BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2004
710 ml green bottle. Imported. I got this to accompany some chillie and decided to rate it. Poured a clear pale straw with lots of bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Thin white head. No lacing.Apple juice nose with some hops. Crisp and fruity flavour. OK mouthfeel. Cider finish. Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Not a very good beer at all. Its refreshing and drinkable when cold but thats about it. Light with a faint hoppiness, the only admirable quality of this beer. pootzboy (1739) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2006 Probably the best of the German mega brewed pils. I’ve had this bottled, on tap, and now canned. I HAD to try the can because I am amazed at the consistancy of this beer in cans. Not disappointed....canned the same familiar taste as bottled without the worry of the odd light struck "skunked" bottle. Tastes the same everywhere because they are a single source exporter. I love the aroma... floral hops...very pungent. Crack a Beck’s in a closed room and they can smell it across the way.
It poured the familiar light gold. Small snow white head that vanishes quickly to a lace (as a good Pilsner would). The mouthfeel is much like a pilsner ...tart, slight hint of citrus to start but a more light bodied lager malty taste mixed with that Beck’s tart tang (this can was relatively fresh tasting), then finishes desert dry with the signature metallic aftertaste. The only downfall of Becks is that it is not a very drinkable beer when its not fresh....very acidic...skunky nose to it. HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Another green bottle beer that is very good when fresh and un-skunked. Nice toasty malty flavor. Great balancing bitterness and very clean tasting beer. Nothing to crave, but excellent to sit around and drink multiple bottles. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Pale Gold In Color. Had it as a Beck’s Bomber 22oz... Took a while to Choke This one Down.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Pretty awfull, had it in a can. poured pale and fizzy. A little hops but tasted like theyd been sitting in someones gym shoes before going in the boil. Skunky paper factory aroma.. yuck. Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2004
Tap: This was very fresh. Very pale gold with a small lasting head with good lacing. Aroma of pilnser/lager malt and very strong bread yeast (like a loaf rising). Flavour was a bit watery but refreshing nonetheless. Palate had some bitterness but nothing distinctive. Good for a summers day. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Light yellow, fizzy head. Pils malts. Lightly light stricken flavor and aroma. Musky hops. Thin and weak with a slight sour finish. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Good old Becks in the green bottle. Has a subtle malt aroma. Follows through with light hop flavor, medium bodied. Average not very tasty. A bland finish, but an easy drinking beer. Not the best that Germany has to offer, but if you can find one thats fresh drink up. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2004
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.