Beck's | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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67
poor
2,128 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 02-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,128
Reviews:
702
Avg:
2.84
pDev:
23.24%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
425
For Trade:
0
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Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.29/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikr
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Tigerbrau
1.95/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Epiktetos
3.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerBobber
3.75/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with a slightly off white head of soapy bubbles. Nice lacing down a tall pilsner glass (used this glass because I had a 16 oz. can).

Grassy smell with some white bread and slight hop background with some herbal odors coming out.

The taste kind of follows the nose with a bit of grassy earthy flavor. Definitely getting some sweet malty flavor coming through. A bit of some citrus that tastes a bit like lemon.

Mouth feel tends to lean towards medium with a wet finish.

A pretty decent pilsner from Becks. I have had the Sapphire that comes in a bit higher at a 6% ABV and with a bit of a different flavor profile. Both beers were quite tasty. This is brewed in the U.S and supposedly brewed to 1516 German Purity laws. So if that grabs you by the short hairs go get some and give it a wing ding and see if it fits for you.

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Photo of ugurcan
2.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJ64
2.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KevinSku
3.49/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of datpingao
2.04/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of crissxhou_96
3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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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Beck's from Brauerei Beck & Co.
2.84 out of 5 based on 2,128 ratings.
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