Beck's Dark
Brauerei Beck & Co.

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From:
Brauerei Beck & Co.
 
Germany
Style:
Lager - Munich Dunkel
Ranked #135
ABV:
5%
Score:
70
Ranked #29,553
Avg:
3.01 | pDev: 17.61%
Ratings:
760
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 01, 2022
Added:
Aug 07, 2001
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  92
SCORE
70
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Beck's DarkBeck's Dark
Notes: None
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Photo of milkshakebeersucks
2.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Deep garnet appearance with a tiny beige head and no appreciable lacing. Toasted malt aroma with a hint of toffee. Very simple flavors with a cardboard-like taste. Pretty much lacking a substantial hop footing. Sweetish finish lasted longer than it should have. Needs more body.

Apr 01, 2022
Photo of tekstr1der
3.45/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

This stuff I think is underrated. Really smooth and flavorful lager. None of the nasty smell/flavor of regular Becks, I actually just realized it's a separate style altogether, one that I typically enjoy. That makes sense. I'd happily drink this if available out to dinner or some such occasion.

Mar 31, 2022
 
3.19 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2021
 
3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 05, 2021
 
3.35 by smi69 from New York on May 25, 2020
 
3.25 by Griffith from Connecticut on Jul 12, 2019
Photo of Drak-Nib
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Drak-Nib from Nebraska

A decent dark beer, one that rests solidly on the average part of the scale. 2010/07/17

Feb 03, 2019
 
3 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2018
 
2.02 by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin on Oct 23, 2018
 
2.62 by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona on Sep 08, 2018
 
2.97 by dirtyharry2489 from West Virginia on May 14, 2018
 
3 by mamaraza from Texas on Apr 08, 2018
 
3.18 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jan 05, 2018
 
2.5 by gregcordle from Ohio on Nov 30, 2017
 
3.02 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Nov 18, 2017
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Pours kind of a brownish color but without much viscosity to it. Small less brown in color head, 1/5" and no retention. Aroma of brown malt roasted, I don't get any skunkiness like I do from the regular version of Beck's.

Taste of metal and earth making me think of the Industrial Revolution. Slightly lighter in body than your average dunkel, somewhat brought in that direction by the higher than average carbonation. Bitterness is there, noble hop and roasted malt derived I would guess.

Its ok, not revolting, not great.

Aug 10, 2017
 
3.44 by Nace4 from Virginia on Jul 21, 2017
Photo of davidward
2/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by davidward from Florida

A watered down dark lager. No better than their regular lager.

Jul 12, 2017
Photo of dd53grif
3.02/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a dark brown color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma is malt. Tastes of chocolate and dark fruits with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Smooth mouth feel.

May 30, 2017
 
1.75 by fthegiants from California on May 26, 2017
 
3 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma on May 22, 2017
 
2.98 by jbehlar from Mississippi on May 20, 2017
 
3.08 by rsuarez1982 from Texas on Apr 25, 2017
 
2.94 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Apr 20, 2017
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2.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by bbtkd from South Dakota

Beck's Dark, 5% ABV. Pours thin and black with no head, so sad. Nose is, hmmm, no nose really. Taste follows - not much, but has a moderate bitter close. Mouthfeel is OKish, overall disappointing. Might be good for putting out a fire.

Mar 04, 2017
 
2.96 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Feb 22, 2017
Photo of Schlitz74
2.44/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Schlitz74 from Illinois

Poured into a pint glass, it has a nice dark color and a little head that fades away rather quickly. There is a little lacing left on the glass. This beer is average for a dark Euro lager

Feb 01, 2017
 
2.5 by BeerTest from Florida on Jan 14, 2017
 
2.88 by Dper from Alabama on Nov 25, 2016
Photo of SFC21
2.18/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
by SFC21 from Florida

Almost undrinkable. Stale Euro lager with burnt malts. Lingering aftertaste leaves an unpleasant, stale, bitter taste. This is one of the worst beers I have ever had

Nov 25, 2016
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2.97/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Beginner2 from Illinois

MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave Dark 2 of 4 stars saying it has "a spicy aroma; a firm, grainy maltiness and a burnt-toast finish."
Maybe I rated it too low.

Nov 01, 2016
 
3.01 by Acforster2 from Florida on Sep 16, 2016
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2.67/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by thomasdidymus55 from Michigan

look...pours like an ice tea...maybe a little darker. not much head..little lace
smell...very little going on here...a hint of molasses maybe.
taste...musty cellar...danky....dungeons without the dragons.
feel...stale alka seltzer.
overall...I love beer and for me...I could do 2 of these if I had already drank 6 of anything else.

Sep 15, 2016
 
2.66 by Tbulling from Nebraska on Sep 13, 2016
Photo of NastyNorseman
2.83/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by NastyNorseman from New York

Nothing to write home about. Looks dark brown, been filtered, translucent with tan head. Some lacing early on. There is a metallic flavor and mild bitterness. Finished Light and flat. Never again.

Aug 24, 2016
 
2.48 by jbf190 from West Virginia on Jul 23, 2016
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2.3/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

Beck's Dark pours a translucent brown color with no head. Grainy and skunk aroma. Taste is very grainy, cornmeal and bits of skunk. Good feel. Overall, offensive beer.

Jul 19, 2016
 
3.18 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Jul 16, 2016
 
3 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 12, 2016
 
3 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts on Jun 30, 2016
Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 760 ratings