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Beck's | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co.
Germany
becksbeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 02-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,409
Reviews:
715
Ratings:
2,163
pDev:
23.91%
Bros Score:
2.62
 
 
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Photo of LetsgoAs9
1.89/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Just go get rainier instead! This stuff is soulless crap - you're better off with rainier or even many of the Mexican lagers like Victoria or Dos Equis

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Photo of GannicusKiller
3.13/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bajengurkan
2.62/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pro45
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light straw cold with soapy white head. Nose is barley and grains. Taste is corn, rice, barley, and some hops on the finish. Watery mouthfeel but finishes dry. Refreshing when ice cold. This is my go-to cheap pilsner. I usually buy the cans to avoid the potential skunk.

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Photo of dandy14
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Krusader
3.34/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of klupdike92696
3.68/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevofficiel
3.44/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beck's bought a 12 bottles for 14,99$ plus tax

Look: Clear yellow golden color with a line of white head.

Smell: Hops, sweet smell.

Taste: bitterness is definitely there, the sweetness is there again.

Feel: Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Easy drinking even with that bitterness.

So overall would I recommend? Definitely,

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Photo of LucMcD17
3.52/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hophugger
2.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of insouciantx
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
3.01/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This was certainly not my first time having this beer, but as such, it was one I hadn't had in ages, especially since I've gotten into craft beer. Attended a BBQ and this was one of the choices.
Pours a clear straw yellow color with a minimal head that instantly dissipated.
Non descript aroma. Despite the green bottle, I did not detect skunk. A bit of grainy malt and sweetness as it warmed.
Served cold it is a light, crisp and ultra clean lager that finishes semi dry. Basically watery and inoffensive. Some toasted malt sweetness as it warms. The carbonation has a little kick but not overly fizzy.
Honestly I don't find this as bad as the ratings suggest. It has some refreshing properties and works just fine at a summer BBQ.

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1.66/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of sineone
2.52/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Benedict0815
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VoxRationis
2.56/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) green bottle into a Weissbier Vase; production information appears to be 2017 Feb 4.
A: Pours a lemon to golden color permeated with exhuberant (2 inches) white, foam head production with limited head retention and some lacing.
S: Aromas of crackers and pepper, but consistently skunky.
T: Flavors follow nose; skunkiness not evident to palate. Frankly, not much actual flavor. Light bitterness.
M: Light bodied with light to medium carbonation.
O: Another green bottle beer with subtle skunkiness in the nose. I wouldn't rate it given the skunking, but all bottles I have tried over time share this character and "genug ist genug." With a real import that might be understandable, but this bottle was manufactured in St Louis, Missouri, by Anheiser-Busch, so really no excuse, if flavor were really important to Brauerei Beck or AB InBev. For the uninitiated, that is a contrary-to-fact conditional usage.

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2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Despite what the "bros" posted Beck's is a good beer. Pours straw into the stein. Smell was faint but good. This beer tastes good. Feel was a little watery but also crisp and refreshing. Over all a decent German beer.

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2.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ntomich
2.61/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: brilliant straw to straw bold , permeated with rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" white foam cap with good retention

S: Skunky, some grain in the background and after a good bit of swirling the glass some cracker aroma comes but but the hops are all skunked out

T: flavors start initially slightly sweet white cracker and by mid palate a pleasant hop bitterness emerges quickly sabotaged by a sharp, harsh acrid skunky bitterness

F: medium light with medium carbonation

O: Why am I reviewing an obviously flawed beer? Because the majority of Beck's that I buy in the green bottle has the same flaw.

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2.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Out of a pint can, a clear, golden straw in color. Lots of bubbles rising with a finger of quickly dissipating white foam. No lacing, really. In the aroma a little grass, very mild green apple, and lightly toasted grain. Flavor is mild, a little grassy, and grainy. Nothing off putting. There is a tiny bit of bitterness that builds as you drink. The feel is average carbonation, pretty dry, and medium thin body. Overall, just slightly more to my liking than a lot of AAL's, but not as tasty as Heinekin. Like a lot of other people, even if this has no adjuncts, if I want a fizzy yellow cheap beer, I'd most likely buy according to price.

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3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tottel
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

L - Pours with a thin head, clears slowly to lacing then a ring. Some ongoing rising CO2
S - Very feint. Dry hoppy, hint of malts
T - Subtler (hops-wise) than I remembered. Dry, hoppy but quite light overall.
M - Refreshing. Ideal for a very hot day like today. The hoppy dryness really lingers on the tongue.
O - I haven't had Becks in years. It's not the hop-bomb that I remember. Give it's 35C today this is perhaps an ideal beer. 5% but very refreshing and lighter on the flavour front.

Bought and drunk in Turkey on 1-Aug-2017. 50Cl can marked with dates 03/05/17 and 03/02/18
ps/add. Just realised this beer is brewed under license in Turkey by Efes [mega-brewery] in Istanbul.

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