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 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 Triat00
4.4/5  rDev +84.1%

Photo of drinkAK
4.25/5  rDev +77.8%

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 Keithbruning
4/5  rDev +67.4%

Photo of Sludgeman
4/5  rDev +67.4%

Photo of beerinabottle
3.6/5  rDev +50.6%

Photo of bryehn
3.54/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing as a low alcohol beer, not comparing to other German pilseners. I appreciate the lack of adjuncts and preservatives.

Pours a golden straw colour with a spongy white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing and settles as a small cap.

The smell is a bit skunky at first. After breathing in a pilsener glass for a few minutes there is a sweet, honey-like aroma, floral hops and a metallic note

The taste leans towards the dry side, but is balanced by a mild sweetness that comes through on the tongue. There is a burned grain flavour as well. The finish is dry, with faint earth and metal tones in the aftertaste.

The mouthfeel has a medium body and a moderate amount of carbonation. Mostly crisp and clean throughout.

As far as low alcohol beers go, Beck’s Non-Alcoholic is a surprisingly good anomaly in that it actually tastes like beer. Watery beer, sure, but it’s in stark contrast to contemporaries that compensate by being too sweet from using corn syrup or simply taste like carbonated water.

I’ve enjoyed it with snack foods like popcorn, beef jerky and kettle chips, as well as sandwiches and pizza.

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Photo of keywestgourmet
3.5/5  rDev +46.4%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.5/5  rDev +46.4%

Photo of Chrispyhorne
3.47/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First things first - this is a non alcoholic beer. All comments should be interpreted through this lens. Becks NA is hoppy and tasty. Though there is not much of a head, it had a great flavor and goes down smooth. I could down one if these on a hot day in about 3 seconds. I should also note that I prefer NA beer when it is Ice cold. The one I am reviewing came from the porch at 32 degrees. Yum!! Cold, smooth, delicious!!!!

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.4/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Well this looks like a standard macro lager...crystal clear straw color with minimal head retention, although it does leave behind a thick-ish foam ring around the brew. The lacing is actually decent, sticking to the side of my glass. Looks to be well carbonated as well....lots of big bubbles rising to the top. Nothing much else to look at here.

S- This area also has a macro-like aroma, being primarily skunky, and grassy dryness...it definitely smells like a beer and actually I think it has a more prolific malt aroma than what would be expected.

T- This tastes like Becks....really it does! It's sweet and malty on the front of the palate and finishes dry, but not in a hop manner, but it's dry and grainy. Overall, much like Beck's though, it isn't anything to brag about....just a processed lager.

M- Thin and watery, yet it is totally refreshing with the carbonation that bristles the palate.

D- If I didn't know this was non alcoholic beer, it would be hard to tell the difference IMO. Perfect for those nights where you want a brew but just want to give the liver a rest from the booze. I'll probably get this again and don't have a problem drinking this!

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Photo of Spikester
3.39/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale gold with one inch of white head and very nice lacings both last all the way down.
Smell is mild cracker and corn.
Taste is sweet malts with a decent Pilsner style hop back.
Mouthfeel is fine and fairly full bodied for a near beer.
Overall if you like regular Beck's and need to avoid alcohol for some reason give this a try.

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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 MTNboy
3.26/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have had to drink a lot of non-alcoholic beers lately. I have found this one to be the middle of the road. It is not the best one available to me but it is not worst either. It is the most expensive though.

Appearance- Darker than any of the other NA beers that I have tried. With a lot of carbonation.

Smell- I have tried this beer several times each time it has had a slightly skunk odor to it.

Taste- It is alright. It is more sour than bitter. It also has a stronger after taste than most NA beers.

Mouthfeel. Sourness hurts the mouthfeel. Thin with a fizzy carbonation more than a bold carbonation.

Drinkabity- Alright. I wish I could give a little more detail but I am really marginal on this one.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.18/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, 0.0% ABV, a single from the local 'super' grocery store, which looks very much like 'Beck's Blue', but says nothing of the kind, so I'm going with the generic translation selection here.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, billowing white head, which leaves a few layered bands of cirrus cloud lace around the glass as it evenly and stoically bleeds away.

