Beck's Premier Light
Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Lager - Light
Ranked #245
Ranked #49,557
2.17 | pDev: 33.18%
Brauerei Beck & Co.
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V_RocKs from California

2.87/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

The scores reflect my company Beck's Light to all other beers possible, but really you would want to review it against other beers in it's category: Light Beer.


A lot of flavor for 64 calories. Against other super low calorie beers the difference in taste, and feel, is remarkable. It is also filling like it's calorie high original. Though it does this by being quite foamy. The low alcohol content and filling quality of this beer means you can nurse them all night and not get drunk. You can sober up nursing a six pack of these!


Bloated from the fizz. If you intent to get drunk by drinking this you might want to think again. You'd have to have a hearty ability to drink!

Overall: I like this beer when I go to a poker party. Everyone wants to do shots and drink. But they don't know I'm drinking a beer that will sober you up. They assume it's German and therefore must have lots of alcohol. Great beer if you are the DD. You can nurse them and never get drunk.

Jan 24, 2018
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

1.92/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I recently made a field trip our to Subs & Six Packs on Columbia Avenue while running another errand. I saw this in the cooler & when I realized that I had never heretofore reviewed it, I seized upon the opportunity.

From the bottle: "Beck's Quality Brewed Under the German Purity Law of 1516".

I Pop!ped the cap only to get a wafting odor of old Noble hops and corn silage. Ugh. I upended the bottle to get it over with & briefly got two fingers of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head that quickly dissipated to wisps for my trouble. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 -2) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like Saaz hops that had seen better days, along with a corn malodor that did nothing for me. Ugh. Mouthfeel was thin & watery. Ugh. The taste was just more watered-down AAL, corn & Noble hops wasted in a brew that can only be intended for the uninitiated. Ugh. Finish left me with a good case of buyer's regret. Ugh.

Mar 14, 2017
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mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

2.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

not all that bad for a light beer. It still has a full flavor and body to it unlike most light beers so that's a plus, a negative though is that it is super light on ABV% at 2.3% so you're gonna end up drinking a lot of them just to get a good buzz.

Jan 12, 2017
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leap89 from Massachusetts

1.6/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Slight grainy smell, but that's it. Not much smell at all. Not good or bad.

Standard light beer color. Maybe a bit lighter than usual.

The taste, however... it's like someone mixed a tablespoon of Stella into a cup of lightly carbonated seltzer. I don't mind the taste of light beer, but not when it's diluted to this extent. Somehow, it manages to be one of the most offensive flavors I've ever experienced.

This remains the only beer I've ever come close to not finishing. I guess this is how beer snobs feel when they drink a macro lager. I'd honestly recommend it just to see how bad it is. Buy a six pack and share it with your friends. Find out how close you really are.

Jun 01, 2016
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sokol_1993 from California

1.98/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Got this at a reception in DC.
Smell: not that much smell.
Taste: Very watery and bland, doesn't taste like anything. Some skunky smell.
Overall: Not a beer at all.

Nov 21, 2015
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VABA from Virginia

2.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A-Pours a light golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has lemongrass hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a crisp lemongrass flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent lager

Sep 24, 2015
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Chuckr from Washington

4.22/5  rDev +94.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I read many of the reviews. This is a Light Beer will not taste like the "full bodied" (regular) Becks Beer.

Look: A little pale in color, but no different from other Light Beers.

Smell: I read comments on how "skunky" it smells, it smells about the same as the full bodied Becks (to me).

Taste: I think Becks Light taste great, less "body" than the regular Becks, but still taste like Becks (to me).
This is not a Craft Beer, and cannot compete against good Craft Beers. Remember, the only other Light Beers with 64 calories are "Miller 64" and "Miller Genuine Draft 64", and this taste much better than they do.

Feel: Becks Light Beer lacks the "full bodied" presence of the regular Becks Beer, and the head is not note worthy.

Overall: I like the beer for what it is (a European style beer with only 64 calories per 12oz. bottle), not what it is not. It is not a Craft Beer (not even close), but if you like this style of beer, it taste quite good. I drink it all year round as my standard Light Beer, and enjoy many fine Craft Beers as well. Indeed, because I drink this light beer regularly, I really enjoy other good beers too.

Conclusion: If you accept this beer for what it is (a mass produced Light Beer) it is quite good, and certainly better (to me) than Michelob Ultra, Miller Light, Miller 64, Miller Genuine Draft 64,Bud light, and others. It is a great every day beer.

