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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
65
poor

446 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 22.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 29 | 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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Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

03-22-2013 03:31:20 | More by Zuidman
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thegerm87

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

05-04-2013 14:27:26 | More by thegerm87
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1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

02-24-2013 18:24:16 | More by swungomonkey
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psmith161

Indiana

1.75/5  rDev -36.1%

02-21-2013 01:10:31 | More by psmith161
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bigmo66

Illinois

1.88/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not much to add here. I haven't had a Beck's beer since the early 80's and I remember it was decent. This rendition however tastes like cheap malt liquor. What happened? It has no resemblance of the German style beer I remember. It's sweet, tastes of corn and is certainly not worth what I paid. If I get the squirts then I'll know it's just repackaged, beechwood aged spew!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 00:05:24 | More by bigmo66
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jwc215

Wisconsin

1.88/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours light golden yellow with a thin fizzy white head that quickly becomes a wispy patch.

The smell is of cereal/grain (with some soap?). A touch of peppery alcohol comes through.

The taste is of cereal - mild sweet grain. Saphir hops (which I assume is being used, and re-named "sapphire" for marketing reasons) are sweet and almost tangerine-like. Here, they might add to an already sweet brew, but do little else. Alcohol comes through in a malt liquor way. Some wet cardboard (and a hint of soap?) gives a bland, rather unpleasant finish.

The feel is on the fizzy, almost watery side. It is somewhat slick, and hardly refreshing.

This hardly resembles a traditional pilsner. More towards a malt liquor without the adjuncts. Catchy name, though. By the way, this was brewed in St. Louis, MO. Beck's has some decent brews for a big brewery, but this is not one of them. Not good.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 20:32:23 | More by jwc215
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BillAnder

Michigan

1.95/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This was a disappointment. After all the advertising, I was hoping for something special. But this is a bland beer with nothing special. I think AB is trying to compete with craft beers. But all they did was raise the alcohol level without adding any taste. Also: the brewery is listed above as being in Germany. That's not correct. The bottle says St. Louis MO (the home of AB) but I suspect the beer is brewed somewhere else. Also misleading is all the references to Germany and German hops on the bottle & carton. It's not a German beer. And it's not better than the original Beck's.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 03:11:51 | More by BillAnder
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troobie

California

1.95/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

"Product of USA"

InBev no longer imports Beck's. I have a feeling Beck's Sapphire isn't sold in Germany anyways.

Beck's Sapphire website says that this beer is brewed, like all Beck's beers, according to "the German Purity Law of 1516."

A: Light golden color. One finger head after a middle-of-the-road pour. Head is fizzy looking and dies within minutes. Ring of foam remains for the entire glass as does a patchy thin-as-paper head. Slight lacing depends on how fast you drink.

S: Sweet. Peppery. Some lemon.

T: Ugh. Sugary sweetness dominates. This is like Budweiser Black Crown turned down to 7/10ths. There is very little flavor to speak of. You can taste Beck's in there if you try really hard. A mouth puckering bitterness comes on at the middle and lasts after the sweetness dies. I guess that's the Sapphire hops as I sure as hell can't find them anywhere else in this beer.

M: Medium-high fizzy carbonation. Like Budweiser Black Crown this is more substantial than expected. Leaves a stickiness in the mouth.

O: Don't bother. If you like Beck's stick with Beck's. I'd call this Beck's Ice and price it down about 20%. Usually I'd approve of making a stronger version of the original. If this wasn't so stupidly sweet it would be good.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 08:34:37 | More by troobie
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Murrhey

Montana

1.99/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Three-finger white head with large bubbles rapidly eroding. Pilsner color, golden color beer. Nothing special.

S- Slightly spicy hop aroma. Pretty much all I'm getting from this. Like a pils.

T- Water with a few earthy hops dunked in. Tastes like watered down tea. Not bad tasting...but almost not tasting at all.

M- Water. Maybe a little bit thicker.

O- Mediocre is too high a score for this beer. Not bad tasting, but pretty much just water.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 04:07:18 | More by Murrhey
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Louisiana

2/5  rDev -27%

03-03-2013 20:26:16 | More by tbryan5
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West Virginia

2/5  rDev -27%

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California

2/5  rDev -27%

02-21-2013 11:07:09 | More by flooshmander
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -27%

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2/5  rDev -27%

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Connecticut

2/5  rDev -27%

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Connecticut

2/5  rDev -27%

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Tennessee

2/5  rDev -27%

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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -27%

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Missouri

2/5  rDev -27%

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Texas

2/5  rDev -27%

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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -27%

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Indiana

2/5  rDev -27%

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Florida

2/5  rDev -27%

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Florida

2/5  rDev -27%

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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -27%

04-14-2013 23:51:45 | More by Falcone
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.