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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: 782   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ColovianTrader (426) - - JAN 13, 2014
Has some redeeming qualities, but overall not worth your time. Starts with some chocolate, toffee and dark cherry flavors, but is upended by a bitter, metallic taste that reminds me of a dirty penny. Good carbonation but much to thin to handle the flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (1346) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle on a little pontoon boat cruise watching Epcott’s fireworks show. Medium amber-brown in color and fairly thin. Small eggshell head. Aroma of roasted malts, metal, caramel, and toffee. The taste is similar with a decent malty bite. Medium body, light carbonation. Finish of caramel and toffee. Actually not too bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MikeJslc (768) - USA - NOV 13, 2013
Medium brown, clear, beige head. Aroma of pilsner malt, tiny hint of cocoa. Flavor: grainy pilsner malt with a corn-like quality followed by a grainy/biscuity dryness, touch of baker’s chocolate, a little metallic hint in there. I recall having better bottles than this particular one, it might be a little old.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerman6686 (5377) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Wow this stuff is bad. Poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was just straigh skunk and nothing else. Flavor was skunk and mild toast/roast. Not surprised though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle at Oktoberfest. Pours a deep clear dark brown to black with a thin to medium sized white head. Roast and a little bit of cocoa on the nose. Medium-bodied a little bit of chocolate touch of malt and caramel. Cocoa chocolate a touch of coffee into a bit of bitterness and grain on the finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dacrza (647) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
DATE TASTED: October 12, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Warsteiner pokal... OCCASION: celebrating PSU’s unBILLeivable comeback against Michigan--and my son’s fifth birthday... APPEARANCE: "dark" velvet black as night body with a brownish roadside snake-colored head; lacing is nonexistent, with a random streak or spot... AROMA: classic Beck’s ping/tang hops with a doughy funky roundness; a "dirtier" version of the pilsner...PALATE: slick and oily; lightly bodied with subtle activity at the teeth...TASTE: bready, doughy and slightly malty; light hops do not really add balance or memorability...OVERALL: on the plus side, sessionable and autumnal; on the negative, almost indistinguishable from the Oktoberfest, save the presence of extra doughy malts...

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (3120) - Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Bottle: Mahogany brown with a slight ruby tint; good clarity given the dark hue. Creamy, light-tan head leaves decent lacing during its decent. Aroma is weak, astringent metallic notes, toasted caramel malt, light florals, and not much else. Taste is metallic at first as well but mellows with time. Toasted malt & grains with light caramel and toffee... very light. Some back end floral bitterness, musty. Sharp and nearly astringent. Some finishing lager yeast. A pretty poor take on the style, really.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ContemplateBeer (1776) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Aroma: A little skunky (this stuff sits around long enough to get skunked?) with some toast and a bit of caramel. Appearance: Dark brown with a thin bone coloured head. Flavor: Mostly toast up front and throughout, but very lightly so; there’s a rather unpleasant sweet tang toward the finish- like watered down caramel. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: I didn’t want to dislike this so much, as I think people bash these InBev products without a second thought, but this was truly a low-rent gloss of a Dunkel, and not worthy of the name.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
damzz (359) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Pours a dark translucent brown with a white head. Nose is nondescript. Palate is slight roasted barley. There is no "slightly sweet aftertaste" as the propaganda states. Once again, this rendition of a good German beer is bastardized by brewing it in he USA. Hey, A-B/InBev, you cannot trade on reputation for long when the quality is gone.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajtrupp (309) - 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


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