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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1953   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Our original Beckís 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
HeyBeerMan991980 (42) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2002
A poor Heineken ripoff, especially considering Heineken isnít that great either. This oneís a loser.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2002
Not too bad but Iíll stick with American and English beers that have some taste and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2002
Tastes of beer unlike other pub drinks claiming to be beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2002
A refreshing beer which I would have given more points to if the pleasant malty flavour and bitter aftertaste wasnít spoilt by a faint but none the less ever present skunky smell.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 Bottle (BB 03/08). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of DMS. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, unclean/husky. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skrip99 (82) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2002
Decent German Pilsner. Better in the bottle than on tap. If it comes down to Becks or Heineken, you better bet itís Becks.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2002
German mass produced beer, its ok but with so many better choices out there, why buy it?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 3, 2002
Had a bottle of this today. This brew pours with a clear light yellow/golden bottle conditioned appearance. The fine folks at Becks know how to put a head on a beer. The huge white head is as near to creamy as I can imagine a frothy head to be. It is mostly lasting with excellent lacing. The hoppy/yeasty nose is light and clean with hints of perfume, spruce, soap and is also slightly metallic. As one would expect in a pilsener, there is not an abundance of taste. The initial flavor is moderately sweet with a lightly sweet to light bitter finish of short duration. The brew has a light palate with a watery texture and soft carbonation. This would hit the spot BIG TIME on a hot day in the middle of August, but isnít doing much for me as I watch the snow flurries outside. Overall an above average brew, and I would prefer this to any of the domestic American standards that dominate my nearest retailerís shelves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
itsmax (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 Nice beer. Crisp on the palate and pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Good Common German Beer.

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