Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Brauerei Beck & Co.
Pilsner - German
Ranked #599
Ranked #29,821
2.78 | pDev: 24.1%
May 14, 2022
Feb 18, 2002
Notes: None
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Photo of lagrluvr
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by lagrluvr

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
Photo of tekstr1der
1.41/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

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
Photo of Nicolai501
4.65/5  rDev +67.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Nicolai501

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
2.94 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from New York on Feb 08, 2022
2.9 by arini10 from Oregon on Jan 09, 2022
2.75 by altrio on Oct 11, 2021
Photo of Nath91
3.71/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Nath91 from Australia

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
Photo of EmperorBevis
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by EmperorBevis from England

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
Photo of SouthSide_Michael
5/5  rDev +79.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by SouthSide_Michael

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
Photo of LesDewitt4beer
3.29/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

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
Photo of Tony787
3.4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

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
Photo of NeilSilber1
3.12/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by NeilSilber1 from California

Pours golden clear with nice white frothy foamy head. Good German pilsner style - easy drinking “beer”.

Jun 21, 2021
2.63 by BEZMEZ on May 28, 2021
2.03 by Daneve76 from Australia on May 25, 2021
Photo of LucaDiCriscio
2.09/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

Tastes like mineral water. Better than lite macro beers but still not much beer flavor.

May 19, 2021
Photo of IMHammert
3.41/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by IMHammert from New Jersey

This is not the swill haters portray, not even close. It’s merely an alteration of what once was. A Becks Light in 1976 would have tasted similar. Less booze than it once had and the distinctive skunky bite is still there but tempered. Becks is now made in USA by AB, and in my opinion now tastes a lot like a 1976 Budweiser, no accident I’m sure. Craft beer is great but for warm weather pounding it can get a bit heavy. This stuff is cheap, clean, crisp and tasty. Please drink responsibly.

May 15, 2021
3.6 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut on Apr 24, 2021
2.64 by Saraiva from Portugal on Apr 07, 2021
Photo of NicolaRenaldini
2.56/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by NicolaRenaldini from Italy

La sà de banana
(It tastes like banana)

Mar 28, 2021
2.25 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela on Mar 04, 2021
3.87 by ivanpadron from Venezuela on Mar 03, 2021
Photo of dingers
2.94/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by dingers from England

veery hard to judge, not bad, not good - theres a place and a time for becks, incredibly 'so-so'

Feb 12, 2021
3.75 by JanglezB19 from Canada (ON) on Feb 08, 2021
2.29 by xx_adolfhitler42069_xx from Virginia on Feb 06, 2021
3.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Feb 05, 2021
Photo of ScaryEd
1.9/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

12 oz bottle. No pour.

The aroma is skunky and grainy. Not very pleasant.

The flavor is very sweet, like shockingly so. No hops detected for any semblance of balance. Just sweet, grainy malts. Not "cloying", but definitely hard to get down. It's almost a bit medicinal, like cough syrup. But this doesn't get you high.

The feel a typical light lager: crisp, yet watery. Drinkable, if not for the flavor.

Overall, not a good beer at all. Drank a couple of these at a friend's (less than 10 people, calm down). Only beer he had and it was free so no complaining. But definitely not something I'd ever pick up again if given the choice.

Jan 27, 2021
Photo of lastmango
2.49/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Adding a review to my scoring. Like another, I drank Beck's in the 70s and early 80s when, as I remember, it had some taste. Although it was not my favorite German at the time, it was better than Natty Boh. Fast forward to today . . . I guess this is made in a Bud plant in St. Louis. It is is very much lifeless . . . like Corona except nobody puts a lime in a Beck's. BTW, this was part of a beer club that my son gave me for Christmas. The club is supposed to give me hard to find German beers. The last two shipments had Beck's. Ugh.

The beer is a very pale straw. I cannot pick up a nose. I guess this is a plus as it does not have a foul odor. There is a faint taste of grain and malt. No hops. Light carbonation and body. Feels like seltzer. I hope I do not get this in the next hard to find German beer shipment. ;)

Jan 24, 2021
4.35 by JuanPn from Louisiana on Jan 13, 2021
2.51 by pcbnumber1 from England on Jan 07, 2021
3.26 by carrcolind from District of Columbia on Dec 23, 2020
2 by vladn from England on Dec 20, 2020
2.31 by Samnem from Georgia on Dec 14, 2020
2.71 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 15, 2020
3.84 by Hazey92 from New York on Nov 13, 2020
Photo of Tripel_Threat
2.01/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75
by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

This was not good, period. I can't express how much I don't understand why this vegetal, buttery, cream corn mess is popular enough. There's plenty of other domestic-priced beers that taste the same if not better.

Oct 19, 2020
Photo of RoyalOak
1.32/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
by RoyalOak from England

I used to really like Becks; I used to buy two ice cold bottles at my off-licence, walking home from the station after work, on a hot day and by jimeny, they tasted GREAT!
Since then; I bought two bottles from a local petrol station, yesterday; bottles looked similar to the old style, but on opening, the taste was nothing like ten years ago, I examine the label, now owned by Anheur Busch, oh no!
Then, the kicker, while being passed off as the original, this is , in fact , a 4% imposter, not the original 5%; the taste is vastly inferior and in fact I had to force myself to drink the second, after a prolonged struggle to down the first; why do these companies ruthlessly acquire breweries with a good name, only to reduce them to a phantom of their former quality.
I was pretty damned upset, that an old reliable quaff of german lager, has gone west, to the graveyard of liquid refreshment.

Sep 12, 2020
2.87 by Roejogan from Canada (BC) on Aug 31, 2020
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