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

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Beck's Non-AlcoholicBeck's Non-Alcoholic
BA SCORE
2.39/5
Poor
100 Ratings
Beck's Non-AlcoholicBeck's Non-Alcoholic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co.
Germany
becks.de

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
Ranking:
#47,015
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
100
pDev:
35.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of WildKarrde
4.4/5  rDev +84.1%
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.

 416 characters

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
2.28/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
2.48/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

 476 characters

Photo of crob3888
3.25/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bunnmi
2.2/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kimmycat77
4.56/5  rDev +90.8%
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!

 714 characters

Photo of BenHoppy
2.71/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OzmanBey
1/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of ordybill
2.1/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

 244 characters

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%)

 570 characters

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, except the German Clausthalers!!
Thanks to Duke Wilhelm IV's beer purity regulation of 1516, the Germans make an NA beer that tastes like a BEER!

 566 characters

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
3.65/5  rDev +52.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

For an N/A beer 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 as long as it isn't hit with sunlight being it is a green bottle so they can skunk pretty quickly.

 302 characters

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!

 1,237 characters

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 VABA
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

14 characters

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.

 308 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Beck's Non-Alcoholic from Brauerei Beck & Co.
Beer rating: 2.39 out of 5 with 100 ratings