Apostel Bräu - Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.2/5 rDev -27.6%
Clear & golden colour with a thin, bubbly white head that turns to a soapy lacing quite quickly.
Nothing really, some corn and a bit of a grassy hop aroma along with some cheap lager and a basic lager smell.
Basic in taste as well with some corn, bread and a faint hop taste on top of some biscuit and grain. Cheap and quite poor.
Grainy and slightly dry with medium carbonation and a bit of skunk to it as it is drunk.
A pretty cheap and slightly below average pale lager that didn't seem German at all and was a major disappointment when I tried it. There was not a lot going on and was mainly cheap grain and hops along with some lighter malts and a generally poor beer overall.
11-29-2012 21:42:24 | More by flyingpig
3.1/5 rDev +2%
12oz Can from the SAQ for 1.80$
Appearance - Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for only a minute or two.
Smell - Malts, breads/grains, hay/straw/grass, corn
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and corn syrup mixed with some grainy/grassy notes. It ends with a crisp herbal/grainy aftertaste.
Overall - Nothing really remarkable about this beer other than the fact that it is refreshing on this hot day. It's non offensive but nothing that really warrants drinking again.
05-24-2012 16:30:26 | More by spinrsx
3.13/5 rDev +3%
Pale yellow color. Very clear. White foam head. Disappear quickly. The aroma presents notes of piny hops... this is a surprise. I wouldn't have guess it would smell good. Some cereal grains. Intensity is medium and the aroma is inviting. The taste is timid... this is light beer category. Light bitterness at the end. This is refreshing but it is a little bit disappointing. The aroma had promising notes, but if fails on the taste if you ask me. This has to be drink quickly. It doesn't get any good when it warms up. This one is missing some "punch" to be a true pilsner.
08-11-2011 01:45:00 | More by ZorPrime
2.95/5 rDev -3%
33 cl bottel poured into my de molen tastingglass
Clear gold pour with a fizzy white head.
Aroma is a typical pils. Some grass and hops with a light sweet note.
Flavor is dry and grassy with some bitterness, hay, slight malts, and a lightly sweet honey finish. Some bitterness lingers and leaves a crisp taste on the palate.
Easy drinking pilsener.
05-22-2011 08:49:14 | More by beerpirates
2.93/5 rDev -3.6%
Appearance: Light yellow, crystal clear. About one finger of head which lasted about a minute. Left just a small amount of lacing down the glass.
Smell: "Bright" was my first thought. Very sweet, with just a touch of citrus.
Taste: This is a German Pils? Seems like all malt, no hops. Really, very little hops character here.
Mouthfeel: Kind of a metallic twang coming in late. Medium body, with a little too much carbonation.
Drinkability: Not a bad drink, but there are better examples of the style. I'd have another.
02-23-2011 13:35:05 | More by dbaker61
2.93/5 rDev -3.6%
Pours a bright yellow color with a nice fluffy white head.
Aromas are of light citrus, mostly lemon, and some creamy malts as well.
Taste is also creamy, with subtle sweetness. Finish comes off crisp, with some citrus (again lemon) hop flavors. I think the beer comes off as a little too sweet though.
Mouthfeel is ok, it's smooth, but almost too thick feeling, and comes off as kind of "sticky".
Drinkability is also ok. It's a decent beer, a little too sweet for my tastes, but it's certainly drinkable, and was a bargain at .38 euro cents per can.
10-01-2010 23:03:41 | More by flexabull
3.1/5 rDev +2%
A good-looking brew with a large white head over a clear pale yellow body. Some lace as we go.
After that its pretty much all about the malt. Distinctly strong, sweet, and malty aroma alongside hay. Rather malty for a Pilsener as well. Fairly muscular aroma and taste profile for the style and a bit too much on the malt side of things. Still drinkable.
09-17-2010 12:56:41 | More by TerryW
3/5 rDev -1.3%
Pours like a typical Grman pils, with a nice clear golden hue, nice white head, good retention, good lacing, and nice bubbles.
Smell is a bit on the grainy side, more malt than hop, the hops are slightly medicinal and herbal.
There is come hop bitterness, but the brunt of the flavor is malty. The sweet, bready, biscuity malt is decent, nothing too exciting for this style. The mouthfeel is a bit off, the flavor delivery seems off.
This is a good pizza chaser and party beer, but there is better out there in the German pils category. Some better, cheaper ones include Wernesgreuner and Licher.
12-26-2009 19:30:56 | More by crossovert
3.1/5 rDev +2%
Many will probably disagree, but I think Apostle Brau is a cool name for a German brewed pilsner. It makes me think of Martin Luther imbibing with ranting about grace. But this beer dates back to the eighteenth century so he wasn't drinking this.
The beer pours a clear light straw with a decent white pillowy head that does dissipate, but leaves decent lacing as well.
Aromas are sweet pale malt and that is about it. The flavor is pretty much the same with some green apple character. The most noticeable thing about this beer is the body for a 4.8% beer. The mouthfeel is tasty and slightly creamy for a pilsner, but I am liking it. I would rather there be a bit more hop character other than a hint of earthiness in there.
06-25-2009 21:01:31 | More by rtratzlaff
2.95/5 rDev -3%
Transparent & shiny, glints of wheat and yellow hue make their appearance. Head of medium stature and lacing of not-so-fine quality; dissipates vapidly. Olde-fashioned slight-metallic, extra un-malty taste rings in the mouth. Lots of corn and hay present upon initial gulps; remain throughout. Dull in the mouth and lacking a creamy attitude. Drinkability decent, can go on these for hours.
Better as the sum of its parts than its actual parts, but nothing special.
05-25-2009 01:31:51 | More by Psilo707
2.48/5 rDev -18.4%
Thick, highly agitated head of pure white, above average streaks of lacing, foam persists well. Light golden straw in color with an orange glint at various angles, fully transparent. While crisp, hard for the nose not to be given the relative paucity of scents, grain, hay, dried grass, comes of as roasty without discrete malt scents, almost zero citrus influence, gone at the same moment it's there. Light-bodied and more or less dilute, even if you attribute this to stream water freshness or stoniness. The carbonation is a dead ringer for Pellegrino, likewise brings out some metallic notes. Has that grain, grass thing and maybe some corn husk or hay. Really, nothing going on, kind of "beery" in an old fashioned European way but needs more aroma and flavor to hang its hat on.
02-08-2009 01:04:39 | More by farrago
2.93/5 rDev -3.6%
A light straw colored brew with about three inches of white fluffy head that stuck around for a few minutes before fading away. Left a fair amount of lacing on the glass as it dissipated.
Relatively slight hop character with a quite a bit more malt body than I'm used to in a Pilsner. Not as crisp as most pils I've had but with a large amount of carbonation that stings the tongue a little. After a couple mouthfuls there seems to be a metallic taste that develops that isn't overly enjoyable.
Wouldn't go out of my way to try this one again but would reccomend it in warmer weather maybe if you're out grilling or smokin up the BBQ.
11-11-2008 00:49:25 | More by spike882
2.75/5 rDev -9.5%
Pale amber with a white fluffy head and fair amount of lacings. Aroma is malty.
Taste is funky and malty. Maybe the funk is from the yeast strain? Some mildly bitter hops in the finish. Doesn't fit the pilsner style very well. Not light enough. The hops are alright but that funkiness doesn't fit. Very drinkable in spite of it's faults.
10-15-2008 08:41:17 | More by Spikester
Apostel Bräu from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
74 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.