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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

517 Ratings
THE BROS
65
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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 22.83%
Wants: 4
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: peabody on 12-21-2012

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Ratings: 517 | Reviews: 138
Photo of priwen
3.48/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thin white head. Typical yellow appearance. Shows decent carbonation. Very light aroma. Slight hint of corn with even less malt. The flavor is a bit dull for the style, and reminds me of an ice beer. Also, it has a slightly sour finish. It has a decent mouthfeel. Not too watery. Semi-dry finish. Overall, This is an OK beer. Nothing special. If I'm correct in assuming the date on the bottle indicates it has been over a year since this beer was bottled, then this may be one reason I found this beer to be so-so.

12 oz bottle
Code on Bottle: 14059
Served in a Pilsner glass

Photo of NoProblem
2.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kevin55
2.78/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of harpus
2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of harrylovesbeer
5/5  rDev +81.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. Smooth. Just the way I like it. LIke the man said while looking at the nude picture, "I may not know art, but I know what I like."

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
2.1/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy yellow with a very fizzy head that trails the glass. The smell was mostly alcohol with a bit of rice on the back end. The taste wasn't as strong as I was expecting with some rice up front and then a bit of hops on the end but nothing too overwhelming. The feel of it was very thin for the alcohol content. Wasn't very impressed.

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2.77/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of CorgiDad
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ColSanders123
2.7/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gtermi
3.44/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer do goo, inside and outside!

Photo of joe12pk
3.41/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Outlier? Go fuck a goat.

Photo of AMCPhD
2.83/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beric
2.72/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Serving: From the bottle
Served: Thanksgiving at the relative's house

Look: I had this one from the bottle, so I can't comment much on the look of the beer itself. The bottle, however, is brown (nice!) with a sleek black label. Kudos for switching to brown bottles for this beer, Anheuser-Busch!

Smell: Faint grainy earthiness, skunk, and slight spicy notes.

Taste: Are there hops in this? The taste is just about what you'd expect- primarily "beery" with strange earthy astringencies. There is just a barely perceptible hop bitterness if you really think about it, and just a barely perceptible spicy twang to the beer. But as I said- barely perceptible. Better than the regular Becks because of the bottle, which cuts down on the skunkiness.

Mouthfeel: Light body with high carbonation. Quaffable.

Overall: Another poor offering from a poor brewer. I had this one to get the tick and the bottle cap, but moved quickly to Spotted Cow at my family's Thanksgiving party. Don't waste your time with this beer.

Photo of Rachus
3.64/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a few of these over the past few days, some ice cold then one at 45° and the taste was much more satisfying...

Photo of Rivarol
3.75/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A fine beer with food. Better than standard (American) Becks.

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.92/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +36.2%

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Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.