Dacrza (596) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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...
joejames (308) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours clear caramel in color, one finger quick head. Slight lacing, no retention. Aroma of caramel. Taste is mainly sweet with a slight bit of earthy bitterness. Light bodied, lively carbonation, mouth feel is thin. Finishes sweet. Tasting notes of caramel, roasted malt, weak coffee, grass and flowers. Drinkable yet forgettable.
mstrcrwly (598) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another one that brings up memories of growing up..back before all the great stuff we have available now..this was a treat back then.
Jabah (177) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I prefer this over the regular Beck’s. It has more of a dark brown appearance, sort of like a porter. More flavor, mainly of chocolate malts and caramel.... sweeter than the regular. Seems a bit smoother and crisper too. Aroma is slightly skunky, but the taste makes up for it. Whenever at a restaurant ordering and they say they have Beck’s, if that’s the best they have, I always ask if they have Beck’s Dark. They usually won’t say off the bat, but worth asking in case they carry the dark.
Niko100 (2184) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, & some spice; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, and hops; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent macro dunkel.
radio_nowhere (1048) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at my in-laws on Christmas day poured into a glass, clear dark brown color with white head. Aroma of pale malt sweetness, grainy, semi-metallic, minimal light roast and some caramel. Taste adds some notes of cereal, faint chocolate and light hop balance. Light body, moderate carbonation, somewhat slick with faint roast finish. Not bad for a macro.
hockey9930 (148) - - DEC 4, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strongly resembles a Coca-Cola. Dark translucent red with a rapidly dissipating head with large bubbles rather than foamy. Smell like many light american lagers with a corn, wheat, and spruce hops. The malts are much more present in the taste than the aroma. Medium malts and cereal. Lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Very watery texture.
EyeAmBaldman (368) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark translucent mahogany with an off white head. Aroma is grainy and sweet. Taste is mostly malt and grain with a slight hint of caramel. Not much to like about this beer.
Bork (416) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gorgeous looking beverage that does not deliver on anything else. Distinct malty backbone but the rest is the cheapest of ingredients. You’ve done it again InBev.
Beastwhite315 (21) - - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth Dinkel style. Not overly bitter or hopped. Makes a nice easy drinking beer.
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slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"drinkable, but ultimately substandard brew. WAYYYYY better than the "regular" stuff...more flavor, didn’t smellas bad, etc...but not something i’d get again."