Beck & Co (ABInBev) – Becks
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011
Brewery: Beck & Co (ABInBev)
Category: Premium American Lager
Brewed in: Germany
The head is pure white and developed two fingers thick in my pilsner glass. Head retention was lacking and no lacing was noted.
The aroma is, to be honest, boring and skunky. There is a grainy smell with a stale hop presence. The dominant smell here is skunk. Damn green bottles…
The taste is smooth and crisp but again the skunky odors are making it up the back of the mouth and influencing the taste. I can barely pick up on the malt and the hop presence is faded and stale. The beer just does not taste fresh.
The body and carbonation are moderate and the mouthfeel is the best part of the beer. It does go down quite easily but without much else to be impressed by.
Very reminiscent of other euro lagers or mass brewed beers of the style. When picking from that lot I wouldn’t judge this choice but there are better beers of the style to choose from at an equivalent price point. Check out your local producers.
This entry was posted on February 1, 2011 by gramity. It was filed under 2 Pints, Beer Tasting, Light Lager, Premium American Lager, Ratings and was tagged with abinbev, american, becks, Beer, germany, lager, premium, skunk, Tasting.