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 it’s not a Vienna. Not bad, at any rate. Drinkable. Flavor doesn’t last long. A little heavy on the carbonation.
mike67 (1109) - , 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.
MetalNHopHead (1456) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2014 This beer is inoffensive but boring. It’s light on body, hoppiness, and taste, in general.
HuskerTan (1714) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Grains, corn, apple.
A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Grains, slightly sweet, mild apple tones, mild bitterness.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp smooth finish.
O- Surprisingly decent. The sapphire hops in this are used well. A very drinkable beer.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grassy aroma with weird sugar candy/gum background. Fizzy yellow appearance, a shade darker then the STL team’s home brands.Very sweet with hint apple. Light body with a minor bite. Not at all what I expected, not as good as the original Beck’s, better than ’Bud Light Platinum,’ which it is most similar to in that company’s hierarchy.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of veggie, green apple, hints of celery, slight grain, biscuit, touch of earth. Taste is a mix of grass, grain, hints of green apple, some slight grain, bubblegum, bleh.
Borup (12047) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt and grassy notes.
foyle (395) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 This is a re-review as my opinion has changed the more I have tried this beer (not for the better)
Poured from 16 oz can into pint glass
Appearance: 1" off white head recedes quickly with mild lacing. Color is a clear light amber. Plenty of carbonation evident, but carbonation disappears and becomes flat within a few minutes
Aroma: fairly mild. Caramel sweetness, lightly toasted malt, mild hops.
Mouthfeel: light and watery. Finish is dry.
Flavor: there is a strange flavor in this beer that I cannot put my finger own, but it is some sort of cloying sweetness. The hops do not seem to combine well with this sweet/syrupy flavor at all.
Overall: I liked this beer pretty well the first time I have tried it. I have since had it 3-4 more times and it tastes worse to me each time.
canarsiekid (1) - - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pilsner glass
Price: $14.99 for a 12-pack
Purchased: Dec, 2013
Misc.: Very stylish looking black bottle
AROMA: honey, cloves, floral, faint circus, bread, banana/apple bread, caramel, More like a pilsner. I really liked.
APPERANCE: A light honey golden clear with 1-to-2 inches of a white head which settled fast (Which is fine with me). Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom.
TASTE: It doesn’t’ have the bitterness of Beck’s (regular), but it does have a nice bit of floral hop flavor to it. Caramel sweetness, bread crust and some floral spice.
PALATE. It was very crisp, sharp and smooth. A light /medium bodied lager.
OVERALL: Far from being a greatest pilsner in the universe, but these reviews do seem a bit negative against Becks Sapphire for some reason. The 6% ABV went down very smooth. I actually enjoyed this beer and would not think twice about buying another 12 of these to keep on hand for a nice cold one.
SERVED WITH: From Steak and Potatoes to Pizza and Wings.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor are a mix of grain and grass and are not good at all. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.