Beck's Dark | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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71
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740 Ratings
THE BROS
69
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Beck's DarkBeck's Dark
BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
740
Reviews:
305
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
17.43%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
81
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbehlar
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.94/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bbtkd
2.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of Curt3
2.96/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Schlitz74
2.44/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of BeerTest
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dper
2.88/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SFC21
2.18/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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

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Photo of Beginner2
2.97/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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3.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thomasdidymus55
2.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of Tbulling
2.66/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of jbf190
2.48/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.3/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of MJ64
3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TrilliumFan
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of smcolw
3.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Light brown where light shines through the center of the glass. No head and no lace whatsoever.

Dark toast aroma. Mild hop smell.

There are elements of burnt barley. Thin body with an elevated carbonation level. Decent bitterness in the swallow.

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Photo of gcasher
3.77/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

simple hoppy dark roast lager. Not great but suffices at a picnic.

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Photo of JohnnyForeign
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Squire123
3.29/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryant1985
3.68/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
3.04 out of 5 based on 740 ratings.
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