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Beck's | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Brewed by:
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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, light straw-colored with a one finger head that receded into a thin cap with thin, oily lacing. The nose was one of malt and biscuit. The taste is pure and clean, just what I'd expect from the style. Around medium bodied with a slight aftertaste. I've always considered this beer to be symbolic of the German pilsner style and as I've grown older and have experienced more beer styles it is not as outstanding as I once considered it, but it is still a mainstay in the style in my opinion. A quality brew that I won't skip over too often.

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Half litre bottle, pale colour, clear, medium thin head. Typical fresh north german pils smell, slightly industrial with hints of noble hop. Crisp taste, was refreshing but there wasn't too much going on, grainy finish. Coarse on the palate with lots of gas. Becks is best enjoyed in Bremen on a warm day somewhere near the Weser river.

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poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

a: crystal clear golden color with a white head that settles into a thin lacing. lots of carbonation. looks nice.

s: bready malt aroma with a bunch of skunky hop character. reminds me of a standard german helles.

t: watery flavor with loads of skunk character. bready malt is there but the amount of skunk and metallic character overhwelms most of the positive characters of the flavor. i've had this beer sometimes and its great and other times it's horrendous. you just cannot trust these green bottles.

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Beck's from Brauerei Beck & Co.
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