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Beck’s Gold

Rating: 3.2

Launched in 2005 for the German market, Beck’s Gold will be the third beer by the brewery I will have rated here. Prior to this review I had only tried this drink on one previous occasion, at Pacha nightclub in Munich drank straight from the bottle. At the time it was a beer I quite enjoyed despite not expecting much from it after two days of good beer in the city’s beer halls. Having stuck with Beck’s Gold most of the night in Pacha, since the only other beer readily available was bottles of San Miguel, I decided to bring a bottle home with me from the airport to review it properly (despite the €3 price tag). Hopefully it will prove to be better than the previous to offerings from Beck’s that I have reviewed, although that won’t exactly be hard.

Appearance (3/5): An almost perfectly still & crystal clear golden beer with a pinky sized, bubbly white head that quickly dissipates to leave a very thin lacing around the brim.
Aroma (6/10): Quite fresh smelling, hints of lemon & lime along with some grassy hops making for a pleasant surprise from Beck’s here. It’s quite sweet & a nicer than I expected without doing too much.
Taste (6/10): A pretty clean tasting beer with some soft citrus notes and corn. Not exactly bursting with flavour & ending with a mild, bitter finish, it’s an easy & enjoyable beer.
Palate (4/5): Light on the palate with good carbonation & a little tang to it, perhaps just slightly too fizzy. It goes down rather well & is pretty smooth as well as refreshing; a good effort.

Overall (12/20): I was pleasantly surprised with this beer the first time I tried it & the same is true now. It’s not the most adventurous beer in the world but what it does, it does right. Incredibly easy to drink, this would make a wonderful session beer which is perhaps why the only place in Munich I saw this sold was in a nightclub.

Brewed In: Bremen, Germany
Brewery: Brauerei Beck & Co.
First Brewed: 2005
Type: Premium Lager
Abv: 4.9%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Allgäu Airport, Memmingen, Germany
Price: €3.00 (approx. £2.68)

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  1. August 22, 2014 at 08:50

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