Beck's Non-Alcoholic
Brauerei Beck & Co.

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From:
Brauerei Beck & Co.
 
Germany
Style:
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #93
ABV:
0.5%
Score:
62
Ranked #30,563
Avg:
2.54 | pDev: 34.25%
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
63
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 17, 2022
Added:
Jun 29, 2003
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  25
SCORE
62
Poor
Beck's Non-AlcoholicBeck's Non-Alcoholic
Notes: Formerly Beck's Alkoholfrei
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

1.86/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.5
Why does this taste so much like tea leaves? Isn't this just supposed to be an NA lager like Heineken 0.0? Idk. I realize I'm not into NA beers but I will not be trying this again
Oct 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

1.25/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
Sept. 2002: Fizzy straw coloured water with some unpleasant metallic bitterness. I can't believe I actually paid for this. Insipid and uninteresting n/a beer.
Oct 03, 2022
 
Rated: 2 by BSEDS from Illinois

May 13, 2022
 
Rated: 2.93 by mdshensky74 from South Carolina

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 2.5 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Mar 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.76 by dsreeves from Florida

Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Kubishark from Maryland

2.89/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Had with a meal in Germany, as there were no "real" beers in the house and I had never tried an NA beer before. Frankly it's a bit bizarre and there's definitely something missing taste-wise. That being said, it's not bad at all. I just have no desire to drink another one.
Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a crystal clear golden color. Thick 3-4 finger sudsy white head forms on the beer before dissipating. Thin layer of velvety foam remains on the top of the beer. Aroma has notes of sweet grains, a slight skunkiness, light herbal hops. Again, its very reminiscent of a Beck's.

Taste follows the nose with notes of sweet grainy malts, a moderate skunkiness that becomes more pronounced as it warms up. There is a very light wortiness to the profile, but its very subtle. Feel is light, crisp, easy drinking. Bright carbonation.

This is a solid NA version of the regular beer.
Jan 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Paulcgar

2.77/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
This is my entry-level NA. I won't purchase Sharp's, O'Douls, or Coors Edge.
If Beck's NA is all the store or restaurant has then I'll go with it. It can pair okay with most foods because it doesn't have an overwhelming taste profile.
Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.57 by Parsifalstaff from New York

Oct 02, 2021
 
Rated: 2.59 by Rich-Ry from California

Jun 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours clear, gold in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is cereal grain and white sugar. Light body, moderate carbonation, sweet. Good for an old school macro style non alcoholic beer. Very clean and sessionable.
Jan 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

3.46/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a translucent pale yellow with a finger of white foam. Aroma is dank, like walking into a backwoods, dispensary dank. Aside from the dank, is light resiny hops and pale malts, but really it's just dank. Flavor profile is, you guessed it, hella dank. It's dank from top to bottom, with a little resiny hops and pale malts for some extra depth. Mouth feel is crisp with thin consistency leading to a refreshing sip. Overall, dank can't be understated here, but otherwise, a refreshing glass of NA beer.

Served in a chilled pint from a bottle.
Jan 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.49 by digitalflood from New York

Dec 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Burgz from Canada (AB)

1.83/5  rDev -28%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
Pours a clear transparent straw colour with very small head and minimal lacing.

Smell is pretty unremarkable, slightly malty but not much else there.

Tastes of slight malts and skinniness but the taste is very faint. Tastes like a very watered down version of their regular beer.

Not a great NA beer. If you’re skimping on the alcohol I’d reach for a higher quality de alcolized brew.
Oct 01, 2020
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

1.27/5  rDev -50%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1
Poured from a bottle - pale yellow straw color with quickly dissipating fluffy white head leaving moderate frosty lacing. Looks like fizzy yellow beer.Nose is mildly skunky with a faint hint of some unidentifiable smell-moldy grass clippings or decomposing vegetables or spoiled fermenting grain? Taste is diluted,watery and skunky -a weak attempt at capturing what beer tastes like. I don't know why anyone would drink this. Terrible.
Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

3.17/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
It a straw color and very transparent with a decent head. On the nose, it is malty with a sweet bready note ans some hop notes. Tastewise it is quite sweet but not cloyingly so with spicier hops, although not too noticeable. The feel is thick and foamy, very satisfying. Overall, it is rewarding.
May 29, 2020
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

2.41/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2
Look: Clear gold with some rising carbonation bubbles. Half a finger of fizzy white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Horrible, awful, skunked. The green bottle makes this virtually inevitable.

Taste: Extremely mild but extremely sweet malt. Except for a mild bitterness without flavor that crops up a few seconds after swallowing,I would be surprised if a hop ever went near this bottle.

Mouthfeel: The one good part of this beer. Full and smooth with high carbonation.

Overall: Recovering alcoholics can choose something else.
Apr 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.36 by TwoTrees from Washington

Dec 05, 2019
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a straw color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of malts, sweet. Taste is of malts, grains, light sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall it has a little more flavor and body than I expect from this style.
Nov 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle

Pours clear light golden, sugar white head dissipates to a lacing.

Aroma is of straw and dry cereal grains.

Flavor is of grassy malts at first, then sweeter cereal malts, almost fruity.

