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Beck's Sapphire - Brauerei Beck & Co.

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452 Ratings

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Ratings: 452
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 2.73
pDev: 22.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 30 | 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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3/5  rDev +9.9%

03-05-2013 03:15:23 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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1.25/5  rDev -54.2%

03-15-2013 21:07:59 | More by WynnO
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2.53/5  rDev -7.3%

Pours out a really clear off-yellow to a slight amber with 1/3 finger of white suds.
Smell is slight hops and lemon peel. Some sugars in the nose.
Taste is bland and mellow. Aftertaste of lemon rind and alcohol.
Mouthfeel is just a tad sticky and fairly boring.
Overall this isn't much of a beer. I think it's budweiser in a black Beck's bottle. In fact the bottle says St. Louis , Mo.

12-21-2012 22:06:02 | More by peabody
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3.41/5  rDev +24.9%

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Straw gold color. Excellent clarity. Two fingers of white head settle far too quickly. Thin, delicate rings of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Doughy and bready malt base, faint grape-skin fruitiness, Modest grassy hop character with a touch of herbs and a whisper of perfumey lavender.

T: Thin dough and biscuit malt tastes, bready. Touch of grape skin. Hop bitterness is very restrained, but it does build a bit toward the back end. Softly grassy, very light herbal edge, and a floral lavender quality. Touch of spice. Subdued finish of doughy malt and fading hop bitterness.

M: Light to medium in body. Sits in the mouth with just a little more perceived weight than is normal for the style. This is probably because the carbonation flattens out of the beer rather quickly. Somewhat firm, creamy, and maybe even a touch chewy.

O: I have to say, it isn't completely terrible. Very much in the pilsner vein of things, just a little too safe and restrained. If you're going to feature the sapphire hop as the main marketing point of the beer, I would think you'd want to go a little bigger and bolder with the hop profile. Getting away from the green bottle has done wonders for this beer too, I'm sure. No skunk taste here.

01-30-2013 21:21:39 | More by ryan1788a5
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-13-2013 01:33:12 | More by BigTrubble
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

04-20-2013 23:08:53 | More by rderedin
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

04-12-2013 03:29:19 | More by Arsenal0328
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3.44/5  rDev +26%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pilsner glass
From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Oct. 25, 2013
Consumed: Oct. 25, 2013
Misc.: Pretty nice looking black bottle

Poured a honey golden clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of frothy white head. Tons of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Sporadic spots of foggy lacing along the sides of the glass on the way down. Good retention for a pilsner on the top.

Smelled cloves, banana, honey, faint Circus Peanuts, bread, banana bread, caramel, apple, faint pumpkin and kiwi. More like a hefeweizen or something similar than a pilsner, but I did dig it.

Tasted not as much like the smell as I’d hoped. Got honey, bread, apple, kiwi, caramel, banana bread and some cloves.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, refreshing finish. Does not feel like 6.00 percent ABV, maybe more like 4.80.

I was pleasantly surprised with Beck’s Sapphire. Not too bad at all and I’ll certainly enjoy the rest of this 6-pack.

10-26-2013 05:38:01 | More by BucannonXC5
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -26.7%

09-07-2013 00:41:14 | More by Soto
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

02-11-2013 19:59:41 | More by OregonGrown7
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3/5  rDev +9.9%

01-20-2013 22:54:28 | More by Janeinma
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3.14/5  rDev +15%

12oz bottle purchased at Market Basket. Pours a light yellow body with little to no head to speak of. Bready malt shares the aroma with a note of spicy continental hops. Spicy herbal hops share the flavor with bready malt. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Not bad. The hop flavor, while far from robust, gives you a good sense of what sapphire hops can bring to the table.

01-27-2013 01:22:41 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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New York

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

12-10-2013 15:34:27 | More by civicm87
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -26.7%

04-29-2014 15:59:50 | More by Belittle
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

03-07-2013 22:42:47 | More by Eaglefan344
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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
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2/5  rDev -26.7%

12-10-2013 20:34:15 | More by tfsimpkins
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3.25/5  rDev +19%

05-16-2013 01:20:17 | More by calcnerd
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1/5  rDev -63.4%

01-30-2013 08:44:14 | More by dertyd
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2.75/5  rDev +0.7%

07-05-2013 23:09:55 | More by Mattyb79
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +9.9%

05-07-2013 16:02:12 | More by Brewsed
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2.79/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Nice golden color, rising bubbles. A white head that leaves an even film, but no lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malts, cereal grains, faint sour hops.

Taste: Clean, sweet. Malts and barley mostly, and a sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, dry.

Overall: Boring.

02-22-2014 15:46:44 | More by JuicesFlowing
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New Jersey

1.73/5  rDev -36.6%

12 oz bottle. Pours golden hue with long lasting, foamy, white head. Nose is of honey and bready malt. Body is light-medium and smooth. Finish is watery. Taste is of bready malt, some honey and hint of hops. Nice drain pour. At least I did not pay for this.

01-05-2014 18:37:33 | More by mikeg67
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3.25/5  rDev +19%

06-03-2013 03:46:30 | More by BlueMoon10
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2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-09-2013 20:40:36 | More by scottbrew4u
Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
65 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.