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Brauerei Beck

Official Web Page 
Bremen, Germany

Opened: 1873
Date Visited:

Note the company was acquired by Interbrew in 2001 for $1.6 billion.

Beers Reviewed

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Beck's Type: Pilsner -ish ABV: 4.8%
Beckís pours to a pale-yellow, almost straw-like color, with good carbonation and a nice (although short-lived) foam. On the aroma I get a good whiff of floral hops that is instantly appealing. Itís a little perfumey, a little herbal with a subtle underlying maltiness. The palate is light with a sharp spritzy carbonation. The carbonation is even sharper when drinking this from the bottle. A hoppy bitterness and prevailing dryness runs across the palate making this a fine refreshing brew. At the same time thereís a pale malt backbone, and suggestions of lemon sugary sweetness that tease the taste buds while never quite shining through. Thereís a more than adequate crisp bitterness to the finish making this a good refreshing dry lager.
Ratings: Appearance: 3/5 Aroma: 7/10 Palate: 3/5 Taste: 7/10 Overall: 13/20 Score: 3.3


Beck's Oktoberfest Type: Vienna ABV: 5.0%
Pours to a clear reddish amber hue, with a generous level of carbonation and off-white foam. Thereís evidence of the toasted caramel malt expected of this style in the nose, but also a distinct peppery floral hop. The flavors come through pretty much the same way with the sweetness of the malts turning lightly treacley but not quite having enough body or being full enough in flavor. The hops provide a light tangy bitterness to the finish, and a well-balanced aftertaste that also adds a touch of dryness. Although a little too fizzy at first the beer does get a little smoother on the palate as it sits in the glass while also developing a little more malt character.
Ratings: Appearance: 4/5 Aroma: 8/10 Palate: 2/5 Taste: 7/10 Overall: 13/20 Score: 3.4

Last Updated: 10/15/2001

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