Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Brauerei Beck & Co.
German Pilsner
Ranked #652
Ranked #30,008
2.79 | pDev: 24.01%
Monday at 10:08 PM
Feb 18, 2002
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Rated: 3.54 by enesgucuyeter from Italy

Monday at 10:08 PM
Rated: 3.44 by ronniebruner from Arizona

May 22, 2023
Rated: 2.87 by MrJones07 from Spain

Apr 29, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Apr 25, 2023
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Reviewed by morsa_95 from California

4.12/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First time trying Beck's. Never had it before because i thought it was an average cheap beer
Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Zyphoid from New Zealand

4.8/5  rDev +72%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I think most drinkers have tried a Becks at some point.
it's made by supervision in various countries now, and the quality differs so much from place to place and i feel this reflects on the poor rating this has incurred.
today's offering is brewed in New Zealand by lion breweries.
having tried the original from Bremen which i thought was fantastic, i was skeptical as to how good this would taste.
Those green bottles >.< urrrgh.

Pours a medium golden straw , two finger head that disappears rather quickly ,light to medium carbonation, pretty standard looking beer.

On the nose.... malty hops with a light citrus peel, and slight grass (not the slightest hint of skunk at all)

Taste follows the nose but with a lovely bread tone on the finish, i feel the New Zealand version is slightly sweeter than the German one, ever so slight toffee at the end. very nice. very moreish indeed.
i think the American version of this is a completely different animal.

mouth feel is smooth and clean medium body and oh so refreshing.

Overall, this is a good emulation of the German offering, however slightly sweeter that makes this taste more like a Helles than a Pilsner in my opinion.
surprisingly cheaper than the New Zealand beers and by far much better quality.
A beer i will certainly be drinking again and again.
Mar 04, 2023
Rated: 2.55 by Rainintheface from Florida

Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 2.34 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 3.11 by BeerKegger

Jan 03, 2023
Rated: 2.6 by rexdeopp from Texas

Dec 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Eriepa76 from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3
Remember when becks was made in Germany? Great beer. Now Budweiser makes it in st. Gd. Louis. Did you think you could use the Budweiser tanks and make German beer? Sucks. Too sweet . Shame on them.
Dec 09, 2022
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Reviewed by charleskimmle from Canada (BC)

2.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
purchased in canada. definitely full bodied flavour for a lager. bitter enough to stimulate salivation for sure. would probably go well with spicy food. theres something unique about it that i'm not sure what it is, sort of like a more acrid or resiney taste than other lagers, maybe a little skunky.
Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Geiseman from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +70.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The American version of Becks is just that - very American
Bremen made Becks has that slight bite, if you don't know it - go buy some Bitburger
The St. Louis version of Becks is a nice easy drinker - they way premium lagers were back in the day.
This Becks would be an alternate to Stella, Heineken, or a Stiegl Goldbrau
An easy drinker with some body.
I won't review or grade a bad beer, everyone makes up their own mind what is undrinkable or counter to their palette
I don't like giving points or stars -
I am happy to share why to try a great beer and where a decent beer might fit.
If I needed a light easy drinker for quests and I could not buy Wernesgrüner Pilsner, Bitbuger, Dab, Einbecker, or Veltins I would buy Becks
Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Karlkd1211

5/5  rDev +79.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
So I’m an American, meaning this becks was brewed in USA. I’m only 31, so I don’t remember becks when we still imported it, but this is an excellent example of a German Pilsner. I like it significantly better than a lot of imported pale lagers/pilsners( Heineken, Stella, warsteiner). I guess people just think it’s trendy to diss anything brewed stateside by AB. I’d say it’s like a somewhat understated Pilsner urquell. Definitely in my top 5 brews
Nov 22, 2022
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Rated by Leetenant from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +79.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Great beer
Nov 22, 2022
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
On tap in Switzerland. Clear golden color with a layer of white head. Smells of grassy hops. Medium body. Light grain flavor with grassy hops. Pretty average, decent but not one I'd seek out again.
Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
April 2003: A commercial but refreshing pilsener - nothing wrong, nothing special.

Rerate: Had my first can today (bottles and draught previously). Extremely light coloured, possibly watered down version for Norway? (ABV 4,7%) The one I had on tap in Holland a month ago was very light coloured too. Am I right that the colour was slightly darker a few years ago?? Anyway, it's still a drinkable pils, but not an aroma or flavour that will linger in your memory.
Oct 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
At just warmer than fridge temp. Pours light and clear. Plenty of white head. Nose is funky. Bread, hops, wheat, orange, skunk. Taste is wet candy, bread, honey, oatmeal. Fairly watered down but an ok beer
Oct 03, 2022
Rated: 3.33 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Sep 12, 2022
Rated: 3.57 by sickonine from Spain

Sep 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

3.42/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
One of the first beers that I ever liked the taste of...when I was about 10. When I was 10, this was my favourite beer ; )

Drinking from a bottle in a pilsner glass...perfect pilsner colour and head (but dies down a little fast)...faint hoppy aroma. Rich colour and not watery like so many competitors.

