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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 2170   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2003
I consumed this in a respectable manner, a 24oz bottle for some pre-game partying last night. This Pilsner has a watery palate, some malt, but mostly a non-fragrant hoppy bitterness, kind of skunky tasting, with a fizzy white head to be expected. Not that great a beer.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
FatherMoss (21) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2003
This was my first legal beer, had on my 21st birthday. I wish I'd had something different. Green bottle - minus points. Chilled glass, too, probably did something to the flavor. Unappealing yellow color. Struggled to choke the last of it down. Better than Budweiser, I guess, but not by much.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 The hops on the nose and the pale colour didn’t turn me on but still I pushed on with tasting this beer, now that I have I wish that I didn’t. Pretty bland tasting beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PEAK (14) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2003
Light golden in colour with little aroma. Dryness brings out nice hoppiness. over rated.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Light, clear, golden color with a thin head that dissipates rapidly. The aroma is skunky at first, but eventually reveals some sweet malt notes and a bit of hops. It has a light body and mild carbonation with a somewhat smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is malty up front with a decent hop flavor in the crisp, refreshing finish. Not the best German pilsener, but not bad at all. Very refreshing on a hot day.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Beware the green bottle. Better on tap but still a pretty bland macro pils. Mildly-hopped, pretty watery. Blah

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbus (20) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
A very crisp, slightly hopped wanna-be pilsner. A bit more flavor when drank on tap in Bremen. Quality varies in the USA.

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 (204) - 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!


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