Beck's Sapphire | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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67
poor
570 Ratings
THE BROS
65
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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
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
1.96/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is a terrible beer. I had hoped that this German Macro could pull off a nice brew with this "Sapphire", I was wrong. Had a heavy skunky presence. avoid

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Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.83/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear golden color with a white head that thinned out to a light ring.

S - grassy and grainy.

T - pretty much the same as the smell.

F - light/medium bodied with a crispness to it.

O - it is what it is.

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Photo of Oakenator
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of calcnerd
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Damian74
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Moose90
2.35/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of jaswilson2
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of yemenmocha
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of thecheapies
2.82/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Beer pours a true gold color. Got about a half-inch of medium-coarse bubble top, but it's fading fast. Some cascade action to the surface is visible.

Very mild malty aroma of sweet cracker and metallic notes. Light grassy Noble hop brings a touch of old dried herb. Not much else.

Ouch. Sweet pale grains are lagered smooth, but the flavor is off. Light bitterness isn't enough to chase away flavors of cooked corn. Barely any hop note. Slight grassiness that's scuffed off by a ringing chime of rosewater alcohol in the finish. That finish lasts way too long, too.

Medium-thin, but with a strange glazed feel. Carbonation is disappointing. Not a great drinker.

Totally boring. Can't define these Sapphire hops from this beer. Warning: Not to allow to warm, drink ice cold.

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Photo of user785335
2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Pegasus
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear deep golden in color, with a modest white head, which soon fades to a scattering of foam on the surface. Thin, scattered fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls. The carbonation is modest and slow-rising.

Aroma: Classic Pilsener aroma, although a bit understated, cracker and biscuit malt and noble hops, and a mineral aroma to the water.

Taste: Opens with a bit of biscuit malt, and a touch of caramel sweetness, assuaged by modest noble hops. As the taste progresses, the hops dominate, but only slightly. Finishes with a biscuit malt note, and a mild herbal hop presence.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, not unpleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Neither good, nor terrible, about what could be expected of a "German" beer brewed in America. The great German brewers of yore must be spinning in their graves.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve fluid ounce brown glass bottle, sealed with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of matjack85
2.19/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wow - a new Becks. This one's named after the hop variety they use in the beer. $8.49 for a 6 pack at the Convenient store in Bloomingdale, IL. 12oz black bottles with no freshness date. I also noticed the label says these are brewed in the US - not Germany.

The beer poured a crystal clear pale gold color with a 3-finger white head that had good retention, but left very little lacing.

It's a bit sweet smelling with a fair amount of cereal grain and grassy hops.

Semi-sweet cereal grain flavor with very little hop bitterness, which is a bit strange and disappointing considering they named the beer after a hop variety that is supposed to be in here.

Very light bodied with low carbonation - too low in my opinion.

This is my least favorite Beck's product that I have tried to date.

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Photo of bnes09
2/5  rDev -28.1%

Bland flavor. Minimal malt. Hint of apple sweetness.

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4/5  rDev +43.9%

Photo of Brutaltruth
2.77/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From the bottle in a pint glass. This brew pours a bright yellow with a quickly dissipating head of white foam that settles to a razor thin ring and little lacing. Nose of sweet malts and some moderately strong grains. Flavors Follow the nose with sweet malts and a grain notes on all sides. No hops detected in the brew, just sweetness and a lingering sweetness at that. Very smooth and subtly crisp, but has a watery mouth feel and finishes thin.

I cut my teeth on Becks and Becks dark a LONG time ago, this one is like Becks trying to imitate the Russian style of brewing and missing the mark substantially. Rather disappointing.

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