Beck's | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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67
poor
2,118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co.
Germany
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Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 02-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,118
Reviews:
701
Avg:
2.84
pDev:
23.24%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
417
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,118 |  Reviews: 701
Photo of duvel1979
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of drmeto
2.44/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

-German-brewed Version (canned)

L:
-pours a clear straw golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-floral,dishwashing liquid,pears,lemon,grainy,metallic,cooked rice,tea
T:
-metallic,grainy,mineral,lemon,slightly toasted malt,cardboard
-a barely detectable, but lingering throughout bitterniss
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Beck's has basically turned from a German Pilsener to a below average Euro Lager throughout the years.

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Photo of elamb106
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.16/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tripledbrew
2.77/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drdavisjr
4.51/5  rDev +58.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.98/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bad lager yellow with a super thin 1/6" white head that is obliterated quickly. I like the skunky aroma, so nothing negative there.

Super carbonated, a smattering of noble hops. Super light body. Its hot weather beer. Its light, it offers almost no barley or hop flavor, but the lager yeast does its skunky green bottle thing and I'm ok with that.

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Photo of mdt88
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of yaron73
3.24/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tropicanajack
2.97/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Burly
2.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beck's sold in the U.S. has been made in St. Louis for some years now, and the quality has really suffered. I remembered Beck's as being great German beer, which is almost a redundancy, but I hadn't had it some years because of the premium, imported price. It is now showing up at my local Grocery Outlet for $5.99 a six-pack, but it is so disappointing, because of how good it used to be, that I haven't bought a lot of it. That explains why it is now showing up at a value price.

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Photo of Tone
2.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, straw color. One inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong Euro yeast, hops, pale malt, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a metallic sharpness and dryness. Tastes of adjunct, slight pale malt, slight Euro yeast, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of hops. Overall, good appearance and aroma, but the feel and body are quite weak.

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Photo of BeerBeast
2.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bwood06
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Got this one in a trade so I could review it (and not necessarily have to buy a 6 pack of it). Had it numerous times before, just never took the time to review it until now. This beer pours a bright white head that is a very light froth. The head dissipates very quickly to a next-to-non-existent lacing. The beer itself is a bright straw color with moderate carbonation easily visible due to the clear nature of the beer. 3/5 The aroma features a good sweet dose a light pilsner malt, buttered white bread, and clean hops. The aroma is really quite sweet. 3/5 As with the aroma, the flavor is initially fairly sweet featuring the same light pilsner malt and buttered white bread. There is a very light caramel but the sweetness is mainly grainy. Clean and grassy hops come in during the second half of the sip and with it comes a fair bitterness that lingers lightly after swallowing. Along with the bitterness comes a metallic flavor. 2.75/5 There is a light carbonation burn up front but this burn dissipates quickly. Light bodied and clean with a light drying that lingers along with the bitterness on the swallow. 3.25/5 This beer features a good amount of malty sweetness and clean hops, but the metallic flavor is off-putting enough to cut into my score for the taste and overall. Simple, light, and straightforward. This has it's time and place in my book, but that would tend to be during crazy hot days and as a thirst quencher. 2.75/5

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Photo of hegg4345
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattMorin
1/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of vette2006c5r
1.93/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Beck's pours a bright pale straw color with a small lacing head. Very offensive grainy aroma. Taste is light (lucky), with hints of used dish water. Very watery and light body. Overall, its offensive, and ill tasting.

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Photo of Dean1139
2.64/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Taste like other beers of this style and kinda has a lasting aftertaste. It OK but I wouldn't drink again unless someone else buys me a drink.

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Photo of stefan12
4.9/5  rDev +72.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stanale
2.69/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Malt_Man
3.77/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served cold from 650ml green bottle into straight pilsner mug.

L) Pale yellow colour, clear, lots of bubbles, quite dense white head.

S) Not much, a bit of watery lager malt, hints of metal. No skunk despite the green bottle.

T) Very clean taste, bits of sweetness, bits of hop bitterness, well balanced.

F) Clean, refreshing and nicely fizzy with a bite. No skanky aftertastes.

O) Of the mass-market lagers available at lower prices for bigger bottles (£1 for 650ml bottle) this is one of the best options.

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Photo of jbf190
2.1/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.55/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Clean golden colored beer, nice foamy head. Smells of grain and funky skunk, it has that memory smell once you have it you always remember that smell. Taste is clean, nice grain taste and corn, little hops in there but mottled skunk tones. I have had this beer a lot, I get in bars or BBQ over others. It is above other common beers and is average at best.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beck's from Brauerei Beck & Co.
2.84 out of 5 based on 2,118 ratings.
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