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Brewed by Brauerei Beck & Co./Becks (InBev)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Bremen, Germany

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common

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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Beck’s Dark is rich and smooth with a lingering, slightly sweet aftertaste. The deep ebony color is the result of specially roasting the barley malt. Unlike dark ales, Beck’s Dark is a bottom-fermented lager which creates a robust flavor and full body while retaining the refreshing properties of a lager beer.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajtrupp (288) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
There's a tad bit if complexity of this that I like, but maybe that's just compared to all the other Budweiser products I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
williamstome (991) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Dark brown pour, big foamy head. Vaguely malty aroma: nice roastiness but a whole lotta adjunct. Flavor is very watery but has light roasty notes. Not offensive but just not very good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Taste has significantly fallen since InBev took control of this one. At one point it had a decent aroma and taste, but now it is just bland. Not worth drinking. Rating 5 years ago would have been significantly higher.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2013
12oz bottle - pours amber with offwhite head and decent lacing for a frosted pint glass. Nose is bready caramel. Flavor adds toast. Mildly sweet. Way too cold.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Hopnose46 (6) - Holmes Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
I had this beer about 15 months’ ago. It was outstanding! Great aroma, superb taste - truly a fine German beer. So, a month or so after, I bought a case. Terrible decision. It was not good at all. Found out that the good tasting beer was the last before Imbev got a hold of it. What a shame. Looks to be another Lowenbrau story in the Budweiser mold.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (3018) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Green bottle..... surprisingly not skunked. Toasty sweet tea-like malt aroma. Chestnut with a large creamy beige head. Slightly sweet, toasty malt flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Pours dark brown, but nearly clear....short tan head. Aroma is slightly skunked, roast malt. Caramel malt, roast flavor...a little chocolate. Skunky staleness.... Maybe decent if fresh.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2013
Nothing really to write home about this beer it is not my favorite dark beer and I wouldn’t really recommend it. it does have the typical lager taste though

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at ABC, the pour suggest a brew from these people that actually has a decent taste. Not really the case here, though the aroma is nice; leather, dank hops and light cocoa. The taste is dry, almost chalky cocoa with a touch of hops and a smooth malty finish. Not bad, just not good either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tonyth1965 (37) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Nice clear, dark pour, very pretty. However, the head is a little thin and doesn’t hang around compared to other dunkels I’ve tried. Taste is actually very good; toasted malt flavors remind me of molasses. Not much to speak of in the way of hops, but it’s just not that type of beer. Finishes well.


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