Beer Journal, Entry 3

I can’t remember if I had already reviewed “Beck’s Sapphire.”  I have had it before and I had a high appraisal of it then.   Perhaps I was in the same situation as the wedding host in John 2 concerning the good wine.  In any case, I thought it was darker and bolder (no doubt due to the misleading case).  It has a sharp flavor, yet without the overkill that haunts some of the Samuel Adams’ vintage IPAs.  It doesn’t leave a bad aftertaste, which often happens with dark lagers.  It’s almost like a Heineken without the “skunky” flavor and smell.