Beck's Light | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co.

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not to be confused with Beck's Premier Light.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-11-2002

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Photo of plaid75
4.14/5  rDev +80.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not only the only light beer I drink, but one of the few imported beers too. This beer is an excellent example of what a light beer should taste like. Very similar in taste to the standard Becks beer, but just slightly understated. In my opinion, the lighter, clean taste makes the beer much more drinkable. In a perfect world, this beer would replace Amstel Light as the standard high end light beer.

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Photo of HIBC
3.75/5  rDev +63.8%

Photo of MusicmanSD
3.69/5  rDev +61.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Had one of these to wash down some food. Was very surprised at the overall experience. The appearance was nothing to speak of. A tad bit lighter than Beck's with a little more Stella-like carbonation. The smell was surprisingly good and un-skunked. I give it to the European light beer makers; they keep the light versions of their beers un-skunked somehow. The taste? Along with Heineken light, one of the best light beers I've ever encountered. I'm amazed that its 65 calories too. That’s about four of these for one 16 oz bottle of Coca-Cola calorie wise, and that’s damn impressive! The mouthfeel is thin as expected, but hey, what do you want when you're buying this beer? Reminds like a lot like a Stella for how this beer drinks. Goes well with uncomplicated snacking food. Doesn't have that machined taste like regular Beck's has. I'll say it again, props on the calories! Makes Michelob Ultra it's bitch while it's the dominatrix.

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Photo of Brian700
3.65/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very clear and light straw color with a white head. The head is attractive but it fizzles out to basically nothing. There was a little bit of lacing but not much.

The smell is a little bit (good)skunky, canibus-like...or um hoppy. Smells like an open field.

The taste is light and a little bit skunky as well. I like it. It's pretty refreshing.

The mouthfeel is good. It is a very light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Not a bad drinking beer. Very drinkable.

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Photo of haggis
3.65/5  rDev +59.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Okay, only reason I'm rating this as "good" is if you want to go ahead and drink light beer then it better do what it says on the label. 64 calories, folks. 64!!!! What do you expect!? Bud 55 is awful and MGD 64 is meh....Miller Lite clocks in at 96 cals and is probably your best bang for your light buck, but if you truly are counting cals then pop open a Becks Light. I've been on a health kick lately and still enjoy the real stuff, but if cutting cals from your diet while still being able to drink some beer, pick this over Bud Light, Coors Light, Amstel Light, Miller Light, Sam Light, Whatever Light.

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Photo of Clockwork420
3.6/5  rDev +57.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Understand this. People its 65 Calories a bottle. THE lowest of beers in the USA. Please take that into consideration.

Appearance is average, straw like yellow, pale almost sickly yellow.

Smell - Reminds me of regular becks. Not any difference besides the smell may be a bit stronger in the original.

Taste - Is a blander form of skunk. Its easy and chillaxed on the pallate.

Mouthfeel - Is clean and light. Airy almost. Easy on the throat.

Drinkability - Takes the cake son. Easy smooth.

Flat out. ITs an easy drinking, clean light lager beer.
64 calories. And its a nice alternative to a really skunked up lager.

Refreshing. And I do enjoy it.
Ill buy this again. :P

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Photo of Jamila10ten
3.52/5  rDev +53.7%

Photo of jaredtp
3.5/5  rDev +52.8%

Photo of jimilayne
3.5/5  rDev +52.8%

Photo of pasjc2001
3.25/5  rDev +41.9%

Photo of Tang07
3.2/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a refreshing light beer.

It is crisp and has a nice finish. It is a light pilsner/lager so it had its expected color (pale yellow). It pours well, leaves a nice albeit short lived head.

Beck's Light is a nice example of a light lager. It is a very nice complement to regular Beck's.

The beer tastes good and one can consume a twelve pack to oneself on a nice sunny hot day, without feeling like you just ate the whole bread isle at the grocery store.

Not something that I would want to drink on a cold winter night, but it is an excellent summer, daytime beer. I buy this when it is on and I want drink something that tastes a hell of a lot better than bud/coors/miller light (or regular for that matter) but I don't want to drink something like Sam Adams Light (which has ~25% more calories)

Sam Adams is probably one of the very best tasting "light" beers, but one must remember that most light beers have about 100 calories and Sam's has about 125 and plain ol' Bud probably in the 145 range. So Sam's is a not so light, light beer.

Memo to folks who don't like light beer:

If you don't like light beer, don't drink it, and don't review it.
I read other light beer reviews and most of the negative reviews are from people who clearly don't like light beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.07/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a green 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is a bit on the skunky side. Taste is crisp, a touch of malts and hops, slightly sweet. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall not bad as far as light beers go.

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Photo of DOCRW
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of Cvescalante
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of JeffSuttonTX
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of Boca-X
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of Lukass
3/5  rDev +31%

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
2.97/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hmmm....Beck's Light. What good can be said about it? Well, it's only 64 calories and therefore not filling. And goes down just about as easy as water, so you can drink a ton all night. However, the pale yellow appearance with fizzy, thin white head is very underwhelming. The taste has just SLIGHTLY more character than a Coors Light. That probably best sums up this beer.

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Photo of twi1609372
2.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

not horrable overall had this ahile ago, someone bought it instead of regular, not a total loss but is itll perfer regular beck, descent taste not as watered down as some other light beers, yet not as flavorful as some others ie sam light.i reccomend it for a drinker acostoming himself to german brews

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Photo of WesWes
2.89/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours an almost clear color with a slight yellow hue. It has a thin white head that quickly fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a clean, crisp pale malt scent with some adjuncts. It's light and has that green bottle aroma. The taste is less than average. It has an almost tasteless flavor. It's like flavored water. There is little malt or hops present; very light. The mouthfeel is average. This is typical for a light lager. They're low bodied with good carbonation. This is an easy drinker, but it's not an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Floydster
2.88/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle from a local liquor store

Poured into a pint glass with a golden color and a small head that tamed very quickly

Smell was pretty weak with some oat and barley, but that is about it

Taste was smooth, but not much to it

Could drink a lot of these because they are not filling at all and go down easy

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Beck's Light from Brauerei Beck & Co.
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