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 (1513) - 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.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2004
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
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 (537) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2004
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
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
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