austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This tastes pretty good, given that thereís less calories in it than a tablespoonful of spinach, or so it seems. Fizzy; fluffy white head, nice color - not totally clear or almost clear; decent flavor, given the circumstances. A very fine effort given the massive limitations involved. Well done.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light straw color with a foamy, wispy white head. Traditional noble hops aromas, with mild grass, and light herbs. Light and thin in feel as expected. More hops flavors than malt but still rather balanced. By far and away the best of the low carb brews. That is likely an understatement as most low carb brews that come to mind barely even tasted like beer. I can see myself drinking a few of these this summer.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
While at my parentís this past Memorial Day for some BBQ, the selection of alcoholic libations consisted of all these non-beers: Smirnoff Ice, some weird-ass wine coolers, Michelob Ultra, getting to the bottom of the barrel (literally), I spied a few Becks Premier Lights. This is their attempt at a low carb beer. My mother couldnít stop boasting about how itís only 1 point in her Weight Watcherís Program. Since there was nothing else to choose from and it was still too early in the day for wine, I popped open the bottle and poured it into a mug. At first glance, it looks like a beer, but it also kind of looks like piss. I take a sniff to get a sense of what Iím in for and to my surprise, actually picked up the scent of hops! I excitedly gave a taste and again to my surprise it actually tasted of hay and fresh cut grass. Really not bad for a low carb beer. This one manages to have more taste than Budweiser and all its other watery cousins.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 Ultra clear, almost water color (not an exageration), slight straw aroma, very minimal hoppiness. Very good for a light beer, however light beer really isnít "beer" now is it?
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, considering itís a beer marketing itís low cal, low carb content, thereís a surprising bit of flavor here. Thereís a bit of sweet straw malt and the hops are evident in the aroma and flavor. Not really bad and keeps from the mindboggling blandness of Michelob Ultra and Bud Select, but still leaves you wanting something more from the flavor.
tugdriver7 (26) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the first tips in reviewing a beer is "Keep the style in mind." This new product is not regular Beckís. But thatís OK. Itís actually a very drinkable, smooth and tasteful competitor to the "Aspen Edges" and "Michelob Ultras" of the world. On that comparison, it succeeds very well because, frankly, it has at least some quality taste about it. Itís weaker than the Regular brew from Beckís, yes; but for a low-carb and low-cal brew, why not drink a Beckís? It wonít become my "regular" beer, but I think I will become a regular "Beckís Premier" drinker. [Thanks, JB, for the sample bottle. I went out and bought some more!]
PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Picked up at a Publix Supermarket in Tallahassee. Just like Bud Select - I am the first to rate this - the whole world is waiting on my opinion before they rush out and buy it!! Well, pours a light bubby pale golden with little to no head. Typical Saaz hoppy pungency with a touch of wet metal in the aroma. Flavor has a brief hint of honey, with some dry wheaty biscuity notes. Not as tonic-water like and spritzy as most low carb lagers. Finish is slightly metallic and the mouthfeel is very dry. Overall, palatable.