Beck's Sapphire | Brauerei Beck & Co.

Beck's SapphireBeck's Sapphire
BA SCORE
2.77/5
574 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,952
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
574
pDev:
23.47%
Bros Score:
2.77
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
107
Trade:
0
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2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of breakingbland
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of RuEXP1
2.38/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

A: Poured from a bottle into standard pint. Clear light golden color. Lots of carbonation, and a medium to light amount of white foam. Little to no lacing.

S: Smells sweet and grassy, nothing particularly inviting here.

T: Taste starts off slightly sweet but ends with a metallic flavor. Not enjoyable to me.

M: Smooth and crisp, nothing to complain about here. Nothing particularly special either.

O: This is supposed to be a higher end beer, and a 10$ for a 6 pack I expected something better from Beck's. To me this brings nothing new to the plate, and if anything is a step backwards. The added "6%" of alcohol took away from the taste of the beer rather than adding to it. Not worth the money.

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Photo of Skelton
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev +14.8%
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 -18.8%

Photo of MsLiberty
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Tjvan2
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Zuidman
1.75/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of CM31
2/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of louiebianchi
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Zaphog
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of TtheGrey
3.59/5  rDev +29.6%
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 +8.3%

Photo of WynnO
1.25/5  rDev -54.9%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of chilidog
2.72/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -18.8%

Photo of smokinyodas
2.88/5  rDev +4%
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%
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 -1.8%
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%
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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2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Beck's Sapphire from Brauerei Beck & Co.
Beer rating: 2.77 out of 5 with 574 ratings
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