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      27.07.2014 23:59

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      Promises more than it can deliver - distinctly average

      A bit about Becks:
      Beck's Brewery, also known as Brauerei Beck & Co., is a German brewery in the northern German city of Bremen. Beck's is the world's best selling German beer, sold in nearly 90 countries (although no longer brewed exclusively in Germany). Owned by local families until February 2002, the Beck's brewery was then sold to Interbrew for 1.8 billion euros. The largest markets for Beck's outside Germany are the United Kingdom, the USA, Italy, Australia, Ukraine, Romania and Russia. Beck's ranks fifth among Germany's best selling breweries. Beck's in Bremen is the logistic German Headquarters of InBev. All advertising and logistics for the companies owned by InBev Germany is steered from there for this market.

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      Appearance: 3/5?
      A straw like yellow liquid with a very thin, limited and not very long lasting creamy white head - it is not the most attractive looking drink. However the bottle it comes in is a very distinct design with a well known, stand out label, which gets many people to try it

      Scent: 4/5
      A slight grainy smell throughout the drink, but not too much to report on this area. The main thing was, there is no - little skunky smell.

      Taste: 3/5
      The taste is very plain, just a basic lager taste of really light grains and hops - really disappointing. It is not horrible, it just promises so much but delivers absolutely nothing.

      Overall: 3/5
      An average drink - promises more than it can deliver - not worth the money. But, there is nothing foul and I would not talk someone out of trying it at least once.

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      30.05.2012 15:18
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      Highly recommended

      I love nothing more than a nice cold bottle of Becks at the end of a long hard day. It's great when the weather is hot like it has been lately and I find it very refreshing to drink. Becks is a German lager and I buy the 275ml glass bottles and I pay around four quid for six bottles. You can also get it in cans but I prefer the bottles as I really do think it has a 'cleaner' taste to it. The bottles can also be recycled, so that's a good thing, too.

      I buy my bottles of Becks when I do the shop with my dear other half and I like to stock up. The wife also likes the occasional bottle but she cannot get through as much as I do. She says it's a bit gassy but I actually don't agree with her. In my opinion you can't fault this stuff.

      It's a strong lager, which is 5% alcohol by volume. It has a clean fresh crisp taste in my opinion. It's powerful stuff and great to drink if we have friends over and having a barbeque out the back. It seems to go down well with both men and women but I'm happy to be seen drinking this, as I don't consider it a girly drink at all. It also has 42 calories per 100mls so I don't think this is too bad at all.

      This is one of my favourite drinks and I will often have a bottle or three with my Sunday dinner. The taste is smooth and refreshing and leaves a great taste in the mouth. I can't fault it, really.

      Highly recommended.

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      25.07.2011 03:19
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      The Germans doing what they do best..... Brewing beer

      Beck's is a beer brewed in Germany. Sometimes we like to stereotype different people and for me the most obvious stereotype I can give to our Bavarian friends is that they really know how to make beer. In 1516 The German Purity Law was enforced and ensured that only water, barley and hops would be used in beer. It is mentioned in Beck's marketing propaganda that they follow this law but in reality as with all modern beers, cultivated yeast is an ingredient and consequently the law was updated to incorporate this.

      Beck's was first brewed in 1874 and I would describe it as a light, crisp and refreshing beer. It is certainly thirst quenching and is not overpowering in its taste. At 5% it is classed as a premium lager and this is reflected in the price. A crate of 24 will set you back around £13 at the supermarket. Great value I hear you all cry but at 275ml the bottles are a lot smaller than the standard 330ml bottles and so buying a 6 pack for £4 is a pretty pointless affair. It may be my aversion to odd number but somehow 3 pints of lager seems wrong. It is also available in pubs on tap and if you want something other than the standard big three of lagers (Carling, Fosters, and Carlsberg) then I would thoroughly recommend choosing becks.

      As a side not of interest Becks was the first beer to be bottled in green bottles. If you are like me then little bits of trivia like this only add to the experience of drinking a beer. At only 42 calories per 100ml it will only take a brisk stroll to burn off the couple of beers you have with your Sunday dinner. I have had some severe hangovers from overindulging in Becks and consequently I wouldn't recommend it as your primary fluid intake on a night or day of drinking.

