Beck's Dark | Brauerei Beck & Co.

Beck's DarkBeck's Dark
BA SCORE
3.01/5
745 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,793
Reviews:
306
Ratings:
745
pDev:
17.61%
Bros Score:
2.96
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
86
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 745 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Nace4
3.44/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davidward
2/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

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Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
1.75/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbehlar
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.94/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bbtkd
2.79/5  rDev -7.3%
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 -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Schlitz74
2.44/5  rDev -18.9%
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 -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dper
2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SFC21
2.18/5  rDev -27.6%
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 -1.3%
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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Photo of Acforster2
3.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thomasdidymus55
2.67/5  rDev -11.3%
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 -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NastyNorseman
2.83/5  rDev -6%
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 -17.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.3/5  rDev -23.6%
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 +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TrilliumFan
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Beer rating: 3.01 out of 5 with 745 ratings
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