Product Type: Becks Beer
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Happiness is a Crisp, Fresh, Cold Becks
Member Name: ross1979
Date: 25/08/01, updated on 25/08/01 (242 review reads)
Advantages: crisp taste, drinkability
Disadvantages: quite expensive
Nothing better than a cold beer to wash away the day's worries! Last night my worries were well and truly washed away! So you know Becks is a quality beer if I still want to review it with a lingering hangover!!
Becks has been brewed since 1873 when a brewer Heinrich Becks and a couple of his mates decided to set up a brewery. It was only a year later that the pilsner won its first award for supreme quality. It remained with the Germans until 1886 when it was first exported. Despite breif interludes due to world wars, the public of up to 120 countries have been able to enjoy the clear, crisp and distinctive taste of one of the worlds most famous and popular pilsner beers. Recently, the company has been involved in many huge advertising campaigns, including the sponsorship of the Jaguar fomula 1 team.
Interestingly, 3000 bottles of Becks are consumed every minute, across all five continents, which makes Becks Germany's most successful exported beer in front of some impressive opposition. It is brewed on the banks of the River Weser in the old Hanseatic city of Bremen (this may sound familiar since Bremen is mentioned on their bottles) and the output of the stuff is around 4 million hectolitres, which a veritable sea of the stuff. In a number of countries, it is the most heavily imported beer. There is also an increasingly popular non-alcoholic version which I have not sampled.
THE BEER ITSELF
Becks has a crisp and fresh taste with a slightly bitter aroma. The reason for the distinctive and enjoyable taste, according to the manufacturers, is the traditional brewing methods and the ultra cool conditioning process. The alcoholic content is 5% which is a good strength for this sort of beer and about 1-2% stronger than most draught lagers. It generally comes in 275ml bottles in pubs and off liscences, although larger bott
les and cans are sometimes available to buy. The normal price for Becks in a pub would be about £1.80 and just over half this price in off-liscences and supermarkets. Despite the price, it is sometimes my beer of choice simply because the taste is far superior to most draught lagers.
One of the best beers on the market, with a crispness and freshness unrivalled among other popular beers. This is a result of more than a century of perfecting the world renowned product. But you dont need to think about the history and effort behind the beer, just enjoy the taste! I think I am off to the pub for a little hair of the dog!!