jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I light gold-amber color. A malty and grainy aroma. Has a slightly sweeter taste to start than most pale ales, but has an average taste of grains, earthy malts, and a crisp finish.
Beernoob1982 (2) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard beer glass. The head was thin and off white and body was slightly golden amber. The aroma is very light as i almost had to stick my face in the glass to get anything from it. It does come across as malty, slightly sweet and much like budweiser. As for taste, this beer is slightly sweet and mild with its malty flavor and almost no presence from the hops what so ever. It is drinkable but far from complex. you get a very quick bitter tap from the hops and then fades instantly to sweet and light malt flavors and finishes with a slightly sweet aftertaste. I found it really hard to rate this beer because i do like the hoppy bite that I get from the original becks. To me this is just a complete disappointment since I could have just bought a budweiser and got pretty much the same thing. In conclusion I would not by this again and am glad that I only bought one bottle.
GIJOE (1078) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 6, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours amber with a thin, white head. Nose isn't. There may be a hint of malt there, but I'm not sure. Kind of sickening sweet like it's been mixed with some cider. Thin body. Soft carbonation. Meh. No thanks.
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mxnuel16 (46) - PANAMA - JAN 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tomandola con un clima frio, color oro puro, aroma fruta, para mi concepto mejor que la becks original, una lager buena para un clima caliente, sabor agradable para el paladar.
Cybercat (5055) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Here I am in Atlanta, stuck at home because of the weather emergency. It took me "only" eight hours to get home from work - and I am one of the lucky ones, having made it home at all, let alone in one piece! I hear tell that some people are still stuck on the road. OK, enough of that - to the beer. Pours a clear golden amber with a frothy eggshell head. Aroma is malty and crisp, not strong but acceptable. Flavor is about average, malty and fruity, the latter mainly apple; typical, but it sure tastes good after braving icy roads and people who donít know how the hell to drive in the snow! Crisp, smooth finish has just a hint of hops. Average, but refreshing.
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From 12 ounce bottle bought at Western Hills Kroger, tasted on June 1, 2013. Light to medium gold/amber color, medium white head, subdued bittersweet/sour aroma, flavor thatís somewhat sweeter than your standard pale lager with a slightly sour undercurrent. Hops aside, I guess the Sapphire name is supposed to denote some kind of higher quality. I remember regular Beckís being better than this. Once again, InBev proves itís really a marketing machine, not a brewer.
douglas88 (8337) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. The aroma is sweet unpleasant fruit, something like honey. The flavor is sweet malts, apples, honey, some toffee. Hmm. Not terrible. Not good. Drinkable.
DuffMan (9500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden body, average white head that settles out quickly. Aroma is sweet grains, light corn. Sweet grainy palate, no hops presence at all. They spent more time on the packaging than they did on the contents.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Attractive bottle packaging. Aroma: not much going on here at all. Have to really sniff around for some hints of honeyed malt. Flavor: not too bad. Caramel. Not much hops. Sort of reminds me of Michelob AmberBock, but tastes less boozy despite a higher ABV. Also less roast as itís not a Vienna. Not bad, at any rate. Drinkable. Flavor doesnít last long. A little heavy on the carbonation.
mike67 (1093) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2014
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with long lasting, foamy, white head. Nose is of honey and bready malt. Body is light-medium and smooth. Taste is of bready malt, some honey and hint of hops. At least I did not pay for this.