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German Sapphire Hops. Smooth Taste.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
felsenpils (119) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 Yes, brewed in St. Louis by Budweiser. This is the higher gravity version of the "regular" Beck´s USA with a different label. I like the new brown bottle and the black labels, but the beer is nothing special, no identifiable aroma or flavor of German sapphire hops whatsoever. It is a little bit darker and stronger than the "regular" Beck´s USA and a lot more syrupy. I wonder if the sales of Becks´s brewed by Budweiser have been so poor that they decided to reinvent the product. Again, there is nothing wrong with this beer, except that it is way too expensive for Bud. Tastes nothing like Beck´s Germany at all. I have a real German Beck´s and a USA Beck´s in 2 identical glasses and the aroma alone gives them away quite clearly: the German Beck´s has a sweet, crystal malt aroma, the St. Louis Beck´s smells like Bud. This indicates that they are not using the original yeast strain from Germany in St. Louis. I believe that Budweiser has made the same mistake as Miller did when they decided to contract brew Lowenbrau instead of importing it. Too bad really, because I would have bought a lot of fresh Beck´s made in USA, but this stuff is just a mockery of the original.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DarkSong (308) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2015
It pours a pale gold color with almost no head. It has the aroma of cereal and a little hay. It tastes like a macro pale lager. It has no hop character or any strong flavors to it but it is generally pretty non offensive tasting. I wouldn’t buy this one again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mkel07 (3828) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from Food Pantry Waikiki 211214. This is your typical pale lager with a very nasty aroma and and equally nasty flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Rated on 01-26-2013 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized white head that mostly diminishes, transparent yellow body, soft carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is grainy malt and light hops. The flavor is grainy malt. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. This beer lacks character and has a very weak aroma and flavor. This is a beer that I will not seek out again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours one finger of head on a clear light straw body. The aroma is clean grains and lemon. The taste is moderate lemon bitterness. Fine enough. The texture is smooth and crisp. Pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AusTexas (4) - - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
The best ... Hands down! Perfect for any Texas heat. I love the color, look, taste & the way it feels washing down my throat. I like the fact there’s no strong "after bite" like with the original, but Beck’s willaalways be #1, \m/

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HIGHB4LL (717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: half finger white head, straw color, clear, no lacing. Aroma: caramel, wheat, light malts, pilsner hops. Palate: light body, average and crisp carbonation, thin to cloying sweet texture. Taste: sweet caramel malt and wheat that lasts. Slightly cloying. Overall, nothing amazing or enjoyable really, but pretty good for an InBev of this style. Actually drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sinfull (930) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Clear yellow color , medium white head. Aroma of malt and hay. Taste is similar. Minimal hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Eh. Pretty bottle...so dark it looks black. So no skunk like regular Becks which is nice. Other than that, it’s so lightly hopped, u can’t tell between sapphire or any other type of hops. Thin, relatively generic and flavorless, and prickly. For the price of regional micro six packs, definitely a one timer."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (941) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 31, 2014
Can. Rich yellow with spongy white head, little hops aroma, crisp malt taste, high carbonation, abrupt finish. Not bad as pale lagers go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - AUG 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-4-13- Poured from bottle into a pilsner glass Appearance – Pours a golden amber color with a big thick and creamy white head. The head fades slowly to leave a decent level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is mainly of a bready nature mixed with some light hops of a herbal nature. Mixed with these aromas, there is a slightly papery smell with only the lightest hints of any sweetness. Taste – The taste starts out much sweeter and continued to be much sweeter then the nose let on. It began with flavors of bread and corn malt with a strong sweet flavor of corn syrup and some lighter caramel. These flavors were pretty consistent to the end where some light bitter grassy and herbal hop flavors come to the tongue leaving a mainly sweet but very lightly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a little on the thicker side for a lager style of 6 % abv with a carbonation level that is a little on the lower side. For all the sweet flavors and light hop it may have been better suited with a higher more exciting carbonation and a tad thinner body. Overall – Tastes very much malt liquor like, but without the kick and at much the higher price (and not available in a 40 or tallboy size as any appropriate malt should be). Stick with the classic malts if you are considering this; this is not really a winner for the price.

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