Beck's Sapphire | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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67
poor
570 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:
570
Reviews:
152
Avg:
2.78
pDev:
23.02%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
105
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 570 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.49/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.38/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.69/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mothmanscott
2.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear & effervescent gold producing 1.5 fingers of rapidly diminishing, fizzy, champagne-like, shimmering white head that leaves no lace. Aroma is grainy pale malt, butter, perfumey floral & faintly grassy hops. Taste is sweet, bready grain, white fruits (pear & white grape?), butter & dry from the beginning of the sip to the bittersweet aftertaste. Pale malt, fruit & butter run the length of the sip. Hops are weak floral/herbal, spice & thin grass & citrus most of which are in the latter third of the sip and finish (not very Noble like, which my reading tells me 2 of the Saphir hop parental lines were). Alcohol in the mouth is quite prominent for a 6% ABV. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with medium carbonation, although a bit thin it exhibits a slick quality while at the same time is a little crisp, begins smooth but rapidly gravitates toward being grainy, even prickly on the tongue. Not much balance in the mouth or nose. Reminds me more of some English pale ales I've had more than any German pilsner sampled to date. I have a feeling that the bottle I sampled may have suffered from slight oxidation.

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Photo of Schlitz74
1.78/5  rDev -36%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours a golden colors with head that fades quickly, there is little lacing left on the glass. Like other have said the is a strong booziness in the finish. This is not a well crafted beer.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.34/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeeKee
4.47/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I Love this Beer!!!! I tried it over the weekend In Chicago, IL and it was love @ first taste. For all the crappy reviews I'm reading, I couldn't tell it was disliked in Chi Town. We had to go from store to store to find it . Finlly found it and the store only had two cases so I bought them back to Detroit, MI.....Wish they sold it in my neighborhood .....I enjoyed the look, the taste was smooth without and after taste and the smell was not loud at all. Maybe this beer was made for the LADIES.....

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Photo of NastyNorseman
2.71/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

One of my least favorite beers. Looks were deceiving with this brew. Golden, clear with bubbly head. Dissappears completely as does lacing. Warning signs! Smells of booze and malt. I had to strain searching to find the hops but to no avail. Booze overwhelmed the flavor of this medium-bodied, GMO-suggesting monstrosity. This was a lab experiment gone wrong. Finished boozey and sweet...yuck!

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Photo of DRRSTAR
3.74/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hypersomnia
2.94/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of singletary
2.54/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rdel444
4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was really surprised by the taste of this beer. I am not one for most german beers with musky flavors. This one to me didnt have any musk and is much stronger than Becks.

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Photo of swgwilt
2.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.06/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is an awful beer, and an embarrassment to Germans everywhere. I did not meet a single person willing to take more than one sip from a bottle of this, this is one of the only beers I've literally had to dump out rather than man up and drink. I have never brewed with Sapphire hops, and now I probably never will. I don't even know that the hops are the problem, it's just absolutely terrible.

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Photo of Jgolian
2.22/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Bryant1985
3.09/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beertraveler08
2.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerBobber
3.74/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with lots of streaming bubbles and a frothy bone colored head.

Smells like a good lager with the white bread and biscuit notes. Also getting some malts off of the nose.

This had a nice malty taste with a slight finish of some background hops.

Mouth feel borders on medium with an easy finish.

Overall this is a good beer and a nice switch from the average lagers. Yet there was also nothing that really jumped out and grabbed me. So for a refreshing beer this one works. For something with a lot of depth a person may look elsewher.

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Photo of Mellow76
4.55/5  rDev +63.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kyle_goochstink
2.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RexBrewman
1.42/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

A very disappointing "German" pilsner. Sapphire hops? I barely taste any hoppiness at all. There was a time when Beck's would've been ashamed to have their name associated with this weak, flavorless, overly boozy and watery pilsner. The color is nice and that's about it. Our local store reduced the price for a 12 pk from 11.99 to 9.99. There are far better tasting choices near this price range. Avoid.

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Photo of gandres
2.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beck's Sapphire brewed by Brauerei Beck & Co., with an ABV of 6.0% This brew pours out a deep golden amber color, with a small white head. The smell of Beck's Sapphire, is strong with grains and malts. You do pick up some hops. I like the strong brew smell to Beck's Sapphire. Nothing bad so far. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. There is a lot going on in this brew. You pick up some nice grins , malts and hit of hops at te end. Beck's Sapphire has a real nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel of Beck's Sapphire, is rich, bold and refreshing. I would drink Beck's Sapphire over Beck's. There is no bad aftertaste it is just smooth and clean. You really can't pick up on the high ABV in this brew. Overall I'm giving Beck's Sapphire a soild 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again . Brauerei Beck & Co., did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of BEER88
2.09/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bharpster
4.4/5  rDev +58.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
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