Beck's Oktoberfest
Brauerei Beck & Co.

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Brauerei Beck & Co.
3.39 | pDev: 16.22%
Aug 26, 2020
Sep 19, 2000
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Rated: 3.5 by BaconFingers from Washington

Aug 26, 2020
Rated: 3.6 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by DCH from New York

Apr 03, 2020
Rated: 3.17 by Foxman27 from Iowa

Mar 26, 2018
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
I think this is a pretty good Oktoberfest beer, flavors are decent and the feel is smooth and easy to consume. Comparing to the others in this field it is more on the entry level for me but a decent little beer.
Jan 21, 2018
Rated: 3.58 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 18, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by Nace4 from Virginia

Jul 19, 2017
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Reviewed by pianoguy from Washington

2.92/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle. No bottling info

Pours an attractive copper body that's almost clear. Off white head produced some nice lacing. Some retention.

Just not a lot there...A slight scent of a bread-like, grassy malt. I'm getting some yeast as well. The overall effect is that applesauce thing that is present in a lot of marzen lagers. But it's all very understated, bordering on nonexistent.

A little malt/yeast but again it's very understated. Disappointing watery finish.

Watery in spite of the present carbonation

On the plus side, It looked really pretty and it it didn't smell or tastes skunky! It had a few decent marzen like tendencies. But realistically there are so many other better October fest choices out there...
Feb 23, 2017
Rated: 2.64 by Urk1127 from New Jersey

Feb 03, 2017
Rated: 3.09 by ronniebruner from Arizona

Jan 06, 2017
Rated: 3.37 by AccipiterofBeer from New York

Dec 26, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

Dec 13, 2016
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Reviewed by hophugger from Virginia

2.6/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
Expected more than I got from this beer. Color was right on, a beautiful pumpkin color. Light head and very little carbonation. Aroma and tastes were muddled and watered down. This was very flat feeling and tasting
Nov 08, 2016
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Rated by bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Great color. Bready, malty and bit too fizzy. Good drink though. Definitely above average for this style.
Nov 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Bottle from a bodega in Manhattan.

Spot-on copper colour body of impressive vibrance. Clear and clean, with a frothy off-white cap that retains for a good 4 minutes, leaving an even layer of coating on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

Aroma is bready and malty, with a nice toastiness and mild vaguely fruity hop profile.

Texture is coating but overcarbonated, unrefreshing, and somewhat dry and coarse, dragging a bit on the palate. Medium-bodied and adequately thick - some might contend too much so for a beer in a style meant to be quaffed by the litre at beer festivals. Filling. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, or astringent, but it does drag a bit on the palate.

Tastes bready and malty, deemphasizing hops in a manner true to style, though some mild fruitiness does make its way in. Toasty, on the sweeter side, and balanced for the most part - though its simplicity and shallowness reduce the impressiveness of that feat.

Brauerei Beck delivers a drinkable enjoyable festbier that isn't quite on point when it comes to stylistic tradition, but will please the casual drinker crowd it's aimed it. Side by side with a paragon like Ayinger, this couldn't hold a candle, but it's not a bad pick when you're after a festbier on a budget and need something widely distributed. The kind of beer I'd happily reach for in the cooler at a friend's barbecue, but it wouldn't be a regular rotator in my fridge at home.

Low C+ (3.03) / ABOVE AVERAGE
Nov 06, 2016
Rated: 2.92 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Oct 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This fest brew pours a nice red tinged
copper color with a nice head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring,
thin layer, and features light lacing. Nose of moderately heavy breaded malts,
subtle herbal hops, and moderate grain notes. Flavors follow but fall short of the
nose with light breaded malt and subtle caramel notes followed by medium grain
flavors that carry through to the finish which is lightly sweet. Medium mouth feel,
smooth, very crisp for the style, and finishing with a mineral like quality.

Becks was one of my first loves in the good brew world, this one shows me how
much my tastes have changed. That said, I can taste the standard Becks flavor in
this one and appreciate the easy session qualities of said brew....but like John Hiatt
said in a song----"We've both graduated".....Thanks for the memories Becks.....but it
is short on the scale in today's crowded market...still love ya' though back from around
Oct 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured slow into dimpled seidel. Little fizz, a cluster of bubbles, little head. Dark amber.

Very bready nose, with malt.

Sweet malt taste is very faint. Hints are there, but delivery is abysmally vacant.

Mouth is fine. Whole thing's too watery.

About what I expected from mainstream importers. If you want a fall beer to keep you hydrated, here it is. A decidedly dull Marzen experience. And the color was so good...
Oct 20, 2016
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Reviewed by SFC21 from Florida

2.97/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours a beautiful copper colored body with a thin white head. Nose has classic toasted biscuit malts with some faint medicinal notes. Front end of the taste is great, classic marzen flavor but unfortunately that is quickly washed away by a tidal wave of medicinal, metallic flavors. Unfortunately that unpleasant aftertaste lingers and lingers. I could not finish this beer.

Glad I only picked up a single. Disappointing finish after a promising start.
Oct 18, 2016
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Not bad at all, pours a clear, dark copper but with almost zero head. Great color. Aroma is malty and bready just like I enjoy. Flavor is similarly malty, though a bit thin with a slightly bitter aftertaste. A bit too carbonated for my liking making this somewhat prickly. Overall much better than expected and would drink again.
Oct 16, 2016
Beck's Oktoberfest from Brauerei Beck & Co.
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 816 ratings