Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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Reviews by Brenden:
2.54/5 rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Sapphire is a very clear pale gold, very bright. The pour brings up a nice pure white head close to 2 fingers in height. Retention isn't bad, as it falls in one stage to a full finger then, within a couple of minutes, to a thinnish foam. It only leaves a modicum of spotty lacing.
The aroma gives off some grains under a sharp, tart/sweet sort of fruitiness with a bit of pale, dryish malts and even a touch of floral character, presumably from hops. In the flavor, this is probably a beer I'd pinpoint blindly as a Euro pale lager. I can see it as a macro attempting a pilsner. What I can't see it effectively as is a hoppier German pils. Hops are very light, almost nondescript. There's a bizarre mix of sugary flavors coming in through the middle.
The mouthfeel isn't particularly clean. It's got a bit of slickness to it right off the bat, though there is a crispness as well. Smoothness comes out just at the beginning and fades off. The longer the sip, the more a somewhat numbing, tingly alcoholic touch hits the roof of the mouth and the back of the throat and tongue.
Serving type: can
04-02-2013 12:23:32 | More by Brenden
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2.79/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.
Look: Nice golden color, rising bubbles. A white head that leaves an even film, but no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malts, cereal grains, faint sour hops.
Taste: Clean, sweet. Malts and barley mostly, and a sour finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, dry.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 15:46:44 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.5/5 rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Beck's Sapphire (2014) - 6% ABV. Pours with a thick head that dissipates to decent lacing. Red amber hue. Decent carbonation. Light mouthfeel. Wet. Very malty and sweet on the front palate. More of an Oktoberfest or Markzen style beer. Lots of barley, bread, and wheat. Smooth syrup sugar-- caramel. Mid-palate there is just a quick hint of hops. A slight alcohol bite. Rolls back to malt, syrup, and wheat. Slight alcohol and maple syrup after taste. Very light taste. Drinkable. Hiding in its ABV. Extremely smooth. I think the problem is that you expect more from the Sapphire hops as you should-- it's a good German beer, but if you're looking for bite you will be disappointed. It is a good beer-- but it isn't hoppy. It's malt and creamy. Had they labeled it Marzen it would be more well received, but it is what it is as they say. 3.5. Good.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 03:16:12 | More by digitalflood
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.