Beck's Dark | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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71
okay
745 Ratings
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poor
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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:
745
Reviews:
306
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
17.76%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
85
For Trade:
0
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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pdb
2.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of chinchill
3.24/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

From a bottle.

Dark mahogany with very good clarity. Decent head.

Mild aroma with a flavor that is a bit better but also mild.

O: Decent except too mild.

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Photo of gilgar
4.44/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
2.73/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I grabbed a bottle from my folks' house. The bottling code states it's still good for another couple months. Poured right from the fridge into an imperial pint glass.

L: Pours a cola brown--slightly ruddy at the edges--with about an inch of tan head that dissipates very quickly down to just a weak ring that leaves minimal lacing on the glass. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: A bit of a nondescript bouquet. There's some weak malts, stewed corn, some skunk, and a bit of earthiness in the mix. Not very pleasant.

T: Cracker and bread-like malts up front, along with a bit of cracked pepper. The middle brings on the characteristic flavor of corn, lending the brew some of its sweetness. There are some lemon notes that add tartness that carries into the back end. There's more of the somewhat indiscernible malts at the close, along with a touch of earthiness and skunk.

F: Lighter-bodied, this one drinks a little thin and watery. There's some creaminess to this, but toward the end it started to feel flat. It's a bit tart, but there's no discernible bitter.

O: I know that I've had this beer years ago, and I remember it being better than this. Those adjuncts really come across quite clearly--much more clearly, unfortunately, than any malt or hop flavors. I won't be returning to this one.

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Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Fusebuddy
2.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.13/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of couchsitta
2.62/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kylehay2004
3.05/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RyanByorick
3.22/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

When I was younger, a long time ago, this was something "crazy" you bought to be cool. Now, I recognize it for a mediocre beer at best. Some darker malt suggestions separate it from the light BMC pack and may make it more compelling, but it doesn't deliver the flavor or quality that a beer is capable of.

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

Photo of BigAl18
2.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jerid
3.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good German style beer.

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

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DevAJ
3.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have to say that in terms of a Dunkel, Hofbrau is better and as a plain old dark lager, Heineken Dark is better. It smells pretty good, but unfortunately the flavor doesn't quite deliver.

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Photo of AWA
2.78/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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

Photo of jefegrande
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Like others I needed something dark and this was there. Not much to say about it, bitter not so smooth. Got to remember not to get this again.

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Beck's Dark from Brauerei Beck & Co.
3.04 out of 5 based on 745 ratings.
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