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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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470 Ratings

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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 22.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of Pegasus
3/5  rDev +9.5%

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 barczar
3.01/5  rDev +9.9%

Pours a brilliant golden color with a foamy one inch ivory head that dissipates slowly, leaving no lacing.

Minerals, cracker-like malt, grain, and floral hops form the aroma.

Grain, lightly skunky character, lightly toasted, bready malt, and a little grainy sweetness form the flavor profile. The skunky character is a little odd. Not sure if it's the hops or what.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation, light astringency, and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Eh. Grain, lightly toasted malt are good, but the skunky character is offputting.

barczar, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of bigfnjoe
2/5  rDev -27%

bigfnjoe, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.18/5  rDev +52.6%

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
Photo of jak
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

jak, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of animal69
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

animal69, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Amalak
2.54/5  rDev -7.3%

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 dfhhead25
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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

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

richkrull, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of bigbeers84
2/5  rDev -27%

bigbeers84, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Zachtheporter, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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

ummswimmin, May 19, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
2.84/5  rDev +3.6%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. At fridge temp.

Pours out a very clear light golden color with a small layer of white that holds some decent retention, but no real lacing to speak of.

Mineral lager yeast with maybe a touch of sweet lagery grain.

Mineral water like lager yeast with some sweet generic grain flavor. The slightest hint of lemongrass hop, maybe im even imagining that. Actually more sweet than bitter.

Light bodied, but not watery. Carbonation about right for the style.

I thought this would atleast have some sort of hopiness seeing as its brewed exclusively with sapphire hops, but unfortunately it smells and tastes like most cheap adjunct lagers. I'll stick to prima and urqell when I'm caring a pilsner, which isn't too often.

dogfishandi, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

avisong, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Oakenator
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Oakenator, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of hosehead83
2.95/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured from a "stylish" black bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear pale gold in color, with an airy two-inch head of foam.
Aroma-Faint pale malt
Taste-Pale malt, very faint hop prescence, rather creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a very ho-hum pilsner.

hosehead83, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

jzlyo, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev -27%

tbryan5, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

Chucker17, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of generallee
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 6%.

Appearance: It has a tall soapy head which settles out quickly leaving not much lacing. The beer itself has a clear golden body with some visible carbonation.

Smell: There is a white bread like maltiness with light candy like notes in the background. It also has a slight hop presence.

Taste / Palate: There is not a lot going on here. It has a light white bready like malt base with a quick hint of sweetness, a slight touch of grainy alcohol and then a clean dry finish with light hop notes.

generallee, May 23, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

Sludgeman, May 17, 2013
Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Kunstman, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

LJWalker, Jun 11, 2013
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.