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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

487 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 487
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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2.3/5  rDev -16.1%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -27%

Atomicskis5, Jul 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

lilsmizzul1225, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

jucifer1818, Oct 10, 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
Photo of Dapperticus
4/5  rDev +46%

Dapperticus, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of hophugger
2.64/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden crystal clear color. Head is fast and leaves very quickly with no visible lacing to speak of. Lots of tiny bubbles continue their trek to the top throughout the drinking process. Aroma is bready with just a touch of background skunk. Taste is ok, with a touch of bitterness, but not sure if that is the hops or just a mediocre beer I am tasting. I get a grassy-hay flavor. Feel is not that great, typical mass produced beer.

hophugger, Oct 03, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -54.4%

tbeer40, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Act25
3.14/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I think this beer is generally underrated.
My reason is the lovely clean hop aroma and well balanced taste.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops. Bright, refreshig, good in a pinch.

T: The taste starts with bready flavors followed by a sweetness along with a mild hops presence creating some balance. The after-taste is crisp. This beer is (again fine in a pinch).

M: Crisp and smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean. Good creaminess.

O: I would drink this over most mass produced beers, including Beck or Heinekin.

Act25, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

emwild12, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Tyecko, Aug 11, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Tumble, Jan 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Azpittil57, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

afinepilsner, Nov 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

ssgunbond, Aug 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Shafaegalo, Mar 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

instinct2, Dec 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

KevChiTown, Sep 10, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

cwd, Apr 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

WuBByG999, Apr 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

csurowiec, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of tyleeis
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
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.