/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty good for a lighter beer. It reminds me a lot of a lower quality heineken. I think it is a little too heavily carbonated, and seems a little like an alcoholic sprite. The carbonation definitely overrides any truly distinctive flavor in the beer

VietPong, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.08/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is a bit on the skunky side. Taste is crisp, a touch of malts and hops, slightly sweet. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall not bad as far as light beers go.

tone77, Feb 23, 2010
Photo of mralphabet
2.7/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz poured into pint glass.

A: Pale yellow, almost white.... about 1 fingers worth of head and holds on for a little while... not bad, little lighter than I like.

S: Wish it smelled better than it looks... Astringent grain in the aroma, a light hops.... Nothing special.

T: I'm getting a light malt flavor followed by an astringent grain flavor and a light touch of hops.... The finish is a little dry and there is little to no aftertaste. Neither great of bad... but better than more light beers I've had.

M: Light and waterlike... not much more to say.

D: Hey it is a light beer.... 64 calories... You could drink a s**t load of these and be OK...

Hey if you are looking for a light beer and I mean light (64 Calories) this one is not bad. Now MGD 64 is bad... This is 64 calorie good.

mralphabet, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of Amalak
1.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I had several of these, 12 oz. bottles, at a lame party, which was only offering this. Totally got a headache about an hour after I started drinking.
A- Very light yellowish color. Decent head and some lacing.
S- Slight sour scent.
T- It's really like a slightly flavored water. That's not to be, "Oh, it's a crappy light beer and I hate light beer" or anything. It's just like a skunked version of water.

Amalak, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of bayvillebeer
1.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I have found this website to be very useful i should have read some reviews about this beer before buying. First off i'm not a fan of Becks to begin with i really don't know why i bought this beer maybe to much time in the sun. I purchased a six pack only 5.99 not to bad poured into a pilsner glass zero head almost crystal clear apperance taste not much of a taste. The only thing i could say is it is better than coors light and miller light but that is not saying much.

bayvillebeer, May 25, 2009
Photo of oldirtycaffrey
2.98/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hmmm....Beck's Light. What good can be said about it? Well, it's only 64 calories and therefore not filling. And goes down just about as easy as water, so you can drink a ton all night. However, the pale yellow appearance with fizzy, thin white head is very underwhelming. The taste has just SLIGHTLY more character than a Coors Light. That probably best sums up this beer.

oldirtycaffrey, Feb 23, 2009
Photo of fingerlaker
1.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Yes, Germany can make a bad beer.

This isn't good, it's quite bad. The SINGLE BEST thing about this beer is the apperance, nothing more. It pours quite dark for such a light brew. The head left in thirty-five seconds but left little islands of lacing.

The smell is chemical-y sweet with skunk (Green bottles? Why?) with a hint of bitter hops at the tail end.

Taste? Miller Light with more bitter and a little sweeter. It's watery with a tad of skunk and just *that much* more hops than any standard light macrobrew. The sweetness isn't a nice carmel sweetness, but rather a chemicalish HF corn syrup sweetness.

I drank the beer in less than five minutes. I just wanted to get it over. I will never drink it again if given the chance.

fingerlaker, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of magictrokini
2.1/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Truly a Beck's Light. Has all the taste and aroma of the original, just watered down. Pours light yellow with a bubbly white head. Sweet, yet light, malt and saaz aroma. Bitter Beck's taste, with more water. According to my wife, and the commercial description, this is the lowest-calorie beer out there. I have to say it, this is really not that bad for a light beer.

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of ljbrisson
1.63/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hard pour into a pint glass reveals an apple juice-colored, completely headless, carbonationless liquid. Aroma is of light malt, apple. Mouthfeel is extremely light, watery, with a little bit of carbonation. Taste is watery, tinny, soggy white bread. Can't really tell because there isn't much taste. Leaves a metal aftertaste that is most unpleasant.

The first time I tasted this beer I recoiled. Probably one of the worst I have had, very bad for its style.

ljbrisson, Nov 06, 2008
Photo of clayrock81
1.65/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This was a waste of my time. Poured an almost clear pale gold with a decent head that receeded quickly and left little lace patches. Rather metallic and morning dew like smell (read: cheap beer smell). Watery and thin and like wet grass, there is very little to like about this beer. It is bland and doesn't even go down smooth because of some ripe hopness on the backend. Had one, will not have two.

clayrock81, Jun 24, 2008
Photo of theopholis
1.83/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance- Crystal clear, light yellow with a very white, fluffy head. No head retention or lacing.

Aroma- Not much smell. What there is is mostly sour mash with just enough hops to let you know it's beer.

Taste- Uh...what taste? Did I miss my mouth? If you took some Coors light, and cut it 50% with seltzer water, this is about what it would taste like. It really doesn't taste bad, it just doesn't have any taste.

Mouthfeel- Light mouthfeel (as it should), medium carboantion.

Drinkability- I wish I hadn't bought a whole sixer of this stuff. Oh well, I have lots of yard work to do.

theopholis, Jan 13, 2008
Photo of Overlord
1.6/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

If I want something this putrid and non-beer like, I'll get the sixty calorie Beck's.

Pours a pale yellow. Smells skunky, tastes skunky, with some malt. No real flavor, no mouthfeel ... not as over carbonated as some other light beers, but it just feels off.

I'll actually say it's less drinkable than the ultra.

