ronaldtheriot (1100) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beck’s Sapphire (poured into a whiskey glass) has a thin, off-white head, a clear, somewhat bubbly, golden appearance, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but sweet barley malt is detected. The flavor is of sweet, brown bread, barley malt, and an unusual hop bitterness, which is difficult to describe. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Beck’s Sapphire finishes dry, clean, crisp, and refreshing. Overall, this is another winner from InBev, and I think it is delicious. RJT
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hey lager haters and large brewery slammers -- get a grip. This is an interesting beer. I love the black bottle. And the aroma is downright enticing. After drinking several home brew-y, rough around the edge offerings at small breweries, there’s something to be said for a flawless technologically enhanced beer like this. A crisp, snappy beer with a rich malt core and just enough of a snap to finish it off. I HATE that AB InBev is intermingling historic brand names amongst their mega breweries like this, but it is a business after all. (#4911, 1/15/2013)
Brewski2 (1) - Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this for the first time last night it was cool outside and rainy. I really like it. the bottle was way cool going out for some more.
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.
HuskerTan (342) - 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.
N3lson1 (118) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Better then Becks Dark, would most likely have this beer over Becks Orig.
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice initial taste and no after taste. Wish it was darker.....cannot taste the higher alcohol content. One of the better Beck’s offerings.
davey101 (615) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. tallboy into a pilsner glass.
A - Pours a crystal clear golden amber color. To be honest I wasn’t even sure what style of beer this was going to be but the color is thankfully a few shades darker than the straw yellow I was imagining it would pour. Two fingers of soapy bone white foam. Rising carbonation.
S - Lots of cereal grain sweetness with a touch of grass. Pleasantly neutral.
T - That cereal corn sweetness with a bit of bready malts and some grass and light floral elements. A tame but lasting corn like flavor that I usually associate with adjunct lagers. Very clean and a bit bland but very drinkable and dare I say, tasty?
M - Light, crisp, and refreshing.
O - Far from being a great pilsner, but the reviews do seem a bit biased against Becks. I actually wound up enjoying this beer and would not mind downing a sixer of these on a summer day.
Nekronos (3594) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice to dirnk and quite interesting. Somewhat sandy but nice in aroma and looks there too.
MrPresentati (37) - Gualala, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Non-Descript, Subdued, Unremarkable.
Appearance: An attractive golden color with orange highlights.
Taste: A bit on the bitter side, both up front and in the back. Bitter aftertaste lingers.
Palate: Mild to light flavors; astringent. Some pine-sap overtones with a hint of citrus, and a sometimes elusive vanilla undertone.
Overall: Not as smooth a taste as expected. Too much bitterness when compared to its lackluster flavors. An average ho-hum beer in above average packaging.