Beck's Sapphire | Brauerei Beck & Co.

BA SCORE
67
poor
570 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor
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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 Skelton
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Pours a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some grains, not much going on. Taste is crisp, light, some grains, slightly sweet, a bit on the mild side. Feels light in the mouth and overall this is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of JDizzle
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of MsLiberty
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Tjvan2
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Zuidman
1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

Photo of CM31
2/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of louiebianchi
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Zaphog
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of TtheGrey
3.59/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked this beer. A friend gave it to me at a card game. I took it a bit hesitantly because of the word "Hops" in its name. I expected too hoppy a flavor. In reality it had very little hops that I noticed. It was smooth and easy drinking.

I liked it much more than regular Becks.

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Photo of RyanMcAndrew
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of WynnO
1.25/5  rDev -55%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of chilidog
2.72/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ok got sucked in by the super bowl add, got a can or two from the local gas station.

Pours a golden hue, white head that maintains well for awhile.

Aroma of grass, malts and grain.

Taste of grain, not much can.

Mouthfeel if soft, carbonated with a very low hop.

Overall, an ok brew to sample, they could of done better.

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Photo of mcewesr
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of smokinyodas
2.88/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Cool black bottle and label. White head with yellow golden color. Very Faint floral hops, perhaps a hint of sugary sweet and clean citrus aroma with a light bodied feel overall. Straight up this does not taste like any Sapphire German beer I've had before. Needs more hops, Not what I was expecting, I'd pass.

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Photo of Jason
2.77/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz black bottle with no freshness date. They spent a ton of dough on getting the bottle right ... or at least that is what they are telling us. Brewed in the USA.

Great looking head, crystal clear pale yellowish golden hue. Faint cooked cereal, mineral, hint of flora hops though expected more ... a clean aroma none the less. Ample crispness, light bodied with a mild slickness. Very grainy, animal feed, hay, grass with a kiss of alcohol. Now for the hops, there is bitterness but I am really having a hard time finding the Sapphire hops ... I do detect a very vague hoppiness but nothing that wakes the palate up. Semi-clean drying finish.

If you are going to boast about a certain type of hop and even make it a part of the beer's name then you need to make sure it is actually in the beer ... a vague character of the hop does not work. Pass on this one.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
2.72/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of zeff80
2.66/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A - Poured out a pale golden color with a pillowy white head of foam. Little to no lacing to speak of.

S - It smelled floral with some grains and caramel.

T - Caramel sweetness, bread crust and some floral spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager.

O - This is okay. Don't quite understand the D score. It's just average.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Suds
2.56/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This is a pale yellow beer with a thin head and lower than expected carbonation. The beer has a cereal aroma and very faint spicy hops. Mediocre smell and uninspiring appearance. The taste is more appealing....sharper, spicy, a little sweetness....faint malt....clean and crisp. Thin mouthfeel. Macro lager, average at best.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Maximusmaximus
2.28/5  rDev -18%
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.

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Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
2.78 out of 5 based on 570 ratings.
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