KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2004
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Call this one the bad child of the bunch. Very dissapointingly bland for a German Lager. Nothing to shout about, but still better than anything mass produced in America, as well as anything named "Buffalo Butt."
Nuffield (3542) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2004
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I was really surprised to see that the initial ratings of this beer were so much more positive than mine. Apparently this beer is aiming to sucker in the drinkers who are look for Becks or maybe other green bottle German beers. Pours rich yellow with a big white head, large carbonation forming on the sides of my glass with small carbonation in the middle body. The aroma is grassy, mildly malty, not skunky. The flavor is more of the same, a combination of a cookie and a handful of grass, but still it wasn't a very nice flavor in my opinion--nowhere as clean as you would expect a good German lager. The worst part was the palate, which from the start was very flat, despite the obvious carbonation. Really, just lifeless, and it let down the beer as a whole.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I opened the bottle with low expectations and after an initial moment of tastelessness this beer developed into a real class act. Minimal white head on a standard golden body. Clean, crisp aroma with light hoppy notes. Flavor is smooth and light with a nice crackle in the finish. After a few sips some malt character appeared and the beer became very pleasant, delicious even. Gives off some nice honey and fruit scents and a strong malt aroma as it develops. Overall, I think this is a good lager that deserves further exploration. I need a six pack and a few hours to work this one out.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden color with a quickly dissipating white head. Toasty malt, floral hops and hint of urine aroma. Starts with a floral sweetness which continues throughout the qauff. Finishes with a corn sugar and malt sweetness. Not my type of lager. Neither crisp not clean.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Becker's. It's German for Beer." Wait a minute, perhaps I'm remembering the ad campaign for Beck's instead. Anyway, this Becker's Lager is really yeasty in a pleasant way. It's got considerable malt and is slightly sweet. Has some of the weirdness of a Soviet-era Zhiguly lager. Very enjoyable!
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden color, semi-skunked. Somewhat nutty(?) taste with a dry finish. On the watery side.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Somehow arrived un-skunked in it's green bottle. Honestly, that would have at least added something to it - it had some mellow bready malts, but that's all - thin, bubbly and generally hop-less. Give me a pils to quench my thirst. Color was a clear dark yellow with nice sized white head.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A beer that poured a medium sized white head with no lacing. The carbonation was quite lively in this beer. The body was clear with a pale yellow hue. The aroma was pretty typical of a Lager. It was somewhat of a smooth drink from start to finish in my opinion with a light and watery palate. This beer did not have much character to it.
thedm (4852) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 22, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This brew poured a small head of fine white bubbles and a carbonated transparent straw wheat yellow body. It had a hoppy and a medium strength lager flavor of malt and hops. It was slightly bitter initially and with a lingering hop finished.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Green bottle) My example was moderately lightstruck. Attractive straw color with a dissapating creamy head. Aroma is, like Aurelius notes, "graham crackery". Moderate carbonation somewhat covers a thin, watery body. The finish boasts hop bitterness that's subtle yet strong enough to cover the slight astingency of the malt character. Not bad, but not strongly recommended.