Beck's Dark | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Beck's DarkBeck's Dark

Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co.

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2001

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours out of a nice looking bottle that just has a hint of class to it with the gold foil around the neck. The brew is chocolate brown with some reddish hues when looking through the clear liquid in the light. The head starts out promising, but unfortunately fizzles like a typical lager into a thin patchy film and ring around the glass. As well, there is some modest sticky lacing that clings to the glass that slowly sinks back into the beer. Average looking at best in my opinion.

S- This smells like a maltier version of Beck's overall. There are dry grain hints, mild chocolate and there is definitely some biscuit like yeast throughout. The finish seems to have some hop retention and a slightly metallic characteristic too.

T- The flavors follow the aromas closely, with there being a more malty flavor than the regular Beck's. There is a roasted character in the malt and more of the metallic notes that were found in the aroma. The finish is actually quite astringent and bitter, which is nice yet concerning at the same time.

M- Reasonably thin bodied and with an amount of carbonation that was expected for this brand. It has a crisp, clean finish at first, but then there is a yeasty, astringent aftertaste that lingers for awhile.

O- Not the worst brew I've had, but there is definitely better product out there. The best way I can put this is that this is a macro version of a specialized style and it is too mild and not refined enough to warrant anything other than calling this average. I won't go out of my way for this one again, but if ever I have the chance to try it again, I'll do so....

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Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
3.04 out of 5 based on 742 ratings.
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