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        31.10.2010 13:38
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        Dull, uninspiring and tasteless

        Becks is a German lager which is actually slightly stronger than most of our home brewed efforts. It is brewed in Germany and always seems more popular in bars and clubs where costing is the key issue than it is in homes or more exclusive bars.

        It is available in 33cl bottles or cans or 50cl cans, there are also litre bottles becoming more prevalent in supermarkets too.

        Where can I buy Becks Lager:

        Pretty much anywhere, it is one of those beers that you will generally find in the fridge in a pub, and is widely available from all off-licenses and supermarkets in the UK. You can buy bottles in 4, 12 or 24 packs in the supermarkets, generally on some kind of offer, the best of these being the Asda 2 packs of 12 for £10, a 4 pack can cost as little as £3 during a tesco or Asda offer, whilst a bottle retails for around £1.45. If buying in a bar or club expect considerable mark up with a bottle ranging from £2.80 to £4 in some places where beer is at a minimum (Such as gigs).

        What does it taste like:

        For me, its not one of my favourites, it has a metallic, industrial taste to it, i'm not sure if this relates to its strength but too many of these give me stomach ache, its heavy and lacks subtlety or a stand out flavour, I like it with German sausages but other than that its a poor mixer with meals, it doesn't have a fruity taste or something to make it stand out like Corona or Hoogaarden, it is simply a strong, steady beer which packs a real punch.

        How Strong is it:

        It's 5% which is only 2% above most beers but still all adds up, its something I only really drink when I have to in downbeat pubs with little selection. The green bottle is dull whilst the advertising of the becks logo on it is also forgettable, overall this is a dull, boring beer which lacks anything to make it memorable or require repeated tastings.

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        07.06.2010 18:45
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        Worth a try

        Becks is one of those beers that I always seem to order by default when I can't think what else to order. I wouldn't say it is my favourite beer of all time but it is consistently drinkable, and I usually end up having at least a couple of Becks' if I go to the pub with friends. I also tend to go for Becks when there is no draft beer available (i.e. in nightclubs), it is amongst the best of the bottles beers.

        Becks comes in a distinctive green bottle and is originally from Germany. At 5% abv it has a smooth taste but plenty of clout also. It is not overly gassy and is very easy to drink (sometimes a bit too easy if you know what I mean). It has a pleasant hoppy taste, which is smooth and refreshing. It is certainly more flavoursome than Budweiser, Miller or Rolling Rock, probably because of its European origin (the other beers mentioned being American).

        A 330ml bottle of Becks can vary in price from around £1.00 in a supermarket (reasonable) to nearer £2.20 in a pub (par for the course) and £3.00 in a nightclub (what a rip off!).

        Becks is far from my favourite beer, and given the choice I will usually opt for a pint rather than bottled beer. However amongst the bottled beers, Becks holds its own and is well worth a healthy 3 out of 5!

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        02.01.2010 17:33

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        A refreshing lager at a reasonable price

        Becks is a lager which originates in Germany. Like many other beers, Becks is sold in either the form of a can, bottle, or pint from your local pub.

        I have been drinking Becks many years now and it is by fay my favourite lager. It consists of 5% alcohol and is a very smotth and refreshing lager. Becks is sold in many countries around the world and is an international beer.

        Becks was origially found in 1874 and is still around nowadays, some 1oo something years later, which also proves that it is very popular. The lager consists of water, malted barley, hops and yeast.

        In terms of price, Becks I feel is quite reasonable and you can often pick up good deals and discouts for buying in bulf from big known supermarkets, ie: Tesco. I often buy when on special and usually pick up a case of 18 bottles (275ml) for only £10, which is not at all that bad, incomaprison to many other lagers on the market.

        Becks is sold at many pubs, clubs, restuarants, among many other places.

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        11.06.2009 18:20
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        Great beer.

