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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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471 Ratings

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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 23.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 37 | 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%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

kkmiller76, May 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Acforster2, May 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

elglueckert, May 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

Mavigo, May 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

jaswilson2, May 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

laramis, May 23, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

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.

stella77artois, May 22, 2013
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2.48/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

mralphabet, May 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

BeerOps, May 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +64.8%

mwar, May 19, 2013
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2.81/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

BeerDocT, May 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

ummswimmin, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +19%

Mdodge8837, May 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

Sludgeman, May 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +19%

calcnerd, May 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +19%

Joelski, May 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

CountryRock2001, May 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

aaronblain22, May 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

rph97, May 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

bunbury, May 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

ScaryEd, May 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

Brewsed, May 07, 2013
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2.35/5  rDev -13.9%

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.

barnzy78, May 06, 2013
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.