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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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453 Ratings

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 22.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of undeadozzy


2.63/5  rDev -3.7%

A - Poured vigorously from the bottle into a 16 oz german glass beer stein. Explosive head that disappeared in what seemed like mere seconds. Does leave some lacing, but honestly judging by the dark bottle, I was hoping it'd be a dark beer.

S - Not really picking up on much, some cereal a little hoppiness, but mostly just standard beer smell.

T - Tastes corny. Maybe like corn flakes, with some sugary sweetness and a little bite from the sapphire hops. Nothing offensive, definitely drinkable, but nothing deep or meaningful. Would never guess this beer was 6% ABV.

M - Very smooth, almost creamy feel. Some bubble and turbulence when drinking, but overall fairly smooth.

O - I've never had Beck's before, but was told it was a decent German macro. Not bad, tastes like beer, would definitely drink it again if I needed a stronger session beer, but that's about it.

02-23-2013 05:23:57 | More by undeadozzy
Photo of CloudStrife

New York

2.79/5  rDev +2.2%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear light amber golden yellow with a 1 finger white head. A decent amount of visible carbonation.

S: Hard to detect much aroma, a faint sweetness, malts and a hint of booze.

T: Not an overly flavorful beer. Balanced blend of light malts and the hops. Non-offensive but not interesting. Gets a little sweet as it warms.

M: Light body, average carbonation. Fairly clean finish, easy drinking.

Overall I'm not too impressed but really wasnt expecting much. Better to drink it cold. Take a pass.

02-23-2013 03:03:23 | More by CloudStrife
Photo of Klif


2/5  rDev -26.7%

02-22-2013 02:58:25 | More by Klif
Photo of mdfb79

New York

2.58/5  rDev -5.5%

From 02/20/13 notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a clear yellow-gold color with one finger of fluffy bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bready malts, grains, wheat, corn, earthy notes, light floral notes. Not bad but very bland; pretty average overall.

t - Tastes of sweet corn, grains, wheat, bready malts, vegetables, earthy notes. Sweeter than the nose but I didn't like it. A big step down for me.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit of a watery feel.

o - I'm not a big fan of the normal Beck's and I didn't really care for this one either. The nose is bland thought not offensive, but I didn't really like the sweetness in the taste and the body is a bit thin. Wouldn't have it again, and wouldn't reccomend it.

02-21-2013 16:58:57 | More by mdfb79
Photo of Slatetank


3.26/5  rDev +19.4%

The color and clarity are good, enjoyed chilled in a tulip, deep gold with thin head of white which leaves copius lace and beading is fine and retention is good. Smell is faintly mineral with grainy and light floral scent with a mild sweet tinge. The feel is somewhat creamy with mild dry feel and light bitterness with subtle spice in the finish.
Taste is decent with floral hop and light pilsner sweetness with low alcohol and hop bitterness adding to the smooth malt taste. Overall a decent lager but it didn't stand out among the style and pretty tame it could provide more of a hop taste considering it has the variety listed on the label.

02-21-2013 14:58:22 | More by Slatetank
Photo of flooshmander


2/5  rDev -26.7%

02-21-2013 11:07:09 | More by flooshmander
Photo of acsprouse

South Carolina

1.75/5  rDev -35.9%

02-21-2013 06:13:08 | More by acsprouse
Photo of psmith161


1.75/5  rDev -35.9%

02-21-2013 01:10:31 | More by psmith161
Photo of tjsmith910


1.5/5  rDev -45.1%

02-20-2013 01:22:56 | More by tjsmith910
Photo of Amalak

New York

2.54/5  rDev -7%

A. It is crystal clear gold color with some streams of bubbles coming up through the middle. It has a thick foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Little lace.

S. Slight metallic scent.

T/M. It has a grape taste. A mild hop feel. It is smooth. Underneath it is a sour metal taste. It has a light body.

O. No real flavor or kick. Tastes like a smoothed out Becks. Nothing special here.

02-19-2013 00:57:00 | More by Amalak
Photo of Brad007


2.65/5  rDev -2.9%

Never heard of the hops so I thought I would try a bottle. No way I'm paying for a full 6 pack of this.

Golden color that resembles apple juice a bit. A thin head forms and ample carbonation seems apparent.

Light and full of sweet, buttery malt. Hops add a bit of spice but not much more to the overall aroma.

It's a bit crisp with some buttery malt and spice from the hops. Inoffensive but the mouthfeel is another story.

