yermudder (6) - - JUN 16, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2012 You can turn up your nose at this stuff if you want, but if it is a foregone conclusion that youíre going to drink an extremely light beer, this is probably your best choice. Yes, itís watery, but at least it has some beer flavor and some hoppy overtones. And unlike other less-than-100-calorie choices, it contains about as much alcohol as a standard beer. Comparing it to 150-calorie beer is like comparing a Weight Watchers meal to a four-course steak dinner. Of course itís not as good, but everybody knows that. Thatís not the point. If you want to get rid of the beer belly without giving up beer, this is an acceptable tradeoff.
**************** Comment added after original rating: OK. Mea culpa. Iíve had a couple more bottles, and youíre right. Itís awful. Iíd rather keep the beer belly.
beer_rookie (419) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 15, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz green bottle. Yay!
Pours a very light pale color. My tap water is darker than this. It has a white head that vanishes almost as quickly as it appears. No retention, no lacing. The best part about this is the fact it is so clear, the bubbles floating around in there are quite pretty.
Aroma is no skunk! Has the typical Euro lager aroma. You know what Iím talking about. Grassy, bready, not bad.
Taste is pretty much the typical Euro lager taste. Tastes like Becks, Heineken, etc, only much lighter. Spicy hops are the dominant taste. Hops and water. Thereís a metallic sort of taste deep into the finish.
Mouthfeel is very light, very watery. Despite that, itís super duper drinkable, I mean afterall, itís mostly water. I guess this would be insanely refreshing on a hot day. However, itís lacking body to make it too enjoyable.
Overall, itís not so good. It is great for a low calorie, diet beer. But that doesnít make it worthy of a good score. Itís decent enough that if I were offered, I wouldnít turn it down. Itís light enough, that if it were skunked, you probably wouldnít notice. Itís bottled water, really, itís all it is. If you offer me this, or Dasani, Iím taking this hands down. This beer beats the snot out of Dasani!!!
JeepGC4x4 (31) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2015
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very light color beer. It doesnít taste like much; very mild. Moderate level of carbonation. Overall, slightly underwhelming.
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Notes from BJCP tasting session, 2-4oz sample from 12oz bottle
Aroma: spicy (maybe saaz) hops, grainy and sweet malt, clean fermentation
Appearance: pale straw, brilliant clarity, white head
Taste: grainy sweet, low to medium bitterness with spicy and/or noble hops, very clean ,well lagered, with a dry finish
Palate: very light body, medium carbonation, smooth
Overall: A very well made light beer, just not my thing. The bitterness was very subtle and Iíd prefer a tad more noticeable bitterness. Great clarify and color.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok beer. Just a little too light for my taste. Needs a little more body. Mouthfeel seemed light as well.
PhatCatt (68) - Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2015
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2016 Not much foam when it poured into a glass, white head, clear beer color with not much too it (nothing interesting). Not offensive. Wouldíve been much better had it a fuller flavor, but its overall not bad for a beer this light.
stoferj (1) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite light lager. Clean and crisp with more flavor than others in this genre. Perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day.
rondphoto (4096) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear light straw color, barely visible rim head, no lace, only a couple of rising bubbles to give it any life. Taste is very light malt that has an adjunct contributing a little on the swallow. Not much there, but it matches the regular Beckís in flavor, and it is better than Michelob Ultra and its brethern,
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"Tailgaiter. Surprisingly non-offensive (though not good either) given how skunky Becks can be. Maybe I got a good one, or maybe less is more with crappy euro lager."
AlbionOakley (32) - Poulton, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reasonable enough and cheap. Light version of one of the more tolerable "main" european lagers. Fairly dry which is the main thing I like about becks.
alexsdad06 (9110) - Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a clear pale yellow color with a smallwhite head. The aroma and flavor have corn, grainy malt, hay, a sslight herbal character. Only marginally better than US macro stuff.