Beck's Gold | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Brauerei Beck & Co.

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-31-2003

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by mobyfann:
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3.69/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paid .50EUR + .05EUR glass deposit for a 330mL bottle.

*Reviewed on 22.05.2005

The beer pours a clear golden base with a medium sized white head, excellent retention and lacing effects, a beauty of a beer. However, the smell is as normal as any other lager with no real characteristics, but nothing bad.

The taste is solid but one-dimensional, kind of like a Yuengling with less character. It's nice on the palette but let this beer settle a little bit then your mouth will hate you. This is probably my go to beer in terms of a session beer…

Final Thought: When I was offered this at a gathering here in the university student house, I was absolutely impressed, given the Beck's label and all.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of elBecko
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Keegan
3.34/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Miha
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of slacker79
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.14/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Beck's Gold
500ml can
€3.90 @ Relay Frankfurt Flughafen, Terminal A+

Nothing hurts more than paying airport prices for a beer that's just mediocre, but what can you do? There wasn't much for me to choose from, and the Franziskaner (that I always drink) cost the same amount, so I went with this based on the Beck's name. Unfortunately that didn't help. This is clearly a beer that they've toned-down for the masses. For all I know it could just be Beck's with water added because, honestly, that's what it seems like. The bitterness that you expect from a solid north German brewery is just not there, and of course hop flavor follows. The malt is tamed down as well, but of course it would have to be or it would go out of balance... which means the body is lighter as well. So yes, it's a crisp, clean Euro lager with a firm bitterness, but there are so many of those out there that this one just doesn't stand out.

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Photo of wilsonbaron
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of F_riedrich
3.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
3.83/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hand-carried from Germany (by request... Thanks, N.). I was pleasantly surprised. Obviously fresh, extremely mild "Beck's" hops scent in the nose when poured; but the similarity with our "green bottle" Beck's ends there. Very drinkable, smooth beer with a fresh malt flavor and a delicate hops bitterness (emphasis on delicate). I didn't find it too sweet. Rather, I found myself wishing I could buy it here in the US. Excellent flavor. Perfect carbonation and absolutely perfect drinkability. Fantastic stuff!! Would easily become one of my favorite session beers.

Update: I don't have evidence of this, but as St. Pauli is brewed in the Beck's Brewery in Bremen and sold only in the US, I am convinced (after side-by-side taste tests) that the closest thing you'll get in the US to Beck's Gold (if it isn't the same exact product) is St. Pauli Girl.

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Photo of DanielCole
2.2/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of VirusQc
3.3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Philipp
3.22/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer is gold ... well, that's what it says on the bottle, but it really has a pale golden color, which kinda looks really tasty.

S - Theres not much to say, a little hoppy.

T - Average taste, not much to it, but not bad at all.

M - Easy, light mouthfeel.

D - Very high, it goes down really, really good, you could have a few of these.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seems to be a popular beer among young Germans especially in the clubs. It has a gold color with a lot of fizz. It smells grassy and little citrus like. If it wasn’t for purity laws I would say that this beer had a lot of adjunct but I know that it must meet those standards. It has light sweet grainy taste. The body is light and highly carbonated.

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Photo of 54V4G3
2.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Storning
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Sygav
3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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

Poured from a bottle of 330 ml. First impression just by looking at the bottle, this looks like a summer/party beer, like it's Beck's Green Lemon brother. It pours a golden yellow colour with a two finger soapy head that quickly goes away.

Aroma is of corn and something sweet, can't really recognize it.

The taste is mildly bitter, traces of corny taste can be found but thankfully not that stong.

Very thin in body and minimal carbonation.

Overall, as I was expecting, a light summer beer that you can drink in large quantities, great for parties I guess.

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Photo of gnikola
1.5/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of thatmanphil
2.63/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Sigmund
1.95/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

330 ml clear bottle, bought in Germany. Every big German brewery seems to be squandering their reputation these days by making a "Gold" beer - pale tasteless lagers with normal ABV, for people who really don’t like beer, but want the buzz. You think "normal" Becks has too much taste(!)? This one’s for you! Pale golden colour, low head, fizzy. Weak aroma with faint notes of grass. Flavour is boring as hell, but there are at least some hints of dry and dusty hops, so the beer is not COMPLETELY tasteless ...

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Photo of TaunusKnudsen
3.35/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of VaterRoss
3/5  rDev +1%

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Beck's Gold from Brauerei Beck & Co.
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