Beck’s Dark

Posted: May 20, 2012 in Brauerei Beck & Co., Munich Dunkel Lager, Reviews

This was the beer that I had with dinner at Memphis Pigout in Atlantic Highlands. I absolutely loved this place. The ribs were amazing. They were cooked until they fell off the bone. I tried the turnip greens as well and was pleasantly surprised by them. I would go to this place again in a second, even though the beer selection wasn’t great.

ABV: 4.8%

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Trivia: According to, “Beck’s logo, a key, is the mirror image of the coat of arms of Bremen. Since Beck’s is located on the river of a port city, it was easy to ship out its beer to the world at large and become an international beer powerhouse. Beck’s is known for its pilsner consisting of two row spring barley from the south of England, yeast, crystal water from the ‘Rotenburger Rinne’ and Hallertau hops from southern Germany.”

Random: I love barbecue. I think it’s probably my favorite style of food.

This brew poured with pretty much no head on a dark brown body with lots of carbonation. The nose was interesting. It had some roastiness and skunk, which was a very weird combination. The taste was just as interesting. It had notes of cocoa and roasted malts mixed with skunk and grain. The body was on the thinner side with lots of prickly carbonation. The finish was quick with lots of skunk. The beer wasn’t anything to write home about. If they got rid of the skunkiness, I would have enjoyed it a lot more. In general, it was pretty simplistic to me. I wouldn’t have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0


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