Advantages Refreshing thirst quencher
Disadvantages It's not the Becks we know and love.
Becks Beer was founded by a Bremen businessman called Luder Rutenberg in 1873.
The beer gets it's name from the man who was hired to oversee the brewing - Heinrich Beck.
Becks adopted the "key of Bremen" as it's symbol and it is printed on every label.
The first thing I noticed was how green the beer looked compared to normal - Becks has always used green bottles for it's beer but the Green Lemon bottles are a much brighter green.
Apart from that, the silver foil label around the bottleneck and the green label lower down were all standard.
I chilled the beer in the freezer for an hour and opened the first bottle later that evening.
It made a familiar "hiss" as I levered off the bottle top and bubbles immediately started to gather on the surface.
Becks is quite a gassy beer - but that is one of the things I like about it so everything had started off okay.
If you have never tried it before, next time you see someone with a bottle of Becks, tap your glass on the open bottle and watch as Mount Vesuvious erupts before your very eyes !
I persevered and finished the bottle quite quickly.
It had definitely quenched my thirst but I wasn't convinced that I had been drinking Becks beer - so I had another one to double-check.
Now, I'm not saying that this beer is bad, far from it, but it does NOT have the Becks taste that I am familiar with.
It would be perfect on a sunny day if you wanted something to quench your first and there was no lime cordial to hand ......
I took a look at the ingredients and discovered that 50% of the contents was classed as a "soft drink" and even had a couple of "E" numbers thrown in too - E104, "quinoline yellow" used for colouring, and E141, a synthetic copper complex also used for colouring.In conclusion, Becks Green Lemon was a disappointment.
I certainly won't be buying this again and would recommend that you avoid it too.Incidentally, there is a very nice lemon lager called Desperadoe which, as far as I am aware, is only available on the continent and tastes really nice.
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