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Beck’s Green Lemon

Rating: 1.8

In fairness to this beer I was not expecting anything from it & the only reason I purchased it was because I had a couple of Euros let over from a trip to Munich whilst waiting at the airport & opted to buy a bottle to bring home. It would most likely have been left lying in my cupboard for some time to come had it not been for the freshness date on the bottle suggesting it should be drank prior to October 2011. It’s not a beer I can recall seeing in the UK despite the fact it was launched in Germany in 2005 before being introduced to the UK market the following year. After reviewing the original Beck’s on this site I can’t imagine how this half-strength citrus flavoured version, or radler as it is commonly know in Germany, is going to appeal to me but I’ll give it a fair review regardless. One positive straight away though is the fact it comes in a 330ml bottle rather than the stupid 275ml bottles standard Beck’s seems to be packaged in for the UK market; although that could be seen as a negative once I have tried it.

Appearance (2/5): Pours a very pale green to yellow colour with a finger sized white, bubbly head that has plenty of carbonation. The beer is transparent and the head soon settles to a thin lace.
Aroma (4/10): Strong smelling and a little skunky, there is a mild lemon aroma as the name would suggest but it’s not too strong. The smell of lime is more apparent and that’s about it for this beer really, the only other thing worth mentioning is that it’s quite a sweet-smelling beer.
Taste (3/10): What you would expect from a radler, a lemon and lime tasting beer that is quite sweet & unappealing, almost sickening after a glass of the stuff. Definitely a lot of sugar in the mix as well and not a very pleasant tasting beer.
Palate (2/5): Quite a lot of fizz & carbonation as you might expect from a radler type beer. It quite watery due to the lemonade in the mix & it’s not all that smooth either.

Overall (6/20): Not my style of beer at all & a pretty poor showing to be honest, even for a radler. It wasn’t refreshing in the slightest and is a beer I hope never to try again. Not to be recommended.

Brewed In: Bremen, Germany
Brewery: Brauerei Beck & Co.
First Brewed: 2005
Type: Fruit Beer
Abv: 2.5%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Allgäu Airport, Memmingen, Germany
Price: €3.00 (approx. £2.68)

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  1. November 29, 2011 at 16:28

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