        Hello!
        I`m 29 and I drink Beck`s regulary. It`s a light beer and is imported from Germany. It`s brewed in Becks brewery located in Bremen in north Germany and was first made in 1874. It is brewed under strict regulations of German Puritu Law established in 1516. This establishes that beer must only contain hops, barley malt, yeast and water. Beck`s has become Germany`s leading beer export. Sold in over 120 countries. It`s available to you almost anywere you go. The beer is 5% alcohol by volume. So this is quite high when compared to most UK beers.
        Beck`s has neither too sweet nor too dry cool refreshingly crisp taste. It`s not too malty and has a nice mixture of the ingriedients. It has nice golden colour. Beck`s is available in bottles 275ml(half pint bottle). I think it`s very useful bottle. Not loo big not too small.
        Nutritional information: It has 42 calories per 100g of beer.
        In conclusion, it does reflect some of the best qualities associated with German products. It is reliable, consistent, a solid performer. Maybe a little too pricey but I always wait for special offers in supermarkets.

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          04.03.2009 16:12
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          An easy to drink beer, that isn't too strong a flavour or too gassy

          This has got to be my bottled lager of choice. If ever I go out then this will be the bottle I choose.

          Hopefully we will get a summer this year and I can look forward to sitting in my garden with a wonderfully chilled bottle of Beck's in my hand. I can't think of anything better.

          This beer is widely available, and is aften of special offer in either multiples of 6, or 18, or 20. When supermarkets have this on special offer in the boxes make sure you check how many bottles that the box contains. About 2 years ago the size of the bottle used to be 330ml but now the size has been reduced to 175, when this happened some supermarkets were selling the smaller bottles at the 2 boxes for £20 offer and some were slightly more expensive but contained the larger bottles - which actually worked out cheaper!

          Now most supermarkets are selling the 275 size bottles thay have found another way to confuse - check the number of bottles in the box - some are 24, some are 20 and the latest I have seen in both Asda and Tesco contain only 18 bottles. Just make sure when you are comparing the offers that you are comparing like for like.

          Right after that bit of information back to the beer. The beer is a pale colour (though I must say I tend to drink it out the bottle so I don't tend to notice the colour - I know my mother tells me off as well for drinking out of the bottle!) One of the things I like about it is the fact that it isn't too gassy and bubbly, so you don't end up drinking a couple and feeling really uncomfortable (that happens when you end up drinking a lot more than 2).

          It certainly tastes better when chilled - but don't overchill it as I find that it can become a bit bland. It is a delicate taste and doesn't have that bitter aftertaste that some bottled beer can have. The flavour is well balanced and crisp.

          Overall a very pleasant and easy to drink beer either with food, as it doesn't overpower the taste of the food or on its own.

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            21.10.2007 23:33
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            Great beer.

            I am like most 22 year olds quite fond of alcohol and regularly go out with friends to pubs and clubs in my local town of Taunton. You may have read from some of my reviews that I like to drink a wide range of alcoholic drinks and like to try new drinks all the time. I'm no alcoholic though.

            Becks is in my opinion one of the most well known lagers around and comes in bottle form. It is a German lager and many of you might be suprised that it dates right back to 1873. It's 5.0 percent alcohol content makes it one of the stronger lagers of it's kind. The international premium pilsner lager is available in 120 countries around the world.

            It is true that Becks is most commonly seen in Bottles but it is also available in cans. Mostly on the continent. Like any other lager Becks is best served very cold and when it is at the right temperature you are rewarded with a very refreshing lager that has a nice smooth taste and even though it is one of the stronger lagers available it won't make you drunk until you have had quite a few of them.

            You can buy Becks from all the supermarkets like Sainsburys, Tesco, Asda and Morrisons and off licences like Oddbins and Threshers. Bottle packs come from packs of four right up to packs of 24. A pack of 24 is around £20 which shows that Becks is one of the more expensive lagers on the market up there with the likes of Stella Artois in terms of expense.

            There are some great deals to be found by searching on the internet though so it might be worth looking around on some of the booze websites. If you do a search on one of the search engines for alcohol retailers then you will find many that contain Becks for some very reasonable prices.

            Nutritional Facts

            Serving Size 1 Can (275.0 g)

            Amount Per Serving
            Calories 113Calories from Fat 0
            % Daily Value*
            Total Fat 0.0g0%
            Total Carbohydrates 8.3g3%
            Protein 0.0g

            As you can probably see from these figures Becks is one of the lightest lagers around in terms of calories so as well as not making you blind drunk to easily it doesnt make you pile on the pounds but as with any alcohol lets think about moderation hey.

