Beck's | Brauerei Beck & Co.

Beck'sBeck's
BA SCORE
7.2%
Liked This Beer
2.76 w/ 2,151 ratings
Beck'sBeck's
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
Ranking:
#43,574
Reviews:
712
Ratings:
2,151
Liked:
155
Avg:
2.76/5
pDev:
23.91%
Alströms:
2.62
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
436
Trade:
0
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Photo of andrewh995
2.14/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

I don't have much to say about this beer. It's meh. It's not gross, it's drinkable, but that's not saying much. Why did I buy this, I don't know, guess I wanted to try a well known mass produced beer for some odd reason. No point in describing the attributes as there really are none that stand out.

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Photo of Satorn
2.71/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mynie
3.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Excepting a handful of especially repellent, high gravity malt liquors, this is probably the most easily available beer I've never reviewed. I was actually kind of shocked to see that I didn't tick it off way back in 2005 when I first started reviewing...at the time, I was quite the fan.

But I haven't thought to purchase a Beck's in over a decade. My friend brought some over, though, so I figured it might be a nice time to revisit what, in my teenaged opinion, passed for fancy beer.

It's a decent pour into a pilsener glass, pale yellow with a wispy white head. The aroma bares no trace of skunk, as is the norm with most imported green-bottled beers in the last ten years or so. And honestly that's a bit of s hame, as some skunkiness would at least be *something*. This is an incredibly light aroma with just the barest hints of fruit and hay. Say what you will about Miller and Bud, but at least there's some liveliness to their grainbills.

Tastes a bit more assertive...actually more or less solid. Light fruit up front, dry hops in the back, and a bit of skunk in the finish. It's nothing to write home about, but at least there are no off nodes.

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Photo of bossmann_dan
2.71/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of calebeof
2.81/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SkylerShores
3.24/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
3.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of akolb
2.65/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AfricanPete14
3.85/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a nice golden color with rising bubbles, it smelt of piney hops and wheat. The taste was remarkably smooth, however had a strange metallic taste afterwards. This beer had low carbonation and went down well.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
2.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AleSan
1.62/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of paulb19801
2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mribbens
2.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ahommell
2.66/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of reddfoot
2.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Light and pale golden colour,smell is light and a bit pissy. Tastes a bit sour and pissy, underneath the typical big market lager flavour. It's better than big market American brands, but just ever so slightly. Meh, I won't buy this again.

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Photo of Kelby777
3.44/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DAMN this is disappointing. Not that this is a BAD beer, but that this beer could do MUCH better. I'll give a simple and straight-forward review.

Poured cold from a bottle into a glass.

Appearance - Barely a head, not really a lacing. Straw-yellow color. Just a plain-Jane yellow color with decent carbonation. Nothing special.

Smell - Slight skunk, nice pleasant graininess, kind of grassy. Good smell.

Taste - Very surprising and pleasant taste followed by a very surprising and UNPLEASANT metallic after-taste. When it first hits your tongue, it is a very crisp and refreshing taste. But then the after-taste, about three seconds later, lingers on your tongue like someone just rubbed your tongue with... something metal... pure metal. Very clean taste initially, but nasty after-taste.

Mouthfeel - Not bad, light, carbonated.

It tastes really good until that NASTY after-taste hits ya. If it weren't for that after-taste, I would have rated it a 5 easily. Unfortunately, the after-taste cuts it down by half. I don't know how consistent the taste of Beck's is, but it would probably taste really, really good on tap. If it weren't for the after-taste, I would be able to guzzle these like crazy.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
1.91/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Review: 16 oz Can of Beck’s: ABV: 4.9%

This is the canned version straight from Germany and not the green bottle variety that many have complained about on the various beer sites. So I imagine should be less skunky….

Incidentally, Becks were the first German brewery to use green bottles…..

On pour get a very clear, very, very clear, light golden yellow appearance, with some nice carbonation, bubbling away. Has a decent sized frothy white head that looks good, but does reduce in size but maintains overall.

Some small lacing. Overall looks pretty decent

For the aroma I get a very slight whiff of a real beery smell, but its quite faint, can smell the grains, all nice but faint …………

On taste we get a nice creamy intro…..but there is a very strong lingering bitter taste throughout that pierces this beer. It is slightly stringent and not very nice to taste
No real aftertaste?

Bit of a cardboard taste detected as well
Is possible to get a nice mouthful and the beer has some depth to it with the barley and malts, but….that overall sour bitter taste prevails, of sweet corn perhaps, and its not good, and I found this beer overall fairly hard to stomach to be honest. Not a good beer at all……….

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.25/5  rDev +54%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
3.49/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From bottle. Crystal clear pale gold with a medium white foamy head that had little retention or lace. Nose is clean grain, not much on the hops front, not much at all I guess, but nothing off either. Flavor is...hey I got a non-skunky one! Flavor is light crisp and clean. Not much flavor, but easy-drinking and refreshing. One of the better mass euro lagers I've had in a while.

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Photo of cambabeer
2.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dper
3.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaltTeaseFalcon
2.16/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikr
2/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beck's from Brauerei Beck & Co.
Beer rating: 7.2% out of 100 with 2,151 ratings
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