Beck's Non-Alcoholic | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co.
Germany
becksbeer.com

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Beck's Alkoholfrei

Added by Andreji on 06-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
48
Avg:
2.39
pDev:
35.15%
 
 
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of fthegiants
1/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BurgessMines
3.36/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've read some reviews comparing this to an alcoholic beer..which makes no sense to me. These non-alcoholic beers are in an entirely different bracket. They just don't taste like real beer. That said, I'll review it against other non-alcoholic beers.
I find it not too bad. I've actually got to the point where I look forward to having one. Some other are quite dreadful, but I find this one less so. It does taste like a beer..once you've forgotten what a real beer tastes like.
And it's not a low-alcohol beer according to the label. It's a zero alcohol beer. (0.0%)

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Photo of davisrs
4.09/5  rDev +71.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Comparing only NA beers, BUD Light and Miller Lite, not my favorite Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
The color was a light straw yellow.
This was the one N/A beer that poured with a 3 finger head.
It gave off a nice balanced beer aroma from the head.
Wow! The taste was that of REAL beer with a very balanced barley malt and decent hops flavor.
The overall taste and body was better than any US or other import light or NA beer, PERIOD!!

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Photo of WickedBeer
2.8/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tykechandler
1.75/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +109.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For an N/A beer this gets a 5 because the taste is there. Tastes just like normal Beck's, tastes like alcohol is there but they claim it's only .5. I suggest drinking straight from the bottle, tastes the best just like that.

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Photo of woodychandler
1.92/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

There was a point, a few years back, when I was on a style kick, drinking widely of one style until I either exhausted the available commercial stock or my palate became exhausted. N.A. or Low-Alcohol Beers were one such instance & I was recently surprised to realize that I have not previously reviewed this one. Time to make up for lost time!

From the bottle: "Beck's Quality[:] Brewed Under the German Purity Law of 1516".

I Pop!ped the cap & gave it a pretty heavy-handed pour. This brought up two-plus fingers of dense, puffy, eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was very light, Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose definitely had the familiar DMS/cooked vegetables smell as well as a light skunkiness. Another big score for green f**king bottles! Mouthfeel was medium, very effervescent and well-carbonated. Taste was almost tasteless. It was about as mild and unobtrusive as anything that I have ever partaken of. My second sip gave me a light hop astringency, but that was about it. I could have been drinking anything! This was nothing. Finish was dry, yet wet and cold on a hot summer's day for a bunch of antithesis for you poetry lovers out there. I was not in love with this beer. Blah!

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
1.95/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.42/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cryptichead
2/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.37/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Barracudas
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jrajav
2.9/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of papat444
2.25/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Flashback #342

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Photo of der_meister
2.31/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of headlessparrot
2.09/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's not *good*, but it's better than a lot of the other widely available non-alcoholic options (O'Douls, Labatt 0.5%, etc.,). Indeed, the fact that this stuff is herbal and pretty reliably skunked up is, oddly, to its advantage--because it covers up its (and non-alcoholic beer's more generally) many flaws.

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Photo of jooler
1.71/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Taste is garbage. What did I expect from a nonalcoholic beer

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Photo of HamdenHector
2.36/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: DMS and fresh wort;

T: follows the nose; light sweetness; virtually no bitterness;

M: light bodied; moderate to high carbonation - a little effervescent;

O: pretty undrinkable;

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Photo of Lucoli
2.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of raylpendleton
2.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of ProctorSilex
2.23/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.25

Toasted rice in and toasted rice coming out of you. (Think: asparagus)

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Photo of spycow
2.09/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of Triat00
4.4/5  rDev +84.1%

Photo of beerinabottle
3.6/5  rDev +50.6%

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