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            Overall I have to say that Becks is one of my favourite lagers and although it is quite pricey compared to the likes of Fosters and Carling it is certainly worth trying if you havent tasted Becks before. And if you havent had a bottle in a while it may be a good idea to pop down to the supermarket and get a few bottles to be reminded of that fresh smooth taste of Becks Lager.

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              01.04.2007 20:33
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              The perfect beer if you like your beer stronger and fresher tasting.

              Becks is a 5% German beer. It has to be one of the best beers available anywhere. It is drinkable, smooth and tastes fresh. I have personally only ever seen Becks in bottles in both supermarkets and bars/pubs but have heard it is available on tap. In my opinion it has a different taste other beers of the same strength. It tastes stronger and is more European (stonger, full bodied) than other beers like Budweiser. There is also now Becks Gold and Becks Green Lemon available. Becks Green Lemon is perfect if you want an easily drinkable beer which isn't too strong.

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                02.08.2003 23:26
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                Anyone who has seen my old profile picture will know that I?m a little bit partial to a bottle of Becks. In fact to be perfectly honest it?s one of the only bottled beers I do actually like. Recently I have started seeing it on tap, but with it being so popular it is hardly ever in stock so I stick to drinking it by the bottle or three. Well first off a little bit of history behind this fine tasting beer, first brewed in Bremen, Germany in 1874, Becks has become Germany?s leading beer export. Sold in over 120 Countries, Becks is readily available to you almost anywhere you go. I?m sure you will have noticed that almost every pub chain in this country stocks Becks in it?s fridges, which proves the point about the amount exported from Germany. Obviously as I just said Becks is available in just about every pub in this country and pricing varies quite a bit from pub to pub. The local price in Wokingham is anywhere between £2.40 and £2.60, which does make it quite expensive for a 275ml bottle but it more than makes up for the price with the taste. Personally I?d rather pay the £2.49 for a bottle of Becks rather than Budweiser any day. The cheaper alternative is to head on down to the supermarket where a crate of 12 bottles will set you back about £11 from Sainsburys. So onto the Beer, I?ll just grab my bottle and glass. As Becks is a pilsner is quite a pale colour with a hint of yellow in it. When poured it has a quite big head on it, which disappears relatively quickly. Finally as it has settled, it is a light colour, with a wispy head on the top. Taste now this is where I feel Becks really wins through against other bottled beers. Due to German legislation dating back to 1516, when the German purity law was passed, all German beers have to be brewed a certain way. Basically it said that German Beers must be made out of Barley malt, Hoops and Water, however Becks also contains Yeast, which wasn?t known to brewers in the days the law
                was passed so they get special dispensation. But I hear you say that?s all well and good but what does it actually taste like. Well from the first sip it has a refreshingly crisp taste to it, there is quite a sweet hint to the taste. It?s not too malty and has a nice mixture of the ingredients, which adds a nice refreshing tinge to the taste. I find the after taste really differs with Becks depending on what I have drunk beforehand. If I only drink Becks I find it has a nice sweet aftertaste, however if I have been drinking Stella or Guinness beforehand I find that I get a rather harsh taste. So in conclusion Becks at 5% alcoholic content is roughly the same as other bottled Beers and I find that if I am going to spend £2.50 on a bottle you might as well go for one with a decent taste. I used to think Bud was better, however when I eventually tasted Becks, I switched almost instantly as I know a lot of other people who find the same. Cheers Andy

