felsenpils (155) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Yes, brewed in St. Louis by Budweiser. This is the higher gravity version of the "regular" Beck´s USA with a different label. I like the new brown bottle and the black labels, but the beer is nothing special, no identifiable aroma or flavor of German sapphire hops whatsoever. It is a little bit darker and stronger than the "regular" Beck´s USA and a lot more syrupy. I wonder if the sales of Becks´s brewed by Budweiser have been so poor that they decided to reinvent the product. Again, there is nothing wrong with this beer, except that it is way too expensive for Bud. Tastes nothing like Beck´s Germany at all. I have a real German Beck´s and a USA Beck´s in 2 identical glasses and the aroma alone gives them away quite clearly: the German Beck´s has a sweet, crystal malt aroma, the St. Louis Beck´s smells like Bud. This indicates that they are not using the original yeast strain from Germany in St. Louis. I believe that Budweiser has made the same mistake as Miller did when they decided to contract brew Lowenbrau instead of importing it. Too bad really, because I would have bought a lot of fresh Beck´s made in USA, but this stuff is just a mockery of the original.
ironprog (60) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours golden yellow and incredibly clear, with a small, white foam head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of caramel, bread, and honey. Taste is slightly sweet with a just a hint of bitterness in the finish. There’s really not much in the way of unique flavors to identify. My best interpretation would be that it tastes like a very weak ginger ale that’s only been lightly sweetened. On the tongue, it feels thin with a light body. Overall, it’s drinkable, and that’s about it, as there’s absolutely nothing to get excited about. There’s a reason why the store had these on a buy-one-get-one-free special, and now I know that reason.
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In the glass it has golden yellow color with a medium head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is pretty straight forward with bitterness, herbs and grain. Not much here.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden yellow. Aromas of grass, malts, and a touch of citrus. Flavor is grainy with a touch of hops. Still better than most american pale lagers.
WillemsUrenkel (1422) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
0,33 l bottle, bought and drunk in Vegas, cause not available on the german market. Is ist so bad? Let´s try it. Clear golden in the glass, small head. Some strange hop elements with flat malt on the nose. Taste is like an average lager with a little bit extra musty malt and some elements of additional hop. Okay, no need to get it in my home area.
Cajun (345) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 28, 2016
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle - Pours light amber, white head. Honestly, I thought the best thing about this was the weird and unique aroma. Now, I try to evaluate beers honestly, but they end up sounding the same, by style, because basically there are similar characteristics. However, this beer smelled like refrigerated flowers and a whiff of something you might get walking by the perfume/cologne counter at Dillard’s. Flavor was plain ol’ regular pale lager like every other crappy pale lager I’ve ever tasted.
joejames (471) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2016
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours clear, dark gold. One inch quick white head with no lacing or retention. Aroma of faint cereal. Taste is sweet. Light bodied, soft carbonation, watery mouth feel. Finishes sweet. Tasting notes of cereal grains, slight caramel, grass and skunk. Expected a little more from this, nothing going on here.............
obxdude10 (2262) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
16oz can. Cheap swill to pound. A case of 24-16oz cans is only $25 here in eastern PA. Sure, there’s much cheaper beers to get annihilated with, but you’d be losing out on the flavor of corn, metal, sour barley, rancid hops and a flat body. After drinking an entire can out of a glass, you would not even be able to tell that a beer was in the glass The small white head dissipates quickly and leaves absolutely no lacing. The only two decent things about this beer is that it’s inexpensive and checks in at 6%. So, if you’re looking to get plastered on a budget, this beer may be a good candidate for you.
baronvonklaus (1) - - OCT 30, 2015 does not count
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ach du liebe Schiss Taste and looks like Budweiser with German Sapphire. Did not enjoy it at all. Would not recommend. Yuk now I have to drink a Heineken to clear my palet.spit spit
ozzy70 (690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours golden with medium head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste, sweet. I would definitely buy this again.
decaturstevo (5750) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 22, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale yellow pour with watery white head. Aroma is sweet corn and not much more. Flavor is skunky sweet corn. I think there is some floral notes mostly masked by the corn. Not sure how old this bottle is but old enough to taste like musty corn. As this beer warms it gets worse, but I’m sticking with the 2.2