kenter2000 (52) - , Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Huge disappointment. With such dangerous labeling I expected something equivalent inside, some kind of forbidden elegance. What I got was a step up from forgettable. However I can’t help but think the only true lasting impression this beer has to offer is its glorious graphic design. Am I only tasting the label? Its not totally unheard of. Its actual taste is too smooth. Reminds me of breathing. Oh how the name sapphire, coupled with the chic exterior screaming trouble has tempted me for so long. Each time I go to the store I notice it, always on the top shelf for some reason. And the subtle amber diamond with the symbolic key on the front. Is this beer the key to my happiness? So I thought then. So I bought then. And at the register I made conversation with the cash register dude. We talked about whip cream flavored vodka. "it’s actually not bad with orange juice, " he said, "makes kind of a creamsicle." And I wondered out-loud if it would be good with coffee, though I new deep down it would not. Now home, drinking this lie, I hear the police radio outside my door. Has he come to confiscate this booze? Perhaps he is a company man, here to apologize. No, he is here arresting the neighbors, though that is another story. Beck, Sapphire, I have finished you, but why?
alecanaya (53) - Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale lagers are generally not my favorite beers, but this one is not bad. I definitely would drink it again... if I have to
ShineFiddler (1) - Calhoun, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Distinctly unpleasant, bristling with off tones of rotting fruit.
Could not finish the poured 16 oz can. At least I only wasted the purchase of one. Cloying sweetness of a bad heifweissen.
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer was disgusting. Smelled like rotten veggies and fermented cabbage, specifically. Poopy poop shit crap.
Brandon1989 (487) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a clear golden color and little smoke with a two inch head. aroma is sweet. the taste is very unique, nothing good or bad. you do pick up some sweetness and white bread. this beer is not undrinkable as many reviews would suggest but do not expect to get blown away.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, grass, and week old cooked rice. Flavor of grain, grass, and a light hint of citrus.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chilled bottle, The Turtle’s Head, San Jose, CA, 27/10/13. Orange boiled sweet with Southern Comfort and vomit aroma. Bright thin lidded gold. Hay, orange, bilious lager flavour with a great big smack of bandwagon-jumping. Interesting this is being marketed in the US but not Europe- had naive hopes it might actually taste of hops. It doesn’t. Dull.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale gold with some head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is corn and some malt. Flavor is very bland. Very slight malt. Some vegetables. Slightly bitter but very light on flavor. Not much going. Slightly sweet and medium bodied. Finishes slightly sweet.
BucannonXC5 (1300) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pilsner glass
From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine
Price: $8.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Oct. 25, 2013
Consumed: Oct. 25, 2013
Misc.: Pretty nice looking black bottle
Poured a honey golden clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of frothy white head. Tons of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Sporadic spots of foggy lacing along the sides of the glass on the way down. Good retention for a pilsner on the top.
Smelled cloves, banana, honey, faint Circus Peanuts, bread, banana bread, caramel, apple, faint pumpkin and kiwi. More like a hefeweizen or something similar than a pilsner, but I did dig it.
Tasted not as much like the smell as I’d hoped. Got honey, bread, apple, kiwi, caramel, banana bread and some cloves.
Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, refreshing finish. Does not feel like 6.00 percent ABV, maybe more like 4.80.
I was pleasantly surprised with Beck’s Sapphire. Not too bad at all and I’ll certainly enjoy the rest of this 6-pack.
emacgee (4549) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a soft and clean straw blonde with one finger of white head. Nose is soft and bready with some mellow herbal hop notes and lightly vegetal character. Flavor is super round and mellow. Actually very smooth. Almost nonexistent hop bitterness and very bland flavor. Bready/doughy malt and that’s about it. Wish it were more crisp to accompany the smoove.