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.