VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled - Golden amber in color with a decent whitish head. Not much for aroma, perhaps some skunk (green bottle??). In spite of its popularity it is not a very distinctive beer. Drinkable, buit not something to seek out.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a good beer. Pours gold with a stonrg hoppy flavor. Again, is a good beer but becks dark is the way to go.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the bottle. Gold fizzy big bubble pour. Dissipating white head. Strong hop flavor that dominates this pilsener. Hallertauer, perhaps? Surprisingly, this is not usually skunky for a beer bottled in green glass. My favorite thing is the fancy foil around the neck and cap. I prefer Becks dark.
haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cerveza rubia normal o sea q sigue la ley de pureza alemana. Aroma fuerte y sabor un poco decepcionante.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 11, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Okay, I decided to finally review Beck’s when I finally happened upon a bottle here in Toronto that wasn’t skunked. In fact, the whole case wasn’t skunked. That’s a first for me. Usually, it’s all skunk.
So, pours nice golden yellow with insignificant head. Just what I’d expect from a pils.
Mouthfeel is crisp, with nice carbonation.
Taste is especially characterized by a honey-sweet that I had never detected in Beck’s because it was also skunked when I had it. The honey comes on quite strong at first, then subsides for the hops and bitter finish.
Overall, non-skunked Beck’s is what I would expect from a big brewery, but is still above the usual fare.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2004
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
One of the ugliest beers i have ever seen, pale yellow. Stewed fruit, slightly floral hop aroma. flavour consists of a little malt, perfumy hops next to no bitterness, with zero aftertaste. horrible
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2004
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good beer to just drink out of the bottle, don’t get much more from the pour. Does have a slight skunkiness, but that’s not always bad....always better than a Heineken.
Hansen (8561) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
In danish:"Gaaaaaaab!" Nothing special at all. Not anything worth writing about. Thin, a little sweetness, and perhaps a little bitterness. Light-yellow.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
tasteless and no aroma. Light yellow with almost no head. To little carbon dioxide. How could I think that I«we ever liked this beer?!
Eructoblaster (4136) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned - 500ml. Highly carbonated pale yellow body with a thick but light-speed fading head. Average euro-lager hoppy nose. Taste is refreshing and definitely hoppy with some bready hints. Its bitter final is quite fair. Ordinary, and far below the average for a german beer. Nonetheless, I prefer this to Heineken.