Beck's | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Brauerei Beck & Co.

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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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best before 1/2013.

Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a 1/2 inch foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell upon opening is immediate skunk that fades and gives way to grainy and corn flake aromas. Taste is also of grain and corn flake flavors. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer all around but the skunk aroma when I first opened the bottle was one of the worst I have smelled in a beer before.

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look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Having had Beck's at home for more years than I care to count, I just opened a bottle and something was very wrong. Absent was the taste of bitter and depth of flavor. Instead it's an insipid watery taste devoid of flavor. Even a bad beer has flavor, this beer is like water, without character.
What a disappointment!
Beck's in now brewed in St. Louis, should not take long for market share to slip.

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look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Beck's (made in Germany) WAS my favorite beer for the past decade. Two every night after work. Always my favorite with steak. NO MORE. Now made in St. Louis and tastes like typical watered down American slop. Less body and flavor, but a fizzier mouthfeel. St. Louis may be great at making arches, but leave Beck's to their German brewers and original (presumably European) ingredients. Save your money and buy Bud.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a review of the US-Brewed Beck's, NOT that brewed in Germany.

Beck's has always been my everyday, working in the garage, doing housework in the Summer beer. Nothing special, but predictible and solid for the price.

Not any more. I picked up a 12-pack last weekend, unaware that they have begun producing the beer in the US. I opened one, poured it and immediately knew something was wrong: it poured a strange color with too much frothy head. Then I tasted it and knew there was a real problem. I honestly thought I had gotten a bad one, so I went to open another and noticed the lable.

It was just "wrong" and I knew the reason. The next day I found a 6 of the German brew and compared them and the taste difference is huge. The US product is inferior in every way.

I called the hotline and they confirmed that we will only be able to obtain the US brewed beer in the future. So much for Becks - too bad it had to go the way of Lowenbrau.

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A: Pours a pale yellow color with a small fizzy head and only bits of lacing.

S: Smell of grain and hint of sweetness but with a musty aroma in the background.

T: Taste of grain with a mild sweetness. Sort of a husk bitterness and a fairly clean finish.

F: Light body, smooth crisp and quite refreshing.

Standard Euro Style lager. not much else to add.

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