Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.
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1.88/5 rDev -31.1%
Not much to add here. I haven't had a Beck's beer since the early 80's and I remember it was decent. This rendition however tastes like cheap malt liquor. What happened? It has no resemblance of the German style beer I remember. It's sweet, tastes of corn and is certainly not worth what I paid. If I get the squirts then I'll know it's just repackaged, beechwood aged spew!
01-27-2013 00:05:24 | More by bigmo66
1.88/5 rDev -31.1%
Pours light golden yellow with a thin fizzy white head that quickly becomes a wispy patch.
The smell is of cereal/grain (with some soap?). A touch of peppery alcohol comes through.
The taste is of cereal - mild sweet grain. Saphir hops (which I assume is being used, and re-named "sapphire" for marketing reasons) are sweet and almost tangerine-like. Here, they might add to an already sweet brew, but do little else. Alcohol comes through in a malt liquor way. Some wet cardboard (and a hint of soap?) gives a bland, rather unpleasant finish.
The feel is on the fizzy, almost watery side. It is somewhat slick, and hardly refreshing.
This hardly resembles a traditional pilsner. More towards a malt liquor without the adjuncts. Catchy name, though. By the way, this was brewed in St. Louis, MO. Beck's has some decent brews for a big brewery, but this is not one of them. Not good.
01-23-2013 20:32:23 | More by jwc215
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
1.95/5 rDev -28.6%
"Product of USA"
InBev no longer imports Beck's. I have a feeling Beck's Sapphire isn't sold in Germany anyways.
Beck's Sapphire website says that this beer is brewed, like all Beck's beers, according to "the German Purity Law of 1516."
A: Light golden color. One finger head after a middle-of-the-road pour. Head is fizzy looking and dies within minutes. Ring of foam remains for the entire glass as does a patchy thin-as-paper head. Slight lacing depends on how fast you drink.
S: Sweet. Peppery. Some lemon.
T: Ugh. Sugary sweetness dominates. This is like Budweiser Black Crown turned down to 7/10ths. There is very little flavor to speak of. You can taste Beck's in there if you try really hard. A mouth puckering bitterness comes on at the middle and lasts after the sweetness dies. I guess that's the Sapphire hops as I sure as hell can't find them anywhere else in this beer.
M: Medium-high fizzy carbonation. Like Budweiser Black Crown this is more substantial than expected. Leaves a stickiness in the mouth.
O: Don't bother. If you like Beck's stick with Beck's. I'd call this Beck's Ice and price it down about 20%. Usually I'd approve of making a stronger version of the original. If this wasn't so stupidly sweet it would be good.
01-30-2013 08:34:37 | More by troobie
1.99/5 rDev -27.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.
A- Three-finger white head with large bubbles rapidly eroding. Pilsner color, golden color beer. Nothing special.
S- Slightly spicy hop aroma. Pretty much all I'm getting from this. Like a pils.
T- Water with a few earthy hops dunked in. Tastes like watered down tea. Not bad tasting...but almost not tasting at all.
M- Water. Maybe a little bit thicker.
O- Mediocre is too high a score for this beer. Not bad tasting, but pretty much just water.
07-16-2013 04:07:18 | More by Murrhey
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.