Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
2.91/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
A - Bright golden in color, this clear beer shines with pride and is topped with a towering white head of foam. As the loose bubbles slowly collapsed, light wispy lace was left adorning the glass.
S - If there were such a style as German Adjunct Lager, the aroma of this beer would make it a prime candidate for it's categorization. Grainy pale malt and additives smell cheap and hops seem underwhelming for the advertising push of their existence.
T - From the light smattering of sweet pilsner malts to the abundance of grainy pale malt and adjuncts to the creamed corn finish, Beck's Sapphire tastes cheap. German hops are afoot though, coming in on the back end with some herbal characteristics which greatly helps alleviate the cheapness of the malt flavor.
M - Sapphire's best quality is the fact it strays from going all out effervescent with explosive carbonation like a lot of mainstream lagers. Instead, Beck's Sapphire has a nice smooth (albeit slick) entry into a faintly dry finish with a suggestion of lingering hop bitterness captured on the back end.
O - Beck's Sapphire manages to bring fourth some hop flavor and presence in an otherwise ordinary "import" lager but it doesn't save it from being mundane, like it's awful commercial. This "German adjunct lager" isn't worth any elevated cost above the American swill we've already got here. Probably because it's also not made in Germany. It's made in St. Louis.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2013 02:15:09 | More by BeerFMAndy
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2.15/5 rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
One problem with this beer is that it isn't a dark beer, but it nevertheless comes in a black bottle and advertises the name "Sapphire," which gives you certain expectations that it then fails to meet. It has a very floral smell, and this comes out in the taste, which just isn't much to write home about. It isn't an unpleasant beer, per se, but there just isn't much to it. It is very easy to drink, but also highly forgettable.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 21:20:38 | More by DanielMB
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.