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                  29.07.2003 20:18
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                  Alcohol is bad! It ensnares our senses, makes us mad, lets us say and do things we would never do or say being sober and if we have some fun and some drinks too much at the pub, the next morning will be hell. Promise! The question is: Why do we drink at some times even though we know that it?s not the best way to become a healthy member of our society? Because most alcoholic drinks taste simply great! One of these really mean liquids that can drive us mad and makes me slaver as soon as I smell it: BECK?S BEER! I have to admit that I love this beer. Its fine smell, great taste and even better aftertaste make Beck?s one of my three favourite brands. There?s on 3rd place the German ?Diebels Alt?, 2nd place makes Kilkenny (from the Guinnes brewery) and the all-time-No.1 is simply Beck?s. Not only the beer itself is adorable. The bottle, just to take a look at it: A lovely green colour, big enough for unbelievable 0,5 litre of this nearly golden liquid, slim neck and a geometrical perfect, cylinder-shaped body made out of fine, stable glass. Ever had such a fine Bottle of Beck?s into ones hand, one just doesn?t want any other filthy piece of rounded glass to drink beer out of forever! To get some distance from the bottle, let us take a look at the liquid into it. Its colour is nearly golden, tiny little bubbles fight their way from the dark bottom to the top, not very much, but enough to tickle at your tongue and palate. The fine froth, incredible white and good-looking makes me think that there can?t be anything more beautiful than a fresh, cold Beck?s in this world. Special greetings to my girlfriend: don?t take this personal! After all, now the most important thing: The Taste! What Beck?s tastes like you will only understand after having had a bottle or two of this adorable ambrosia. The bubbles I mentioned before cause, combined with a temperature of about 3° up to 6° Celsius, a feeling of ultimate freshness and refreshment all over the
                  mouth. It?s a bit spicy and dry and over all totally pleasant to drink. My experience is that Beck?s tastes very good no matter if its icy, cool, a bit warm or really warm. Temperature does not matter at all: The bottle is empty so fast that the beer has no chance to get warm at all. The availability of Beck?s is very high. In Germany you?ll get it in nearly every pub or café, shops always have a certain amount of bottles, six-packs and/or crates. The price differs from country to country and really cheap it?s only in Germany. In Pubs and cafés, the price can be around 3 Euro, friends who were in GB told me that the prices there are about £2,50 up to £2,80 per bottle. In my opinion, that?s way too much. In the supermarket I think it?s cheapest, there you get a whole crate (0,5 litres in a bottle) for around 13 or 14 Euro. In GB there are mostly six-packs with bottles of 0,275 litres (Never seen these in my life) or 0,33 litres for which you have to pay around £4,25 up to £5,25. My personal advise: ask Friends who are on holyday in Germany to get you some 20L draught beer in one of the special beverage-shops. That should be the cheapest way to get a nice amount of Beck?s in other countries than Germany. ;-) To sum it up: Beck?s is a beer you just don?t want to miss. The taste is unsurpassable, it?s cheap if you know where to buy it and it does not wander right up into your head and blood after the first two bottles like other beers. With its 4,9% it?s a quite normal drink, brewed strictly after the German ?Reinheitsgebot?, a kind of national regulation for the brewing process that guarantees a very high hygienic quality in German beers. If you see a Beck?s in your pub or in the next shop and never drank one before: just give it a try, you won?t be disappointed. Even if you are, it never tastes so bad you would not empty the bottle anyway!

