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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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grubefresh

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

04-13-2013 08:57:04 | More by grubefresh
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DoctorBob

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

04-13-2013 03:08:55 | More by DoctorBob
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j-rod18

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +18.6%

04-12-2013 21:09:11 | More by j-rod18
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.83/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I poured this disappointing beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was straw colored and poured a nice head at first. However it did not last long. The beer had a srange taste like apple cider and was just flat tasting. I don't think much effort went into this new beer and you could tell. I will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 13:44:26 | More by Minkybut
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3/5  rDev +9.5%

04-12-2013 03:29:19 | More by Arsenal0328
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cord46

Florida

1.1/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is a borderline scam, brewed on Madison Avenue more so than Bremen [bitter laugh] or even St. Louis. Ten years ago, they just called this Busch Beer. It's a high alcohol content Budweiser re-branded as Beck's in a distinctive black bottle. German "sapphir" hops aside, this beer is no German pilsner, in any way, smell, taste or form. I'm looking into my empty glass glumly trying to discern evidence of any beer-related sensory stimulus whatsoever.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 13:28:51 | More by cord46
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

04-11-2013 06:28:06 | More by beernads
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

2/5  rDev -27%

04-10-2013 14:34:53 | More by Skyjmpr
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RyanAU

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -27%

04-09-2013 02:49:28 | More by RyanAU
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DuffDaddy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +36.9%

04-08-2013 16:04:01 | More by DuffDaddy
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KL1NGON

Florida

2.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Saw this in the grocery store and thought I'd give it a try. Unlike a lot of the other reviewers I actually like Beck's, especially the Dark. I'm also a big fan of hoppy Bohemian style pilseners and hoped that this one brought that sort of flavor.

This beer uses the newly developed Saphir hops which are being used as a substitute for Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, which have become prone to disease. While Saphir shares many characteristics of Hallertau and is used for aroma, this beer doesn't seem to have very much of it.

A- Poured into a Pilsener glass, the beer displayed a thin golden color with bright, white foamy head that dissipated rapidly and left absolutely no lacing. When the glass was empty it almost appeared cleaner than it was before the pour.

S-Slight sweetness but no indication of hops, this was a big disappointment.

T-Sweet and smooth but none of the enticing bitterness of a good pilsener. The taste fades quickly and becomes cheap, it doesn't endure and is forgettable. Taking another taste gives another quickly forgotten hint of sweetness.

M-Mouthfeel is smooth but like the taste this fades quickly as well. It encourages another swallow to regain the feel and it appears that this beer was created as a sort of malt liquor with high alcohol content for heavy drinkers, rather than those who take time to enjoy the brew itself.

O-I will not buy this product again, it's apparently created for an audience that wants the big kick of alcohol without having to develop a taste for a fine brew. It's disguised as a flavorful, hoppy Bohemian style pilsener but it's all smoke and mirrors. Much better choices are available for the price.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 22:03:40 | More by KL1NGON
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

2.31/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Product of Saint Louis USA (really?) and it shows. Pours to a pale gold color and 3/4 inch head that falls to a 1/8 inch layer of foam. Lacing is low to none. Aroma is faint and grainy with a hint of played out noble hops. Flavor is bland and boozy with a cheap beer taste you wouldn't even expect from Becks. Grainy, slightly bready and sweet with a dry, slick finish. Mouthfeel is OK. Overall, a disappointing beer that goes along with the Bud Platinum trend. Never again.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 20:24:35 | More by EagleTalon
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kylehay2004

Florida

2/5  rDev -27%

04-05-2013 21:18:23 | More by kylehay2004
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cwd

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-05-2013 02:02:44 | More by cwd
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured out as a clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The retention was thin and lasted for a little while. The lacing was basically nowhere in sight. The smell of the ever is slightly floral, there is some grainy notes and a tough of creaminess as well. The beer smell way better than any other Beck's I've had in the past. The taste is sweet, there is a dominant malt flavor with some corn-like flavors as well as this hops shining through again. The mouthfeel is pretty standard, it's thin and carbonated. Overall it's the best thing I've tried from Beck's I'm glad it wasn't terrible. If I had to be a cheap date and this was available I would order it.

Serving type: can

04-05-2013 01:46:43 | More by Knapp85
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mbacon3227

Alabama

4/5  rDev +46%

04-04-2013 22:47:08 | More by mbacon3227
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Bighorn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +9.5%

04-02-2013 23:48:22 | More by Bighorn
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Brenden

Ohio

2.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sapphire is a very clear pale gold, very bright. The pour brings up a nice pure white head close to 2 fingers in height. Retention isn't bad, as it falls in one stage to a full finger then, within a couple of minutes, to a thinnish foam. It only leaves a modicum of spotty lacing.
The aroma gives off some grains under a sharp, tart/sweet sort of fruitiness with a bit of pale, dryish malts and even a touch of floral character, presumably from hops. In the flavor, this is probably a beer I'd pinpoint blindly as a Euro pale lager. I can see it as a macro attempting a pilsner. What I can't see it effectively as is a hoppier German pils. Hops are very light, almost nondescript. There's a bizarre mix of sugary flavors coming in through the middle.
The mouthfeel isn't particularly clean. It's got a bit of slickness to it right off the bat, though there is a crispness as well. Smoothness comes out just at the beginning and fades off. The longer the sip, the more a somewhat numbing, tingly alcoholic touch hits the roof of the mouth and the back of the throat and tongue.

Serving type: can

04-02-2013 12:23:32 | More by Brenden
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RonKoch

Iowa

3/5  rDev +9.5%

03-30-2013 23:36:41 | More by RonKoch
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matjack85

Illinois

2.16/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wow - a new Becks. This one's named after the hop variety they use in the beer. $8.49 for a 6 pack at the Convenient store in Bloomingdale, IL. 12oz black bottles with no freshness date. I also noticed the label says these are brewed in the US - not Germany.

The beer poured a crystal clear pale gold color with a 3-finger white head that had good retention, but left very little lacing.

It's a bit sweet smelling with a fair amount of cereal grain and grassy hops.

Semi-sweet cereal grain flavor with very little hop bitterness, which is a bit strange and disappointing considering they named the beer after a hop variety that is supposed to be in here.

Very light bodied with low carbonation - too low in my opinion.

This is my least favorite Beck's product that I have tried to date.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 07:59:31 | More by matjack85
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beerpadawan

California

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

03-28-2013 14:04:52 | More by beerpadawan
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Cigars_and_Beer

New York

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

03-28-2013 06:27:36 | More by Cigars_and_Beer
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IRONRakkasan

California

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

03-28-2013 05:49:02 | More by IRONRakkasan
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breakingbland

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

03-26-2013 19:27:32 | More by breakingbland
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

03-26-2013 01:14:58 | More by t0rin0
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.