Overlord, Nov 03, 2007
Photo of sudz42
2.78/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The reason the ABV is ? is because there is no alcohol in this beer. Think of it as an NA and you'll be happy you're saving calories. You can put away a couple of these and have no more of a buzz than drinking a couple NA's. Since you're drinking NA anyway, you might as well drink this since you get some beer taste with fewer calories, although Haake Beck NA is a better drink, has both more malt and hops than Becks Light. Funny, huh?

Scored some 6's for 3.99 and that's why I bought it. A good drink when you want the beer taste without the alcohol.

sudz42, Oct 27, 2007
Photo of BeerDreadz
1.78/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12onz green bottle with best before date in the back.

Appearance: Really pale yellow color with some soda like bubbles on top.

Smell: Cooked corn and grains.

Taste: Wattery ,very watery,almost no flavor ,this beer should be the meaning of ultramega light.Remember me sparkling flavored water

Drinkability: What?? There's other things better to drink.

Notes: The worse beer i have taste from this brewery and one of the bottom 5 of all my life.

BeerDreadz, Oct 02, 2007
Photo of Floydster
2.88/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle from a local liquor store

Poured into a pint glass with a golden color and a small head that tamed very quickly

Smell was pretty weak with some oat and barley, but that is about it

Taste was smooth, but not much to it

Could drink a lot of these because they are not filling at all and go down easy

Floydster, Sep 21, 2007
Photo of Clockwork420
3.63/5  rDev +63.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Understand this. People its 65 Calories a bottle. THE lowest of beers in the USA. Please take that into consideration.

Appearance is average, straw like yellow, pale almost sickly yellow.

Smell - Reminds me of regular becks. Not any difference besides the smell may be a bit stronger in the original.

Taste - Is a blander form of skunk. Its easy and chillaxed on the pallate.

Mouthfeel - Is clean and light. Airy almost. Easy on the throat.

Drinkability - Takes the cake son. Easy smooth.

Flat out. ITs an easy drinking, clean light lager beer.
64 calories. And its a nice alternative to a really skunked up lager.

Refreshing. And I do enjoy it.
Ill buy this again. :P

Clockwork420, May 03, 2007
Photo of jmz62565
1.8/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours clear extremely pale yellow with a large white foamy head and decent lacing. The smell is very weak,but you can pick out a small skunky aroma and little else. The taste is very thin and watery with just abit of malt and hops present. The m/f is weak and thin with almost no flavor. I know this is a light beer,but how about alittle flavor! If I wanted a water I'd have bought a Poland Springs.

jmz62565, Feb 11, 2007
Photo of BeerBelcher
1.13/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A lot of innocent American beer drinkers associate the flavor of the compound methyl butyl thiol with imported lagers (you know, green bottled beers like Beck's and Heineken). Unfortunately this flavor is skunkyness, and is caused by age, light, heat and abuse and this beer seems to have it engineered right in. This beer I belive has only 64 calories. And it appears to have all beer flavor cues removed from it - all that's left is the skunkyness.

Color is a barely-yellow sort-of beer color. Aroma is skunky and unappealing. Flavor is that same skunky methyl butyl thiol compoun. This is simply not good beer, light or otherwise.

BeerBelcher, Jan 06, 2007
Photo of argock
2.1/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served from green 12 oz bottle with typical Beck's foil label
Appearance: looks like an American macro
Smell: nothing special at all, smells like an American macro
Taste: tastes like an American macro -- take your pick
Mouthfeel: very fizzy and thin but not unbearable, not unlike an American macro
Drinkability: probably nice on a hot day, but what beer isn't? 64 calories per beer is its best quality because I could fall into the beer cooler at any grocery store and find a beer as good

argock, Jan 04, 2007
Photo of Backer2004
2.85/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Here's the best part of this beer . . . I think I lost weight frinking it. At 64 calores and very few carbs, it's a nice alternative to Slim Fast. Other than that, I'd rather drink a Miller Lite. Easy to finish but did not make you want to drink another.

Backer2004, Aug 19, 2006
Photo of MusicmanSD
3.73/5  rDev +68%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Had one of these to wash down some food. Was very surprised at the overall experience. The appearance was nothing to speak of. A tad bit lighter than Beck's with a little more Stella-like carbonation. The smell was surprisingly good and un-skunked. I give it to the European light beer makers; they keep the light versions of their beers un-skunked somehow. The taste? Along with Heineken light, one of the best light beers I've ever encountered. I'm amazed that its 65 calories too. That’s about four of these for one 16 oz bottle of Coca-Cola calorie wise, and that’s damn impressive! The mouthfeel is thin as expected, but hey, what do you want when you're buying this beer? Reminds like a lot like a Stella for how this beer drinks. Goes well with uncomplicated snacking food. Doesn't have that machined taste like regular Beck's has. I'll say it again, props on the calories! Makes Michelob Ultra it's bitch while it's the dominatrix.

MusicmanSD, Aug 09, 2006
Photo of boblog
1.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

This has to the my hardest beer review, because honestly there was no taste to this beer. Its very drinkable but then again so is water. The mouthfeel is watery. The smell is boring and barely there. The appearance is pale yellow/golden. Honestly this is one of the most boring beers I have ever had.

boblog, Jul 20, 2006
Photo of jwc215
1.6/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Best before 8/06.
A friend of a friend brought this...figured I would give it a shot...
Poured a pale straw yellow with a few bubbles that quickly died out.
Smelled of skunk and sulfur. Some vague hints of something decent quickly die out.
The taste was of water mixed of really bad chemicals.
It was watery, chemical-like and had a cheap skunk taste.
The water somewhat saves it, but this is perhaps the worst beer I've ever had. I understand it is light. But this is just not good at all.

jwc215, Jul 14, 2006
Beck's Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
56 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.