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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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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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jiffymon

New York

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

09-30-2013 17:44:58 | More by jiffymon
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MaddDogg84

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

09-29-2013 00:09:07 | More by MaddDogg84
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bluejacket74

Ohio

2.55/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16 ounce can, made as a drunk purchase at a Speedway gas station a few months ago. Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with an inch and a half off-white head. It smells like sweet malt, light apples and that's about it. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some bready malt noticeable. Doesn't smell good, but not awful either. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and easy enough to drink. Moderate carbonation. It's not a bad brew, but I'd only recommend it if you want a tick or if you can get a single can or bottle of it like I did.

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 01:36:32 | More by bluejacket74
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ECT

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +9.5%

09-27-2013 07:46:37 | More by ECT
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3/5  rDev +9.5%

09-24-2013 21:58:02 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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cj5y

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-23-2013 04:36:35 | More by cj5y
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DoubleJ

California

2.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

So I have a tallboy of a German brand of beer, brewed with German Sapphire hops, yet it is a product of USA. I smell a Budweiser Black Label clone, having both been released at the same time. 16 ounces, on to the beer:

Pouring it and the Black Label comparison ends. From the pour it looks electric yellow, but in the glass it has a golden color with tangerine hues and a semi-creamy inch of head. Retention is decent on top. The aroma is not impressive. It smells sterile with some cider and apple. Will I be drinking beer or cider?

Maybe both. Sapphire has a clean taste with just a little bit of flavor. Vague cereals, some apple, lively refreshing carbonation make much of the show. I also get a vague bubblegum note, but with the sugar sucked out of it. I don't get any serious offenses regarding off-flavors, which for this beer of little taste is a much needed attribute. You would expect for a beer named after a hop variety to have a stronger hop presence. I'm not making any.

Do it once, cross it off your list, and move to the next beer you want to try.

Serving type: can

09-22-2013 05:30:37 | More by DoubleJ
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doowhat

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-18-2013 21:50:22 | More by doowhat
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

09-18-2013 03:33:16 | More by HamGlade10
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-14-2013 21:59:15 | More by dcbeers
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

09-13-2013 00:30:44 | More by enelson
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pick this up with a buddy who urged me to try

A- orange/amber hue very carbonated i like watching all the bubbles race to the top

S-decent presence of hops nothing over powering at all

T-smell and taste tit for tat

M-pretty watery but the hops is noticeable

O- not bad nothing i would get again unless maybe on tap

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 04:06:53 | More by sudsy2drunk
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cheesepuffs

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

09-11-2013 03:16:12 | More by cheesepuffs
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Soto

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -27%

09-07-2013 00:41:14 | More by Soto
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ejh06752

New York

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

09-02-2013 04:04:02 | More by ejh06752
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Pegasus

Texas

3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear deep golden in color, with a modest white head, which soon fades to a scattering of foam on the surface. Thin, scattered fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls. The carbonation is modest and slow-rising.

Aroma: Classic Pilsener aroma, although a bit understated, cracker and biscuit malt and noble hops, and a mineral aroma to the water.

Taste: Opens with a bit of biscuit malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness, assuaged by modest noble hops. As the taste progresses, the hops dominate, but only slightly. Finishes with a biscuit malt note, and a mild herbal hop presence.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, not unpleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Neither good, nor terrible, about what could be expected of a "German" beer brewed in America. The great German brewers of yore must be spinning in their graves.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve fluid ounce brown glass bottle, sealed with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 15:04:08 | More by Pegasus
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Hopinista

Nevada

2/5  rDev -27%

09-01-2013 14:42:21 | More by Hopinista
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +9.5%

08-31-2013 22:26:35 | More by tdm168
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

08-28-2013 22:20:17 | More by ssgunbond
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Sparrow_Feather

Washington

2/5  rDev -27%

08-23-2013 21:42:51 | More by Sparrow_Feather
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

08-21-2013 18:55:55 | More by Damian74Shensky
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metter98

New York

3.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that rapidly dissipated, leaving only a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts are present in the nose along with notes of tangerines.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is slightly sweet and has flavors of bready malts and tangerines.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The use of Sapphire hops makes this beer slightly more interesting than your average pilsener. It's rather easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 23:39:17 | More by metter98
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XenonX

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

08-13-2013 23:04:52 | More by XenonX
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mlhyatt

Georgia

3/5  rDev +9.5%

08-13-2013 21:12:12 | More by mlhyatt
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emwild12

Illinois

3/5  rDev +9.5%

08-11-2013 14:44:59 | More by emwild12
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.