Sep 09, 2015
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Antc2382 from New Jersey

2.39/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Just had this at a BBQ, not exactly by choice, but thought it would be funny to try. Swampy mouthfeel ruins it. Low carbonation for a light beer. It has the skunkiness of a Kolsch style but it is very watered down. You
would need to drink a case to get buzzed.

May 26, 2015
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

2.96/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beck's Premier Light brewed Brauerei Beck & Co., with an ABV of 2.3% This brew pours out a light amber color with a nice white head. The smell of is light with, grains, malts and a light hit of hops. The taste of beck's light and I mean light. Put you in the mind set of beer with a lot of water. You pick up some grains and malts, in the taste of this brew. This is brew for people who don't like brew. Not much on the taste or mouthfeel. The mouthfeel of beck's light is smooth, light and refreshing. There is nothing bad about Beck's Premier Light , but nothing to write home about. Overall I'm giving Beck's Premier Light a 3 out 5. For what is worth this is a light light beer. A nice brew for a hot summer day. Not a huge fan of this brew, there can be so much more to this brew. I thought there would be more to this brew.

May 15, 2015
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LummyGiles from England

2.51/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Six pack of 355ml little green bottles.

Looks paler than any other lager I've seen.

Smells like any other lager, but from far away. Very weak aroma.

Tastes more like lager-flavoured water, than a lager. Light and refreshing, and you will not get drunk from this.

Nice for it's niche (light beers), but very bland and boring.

Apr 26, 2014
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

2.67/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beck’s Premier Light has a thick, white head, a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and basically no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweetness, bread, and cracker, with a touch of grass, and the flavor is of those elements, but at an extremely faded level. The mouthfeel is very light and watery, and Beck’s Premier Light finishes crisp, clean, dry, refreshing, easy drinking, and dull.


Mar 07, 2014
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a0lbudman from Alabama

3/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-very clear pale to light gold with a white head that fades quickly
S-sweet hops smell that seems to carry no other smell
T-same taste as the smell with the same aftertaste
M-very light body and light carbonation
O-what you would expect from a light beer from beck's it was OKay

Dec 27, 2013
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GMB from Japan

3.15/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Beck's Premier Light pours exactly as a light beer should: A very pale, translucent body holds up a finger or so of snow-white foam. The head is denser than one might expect from a beer so light, and manages to stick around little longer, too.

The nose is intriguing. There is no malty character, but the distinct smell of hops promises that this light offering may have more in store for us than the average light lager.

But alas, the beer's appearance and smell prove to its best qualities. The mouthfeel is average, though slightly less carbonation than other beers in the genre makes this one gentler on the palate than one might expect. The light hoppy character promised by the nose is indiscernible in the first sip; the hoppy flavor only emerges in the aftertaste.

In a well-executed light lager, a very light malt produces a crisp, clean, slightly sweet taste. In this case, the absence of malt leaves the beer tasting like slightly floral seltzer water. And so it seems that the problem here is a lack of balance. All the beer needs is a slightly more substantial malty character to support its pleasant but faint hoppy aroma. It should be possible to achieve this without sacrificing the thin, crisp body one expects from these beers.

Still, Beck's Premier Light's mildness and hoppy nose are refreshing enough to recommend it to those of us who enjoy sipping very light lagers on hot summer evenings. The beer is above-average as far as very light lagers go, and as long as you don't let the nose fool you, you won't be disappointed.

Sep 23, 2012
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

2.1/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

No real head to speak of on a straw clear body. Aroma is very mild and is your typical light pale hopless malt nose. Flavor is watery with pale malts and slight bitterness showing up in the finish. Super light body and high carbonation and as refreshing as water. Overall low expectations for which I wasn't surprised or disappointed in the outcome.

May 13, 2012
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ConsumerOfBeer from Maryland

2.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Just your average American style light beer

A- Nothing special. Piss with some foam. :)

S- Decent, has some nice smell of hops and wheat.

T- Pretty full for a light beer, very wheaty and full-ish.

M- Not the greatest. Feels dark and plain.

O- Buy this as you would Miller light, Bud Light, or Coors Light.

