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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

486 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 22.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: peabody on 12-21-2012)
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Reviews by JMad:
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2.89/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Macro looking yellow color with a thick, foamy white head.

The aroma is kind of metallic and sweet, hints of grain but not much else.

It's taste is similar to it's smell. some grassy notes in the background but it's mostly sweet and a little metallic.

the body is in between light and medium with moderate carbonation and not much on the finish.

I probably won't be drinking this beer again.

JMad, Oct 27, 2013
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 6%.

Appearance: It has a tall soapy head which settles out quickly leaving not much lacing. The beer itself has a clear golden body with some visible carbonation.

Smell: There is a white bread like maltiness with light candy like notes in the background. It also has a slight hop presence.

Taste / Palate: There is not a lot going on here. It has a light white bready like malt base with a quick hint of sweetness, a slight touch of grainy alcohol and then a clean dry finish with light hop notes.

generallee, May 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz black bottle with no freshness date. They spent a ton of dough on getting the bottle right ... or at least that is what they are telling us. Brewed in the USA.

Great looking head, crystal clear pale yellowish golden hue. Faint cooked cereal, mineral, hint of flora hops though expected more ... a clean aroma none the less. Ample crispness, light bodied with a mild slickness. Very grainy, animal feed, hay, grass with a kiss of alcohol. Now for the hops, there is bitterness but I am really having a hard time finding the Sapphire hops ... I do detect a very vague hoppiness but nothing that wakes the palate up. Semi-clean drying finish.

If you are going to boast about a certain type of hop and even make it a part of the beer's name then you need to make sure it is actually in the beer ... a vague character of the hop does not work. Pass on this one.

Jason, Mar 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.84/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. At fridge temp.

Pours out a very clear light golden color with a small layer of white that holds some decent retention, but no real lacing to speak of.

Mineral lager yeast with maybe a touch of sweet lagery grain.

Mineral water like lager yeast with some sweet generic grain flavor. The slightest hint of lemongrass hop, maybe im even imagining that. Actually more sweet than bitter.

Light bodied, but not watery. Carbonation about right for the style.

I thought this would atleast have some sort of hopiness seeing as its brewed exclusively with sapphire hops, but unfortunately it smells and tastes like most cheap adjunct lagers. I'll stick to prima and urqell when I'm caring a pilsner, which isn't too often.

dogfishandi, Feb 04, 2013
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4.9/5  rDev +78.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm very surprised by this!! I think it's more in the Euro Pale Lager catagory but their not a huge difference anyhow and I'm no expert. Very different yet cool black bottle, you can barely see through it. I'm short glasses so ill have to stick to that. Smell is pretty faint, average pilsner, nothing ou of the ordinary. The taste however really caught me off guard. It's very sweet upfront then buttery, slight breadlines, followed by more sweet. It's had a really nice creamy velvet mouthfeel I haven't experienced in a pilsner before, but I really like it, goes down real easy. I don't consider 6%abv high but it's more than average BMC's. Overall I can't wait to try this again and this is definetly something I'd keep in my fridge on a regular basis.

tyleeis, Jan 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

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2/5  rDev -27%

WVbeergeek, Aug 04, 2014
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2.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle with undecipherable code rather than a clear date. Thumbs up for the nice extra dark bottle.
Pours a crystal clear golden color with a fragile and thin white head. Large bubbles rising through the beer suggest artificial carbonation. The aroma is a rather light mix of malts and hops that suggest cereal and over-cooked vegetables, The flavor is notably better than, but too much like, a light lager. Very smooth, light body with good (medium) carbonation.

O: Flaws of omission in this fairly well-crafted lager create a smooth, easy drinking beer that's lacking in both flavor and aromatics.

chinchill, Jan 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

flooshmander, Feb 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Adkins1203, Apr 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

richkrull, Feb 01, 2014
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2.55/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Decent medium sized white head quickly fell to a very thin lacing above a clear yellow golden colored beer.

Light light sour yeasty aroma with some very light grains blending in.

An even lighter taste than the aroma would have suggested, consisting of more very light grains and just a touch of something yeasty or maybe hopsy.

A very light dry aftertaste without much if any taste on this light bodied beer.

Not a whole lot going on that would make me want to open another one of these, kind of glad I got this one in a mixed 6 pack.

LXIXME, Apr 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

dcbeers, Sep 14, 2013
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2.54/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Brenden, Apr 02, 2013
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2.79/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear light amber golden yellow with a 1 finger white head. A decent amount of visible carbonation.

S: Hard to detect much aroma, a faint sweetness, malts and a hint of booze.

T: Not an overly flavorful beer. Balanced blend of light malts and the hops. Non-offensive but not interesting. Gets a little sweet as it warms.

M: Light body, average carbonation. Fairly clean finish, easy drinking.

Overall I'm not too impressed but really wasnt expecting much. Better to drink it cold. Take a pass.

CloudStrife, Feb 23, 2013
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Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.