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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 2245   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.

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2.1
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 26, 2004
bottled: had this at a barbeque this past weekend. ofcourse all of us have had becks several times when there is nothing but swill and 'they' are calling this the 'premium'. most the time i have that skunky feel when drinking this, dont know if its suppose to be this way or it skunked. light gold with white bubbly head. thin macro with slight malt feel. non descript water...was good ice cold to quench.

2.6
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2004
You know what this isn't half bad. Nice flavor, bitter presense to remind you what this is. Never had a becks beer before. Its actually pretty good.

2.7
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 Skunky watery taste very much resembling a Carlsberg or Heineken. Nice smooth taste, sweet aroma. Not much body or dominant flavors.

1.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (7697) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Proof that Germany can brew beer as crappy as any American Macro. +++Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Typical German macro aroma and flavor. A little sharp and bitter. No complexity and no aftertaste.

1.8
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2004
Thin, metallic, skunked, and watery. Pours a typical pils color, light carbonation, thin head that disappears quickly. Smells very skunky, flavor is metallic and weak. I'm just repeating the intro here, so I'm quitting.

2.6
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009 The smell can be foul. I guess it built its reputation among those who could get it fresh. Then again, maybe not. It definitely has a bit of body and a slightly stale aftertaste.

1.8
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 12, 2004
I gave this an aroma of 8 because when you open the bottle it will hit you. Smells terrible and doesnt taste all that great

1.2
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 12, 2004
Smells like it is St Pauli Girl's yeast infected cousin. Skunk in a bottle. I would rather screw the bearded lady at the circus on a hangover than be forced to drink this shit for the rest of my life. Sorry but Germans don't make the best beer.

2.5
DocLock (10652) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
Pours deep golden, with a decent head. Hints of citrus and hops in the taste. Finishes assertive, smooth, and crisp. Decent.

2.3
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2004
Pale straw with a small head that dies. Strong metallic hops aroma. Palate is smooth enough and quite full. Quite a bit of malt and certainly balanced with the hops. Does seem to have a slightly funny aftertaste. An okay pils and certainly good to have around to educate australian "pilsener" drinkers to the idea of some malt upfront in your pils but not worth the standard price (same as urquell ~$60 a case which I also think is a little overpriced), I got this for $40 and am happy enough at that price point for it.


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