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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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1/5  rDev -63.5%

dertyd, Jan 30, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

Razr86, Mar 03, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

montydesi, May 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

vma, Apr 24, 2014
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

leonGomez, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of ale1
1/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

bought a sixer and was looking forward to the "german sapphire hops"
served @ 55°
poured into a scotch tasting snifter , fine bubbles almost resembling or is artificially carbonated.

1st thing you notice is the extreme absence of hops

malt nose -sort of

mouth feel- on the edge of wetness

color - straw

the black carp swimming around the bottle in their super bowl ad id's the source, it's from a fish tank.

ale1, Feb 01, 2013
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1/5  rDev -63.5%

Catlin, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of chessman
1/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

i WISH SOMEONE WANTED TO BUY THE REST OF THIS CASE I BOUGHT BASED ON THE price. like those beatles,i should've known better! i went out and bought a 6 pk of assorted ipa's so i can drink a great beer,then punish myself by choking down this swill! becks-you are ruining your reputation. or did you buy a warehouse full of schmidts or schlitz. ok i see im supposed to describe the actual experience of this shit-imagine mixing alka seltzer with grapefruit juice ok? got it? the end

chessman, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of CorproCrazy
1.03/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is Budweiser, made in St Louis, USA. It is Simple-Headed American Corporate beer designed for profit and does not share the tastes or quality of the German Brewery that we all enjoyed in the past.

The Mega Corporation responsible for the drastic decline in our favorite beers, like Beck's, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe and Bass Ale~ is InBEV. Responsible beer enthusiasts will avoid these beers, before InBEV gobbles up every private brewery!

Already most bar's selection of beers only include the above list for European beers. Thankfully, I only bought one bottle of this Stuff!

CorproCrazy, Jan 20, 2013
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1.08/5  rDev -60.6%

RSNeely89, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of cord46
1.1/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is a borderline scam, brewed on Madison Avenue more so than Bremen [bitter laugh] or even St. Louis. Ten years ago, they just called this Busch Beer. It's a high alcohol content Budweiser re-branded as Beck's in a distinctive black bottle. German "sapphir" hops aside, this beer is no German pilsner, in any way, smell, taste or form. I'm looking into my empty glass glumly trying to discern evidence of any beer-related sensory stimulus whatsoever.

cord46, Apr 11, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -54.4%

WynnO, Mar 15, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -54.4%

tbeer40, Jan 14, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

tjsmith910, Feb 20, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Eastside151, Mar 30, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

Tywilly132, Jul 09, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

CRK, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of silverking
1.66/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hmm. I had to try this one when it came out. It pours a light amber/ golden with a white head that dissapears as fast as you can pour. what little foam remains leaves some slight lacing. It smells like watered down beer, some malt and what I assume are the "Sapphire hops". The taste is soapy to the point that I dumped my first beer out and rinsed the glass, only to find out that it was the beer. It has a light mouthfeel with some moderate, prickly carbonation. Overall, Pretty gross.

silverking, Jan 13, 2013
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1.73/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Pours golden hue with long lasting, foamy, white head. Nose is of honey and bready malt. Body is light-medium and smooth. Finish is watery. Taste is of bready malt, some honey and hint of hops. Nice drain pour. At least I did not pay for this.

mikeg67, Jan 05, 2014
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1.73/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Nice golden beer with the thinnest of head. Even as I began to pour to the center of the glass I couldn't arouse much foam.

Smell was mostly lacking. No hops aroma at all and very little malt aroma. Noticed a slight corn aroma and a hint of alcohol.

The taste was a very slight corn flavor, almost no notice of the higher ABV and virtually no after taste with the exception of the slight alcohol note.

Mouthfeel is dry and very effervescent.

I purchased this beer today with no preconceived notions. I had never seen, read or heard of this before I saw it in the store. I generally don't purchase Becks although I do like German Pils'. I am utterly let down about the beer overall. This beer tastes almost exactly like the Budweiser Platinum without the heavy alcohol hit at the end. It has no hints of hops at all and no malt taste. I read the back of the beer and it plainly states, Brewed in St. Louis MO. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the base grain bill for this beer is almost identical to Budweiser. My guess is InBev is going after the hipster market that won't purchase Bud Platinum. I would suggest this to anyone that likes light American Lagers, otherwise move on.

BeerActivistAL, Dec 30, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

acsprouse, Feb 21, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

chefduff2, Apr 25, 2013
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Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.