rlgk (9017) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I kinda find these commercial descriptions funny.... : "What this brew lacks in alcohol it certainly makes up for in flavor". Well what are they going to put there? The truth? "At least you can still drive a car after having this beer?" "Sorry about this brew, we wish we didnt have to make it, please try another one of our beers"? This is no good and of course the brewery knows about it...
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2000
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle... Clear, light yellow lager with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is mostly sorghum and herbal hops with a faint note of skunk. The flavor is bland, but decently bittered for an n/a. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Astringent, moderately bitter finish. Went well enough with my plate of pork and guava gravy. Most importantly, it didn’t hinder my driving afterwards. Now that I’m home, it’s time for a real beer!
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2008
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
330ml bottle (K Market)
Beyond anaemic - gnats’ piss. Dry dusty version of the usual cornflake aroma. Lively carbonation, very thin body. Grassy metallic hops, some lemon, lots of dry dusty cornflakes. Cornflakes picked up from the corner of your kitchen floor when you finally get round to sweeping the floor. Nasty metallic finish. Drivers - don’t drink this, drink anything else instead.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This was purely in the interest of modern science as I detest ’normal’ Becks with a passion. It looks and smells like Becks’ little brother in that it is the colour of watered down limeade and has a sweet aroma. The taste however is much nicer than Becks. It doesn’t have that nasty bite and is actually quite mellow. It’s still a poor beer and I’m glad I’ve got it out of my system, but give me this over its stable mate any day.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle in Vail. Clear, light golden appearance with a small white head. Dull straw, hay, pale malty aroma. Grainy, straw, barn hay flavor. Bleh bleh bleh. Fuck me, they brought me the non-alcoholic version. Fuck me. Fuck me.
Drake (7839) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2010
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear extremely pale gold color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing, oddly, considering the quality of the rest of the beer. Aroma is beans. Seriously. Beans, stale leafy hops and not much else. Taste is sweet malts with a faint hint of hops. Some graininess in the finish. Thin-medium bodied. This is all over the place, very strange and very, very bad.
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. The cap is popped off and instantly I get a whiff of fusel chemical cleaner and spoiled ginger ale. The nutrisweet-like corn and ginger-infused bathroom cleaner is an instant turnoff, and the perfectly clear light yellow body suggests I made a mistake with this whole thing. Shamelessly trying to knock off another style with 10 ratings minimum, I decided to pick up a few NAs, but I’m also curious because I really have no idea what the "style" is like. It’s been a few years. There’s a light creaminess to the texture, frothy but not full. It dissolves on the tongue quickly and leaves a spoiled ginger and celery flavor coating the mouth. Passable for sure, it’s not the worst thing in the world, but I don’t really see how anyone would want to drink this regularly. The long-lasting finish of sweet-n-low is possibly the worst thing this beer offers. An interesting experience.
GT2 (7708) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
355mL stolen from random refridgerator. Pours a clear deeper golden with medium white foam that laces very nicely. Nose is skunky from green bottle, herbs, old corn, Taste is metallic up front, biting moving to very sugary, cloying, oh man all sugar with licking a penny sharp metallic. Ick.
leaparsons (7666) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2005
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Golden with a white bubbly head. Aromas are skunky room-filling lemon with grain and chemicals. Flavours are lemon and harsh chemicals that grate the inside of the throat. At least it has some hoppiness to it - that special Becks soapy, metallic hoppiness. As rough as a spoonful of Sudan 1.