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                    03.05.2003 05:25
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                    OK, so I'm sat here feeling creative yet uninspired. What to write an opinion about? And then I look at the bottle in my hand and think - "Beck's, yes, I'll write about Beck's". Not David Beckham you understand. I know naff all about David Beckham other than he's a footballer often sporting silly hair and a dress with a wife who sings, supposedly. No, I'm talking about the thoroughly more German Beck's - the frequently overpriced bottled lager. Now actually, come to think of it, the fact it's German is important. You see, life is not easy for a consciencious vegan like myself when it comes to having a wee drinkie-poo. That's because they put all sorts of nasties into alcoholic drinks, and for some obscure reason alcoholic beverages do not have to list their ingredients. Many of these nasties take the form of so called "fining agents", used to clarify your tipple. Such agents include isinglass, a fish derivitive. Other non-vegan "delights" that can find their way into your alcohol include egg albumen and nasty colourings - yuk. Honestly, I am getting to the part about Beck's being German being important, I hadn't forgotton. You see, any beer brewed in Germany has to conform to the German Purity Law of 1516. This states that "only the natural ingredients of barley-malt, hops, yeast and brewing water be used in the brewing process". Thus, 'tis suitable for a fussy awkward vegan like me. And available (if at a premium) in almost any pub! Of course, Beck's has the additional advantage for delawney of not being cider... Oh stop wittering on delawney. Get to the beer! Now generally I'm partial to a glass or several (unless it's a big glass) of red wine, but I do also appreciate a good beer. So, Beck's may be suitable for vegans, but is it a fine beverage? *** A Very Brief History ***
                    Beck's has been brewed since 1873 and apparently it's available in over 120 countries. That's good - I should be able to get a beer when I travel then! Apparently it ranks amongst the top 10 Pilsener beers in Germany. The website doesn't say where abouts in the top 10, but I'm assuming it's the latter half else they would have said top 5 wouldn't they?! *** Type of Beer *** Beck's is a Pilsener beer, so it is a pale in colour and has quite a strong hop flavour. It is a "bottom-fermented" beer. This refers to the type of yeast used to produce all that yummy alcohol. Bottom-fermenting yeast prefers lower temperatures (5-10 degrees C), and sinks to the bottom of the tank at the end of the fermentation process. This is presumably why no fining agents are needed - yippee! *** Nutritional Information *** Apparently it has 42 calories per 100g of beer. That doesn't sound like a lot to me, but since I have never counted calories in my life I'm not really sure. Of course, 100g isn't very much - drink a litre and you're actually getting 420 calories. But hey, it's not all bad. This will ease your conscience! According to the Beck's website (as annotated by delawney): "Consumed in moderation [as if that's likely], beer is a highly nutritious beverage containing important vitamins and carbohydrates as well as minerals such as potassium and magnesium. Hops not only gives beer its characteristic aroma [beer smelling], they can also produce a relaxing, sedative effect [they make you pass out]. In addition, beer is almost completely free of fat and cholesterol". Apparently they do a non-alcoholic version as well, although for the life of me I can't imagine what the point of that is. (Apologies to any tee-totallers ;) ). *** A Bit About The World *** After visiting the website I was pleasantly surp
                    rised to discover how Beck's are making efforts to improve the "environmentally-friendliness" of their product. For example they attempt to make better use of water and now use closed-circulation systems and recycling, reducing the amount of water needed to produce one litre of beer to a third less than it was in 1994. They are also working to reduce their comsumption of detergents and cleaning agents to minimise pollution, have a comprehensive energy conservation programme, are working to reduce waste and promote recycling and are working hard to reduce emissions. All good stuff. *** There's A Lot Of It About Isn't There? *** Now, I don't even know what a hectolitre is (100 litres, apparently), but Germany produces 108 million hectolitres of beer each year, placing it third in the world after the US (they make beer?) and China. *** Alcohol Content *** Like most bottled beers, Beck's contains around 5% alcohol. More than enough for delawney, who only needs a few to get decidedly tipsy. (Again, thank goodness it's not cider). *** Serving Suggestion *** Much to my surprise, I discover the recommended serving temperature is 8-10 degrees C. This sounds a tad on the warm side to me - I like mine fresh out of the fridge (4 degrees). If you're doing it properly you should serve it in a Pilsener glass rinsed out with water first. However, although delawney is quite skilled at the tipping the glass and pouring to get the perfect head (no giigling at the back please), she generally prefers the totally unladylike swigging it out of the bottle approach. Mr delawney prefers this also as it saves on washing up. It goes especially well with a darned good curry. *** Value for Money *** Beck's is not the cheapest beer around, especially if you buy it down the pub. Round these parts it can set you back as much as £2.50 a bo
                    ttle! (delawney's money saving tip - sneak a few bottles into the pub in a generously-sized handbag. Buy one bottle at the bar so as not to arouse suspicion, and then surruptitiously replace it with fresh bottles from your bag as the evening progresses). From the local supermarket, it's not such a painful experience. Our local Tesco sells a 6 pack for £4.99. Each bottle is 275 ml. *** Availability *** Beck's is not hard to find. You'll get it in almost any pub, supermarket or offy. *** Enough of all that - what's the verdict? *** Well, I seem to drink an awful lot of it, so it can't be all that bad. Truth is, it is not my favourite beer. The winner of that award will have to go to the delightful wheatbeery goodness of Hoegaarden (subject of a future op). It is, however, a pleasant tipple, and relatively inexpensive when bought in a decent quantity down at your local supermarket. It is far superior to some of the other more dodgy vegan options I occasionally have to endure, such as Heineken or Budweiser. It has a good beery, hoppy flavour without being too overpowering. It is decidedly refreshing, especially on a hot sunny day. (But be careful - alcohol and sun = sunstroke - I've seen it happen!). Overall, I give it 4 stars - a pleasant, regular drink, but not quite a five star treat! Right, I've been typing far too long - I'm off to finish the bottle....

