Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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2.74/5 rDev +0.4%
Ok got sucked in by the super bowl add, got a can or two from the local gas station.
Pours a golden hue, white head that maintains well for awhile.
Aroma of grass, malts and grain.
Taste of grain, not much can.
Mouthfeel if soft, carbonated with a very low hop.
Overall, an ok brew to sample, they could of done better.
03-14-2013 00:41:57 | More by chilidog
2.86/5 rDev +4.8%
Cool black bottle and label. White head with yellow golden color. Very Faint floral hops, perhaps a hint of sugary sweet and clean citrus aroma with a light bodied feel overall. Straight up this does not taste like any Sapphire German beer I've had before. Needs more hops, Not what I was expecting, I'd pass.
03-11-2013 03:53:26 | More by smokinyodas
2.75/5 rDev +0.7%
12oz black bottle with no freshness date. They spent a ton of dough on getting the bottle right ... or at least that is what they are telling us. Brewed in the USA.
Great looking head, crystal clear pale yellowish golden hue. Faint cooked cereal, mineral, hint of flora hops though expected more ... a clean aroma none the less. Ample crispness, light bodied with a mild slickness. Very grainy, animal feed, hay, grass with a kiss of alcohol. Now for the hops, there is bitterness but I am really having a hard time finding the Sapphire hops ... I do detect a very vague hoppiness but nothing that wakes the palate up. Semi-clean drying finish.
If you are going to boast about a certain type of hop and even make it a part of the beer's name then you need to make sure it is actually in the beer ... a vague character of the hop does not work. Pass on this one.
03-11-2013 01:19:37 | More by Jason
2.76/5 rDev +1.1%
I'd never heard of it before and it was the last 12pk of this stuff available at a local drug store--on sale for like $10 nonetheless--so I picked it up on a whim.
Now I don't claim to have as sophisticated a palate as a lot of people on BA, but I kinda like this stuff. Granted, there are MUCH better tasting beers but for what it is--a lighter tasting, higher ABV beer--it's not as bad as some make it out to be. I keep some around for those times when I want something with a higher alcohol content that is easily drinkable--this does the job.
03-10-2013 02:23:11 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
3.03/5 rDev +11%
A - Poured out a pale golden color with a pillowy white head of foam. Little to no lacing to speak of.
S - It smelled floral with some grains and caramel.
T - Caramel sweetness, bread crust and some floral spiciness.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager.
O - This is okay. Don't quite understand the D score. It's just average.
03-09-2013 22:28:37 | More by zeff80
2.6/5 rDev -4.8%
This is a pale yellow beer with a thin head and lower than expected carbonation. The beer has a cereal aroma and very faint spicy hops. Mediocre smell and uninspiring appearance. The taste is more appealing....sharper, spicy, a little sweetness....faint malt....clean and crisp. Thin mouthfeel. Macro lager, average at best.
03-08-2013 02:02:37 | More by Suds
2.25/5 rDev -17.6%
Note: this stuff's made in St. Louis NOT Germany.
A: Pours slightly darker than your typical lager, but only slightly. Head is thin and full of holes without much staying power.
S-Sweet, boozy smell: not too enticing.
T-Sweet but thin. Near-decent at first, but then the aftertaste leaves you wondering if you just cracked a Steel Reserve. Not at all what I expected.
M-Thin and a bit fizzy. As the glass warms up, the mouthfeel quickly changes, becoming flat and very thin making me think..how long ago did I open this thing?
O-Seems like this is Beck's contribution to the craft-beer craze. Lately, I've been trying the other commercial brewery's offerings in the same idea, i.e. Bud's Black Crown & Coors Batch 19; mostly out of curiosity and to see how they stack up. I'd say this is a very poor attempt at tapping into a ripe market.
Constructive criticism: Thicken the head. Darken the color. Pleasurize the aftertaste. Make a more honest label. Keep the ABV.
03-05-2013 04:06:20 | More by Maximusmaximus
1.95/5 rDev -28.6%
This was a disappointment. After all the advertising, I was hoping for something special. But this is a bland beer with nothing special. I think AB is trying to compete with craft beers. But all they did was raise the alcohol level without adding any taste. Also: the brewery is listed above as being in Germany. That's not correct. The bottle says St. Louis MO (the home of AB) but I suspect the beer is brewed somewhere else. Also misleading is all the references to Germany and German hops on the bottle & carton. It's not a German beer. And it's not better than the original Beck's.
03-05-2013 03:11:51 | More by BillAnder
2.41/5 rDev -11.7%
16 oz single picked up at the gas station. It was either $1.50 or $1.75.. I poured this shiz into my Sam Adams glass.
It poured lite and clear as only InBev can make it - I wonder if they have a spectrophotometric patent? Overall, my best description of the taste is "a bit of grass & leaf clippings inside a malt liquor/ice beer mess."
Overall, it seems like Beck's amped up the alcohol on an already bland base, and possibly froze the result. The new "Sapphire" hop? If those were the grass & leaf clipping taste, let's hope they lose the seed stock..
02-27-2013 19:03:44 | More by sixerofelixir
3.5/5 rDev +28.2%
16 oz. tallboy into a pilsner glass.
A - Pours a crystal clear golden amber color. To be honest I wasn't even sure what style of beer this was going to be but the color is thankfully a few shades darker than the straw yellow I was imagining it would pour. Two fingers of soapy bone white foam. Rising carbonation.
S - Lots of cereal grain sweetness with a touch of grass. Pleasantly neutral.
T - That cereal corn sweetness with a bit of bready malts and some grass and light floral elements. A tame but lasting corn like flavor that I usually associate with adjunct lagers. Very clean and a bit bland but very drinkable and dare I say, tasty?
M - Light, crisp, and refreshing.
O - Far from being a great pilsner, but the reviews do seem a bit biased against Becks. I actually wound up enjoying this beer and would not mind downing a sixer of these on a summer day.
02-27-2013 01:54:29 | More by davey101
2.95/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, I didn't see a bottled date. For some reason I was expecting this to be dark, instead its a crystal clear light yellow color with a long lasting white head. The smells are of light crisp grass smells. The feel is medium light. The taste isn't what I like, a light crisp hops, mild malts, not every appealing.
02-25-2013 04:32:44 | More by DavidST
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
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