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Brewed by Brauerei Beck & Co./Becks (InBev)
Style: Premium Lager
Bremen, Germany
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2133   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our original Beck’s is a classic German lager beer with a distinctive full-bodied taste, fresh "hoppy" bouquet, golden color and full rich head. Adding to its complexity is a slightly fruity but firm crispness and a dry, clean finish.


1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 16, 2003
normal boring macro pilsner. better than colt 45. green bottle skunky though.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Medium gold color, minimal head and no lacing. Mild hoppy aroma. Possibly a little fruity, dryish and slightly bitter finish. I suspect that this Beck's has been stretched since I last had it. It's not stale or skunky, but has the personality of a doorknob.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
celogan (203) - Oroville, California, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Ever wonder where this crap originally came from? Well way back in 1874 in Germany, there was this old hobo-like bumb named Klaus Von Beck. He had a long lost uncle named Ludwick Von Beck who died and left good ol Klaus with an old abandoned brewery he had gotten from his grandfather. After months of searching the authorities found Klaus and told him the "good news" Well Klaus was beside himself. Imagine a brewery just for him. So he rounded up several of his friends from the "Skid Row" of Bremen and commenced to have a big party on cheap wine, Sour Kraut, And Brauts, with some Occassional Oatmeal for Breakfast. This went on for days and days. When time came for Klaus' friends to relieve themselves, and not knowing the layout of his new inheritance, he just told them to go ahead and "do it" in the Big Vat in the brewhouse. Well after several weeks and "the party was over" Klaus noticed that the odors in the brewhouse were none too pleasant. He didn't know exactly what to do, and didn't want the authorities to come and fine him or put him in jail; and he didn't know where to dump this liquid emulsion in the vat. He then saw hundreds of empty bottles and decided he'd put this bodily excrement into them. It took a while, but he managed. Being a man with a good sense of humor, Klaus thought to himself... Geez if I cap these bottles off and sell them, I'd have a good joke going, and maybe make a few bucks too. Then I can leave the country with some money in my pocket. And So He Did, and that boys and girls is how Becks Beer was born..... This Crap Tastes Exactly like an NA. Poured straw yellow with a bright white head that evaporated almost immediately, and had no lacing at all. Aroma was cereal-like and tasted just as bad as it smells. This stuff is just awful. Pass it Up!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nanger (6) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2003 does not count
After travelling through Europe I found I loved this beer the best. What the Germans lack in a sense of humour, they surely make up for in this Uber fantastic beer. Well Done Mr. Becks.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
I don't know how I've managed to avoid rating this one, but now that I have I don't feel any sense of accomplishment. This didn't have that signature rotten barley flavor something like Bush has, but had an extremely prominent metallic flavor that is nearly as bad. Leaves you feeling like you've been licking a sheet of stainless steel for the past half hour or so.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3981) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Very pale straw yellow with thin fizzy white head and sweet corn nose. Medium to light body with more malt flavors than the American macros. A very pleasant easy drinking beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2003
Nothing exceptional about this one...just a classic pils. Still, it is somehow above the avarage mass produced pils.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2003
Mediocre Euro-macro in the Heineken mold. Not enough hops to be a proper pilsner, almost pretending to be lager. Not terrible, not good either.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Golden color, mild hops in the aroma with skunk accents. Flavor starts with a little hop bitterness and then gets a bit sweet. Better than I expected, though still not so good, but definitely not the worst beer appearing in a green bottle.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MaBeer1972 (1585) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Much better than Heineken, in the same boat with St. Pauli Girl, but otherwise nothing special.


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