Beck's | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co.
Germany
becks.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 02-18-2002

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#46,976
Reviews:
727
Ratings:
2,209
pDev:
23.83%
Bros Score:
2.62
 
 
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Photo of Acocar
3.78/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rileford
3.74/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of osvath
1/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of rapayn01
3.4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Frankly, this is the kind of beer that passes for upscale at many social events in Louisville -- where the bourbon will be perfectly fine. It's an OK German pilsener, but not my top choice even among the imports. It is crisp and light, quite sessionable, though I can never bring myself to drink more than one at a time. I prefer Bitburger.

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Photo of Frankgabriel2383
1.65/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Ant777uk
3.36/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Used to drink this all the time when I was younger.

Fairly sure the taste has changed a bit...less hops.

Still, pretty amazing balance, amazing malt...so much better than other international pilsners.

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Photo of Brand
5/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent balanced light beer, at 5.0% Alcohol. More substantial in 'balance' than St. Pauli Girl which is more lite. Heineken tends to be 'fruitier'. Becks has a basic grainy-beery neutral balance. That's what I want,… so I give it a 5. What's to improve on it? To make it all 'organically grown'?

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.85/5  rDev +39%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 1/26/2018. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Bit of skunky aromas initially, but dissipated as it sat in the glass. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good German pilsener. All around nice robustness and balance of robustness and balance of pale malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the moderately bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and never watery for the ABV. Nicely rich and clean pils malt flavors, with nice earthy hop presence/balance. A very enjoyable offering and spot on style example. Would have preferred trying it in cans, but could not find any. I got the bottle knowing the skunk would be there, and it turned out just fine.

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4.09/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decent and cheap.

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Photo of corywalston
3.81/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
2.83/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A very poor example of a German Pilsner, it looks the part but it is all down hill from there. There is a skunky quality to the smell and taste that overtakes the grains, malt, yeast and grassy hops that should be the stars of this beer. Light bodied and well carbonated, watery mouth feel.

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Photo of chitoryu12
2.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look: Attractive golden lager with a thick white head.

Smell: A little skunky. Yeast and malt behind it.

Taste: Skunky bitterness with a hint of malt. Not that great.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, lots of carbonation.

Overall: Not good. Normally skunky beers like Stella Artois and Peroni Nastro Azzurro only have the skunk on the nose and not the tongue, but this one tastes like it smells.

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Photo of Samurai
2.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Haybeerman
3.47/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark_Erden
1.23/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This review is for St.Louis version canned in 1 pint.

It tastes like liquid corn and smell is quite week.

Carbonation is low.

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Photo of heeyongk
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sexmortus
2.81/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
3.29/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monkist
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Although I never had the German original, this one brewed by Borsodi in Hungary is even worse. First, I don't like German pilseners, and this one is bitter and corny - although there is no corn in it. It is just the German hops that make it this bad.
Okay before I start bashing this beer let me stop. This beer is not good. Period.

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And then a couple of months later I managed to try the German original so I had to re-evaluate the beer slightly (the numbers come from this session) - to an extent actually that this beer is completely different from the crap they make in Hungary. To an extent that I actually could enjoy this beer, with some Korean food and even warmer than ice cold. To all you adjunct haters, this will suck too. But to all your Euro Pale Lager-haters, you will find this way better than those shit. No nauseatic flavor, no overcarbonation, no bitterness - no nothing? But it's drinkable. So it gets a good 3 from me. Because I have something to compare it with.

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3.43/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ritz3314
3.71/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of georgeanthorpe
2.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Beer rating: 2.77 out of 5 with 2,209 ratings