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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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497 Ratings

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 22.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 47 | 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%

dfhhead25, Nov 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

yemenmocha, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of matjack85
2.16/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wow - a new Becks. This one's named after the hop variety they use in the beer. $8.49 for a 6 pack at the Convenient store in Bloomingdale, IL. 12oz black bottles with no freshness date. I also noticed the label says these are brewed in the US - not Germany.

The beer poured a crystal clear pale gold color with a 3-finger white head that had good retention, but left very little lacing.

It's a bit sweet smelling with a fair amount of cereal grain and grassy hops.

Semi-sweet cereal grain flavor with very little hop bitterness, which is a bit strange and disappointing considering they named the beer after a hop variety that is supposed to be in here.

Very light bodied with low carbonation - too low in my opinion.

This is my least favorite Beck's product that I have tried to date.

matjack85, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3/5  rDev +9.5%

cliff1066, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
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.

Pegasus, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.2/5  rDev +16.8%

Pours one finger of head on a clear light straw body.
The aroma is clean grains and lemon.
The taste is moderate lemon bitterness. Fine enough.
The texture is smooth and crisp.
Pretty enjoyable.

Fatehunter, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.18/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beck's Sapphire (poured into a whiskey glass) has a thin, off-white head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, golden appearance, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but sweet barley malt is detected. The flavor is of sweet, brown bread, barley malt, and an unusual hop bitterness, which is difficult to describe. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Beck's Sapphire finishes dry, clean, crisp, and refreshing. Overall, this is another winner from InBev, and I think it is delicious.


RonaldTheriot, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

jzlyo, Jul 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

bigfnjoe, Jul 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Oakenator, Mar 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

animal69, Mar 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Hellpop65, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Amalak
2.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A. It is crystal clear gold color with some streams of bubbles coming up through the middle. It has a thick foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Little lace.

S. Slight metallic scent.

T/M. It has a grape taste. A mild hop feel. It is smooth. Underneath it is a sour metal taste. It has a light body.

O. No real flavor or kick. Tastes like a smoothed out Becks. Nothing special here.

Amalak, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of jak
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

jak, Jun 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.5%

Lukass, Jan 25, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

richkrull, Feb 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -27%

Soto, Sep 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

bigbeers84, Mar 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -27%

tbryan5, Mar 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Damian74Shensky, Aug 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

ummswimmin, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

avisong, Mar 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Zachtheporter, Apr 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Chucker17, Feb 12, 2013
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.