Jan 11, 2012
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WoodBrew from Ohio

2.71/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Becks Light is not a very good off shoot of Becks regular...the beer pours golden clear with decent head and corbonation to start, both which fade rapidly. The smell is grain/barley and pilsner hops. The taste is sharp, pilsner hops strike first, then a slight balance of malt, the aftertaste is bitter. The mouthfeel is lacking because of the very light body, which is good if it is a hot afternoon. Overall it is a better than bud light...average beer.

Oct 29, 2011
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mrfrancis from Kentucky

1.83/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured from the bottle into a cold pilsner glass, this beer displays a clear yellow-gold hue beneath a rapidly dissipating white mousse.

S: I gave this one several sniffs and couldn't pick up anything. It smells like nothing, almost like water. I just can't seem to find anything there.

T: Actually, this does not taste as bad as many light beers, but that isn't to say that this beer tastes all that good either. Faint traces of grain husks, mineral water, and grass were all I could detect.

M: Thin, spritzy, and extremely light-bodied. It doesn't feel like I'm drinking a beer at all.

O: It's a light beer; what can one honestly expect? I suppose it might not be all that bad after a day of hard labor, but even then I think I'd stick with something a little more substantial.

Oct 04, 2011
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Lemke10 from Wisconsin

2.15/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I bought a 6-pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI in Summer 2011.

Pours a clear and very pale golden color. There is only bits of a head to it. Scent is that of cheap grassy grains. The taste at least has some flavor to it but not very much. The taste is very grassy and drinks like water. No texture at all and essentially drinks like beer flavored water. The only thing this beer has going for it is that at least it's better than MGD 64.

Sep 18, 2011
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scaliasux from Wisconsin

1.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Appearance - Quite pale yellow. Clear and somewhat bubbly. Soapy white head that quickly dissipates. To style.

Smell - Mild corny, skunky odor. Ugh.

Taste - Not as bad as the smell. However, the flavor is almost indiscernible. Mild corny malt with a watery finish. Dry, if that counts for anything.

Mouthfeel - Watery. Very crisp. Not getting the usual high carbonation.

Overall - I don't want to punish this beer for being of a style I don't much care for. I want to punish it for being quite bad. In short, it stinks and fails to taste like beer.

Jul 15, 2011
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

1.08/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle. Pale-straw hue with no head or lacing. Aroma is of apple juice, while body is of Sprite. The brew definitely has a taste because it differs from water. Quite a disgusting drink. Easily it is the worst beer I have ever tried. At least I did not buy it.

Mar 27, 2011
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Wasatch from Colorado

1.53/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a pale yellow color, some carbonation, with a small fizzy white head. The nose is grainy, and grassy. The taste is slightly sweet, grainy, and ricy. Light Body, not much going on with this one. Another pretty poor try at a beer, was a drain pour.

Mar 26, 2011
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

2.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The pour was about what I would have expected with a thin amber color to it if you could really call it amber in any way. Lots of fizzy white foam coming up through the bottom of the glass, and reach about an inch before dropping back down and not leaving any bit of lacing what so ever. Aroma is light grains, musky and full of moldy, bready notes. Nothing you would really want to go around bragging about in any way. Clean and crisp, it made for a good water substitute, but again that was about it as it really just had very little flavor to it at all. Wet hay maybe and a light touch of corn, but nothing really.

Mar 05, 2011
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

2.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

From a bottle marked: 09.2007-L25669M. I did not look at the date when I bought it. It was in a closeout rack. Now I know why. Still, it pours a very carbonated yellow like it should. The aroma has a skunky maltiness to it but nothing special. The mouthfeel is like water and the taste is bready and grainy. A typical LA.

Jan 28, 2011
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socon67 from New York

2.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a generic light lager. Had a bit of a skunky smell. There is a watery taste; generally why I'm not a fan of light lagers. Its just really bland. It is drinkable, and is light bodied enough for the beginning beer drinker.

Overall I'd imagine there would be better choices than this.

Dec 26, 2010
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beerprovedwright from Georgia

1.57/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Foamy white two finger head that dissipated in seconds, leaving little cling lace. Color is a 4 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is a harsh wet corn and malt. Taste is really bad, flavors of wet grain and skunk. I think I run into a bad bottle and will rate again later. Mouthfeel is very watery. I think I could have another if I were really drunk, but I will not have another until I re rate.

Dec 15, 2010
Beck's Premier Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
Beer rating: 57 out of 100 with 213 ratings