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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

446 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 22.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 29 | 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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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

05-31-2013 19:53:50 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

05-31-2013 00:12:07 | More by kkmiller76
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Acforster2

Florida

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-30-2013 20:41:13 | More by Acforster2
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elglueckert

Montana

3/5  rDev +9.5%

05-29-2013 00:16:17 | More by elglueckert
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Mavigo

Michigan

3/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was offered this at a dinner, never had Beck's before so here's a review.

A: Pours a clear, light, golden yellow color with a 1/4 inch white head that dissipates fast with medium amounts of lacing.

S: Smells of wheat, grains, grass, citrus

T: Tastes alright, just another lager, mellow flavor, grains, wheat, hints of citrus, bit of hops, bit on the sweet side.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation, mellow flavor, fairly balanced.

O: Over all, just another lager. It's not bad, its quite alright, I could down a handful of these, they're just alright, worth trying if given but not really worth seeking out in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 22:32:10 | More by Mavigo
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-25-2013 03:04:54 | More by jaswilson2
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laramis

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-23-2013 00:47:55 | More by laramis
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stella77artois

New York

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

One of the more disappointing beers I've sampled. Been a huge fan of Beck's for a while now, so when I saw a new variety, I was extremely excited to try it. Sapphire hops? Ok, whatever. Never heard of them but I thought I'd try it.

Upon cracking the bottle open, it smelled dank and sour, much like a mass produced cheap adjunct lager. And the taste was just as bad. Very bitter in a bad way, yet very watery. Very dry afterwards. To be honest, it tasted a lot like Bud Light Platinum to me. This beer had no positives, other than being slightly better than most cheap light beers. Won't drink again.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 19:16:18 | More by stella77artois
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mralphabet

Virginia

2.48/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a straw yellow color, very clear with lots of visible carbonation. Had a fingers worth of head the dissipated very quickly with no lacing.

S: Pretty much smells like beer... Pretty non-descript... little sweet malt and a touch of hops...(Not much).

T: Pretty bland and a little watered down.... light sweet malt and a light touch of hops.

M: Light, pretty watered down, average carbonation, but is easy down with a clean finish.

O: Not really anything different or too impressed from Beck's here.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:42:13 | More by mralphabet
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johntfox

Florida

3/5  rDev +9.5%

05-21-2013 17:29:43 | More by johntfox
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BeerOps

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-19-2013 19:56:11 | More by BeerOps
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mwar

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +64.2%

05-19-2013 14:01:49 | More by mwar
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BeerDocT

Georgia

2.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I am always interested in new hop varieties and when I saw this beer advertising the hop called "sapphire," I was intrigued. When I took that together with Beck's as the brewer, I thought it was a slam dunk. It was only after I purchased a six pack that I noticed it was brewed in St. Lewis, MO... . :(

-Appearance 3.0: Poured out a completely clear, light golden color with little head. Lots of CO2 bubbles all over the place. Not great looking, not bad looking.

-Smell 3.0: Average. Light hops with some sweet barley hints.

-Taste 2.50: Pass the butter! Adjunct corn in the front which transitions into a smooth and somewhat surprisingly balanced middle. Finish is slightly sweet with hints of hominy corn, barley and...white grapes. Yep. I taste white grapes in there. Aftertaste is more corn and some light barley hints. ABSOLUTELY NO HINT OF "SAPPHIRE" HOPS UNLESS THEY TASTE LIKE WHITE GRAPES!

-Mouthfeel 2.50: Slightly creamy, somewhat watery. Off for the style.

-Overall 2.50: I have really, really tried to be fair with this beer and not let my anger regarding being fooled into buying this monstrosity seep in. Seriously, are there real "sapphire" hops? I looked them up on the interwebs and it turns out that they do exist, but are usually spelled "Saphir," since they are German hops that are used in place of Hallertau. Two points to bring up for Beck's: 1.) "Saphir" is one heck of a cooler spelling than "Sapphire." 2.) If you are a German brewery brewing a beer using a new German hop, maybe you should brew it in...I dunno...GERMANY! This beer is not swill, but is not great and certainly is not worth the almost $10 you will pay for a sixer of this brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 05:52:32 | More by BeerDocT
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-19-2013 02:21:45 | More by ummswimmin
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

05-18-2013 02:20:48 | More by Mdodge8837
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-17-2013 03:50:20 | More by Sludgeman
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

05-16-2013 01:20:17 | More by calcnerd
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Joelski

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

05-14-2013 00:11:06 | More by Joelski
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CountryRock2001

New York

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

05-13-2013 00:21:00 | More by CountryRock2001
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aaronblain22

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

05-10-2013 21:50:04 | More by aaronblain22
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rph97

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

05-10-2013 19:57:11 | More by rph97
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bunbury

Panama

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-10-2013 14:53:41 | More by bunbury
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

05-09-2013 22:36:45 | More by ScaryEd
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +9.5%

05-07-2013 16:02:12 | More by Brewsed
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barnzy78

Illinois

2.35/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, brewed in St. Louis, MO. Golden with excellent clarity, frothy white head holds good retention. Aromas are lager yeast, grassy hop, very faint pilsener malt. Tastes are oddly floral & fruity, earthy, grassy, sweet, no sharp finish as expected with a pilsener. Body seems like it's actually fuller than it should be, it's medium & creamy. Overall, I had a hard time with this one. Doesn't have much for pilsener qualities, odd flavors. Not good at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 03:00:13 | More by barnzy78
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.