Light body, stinging carbonation.

Decent for a n/a. Drinks easy enough. The taste is kind of artificial, but not terrible. It passes as a beer.
Sep 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
(12 oz bottle, best before end 05.2020; purchased cold single... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: crystal-clear, pale gold liquid, light dusting of speckled sediment floating; another picture-perfect, craggy bulge of frothy foam... drapes of lace all over; thick collar and partial cap holds

S: first impression is a maibock - one with blue hyssop overtones... I was hoping it would smells like Beck's regular, but it does have a subtle emphasis on malt with the alcohol obviously greatly reduced... hmm, almost smells like a pils; relatively potent aromas at any rate

T: Bavarian soft pretzel underbelly with a humming static of spicy herbal hop and phenols buzzing atop... by the second sip, a lot more malt swells; the aftertaste has a doughy pretzel note, almost with a hint of salt(?!)... full-flavored attack; maybe a tad starchy sweet on the back end... malty dough and subtle bitterness linger for awhile; relatively dry

F: frothy texture covering up the sluggish, weak worty flow... does finish with a dry fade, but lips and inner cheeks be smacking

O: interesting - I can sort of taste Beck's in this... noticeable differences between this and the Heineken 0.0 I just tried; way more malty malt with this one... not all that bad, but it almost tastes like the malt is waiting to be converted to ethanol (1477)
Aug 25, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 12, 2019
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Rated by Mav221 from Canada (AB)

3.69/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very crisp and refreshing. Would buy again. Much cheaper than its alcohol-containing counterpart.
May 31, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 3/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of cardboard-like aromas/flavors from the NA process, but not overwhelming. Light-moderate herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light honey, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Overall this is a nice NA pale lager. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and pretty refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for low ABV. Nice clean pils malt showcase, with great earthy noble hop presence/balance. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example. One of the better NA beers I have had.
Feb 02, 2019
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Reviewed by nota from North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On medication that says not to drink alcohol, so I thought I'll try a .03% beer. Two of these beers is like taking one sip of regular beer. I've had non-alcohol beer once before and thought it tasted horrible. This taste like the real thing and that what I was hoping for. If I was rating this solely as an NA beer based on other NA beers I've tried it would have a higher rating, but as a beer not taking in consideration alcohol that seems about right.
Jan 23, 2019
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Rated by Greatftm from New York

5/5  rDev +96.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Taste like the real Becks to me, love it!
Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 2.08 by Jodio from Texas

Jan 11, 2019
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

1.5/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
M16
Nov 19, 2018
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

2.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Crystal clear body, golden, with very little noticeable carbonation but leaving a billowy, sticky head. Sweet aroma primarily. The taste mirrors the aroma; corn syrup sweetness; honeyed grains. Medium body; treacly sweet.

A nasty, brutish non-alcohol beer that is suitable only for those who relish the flavor of sweetened corn syrup. Water is a much better substitute if one wants to refrain from partaking in real beer. Cloying sweet from all angles.
Sep 10, 2018
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Reviewed by WildKarrde from South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +73.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
If you like alcoholic Beck beer, you will like this.

Look:
Like alcoholic Beck beer.

Smell:
Like alcoholic Beck beer.

Taste:
Like alcoholic Beck beer. Maybe slightly more skunky at times.

Feel:
Like alcoholic Beck beer.

Overall:
One of the most solid near-beers on the market. Fun fact, Beck was one of the first near-beer manufacturers during prohibition. Maybe that's why they make such a solid product today.
May 06, 2018
 
Rated: 2.28 by TaunusKnudsen from Germany

Mar 28, 2018
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
Poured from green 12 fluid ounce bottle into glass. Best by marking on label is '08.2018'.
Straw colored body, extremely clear, with picturesque carbonating bubbles rising to the surface. Persistent white, fluffy cap. Good coverage of lacing.
Aroma is subtle, light malt and skunky.
Taste includes malt and hops, but, of course, is missing the alcohol aspect. Skunky taste too.
Light to medium mouth feel, with good carbonation.
Good choice for style. Mostly tastes like beer.
Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by crob3888 from California

Jan 02, 2018
 
Rated: 2.2 by bunnmi from Oregon

Jan 01, 2018
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Reviewed by kimmycat77 from Florida

4.56/5  rDev +79.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I think many of these reviews are from people who regularly drink alcoholic beer and haven't really sampled the various non-alcoholic kinds on the market. I am a beer lover, and at times in my life have been required to stop alcohol consumption (during the course of 4 pregnancies). During my first pregnancy, this was extremely miserable for me because the available beers were alternate versions of the beers i already didn't enjoy at all. Beck's non-alcoholic is a breakthrough! It actually has a taste that is like regular beer. It tastes very similar to beck's with alcohol. If you enjoy a skunky smell and flavor (as I do), or light German style beer, then this is the non-alcoholic beer you want to choose!
Dec 07, 2017
 
Rated: 2.71 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 18, 2017
 
Rated: 1 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2017
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

2.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a pale urine color and this was the highlight of this whole ordeal. The the aroma and taste were "skunk" driven. Not a good experience at all.
Jul 09, 2017
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