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Becks Black Sapphire
« on: February 01, 2013, 07:47:20 PM »
I had a bottle of this today and came away modestly impressed.  It is a Pils style, but I felt the maltiness lingered a bit too long and the beer didn't dry very well in the finish.  Maybe a touch more attenuation or a touch more sulfate to help dry the finish.  The hopping was interesting.  The Sapphire hops were pleasant and add a winey character that generally agrees with the maltiness.  Not a bad beer.  I'd have it again, but I'm not sure that it can pass the 3 bottle test...I could not drink 3 of these, but I might be able to enjoy 2 bottles. 

PS: The only thing black about this beer is the bottle.  At least you won't have to worry about skunking in the package.
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Becks Black Sapphire
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 05:47:20 AM »
I drank one out of a sixpack I bought. I agree with you about the "lingering malt finish" but kept looking for more of the sapphire hops. On a hot summers day I could see passing the "two test", but not sure about three.
Keith Y.
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