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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

442 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 23.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 28 | 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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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3/5  rDev +9.9%

09-24-2013 21:58:02 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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cj5y

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

09-23-2013 04:36:35 | More by cj5y
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DoubleJ

California

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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doowhat

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

09-18-2013 21:50:22 | More by doowhat
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

09-18-2013 03:33:16 | More by HamGlade10
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

09-14-2013 21:59:15 | More by dcbeers
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

09-13-2013 00:30:44 | More by enelson
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

2.95/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pick this up with a buddy who urged me to try

A- orange/amber hue very carbonated i like watching all the bubbles race to the top

S-decent presence of hops nothing over powering at all

T-smell and taste tit for tat

M-pretty watery but the hops is noticeable

O- not bad nothing i would get again unless maybe on tap

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 04:06:53 | More by sudsy2drunk
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cheesepuffs

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

09-11-2013 03:16:12 | More by cheesepuffs
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Soto

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -26.7%

09-07-2013 00:41:14 | More by Soto
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ejh06752

New York

3.25/5  rDev +19%

09-02-2013 04:04:02 | More by ejh06752
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Pegasus

Texas

3/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 15:04:08 | More by Pegasus
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Hopinista

Nevada

2/5  rDev -26.7%

09-01-2013 14:42:21 | More by Hopinista
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +9.9%

08-31-2013 22:26:35 | More by tdm168
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev +19%

08-28-2013 22:20:17 | More by ssgunbond
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Sparrow_Feather

Washington

2/5  rDev -26.7%

08-23-2013 21:42:51 | More by Sparrow_Feather
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

08-21-2013 18:55:55 | More by Damian74Shensky
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metter98

New York

3.01/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that rapidly dissipated, leaving only a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts are present in the nose along with notes of tangerines.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is slightly sweet and has flavors of bready malts and tangerines.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The use of Sapphire hops makes this beer slightly more interesting than your average pilsener. It's rather easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 23:39:17 | More by metter98
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XenonX

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-13-2013 23:04:52 | More by XenonX
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mlhyatt

Georgia

3/5  rDev +9.9%

08-13-2013 21:12:12 | More by mlhyatt
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emwild12

Illinois

3/5  rDev +9.9%

08-11-2013 14:44:59 | More by emwild12
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.95/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some medium yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin to medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts with hints of light floral hops and just a hint of sweet banana.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of grainy biscuit malts with light flavors of floral hops. Light amounts bitterness in the finish which fades quickly but overall this beer is a little too sweet.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slick.

O: Sounded like a good concept but it does not deliver on it - I was hoping for a showcase of the Saphir hops but it turned out to just be a slightly sweet Euro Lager. Glad that I had the opportunity to give it a shot but I will not be getting this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 01:39:50 | More by dbrauneis
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Boston-Lager-Lover

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +37.4%

08-05-2013 21:05:51 | More by Boston-Lager-Lover
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Bigtiev

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +9.9%

07-30-2013 20:31:25 | More by Bigtiev
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DeeMalloy

Florida

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

07-29-2013 02:56:50 | More by DeeMalloy
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.