Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 444 | Reviews: 123 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MusicaleMike:
2.86/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Perfect clarity on this golden hued beer, with a white capped head that recedes quickly from two fingers thick to a thin layer. Doesn't appear to leave any lacing.
They say that this beer is made with Sapphire hops...well I have never smelled sapphire hops, but I guess I am not really a fan. Malts dominate the aroma, with a honeyish sweetness that comes through. The hop aroma, or what I am guessing is the hop aroma is somewhat "earthy" or "herbal."
Taste is malt forward. Bitterness is up front but not aggressive at all. It barely balances the sweet, honey like malt. It lacks any of the traditional noble hop flavor or bitterness. Really disappointing, and certainly resembles an American Adjunct Lager more than a German Pilsner.
Mouthfeel is good. Great level of carbonation and spot on for the style. Body is on the fuller side and works to improve
Eh, I wasn't expecting much and I wasn't let down. Maybe if I thought about this as something other than a German Pils, I would be a bit more forgiving. But as it stands, this is anot a good example of that style. If this was a malt liquor or American Lager, I would say that the score would have improved much more. It doesn't taste bad, but it doesn't hold a candle to any German Pilsners that I have had.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2013 22:49:09 | More by MusicaleMike
More User Reviews:
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.