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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

502 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 22.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 52 | 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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Photo of DanielMB
2.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

One problem with this beer is that it isn't a dark beer, but it nevertheless comes in a black bottle and advertises the name "Sapphire," which gives you certain expectations that it then fails to meet. It has a very floral smell, and this comes out in the taste, which just isn't much to write home about. It isn't an unpleasant beer, per se, but there just isn't much to it. It is very easy to drink, but also highly forgettable.

Photo of matjack85
2.16/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Photo of jifigz
2.21/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

The appearance of this beer is an extremely bubbly golden color (it is a little dark in here so I may be off...but that's the best i can do by holding it to the white light of my computer screen) and the head lingers shortly and then disappears. The aroma is mildly hoppy and grainy sweet, but mostly nonexistent. The flavor is...well....pretty much nothing as well. There is a slight hoppy flavor (and I mean very, very slight) with just mild graininess. The mouth feel is light, watery, nothingness.

This is barely better than an American Macro beer. Actually, it may not be any better. This was a free sample given to me when I bought a case of Nugget Nectar, and for the price that I'm guessing this costs I would much rather buy PBR or LIon's Head or something...or Genesee

Photo of TimErickson
2.24/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of richkrull
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of marmstrong1212
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of cwd
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of g_jenkins
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Watdatsmelike
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of jaydoc
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of cowtown
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of plaid75
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured adjunct sweetness and a grassy hop.

The taste consisted of a round artificial sweetness and a slight hop.

The mouthfeel was full for the style.

Overall a poor euro lager. Stripped of any character in an attempt at smoothness.

Photo of Zaphog
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of WunderLlama
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass

Deep rich golden yellow , two finger foam cap settles into a fine layer with lacings on the side of the glass.

Grassy, straw , winey aroma.

Carbonated fizz settles down to a beery type taste. Light to medium light mouthfeel. Taste of alcohol is strong on the tongue. No bitter aftertaste

A "friend" recommended this beer to me. The appearance was great, the taste was a let down. a step above an adjunct beer for me. He either doesn't know the type of beers I like or I need to find a new friend.

Photo of JDizzle
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Oakenator
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of ZachKelly
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Bito401
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Hellpop65
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Mccaul07
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of JosefBerger
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of mcewesr
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of stella77artois
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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.

Photo of dfhhead25
2.25/5  rDev -18.2%

Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.