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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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5/5  rDev +82.5%

markallmon, Feb 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +82.5%

spazx, Apr 09, 2014
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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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4.75/5  rDev +73.4%

VILJ, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +64.2%

mwar, May 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +64.2%

Impalafrank, Apr 17, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +60.6%

MrTh4159, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.18/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beck's Sapphire (poured into a whiskey glass) has a thin, off-white head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, golden appearance, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but sweet barley malt is detected. The flavor is of sweet, brown bread, barley malt, and an unusual hop bitterness, which is difficult to describe. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Beck's Sapphire finishes dry, clean, crisp, and refreshing. Overall, this is another winner from InBev, and I think it is delicious.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jan 16, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a grocery store for a dollar a bottle. Poured into a pint glass and yielded about two fingers of white head. The color was very light and clear. Tasted like a very sweet lager with no aftertaste. I would drink this on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn. Overall, it was a nice light change from stouts and IPA's I usually drink.

dcall384, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +46%

mzeld, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +46%

mbacon3227, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

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4/5  rDev +46%

Dapperticus, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +46%

jekrae, Sep 12, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beck's Sapphire
12 oz bottle, code dated "12348 SM76"
"Product of USA. ST. LOUIS, MO"
$30.99 per case of 24/12 @ Javie's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA

Apparently brewed by Anheuseur-Busch in the United States, Beck's Sapphire is a fairly basic beer. It doesn't have the bite or bitterness of Beck's (regular), but it does have a nice bit of floral hop flavor to it.

The Sapphire hops (actually Saphir) come through clearly, but keep in mind that they're really just a derivation of the standard "noble" Hallertauer Mittelfrue hops that are so common in European beers, as well as lagers across the globe.

In the end, it's kind of sweetish and there aren't really enough hops to balance it - both in bitterness and flavor. Interestingly, it's 6% ABV, which you would think would leave it a little bit more dry-ish, but it's not. Or was that just a marketing concept for the US?... add a little alcohol and the consumer will think they're actually getting something for their money?

Not really recommended.

NeroFiddled, Apr 14, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +38.7%

Peanutbutterthumb, Sep 29, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +37.2%

scaryguy4u, Sep 11, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +37.2%

Jmac55, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.