Becks's Vier | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Becks's VierBecks's Vier

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Brauerei Beck & Co.

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cypressbob on 10-06-2006

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by cypressbob:
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2.61/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap locally

Pours with a lemony yellow body, dense white head with good retention, effervesant body, fairly noticable carbonation

Smell, seems to be mostly grain and a touch of corn, little bit of wort, slight hint of hop aroma but very slight, some dms in the background

Taste, fairly crisp with biscuity malt, little bit of underlying hops, touch of corn on the finish

A pretty poor lager

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Photo of fionn13
1/5  rDev -58.3%

Photo of Griffith
3/5  rDev +25%

Photo of slacker79
3/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Scotvip
2.63/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pelicanrocks
2/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.7/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On 28th Nov 13 I had a little Lager/Pilsner session and started off with a side by side Beck's v Beck's Vier. Both beers were poured into Veltin badged stemmed tulips. The Vier came in a green 275ml bottle, part of a pack. My son will get the rest of them.

The Vier looked identical to the original Beck's in every way: golden, clear, bright and clean looking: the heads the same white un-lasting wisp, so many in this style of beer seem to have.

This beer however was slightly sweeter and had less body depth than the stronger normal Becks, saccharine came to mind with the sweetness.

Overall it was OK, grainy and a little too sweet for a good Lager, but nothing really bad (or good) about it.

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Photo of ThaCreep
2.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Nose relatively low basic lager, there is not even an animal presence cereal either the nose or mouth. Very light, very watery, the body remains in default of malt and hops, it proposes that finally ends with a little bitter but that sounds too artificial to derive some pleasure. Just easy to drink and very low in calories.

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Photo of Antilochus
2.18/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at a bar in the City, along with a host of other strange InBev concoctions. 4.00% abv, pint glass.

Perfectly clear straw yellow body with a hint of a head that disappears quickly.

Frigid temp prevents a great assessment of the aromas but there is some sweetness and faint grassy notes. No malt to speak of.

Palate is exceptionally cloying, with a fizzy mouthfeel. Gets a bit syrupy after a while. No real maltiness to speak of.

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Photo of JohnBender
2.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of rarbring
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A pale straw colored lager with medium sized bubbles, a small white head leaving no lacing and small curtains,

A smell of white bread, boiled vegetables, not much nose really.

A weak corn taste, a dash of lemon juices, some alkaloid bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, rather refreshing texture, a small body and a small short dryness.

In all a very standard euro pale lager, no thrills, no joy but no real badness either.

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Photo of jnjander
1.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of BoljaBoy52
1.97/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TheBrewo
2.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

We pour a brightly colored brew, bordering on neon yellow. It holds a transient one finger head of white bubbles that disappears in a flash. There are bits of lacing left around the sides of the glass. There is full translucency and no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears to be high. The nose is mute, with the only real aromatics popping through as toasty barley and stale, grassy hops. Overall the malts are pale, adjuncty, and sweeter, with less metallic bite than one might expect. As we sip, overly metallic and adjuncty grain hit first. These meld together into one, with contributions from a basic, bitter yeast. The middle moves forward with stark, chemically bitterness. This is in part due to the grain, which remains so until the finish. Otherwise we end with further bittering grain, yeast, watery alcohol, and the faintest floral notes to round things out. The aftertaste breathes hollowly, with booze, grain, and general bitterness. The body is light and the carbonation is medium. With each sip there is a cooling coat, but this recedes into the depth of the throat, with all of the moisture it can find, leaving the mouth baked and dry. There is little slurp or froth. The abv is appropriate and the beer drinks somewhere in the middle.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the cooling mouthfeel. It was relatively soft throughout, leaving a fair coating. The dryness imparted was not overly so, but rather seemed appropriate and somewhat pleasing. Where we lost points, however, was in the watery, overly light flavoring. We know that the style doesn’t boast big and bold flavoring, but it would have been nice to have a bit more punch to each component, with less bittering grain overpowering everything else.

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Photo of endless1408
2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kojevergas
2.08/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served on draught into a Beck's Vier pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A: One finger head of fair thickness, no cream, and good retention. Wonderful upward bubble show. Clear light gold colour.

Sm: Clean light barley.

T: Clean light barley body with a bit of a creamy undertone - but not really. Simple but balanced. A touch of bittering hops on the climax. Poorly built for the style. I don't know that more bittering hops would help the beer, even if that would bring it more in line with the conventions of the style.

Mf: Too thick for what it is. At this low an ABV and so little flavour, it should be more thin and drinkable. Too smooth and wet - until the climax which is only slightly better. Chewy and lumpy. Rather poor.

Dr: Too expensive (4.30 quid in Galway, Ireland is obscene). You can handle it one after the other with ease, but your wallet probably can't.

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2/5  rDev -16.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3/5  rDev +25%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of vinnicheers
3.75/5  rDev +56.3%

light version of the German beck`s drank in Bremen. very nice and cold on tap..

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Photo of Miket13
2.81/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Johnq1964
3/5  rDev +25%

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2/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
1.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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Becks's Vier from Brauerei Beck & Co.
Beer rating: 2.4 out of 5 with 36 ratings