GrooveDaddy (16) - Bham, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
If you get a fresh bottle of this stuff, it’s decent; that said, for the past few years, all I’ve been able to find were skunky bottles; granted, they were singles and they tend to sit around longer, but seeing that I actually like this stuff when it’s fresh, winding up with a gross, skunky old bottle of it is a real let down.
A couple of years ago, I was visiting my brother’s house, and we were going to watch The Social Network; in that film, there’s a scene where Mark Zuckerberg grabs a beer from his dorm fridge that is apparently intended to be a Beck’s (the name on the bottle not shown, apparently, to avoid any copywright issues, or to enforce a rule of not giving any company free product placement in a film).
Remembering the scene, I was eager to get some Beck’s before starting the film; I didn’t want to go too far, so I wound up at a gas station, where they had a large, single bottle of Beck’s, which I purchased.
I noticed the date, that it was over a year old; my brother insisted that beer stays fresh for years provided it’s kept cold; I tried a sip - awful!!!
My brother tried some, proclaimed it was fine; I informed him that I KNOW what a good, fresh bottle of Beck’s should taste like, and that ain’t it!
I gave him the bottle, and cleansed my palate with some Yuengling or something....
dirtyrat (33) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I really have little to say about Becks. Pale, kind of clear looking beer. Bland taste. The aftertaste is what makes it particularly atrocious; there’s a metallic, almost acidic aftertaste to the stuff.
ajnepple (2438) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass at Cleo’s. Clear appearance with a small white head. Pale malty, light sweet notes of corn and rice. Light body, pretty easy to drink. Pretty bland and not very good overall.
mjs (4742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 09.2015, from Alko, 20141120) I had wished I could tick Bremen by drinking some other beer than this one but no. The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had sweetness, starch and hint of grass. Palate was rather light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, something metallic and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A harsh and thin brew.
ARH (526) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle poured into a wine glass. Aromas of minerals, some floral, some grass and herb, and a slight skunkiness come through as well as a lemon and orange citrus late. It pours a crystal clear, effervescent pale color with a soft and foamy (whipped) white head that retains thick ring and decent layer and leaves an OK amount of puffy lace behind. The taste is a medium bitter and light sweetness. It’s a thin and light beer with a soft champagne-bubble carbonation. The taste is a dry citrus peel with a mild spicy, clean finish to it. It’s crisp and dry with just a slight, acute bitter fruit hint in the aftertaste which is mostly a mild stone-like touch and light spices.
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Una buona premium. Seppur molto commerciale, presenta buona presenza dei malti e buoni luppoli. Lunga persistenza in gola, gradevole perchè amara
Hrc_Cro (93) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l can. Clear golden color with small white head. Taste is little sour and bitter. Typical mass product beer, but not bad.
adamnowek (192) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty carbonated. Mildly bitter. Mildly tasteful, but not necessarily a good one. Pretty average.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
"mmmmm...skunk. that’s unfortunately the predominant flavor here. i’ve heard that Becks Dark isn’t bad, but i enjoyed this one so little, i have no intentions to spend my hard earned $$ on another of their products. This is the german bud."
eihcir (31) - - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Relativ herbes Pilsener, mit schönem Hopfen umd deutlicher Malznote. Süffig mit langem Abgang