Very thin mouthfeel that is barely there. Reminiscent of juice. Some malt and hop flavors but not much else back there.

Better off sticking with regular Becks. Not impressed.

02-18-2013 21:55:32 | More by Brad007
Photo of Kreizler


2/5  rDev -26.7%

02-17-2013 18:07:07 | More by Kreizler
Photo of screamking


2.36/5  rDev -13.6%

16oz can poured in pint glass. Purchased at gas station.

Appearance-color resembles apple juice, with 1 finger white head that disappears in less then 60 seconds. 3

Aroma-corn, stale wheat bread, hint of banana, not much. 2.25

Taste-dried wheat, corn, very earthy, banana is there, but all flavors are bland. 2.25

Feel-water, mid carbonation, smooth-ish, drys a bit with alcohol. 3

Overall-I don't think I will be buying this again, feels and tastes like an American beer not German. Which isn't a bad thing I just don't understand this release other than to make more money out of an inferior product. I like beck's, but this tastes like beck's and Budweiser had a baby and that baby was left out in the sun to long then stumbled into a frat house to become a college beer. 2.25

02-17-2013 04:42:47 | More by screamking
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

02-16-2013 21:56:23 | More by rolltide8425
Photo of ZAP


3.03/5  rDev +11%

Was excited to try this Sapphire hop which I have not had before.

This beer pours an impressively clean, clear golden color with minimal head.

Aroma is grainy with a soft herbal/spicy note backing it.

Taste is unremarkable. Grainy...lingering sweetish maltiness....light hops which lend just a hint of spiciness. This is not a hop forward pilsner.

There is some lingering dryness on the finish...body is medium...nothing bad about this but nothing to recommend either except its exceptional clarity if you want to look at it.

02-16-2013 05:53:02 | More by ZAP
Photo of KingBiscuit


3/5  rDev +9.9%

02-16-2013 02:07:48 | More by KingBiscuit
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-16-2013 00:29:37 | More by kjkinsey
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

02-15-2013 22:42:55 | More by troyvar
Photo of baconman91


2/5  rDev -26.7%

02-15-2013 20:27:19 | More by baconman91
Photo of Kromes


2.83/5  rDev +3.7%

A crystal clear, light straw color with no noticeable head.

Sweet honey malts with a bit of grassy hop and maybe some corn.

A sweet honey flavor with a bit of grassy hop and then a sweet lingering grain flavor in the finish with a touch of bitterness and alcohol.

Light and watery. Easy to drink. Matches the style.

Below average pilsener. Seems like the goal was to make a cheap lager with higher than normal alcohol.

02-15-2013 17:39:18 | More by Kromes
Photo of UCLABrewN84


2.9/5  rDev +6.2%

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a small amount of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some grass and hay aromas. There is also a slight vegetal aroma that comes out as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with a grainy bread flavor on the finish. There is an extremely mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer with very mild hop aromas and flavors.

02-15-2013 05:55:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of CrispyFL


2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

02-15-2013 02:52:24 | More by CrispyFL
Photo of billybob


3/5  rDev +9.9%

02-13-2013 22:27:24 | More by billybob
Photo of delta490


2.49/5  rDev -8.8%

Poured it into the 12 oz. Sam Adams glass. Clear and gold, with a very short-lived head. No lacing on the glass. Aroma is almost absent, as all I got was a faint whiff of any malt. Taste isn't too bad, but there is very little distinctive about it. It just has a little sweetness (but nothing I can put my finger on) and little hop bitterness on the finish. Moderate carbonation, a little heavy on the finish. Thinner in texture. It might be the one I'd choose out of a selection of mediocre beers but not one I'll ever seek out again. Of note, the beer color on the packaging is decidedly NOT the color of the beer when poured from the bottle. Also interesting, brewed in St. Louis (by the AB part of InBev-AB), so it's not even a German import anymore. But clearly trying to appeal to that market.

02-13-2013 08:56:42 | More by delta490
Photo of DrDemento456


3.59/5  rDev +31.5%

Wow a brown bottle! Hope it's skunk free
A - Clear bright yellow with a mild orange tint. Head is just a 1/4 inch of head that sticks around for a while.
S - Has the typical lager corn and sweet malts. Not very skunky yet not very strong.
T - Corn sweetness with a touch of lager yeast, some biscuit malt is surprising and some sweeter malts too.
M - Light to medium not bad.
Overall I never really liked Beck's but this one is as advertised, smooth and somewhat hoppy (I guess)

02-13-2013 05:04:23 | More by DrDemento456
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.