Beck's Sapphire | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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66
poor
573 Ratings
THE BROS
65
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Beck's SapphireBeck's Sapphire
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co.
Germany
becksbeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by peabody on 12-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
573
Reviews:
153
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
23.38%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
106
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a "stylish" black bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear pale gold in color, with an airy two-inch head of foam.
Aroma-Faint pale malt
Taste-Pale malt, very faint hop prescence, rather creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a very ho-hum pilsner.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear gold with a two finger head that leaves quickly leaving a few splatters of lace.
Smell is malty with a bit of grassy hops.
Taste is sweet malts with a touch of herbal grassy hops.
Mouthfel is light to medium with adequete carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet with a almost no hop bitterness.
Overall a German malt liquor.
Too sweet not enough hop presence.
The German answer to Bud Light Platinum or Miller Fortune. Why bother?

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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.

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Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
2.78 out of 5 based on 573 ratings.
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