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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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438 Ratings

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 23.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 26 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +19%

11-11-2013 02:21:29 | More by a0lbudman
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2.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I pour to a finger of nearly white head. The body is a pale urine color. A decent amount of bubbles is seen making their way to the top. The head dissipates in a minute or so.

Smells of sweet grass and adjunct.

A wheaty/crackery malt sets it up in the beginning. Sweet grass takes over, then dries down to a stale biscuit flavor with a little indistinct bitter at the end.

The mouthfeel is light bodied. It goes down rather quick, which is good, because I have a second mass-pro beer to drink before bedtime.

Overall I feel this is a poor representation of the German pilsener style. It does taste like they want it to be good, but just can't seem to get it there.

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 03:27:11 | More by CFHMagnet
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3.25/5  rDev +19%

11-01-2013 00:39:02 | More by brandonld23
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3.25/5  rDev +19%

10-28-2013 00:48:10 | More by guldseth
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Rhode Island

2.95/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

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

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with bready flavors from a thin malt character and lager yeast. Then some mild malt sweetness comes in along with a mild hops presence creating some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, there are definitely several other beers in the style that I would pick before this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 22:49:41 | More by TheManiacalOne
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2.89/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 17:53:00 | More by JMad
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

10-27-2013 03:50:35 | More by cgrunin
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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

10-26-2013 20:10:34 | More by jaydoc
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3.44/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pilsner glass
From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Oct. 25, 2013
Consumed: Oct. 25, 2013
Misc.: Pretty nice looking black bottle

Poured a honey golden clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of frothy white head. Tons of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Sporadic spots of foggy lacing along the sides of the glass on the way down. Good retention for a pilsner on the top.

Smelled cloves, banana, honey, faint Circus Peanuts, bread, banana bread, caramel, apple, faint pumpkin and kiwi. More like a hefeweizen or something similar than a pilsner, but I did dig it.

Tasted not as much like the smell as I’d hoped. Got honey, bread, apple, kiwi, caramel, banana bread and some cloves.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, refreshing finish. Does not feel like 6.00 percent ABV, maybe more like 4.80.

I was pleasantly surprised with Beck’s Sapphire. Not too bad at all and I’ll certainly enjoy the rest of this 6-pack.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 05:38:01 | More by BucannonXC5
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

10-23-2013 01:51:35 | More by Heavy_D
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

10-22-2013 20:10:21 | More by InspectorBob
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3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

10-20-2013 22:50:52 | More by ridgeline23
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3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

10-13-2013 18:39:26 | More by TR0219
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3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

10-10-2013 01:40:59 | More by jucifer1818
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New York

2/5  rDev -26.7%

10-05-2013 04:25:06 | More by John_Squires
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-04-2013 17:04:09 | More by Anacross
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1/5  rDev -63.4%

10-04-2013 16:32:13 | More by Catlin
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-30-2013 17:44:58 | More by jiffymon
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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

09-29-2013 00:09:07 | More by MaddDogg84
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2.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16 ounce can, made as a drunk purchase at a Speedway gas station a few months ago. Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with an inch and a half off-white head. It smells like sweet malt, light apples and that's about it. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some bready malt noticeable. Doesn't smell good, but not awful either. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and easy enough to drink. Moderate carbonation. It's not a bad brew, but I'd only recommend it if you want a tick or if you can get a single can or bottle of it like I did.

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 01:36:32 | More by bluejacket74
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +9.9%

09-27-2013 07:46:37 | More by ECT
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

09-24-2013 21:58:02 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

09-23-2013 04:36:35 | More by cj5y
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2.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

So I have a tallboy of a German brand of beer, brewed with German Sapphire hops, yet it is a product of USA. I smell a Budweiser Black Label clone, having both been released at the same time. 16 ounces, on to the beer:

Pouring it and the Black Label comparison ends. From the pour it looks electric yellow, but in the glass it has a golden color with tangerine hues and a semi-creamy inch of head. Retention is decent on top. The aroma is not impressive. It smells sterile with some cider and apple. Will I be drinking beer or cider?

Maybe both. Sapphire has a clean taste with just a little bit of flavor. Vague cereals, some apple, lively refreshing carbonation make much of the show. I also get a vague bubblegum note, but with the sugar sucked out of it. I don't get any serious offenses regarding off-flavors, which for this beer of little taste is a much needed attribute. You would expect for a beer named after a hop variety to have a stronger hop presence. I'm not making any.

Do it once, cross it off your list, and move to the next beer you want to try.

Serving type: can

09-22-2013 05:30:37 | More by DoubleJ
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

09-18-2013 21:50:22 | More by doowhat
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.