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                      20.12.2002 17:51
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                      How important is beer? In particular, how important is BECK'S beer? The answer: it is hugely important. Some may disagree and say that other brands are more important but they'd be wrong. Have a look in any off-sales or pub and you'll always find bottles of Beck's. It is one of the leading imported (not important, whoops) beers in this, and many, many other countries. BECK'S, probably one of Germany's best known beers on the international market, has been brewed in Bremen in northern Germany, since 1874. It is Germany's leading export beer, being sold in around 120 countries, and accounts for over 85% of German beer exports to the USA. Right from the start, Beck's was brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, the German Purity Law of 1516, which requires beer to be made only from barley malt, hops and water. These days this recipe also includes yeast, but as its existence wasn't known about in the 16th century, we can forgive this omission. These days, Beck's is part of the giant Interbrew group. http://www.becksbeer.com ----------------------INTERBREW----------------------- One day, a diver was enjoying the aquatic world 20 feet below sea level. He noticed a guy at the same depth he was, with no scuba gear on whatsoever. The diver went down another 10 feet, but the guy joined him a minute later. The diver went down 15 feet deeper, and a minute later, the same guy joined him. This confused the diver, so he took out a waterproof pad and pencil, and wrote, "Amazing! How are you able to stay this deep down without equipment?" The guy took the pencil and pad, erased what the diver had written, and wrote, "I'm drowning." ------------------------------------------------------ Beck to the beer..... * THE POUR * Beck’s pours to a clear, very pale - almost translucent, yellow colour,
                      with a good amount of carbonation and a nice, big, but short-lived, white head. The immediate aroma is of floral hops with some herbal, grassy tones, followed by a little graininess, with a touch of musty aroma and some faint malt in the background. * THE TASTE * It has a moderate body with quite a lot of carbonation, a smooth mouthfeel and is refreshingly crisp. The malt taste is quite thin with some grain and husk flavour and a subtle sweetness trying to push through. It has a good all-round hop bite - a little floral, which gives it a crisp bitterness towards the dryish finish. * THE VERDICT * At 5% ABV, this is a very widely available lager, appearing on the shelves of most shops and bars. Beck’s may not be the best imported pilsner in the world, and there are certainly better examples of the style, but if it's compared to say, Heinekin or Budweiser, then it comes out a clear winner. It would be a good choice for a refreshing brew on a summer's day or perhaps to wash down some burnt offerings at a barbecue. Because it is widely available, I've found that when there is nothing else on offer that appeals, Beck's is always a safe bet. Would I drink it again? - Almost definitely, perhaps. OR.... A myopic young man name of Lex ordered more than one bottle of Becks the barman said son why'd you need more than one he replied I see double without specs Thanks for reading, Sláinte ©proxam2002

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                        Sunday morning and im a changed man. For too long I have been lazily sucking on….bottles of convenient Budweiser in the pubs cause its easy to order and everyone else does.But Beck’s is easy to order to in a bar and tastes three times as better. Why have I been drinking that Milwaukee p**s brewed and murdered in the UK .You can taste that dilution and its nothing like the original American beer. Beck’s has a distinct taste to it and the green bottle is awfully foreign. Stella is nice but too bloody pretentious and expensive for a night out. The only other is tacky, im a lad San Miguel.Im a converted man and will no longer have tolerate bath water between pints of the wonderful Fosters Amber, yummy. You could buy six Beck’s in the USA in the smaller 333ml cans for about $5.Herein the offy they are a quid each.I remember the old student parties where it was cool to rock up with one of those Watneys Party 7s.Oh and the big Fosters can that held about a litre or something.Remember that monstrosity?. In Australia one could by a whole slab x24 cans for less than a six pack in the UK.Why have we been taxed to the balls for drinking. It’s the only escape from these manic English winters. Soaps and reality shows kinda gets boring don’t you think. Theres not a lot one can right about beer is there so I will keep going until the vertical scroll bar pops in. Yep there it is so I will leave you to ponder our best German/brewed in the UK beer.

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                        Pale Lager, 5.13 percent Alcohol. Brewed in Germany since 1873.