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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

438 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 23.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 26 | 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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Watdatsmelike


2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

02-06-2013 21:05:45 | More by Watdatsmelike
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

10-26-2013 20:10:34 | More by jaydoc
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cowtown

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

02-14-2014 03:22:13 | More by cowtown
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plaid75

New York

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 02:51:47 | More by plaid75
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Zaphog

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

03-17-2013 18:59:15 | More by Zaphog
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 22:16:00 | More by WunderLlama
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JDizzle

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

03-24-2013 02:53:09 | More by JDizzle
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

03-22-2014 20:15:57 | More by Oakenator
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ZachKelly

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

07-15-2013 16:54:34 | More by ZachKelly
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Bito401

Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

04-21-2013 14:01:00 | More by Bito401
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

11-25-2013 01:24:12 | More by Hellpop65
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Mccaul07


2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

07-04-2014 21:05:54 | More by Mccaul07
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

06-08-2013 00:55:42 | More by OldhouseRecs
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JosefBerger

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

05-23-2014 20:23:46 | More by JosefBerger
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mcewesr

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

03-13-2013 17:23:49 | More by mcewesr
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stella77artois

New York

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 19:16:18 | More by stella77artois
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

11-13-2013 16:06:54 | More by dfhhead25
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drinkAK

Alaska

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

06-18-2013 02:52:30 | More by drinkAK
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RockinRob925

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

01-30-2013 13:41:52 | More by RockinRob925
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

06-28-2013 20:45:58 | More by mrfrancis
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kbnooshay

New York

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

01-16-2013 02:46:06 | More by kbnooshay
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Maximusmaximus

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 04:06:20 | More by Maximusmaximus
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Oldkentman

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

06-11-2013 14:58:37 | More by Oldkentman
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Pours a medium yellow hue. Small one finger head that is there one second and then gone the next. Lacing was nonexistent. Deeper in color than regular Beck's. Constant carbonation bubbles rising.

S- Very faint. Very slight skunky smell of a pils like its predecessor. Slight malt notes are detectable. Very little to none of the hops promised on the beer's label.

T- The closest thing I can relate to this beer is a malt liquor. Not quite as repulsive malt wise as a Colt 45, but definitely reminiscent of a toned down malt liquor. Starts off with a slight metallic flavor and very light grainy flavors. The drink stays one dimensional in this way until pretty much the end where there is a slight bite. Bite is maybe a little from the hops but more on the alcohol bitter side from the raised ABV.

M- Light and watery on the palate with very high carbonation. Slick going down, and alcohol is slightly detectable in the taste.

I don't enjoy German pilseners with the skunky flavor profile like regular Beck's, but this is worse. Just not a good beer, especially when it touts hops on the label and none are to be tasted.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 23:13:20 | More by boilermakerbrew
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -17.6%

05-19-2013 02:21:45 | More by ummswimmin
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.