Crisp maltiness, and quite complex hoppiness...German but with essence of Czech. Not too sweet and perfect balance of flavour. The taste is comparable to less famous, more highly regarded beers. People love to hate commercial varieties. Producing this much beer all around the world and keeping the quality this good, is amazing.

Mouth feel is fairly complex and affects your tongue and mouth across many levels...with an amazing bitter aftertaste that lingers for at least 10 seconds.

For me this is the best mass produced pilsner by far...better than Grolsch in a corked bottle. Even when brewed under license, it still closely reflects the original.

It still always keeps its prices low enough to compete with locally produced beers in every country where it is released. In England for example, it is probably the cheapest mass produced beer available.

Just because it's everywhere, doesn't mean it's not good ; ) It's the perfect mass produced pilsner...Radeberger is far better obviously, but Beck's has a larger market and somehow it succeeds. In fact, I think you can buy it everywhere in Europe. Almost
Sep 01, 2022
Rated: 2.98 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by cbrowndde from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Crisp and refreshing. It comes close to what I think a Pilsner should taste like. Not too heavy for summertime drinking. Goes well with steamed crabs and brats off the grill. It is made in St. Louis now, but still tastes German.
Jul 25, 2022
Rated: 2.03 by Spark420

May 06, 2022
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
5% abv St Louis bottled in green glass -$15/12 pack in a box, so why not. pours slightly more golden than a Budweiser
Barely any aroma, head dies instantly, no life in the glass. Drinks like a basic lager made without corn or rice. Notice the difference in its clean finish and better feel than an add junk beer like pbr or hamms. Still pretty unremarkable, even compared to other Euro lagers, which this is not anymore, so it's now more like a bud without rice. Got a cheap pizza comin' and thought this would be the perfect match
Apr 21, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

1.41/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
Well I've had some of the higher-rated pilsners available and being my least-favorite of lager styles, it's no surprise this stuff is just awful to me. The smell, which translates into the flavor is pungent and (like Heineken) just offensive to my taste buds.
Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Nicolai501

4.65/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
My personal favourite beer at the moment at the age of 21. Tried it first in Germany when i traveled there and its been great ever since in Finland too!
Feb 09, 2022
Rated: 2.94 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 2.9 by arini10 from Oregon

Jan 09, 2022
Rated: 2.75 by altrio

Oct 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Nath91 from Australia

3.71/5  rDev +33%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Beck's has always been one of my favourite European macro lagers. OK, sure, it has always been relatively cheap in Australia, but I've never found anything wrong with it, and it always goes down smooth and easy for me.

Look: Classic pale golden straw colour. Typical German/European lager. Thick bubbly white head. Looks refreshing. Looks standard. Better head retention than some lagers I've reviewed.

Smell: Grassy hops with a hint of citrus - lemon peel. , sweet pale malt, smells clean, smells refreshing.

Taste: Taste follows through the nose, sweet pale malts, hints of lemon peel and grassiness from the hops. Slightly bitter makes it quite refreshing, slight bit of a metallic note, but given this has spent however many months sitting in a can since it was brewed, and shipped half way around the world it's to be expected.

Feel: Not overly carbonated, smooth, clean and very refreshing.

Overall: I like Becks. Yes, it's a mass produce lager, but the European mass produced lagers are a world ahead generally than what most American and Australian mass produced lagers are. It's refreshing, has good flavour, and has everything I want generally in a lager. Great lawnmower beer, can have plenty of these after a hard days work.
Sep 06, 2021
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A little 330ml bottle bought from scratch me discount clearance shop or other
Pours a crystal clear golden body with decent enough white head
Aroma is malted barley and porridge
Flavour clean though with a little citrus treacle
Aug 26, 2021
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Reviewed by SouthSide_Michael

5/5  rDev +79.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I give Beck's a 5 across the board. It's my favorite beer. Such a good taste and aroma. Poured into a glass it has a beautiful color, nice head, and good smell. Tastes great. I enjoy a beer with a stronger flavor. German beer is my favorite kind.
Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass.
L: Pours a crystal clear vibrant pale straw yellow with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Good carbonation with little to no lacing at all.
S: Spicy hops, malt, flowers, bread.
T: Grassy, skunky flowers, spicy peppery hops, A hint of yeast. It is lightly sweet.
F: Crisp, clean, light-bodied mouthfeel with a medium-fast slightly dry finish.
O: A very good, easy drinking light German pilsner. Hops and malts are very well balanced. It is very good in it's style.
Aug 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

3.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I bought a can at beerstore in Ontario 500ml at 5%.
poured a 2finger head into glass.
looked good at the start but the head quickly disappeared and left the beer almost flat looking and the carbonation got slower .
taste is very light and easy to drink with a low bitterness .
overall an ok German pilsner beer.
Aug 05, 2021
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Rated by NeilSilber1 from California

3.12/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours golden clear with nice white frothy foamy head. Good German pilsner style - easy drinking “beer”.
Jun 21, 2021
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