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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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473 Ratings

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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 22.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website

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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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

kbnooshay, Jan 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

billybob, Feb 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

ohiobeer29, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of DavidST
2.95/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, I didn't see a bottled date. For some reason I was expecting this to be dark, instead its a crystal clear light yellow color with a long lasting white head. The smells are of light crisp grass smells. The feel is medium light. The taste isn't what I like, a light crisp hops, mild malts, not every appealing.

DavidST, Feb 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Adkins1203, Apr 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

MPSTARR, Jun 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

ale207, Jan 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Hohnbaum, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of JMad
2.89/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Macro looking yellow color with a thick, foamy white head.

The aroma is kind of metallic and sweet, hints of grain but not much else.

It's taste is similar to it's smell. some grassy notes in the background but it's mostly sweet and a little metallic.

the body is in between light and medium with moderate carbonation and not much on the finish.

I probably won't be drinking this beer again.

JMad, Oct 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

ferrari29, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of mralphabet
2.48/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a straw yellow color, very clear with lots of visible carbonation. Had a fingers worth of head the dissipated very quickly with no lacing.

S: Pretty much smells like beer... Pretty non-descript... little sweet malt and a touch of hops...(Not much).

T: Pretty bland and a little watered down.... light sweet malt and a light touch of hops.

M: Light, pretty watered down, average carbonation, but is easy down with a clean finish.

O: Not really anything different or too impressed from Beck's here.

mralphabet, May 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

BeerMeBrah, Dec 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Bear1964, May 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Dec 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

ruckus232, Feb 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

dcbeers, Sep 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Bieniek30, May 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -27%

RyanAU, Apr 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

Atomicskis5, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

jucifer1818, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +46%

Dapperticus, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of delta490
2.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured it into the 12 oz. Sam Adams glass. Clear and gold, with a very short-lived head. No lacing on the glass. Aroma is almost absent, as all I got was a faint whiff of any malt. Taste isn't too bad, but there is very little distinctive about it. It just has a little sweetness (but nothing I can put my finger on) and little hop bitterness on the finish. Moderate carbonation, a little heavy on the finish. Thinner in texture. It might be the one I'd choose out of a selection of mediocre beers but not one I'll ever seek out again. Of note, the beer color on the packaging is decidedly NOT the color of the beer when poured from the bottle. Also interesting, brewed in St. Louis (by the AB part of InBev-AB), so it's not even a German import anymore. But clearly trying to appeal to that market.

delta490, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of boilermakerbrew
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Pours a medium yellow hue. Small one finger head that is there one second and then gone the next. Lacing was nonexistent. Deeper in color than regular Beck's. Constant carbonation bubbles rising.

S- Very faint. Very slight skunky smell of a pils like its predecessor. Slight malt notes are detectable. Very little to none of the hops promised on the beer's label.

T- The closest thing I can relate to this beer is a malt liquor. Not quite as repulsive malt wise as a Colt 45, but definitely reminiscent of a toned down malt liquor. Starts off with a slight metallic flavor and very light grainy flavors. The drink stays one dimensional in this way until pretty much the end where there is a slight bite. Bite is maybe a little from the hops but more on the alcohol bitter side from the raised ABV.

M- Light and watery on the palate with very high carbonation. Slick going down, and alcohol is slightly detectable in the taste.

I don't enjoy German pilseners with the skunky flavor profile like regular Beck's, but this is worse. Just not a good beer, especially when it touts hops on the label and none are to be tasted.

boilermakerbrew, Feb 01, 2013
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.