It smells of warm breakfast cereal - bready, grainy, in an overcompensating sort of manner, but that's perhaps my own bias - with a hint of aged lemon juice, and almost crisp grassy, leafy noble hops. The taste is more thankfully subdued grainy cereal malt, a certain skunky grassiness, twinges of indistinct citrus notes, and a stoney flintiness.

The bubbles are rather sedate and generally non-interactive, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth, with little aiding or detracting in the matter. It finishes off-dry, the grainy cereal character trailing off a fair bit, as does the threat of green-bottle Euro-skank.

Once again, those Germans know how to make lagers, even the kind without an ingredient that readily defines beer. Not great, but drinkable enough, if you happen to be in the unfortunate position to make this sort of thing your regular go-to.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.18/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, bright golden color with just less than 1 finger of fluffy white head that leaves sticky lacing throughout the beer. Very lively, bubbly carbonation.

The scent is tea-like, notes of mint and kind of skunky.

The taste is of sweet malt, tea flavors, grainy, a strong metallic finish.

Light bodied, very thin and watery, low carbonation.

This is probably an above average beer for the style, I didn't really enjoy it all that much due to the lack of flavor but it was better than I expected.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
3.16/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a tall, dense, bright-white head that left a beautiful coat of lace. Glowing pale golden beer holds a swarm of fast rising bubbles. Strong herbal hop notes are a bit pungent, and ride above a faint pale malt sweetness that is ever so slightly artificial. Faint flavors of spring flowers and tea ride a solid backbone of artificial sweetener and an acidic twang. Light crisp mouthfeel is dominated by the acidic taste. This beer has none of the typical NA off-flavors in the nose, and those in the flavor are less dominant then average. I don't mind the acidic flavor, but if there is one major flaw that is it. I'm on the fence with this one.

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Photo of BILF
3/5  rDev +25.5%

Photo of Noxious26
2.98/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml green bottle poured in a pilsner glass. Saw this in the grocery store on sale and thought, "What the heck!?"

Straw yellow and clear with lots of carbonation bubbles. White head is 1 inch on the pour, but recedes to a thin cap.

Actually smells almost like a beer. Has a bit of that traditional German pilsner noble hop, but it's balanced by your typical NA sweetness (corn?).

Taste is very similar to the aroma. Halfway between a typical North American NA and a German Pilsner. Noble hops provide a little bitterness, but the cloying sweetness is still there. Aftertaste is mildly bitter noble hops.

Light and fizzy mouthfeel is about par for the course with NAs.

This is by no means great, but it's probably the best NA I've had yet. I'd buy it again if I was the designated driver and it was on sale.

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Photo of metter98
2.96/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a thick ring of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of skunkiness in the nose.
T: There are sweet flavors of bready malts in the flavors along with notes of chemicals.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn’t that bad considering that it is non-alcoholic—it has some flavors of bready malts but there seems to be some leftover chemicals from the process used to remove the alcohol.

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Photo of almundane
2.92/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As part of my overseas experience, I [get] to try some non-alcoholic brews. I'm trying to keep the look relative to the style and not focus on the depressing nature of what I'm drinking. Beck's is the most ubiquitous here, so it gets the first look.

A: Poured a clear yellow into a plain pint glass with a very dense 2+ inch head. The head's lasting power and lacing are pretty and impressive. On looks alone, this thing could go into a magezine advertisement.

S: Sour and faint. No noticeable hoppiness. Without the alcohol, there are smells that just don't manage to evaporate, but as it warms a pleasant toasty white bread smell develops.

T: Lightly bitter without the obnoxious artificial-tasting sweetness that tends to be the hallmark of the non-alcoholic styles. Unpleasantly metallic aftertaste.

M: Less carbonation here than I was expecting. Very thin and very watery.

O: Easily more drinkable than many real alcoholic light lagers. Thanks to its surprising bitterness, there are fleeting moments that might lead one to think they were drinking something else. Because of its low carbonation and lack of outright offensive qualities, it makes for a decent enough sports drink.

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

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.86/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear yellow color with a fluffy white head that thinned out after a while but still left it's fair share of lacing.
S - aroma is sort of like original Beck's with water added, it's very subdued.
T - actually, it had decent flavor. I could taste some malty sweetness and there was a bitterness on the finish.
F - thin, light and wet.
D - if you have to stay away from alcohol but still want the flavor of a beer, this one is ok.

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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

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