Apostel Bräu - Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
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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
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
2.93/5 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
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%
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
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
3.23/5 rDev +6.3%
Bight flashy bottle with some Santa Clause Monk bearhugging a large beer glass on the label.
Clear straw color and a big ole fluffy white cap that I had to almost chew though, though it did die down on it's own fairly quickly.
A wierd unbalanced pilsener in my opinion. It's got some spicy noble hops, but they are way turned down. It's not as crisp or poppy as I would like. It's kinda heavy and malty, with overcarbonation that kinda burns the tounge a bit. It's not smooth, and hardly a quick drinker like some other good german and helles pilseners ive had recently.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin and chewy. The aftertaste hangs around and kinda has a funk to it. The bottles not skunked or anything, it's just not a great pils.
09-16-2008 00:58:19 | More by SurlyDuff
3.08/5 rDev +1.3%
Pours with a massive amount of bright white head, and has a perfectly clean and golden straw colored body.
The aroma initially is toasty and biscuity. It finishes with a spicy note.
This brew doesn't have the traditional lemon drop smack that I prefer in a pilsner. The malt is more dominant. There is a slight strange earthy undertone.
This does feel clean and refreshing, but I don't feel this should be classified as a pilsner, even though the brewery does. I'd say this is more of a clean helles.
This brew is good to go with BBQ, as well as Asian and German dishes, no doubt. However, this is not a classic German Pilsner by any means.
A final thought... Why does this brewery have three freaking different pilsners?
07-29-2008 16:29:59 | More by TheSarge
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
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
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
2.78/5 rDev -8.6%
Local stop had a sale on this and it was a new item, figured I'd try it.
Poured a clean crisp golden, about 3 fingers of white fluffy head.
Smell is average, malt, fresh water, a hint of butter.
Taste is very malty with a litte bit of hop and way to much water.
Mouthfeel is crisp. Pretty refreshing but the whole thing feels watered down.
Drinkability is average. This isn't bad but I won't drink it again.
08-18-2008 22:23:55 | More by LumpyGuitar
3/5 rDev -1.3%
330 ml bottle
A- pours a very clear yellow color with a huge, thick white head and slow rising carbonation into a .5L Zywiec glass.
S- Machine funk in the nose, some weak hop character
T- Very watery on flavor, corn comes through, some bitter hops, some notes of apple and a bit of citrus fruit. overall pretty boring.
M- Light body, light carbonation
D- It doesnt take much to get this one down
08-30-2008 16:06:22 | More by ATPete
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
2.48/5 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
Apostel Bräu from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
74 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.