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


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RATINGS: 770   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2001
Doesn’t seem quite as skunky as their regular beer. However, I think it still sucks.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2001
Served to me ice cold, and I swear I could not taste or smell a thing. Seriously it was like slightly fizzy water. I let it warm up as much as I could, and was able to detect a slight hop note and clean but to the point of bland malt in the aroma. Still the flavor was only hinting at bitter until it was just warm enough to show a little hint of bland malt. Not sure what the dark color is supposed to indicate, but this was just crap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2001
This should be called ’Dark Beck’s’. That’s all it is. Perhaps a hint more malty than regular but that could have been a visual placebo effect. If you want a good Dunkel, try Hurlimanns Hexenbrau.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2000
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2004 The beer after its escape from the 12 ounce green bottle sets in the glass a somewhat hazy brown color, the head spumous and the color a light tan, lace manages to cover the glass. Nose is mostly malt with a hint of sweet caramel, fresh with the start nicely malted, sweet and the top fair in its feel to the palate. Finish is moderately acidic, the hops light but noticeable, dry aftertaste, drinkable yes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 10, 2000
ehh, its ok. for becks its exceptional

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9602) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2000
dark brown colour, smokey aroma, full bodied

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2000
Rerating: I made the mistake of saying ’Dark’ was not a style. There is actually a style called ’European Dark / Dunkel,’ but it’s questionable if this beer fits that category. It seems as though they use the term ’Dark’ more like an adjective than a style description. Most ’macro-loving drinkers’ call anything darker than Bud a ’dark beer.’ I guess Beck’s just tapped into that a little. Beck’s Dark is actually a fairly light-tasting beer. I found it a little watery and lacking flavor. I enjoy the Oktoberfest much more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2000

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2000
As with Becks, quite hoppy with a more harsh aftertste

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Frog King99 (51) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 6, 2000

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