Apostel Bräu
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German Pilsner
Ranked #728
Ranked #46,622
3 | pDev: 14.33%
Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 45
Photo of Ant777uk
1.34/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Good head, very blonde.

Faint hop aroma, not much...just bubbles really.

Tastes only a bit...not really hops. Just a faint burnt malt flavour happening. It's not great. Not much more to say really...

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Photo of josanguapo
2.51/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From Hipercor. In Teku glass. Playing Mahluk. Nice aspect. However, the end of the sip is spoiled by an excessive grassy bitterness with metallic notes

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Photo of djura
2.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Found it here in Serbia, can, 0.5 L

A - Pale golden with two fingers white foam, lasting no more then minute. Medium carbonation.
S - Malty, weak hops aroma at the back. Decent.
T/M - Carbonated, lots of adjuncts, real cheap lager taste. Medium bitterness. Drinkable.

O - Usual for this type of lager.

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Photo of jlindros
2.9/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Imported from Germany, but drank while in Shanghai on business. The local beers (non micro brew) have been so bad to buy in the store, figured I'd try a German one. At least they are dirt cheap.

Pours a large frothy head that fades fairly quickly, bits of sticky soapy lacing, crystal clear watery pilsner color.

Nose is mostly like a typical German pils, toasted pilsner malt, straw, touch of doughy malt, with grassy malts, into grassy hops, nice grassy noble hop presence, still fairly light.

Taste brings very light malts, very little malts in general, little straw and toasted pilsner malts, but not a whole lot. Touch of lager crispness, with decent grassy noble hops, which turn a bit spicy on the back end. As it finishes, this is where it gets bad, the grassy spicy hops kick up a bit, but the lager finish is just all metallic mess, really like I bit on aluminum foil, the taste and even the feel now cause my mind is not happy with the metal. The only solution is keep drinking before teh bad metallic taste kicks in.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, a touch of a soft lager.

Overall started OK, but quickly turned bad.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden body with big foaming white head that retreats

Iq really quite enjoyed this & I'm no pilsner fan, real taste of the mountains somehow

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Photo of flyingpig
2.23/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.21/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of beerpirates
2.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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Photo of dbaker61
2.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of flexabull
2.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of TerryW
3.11/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of crossovert
3.01/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Anno 1713.

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.

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Photo of rtratzlaff
3.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Psilo707
2.93/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of farrago
2.51/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of spike882
2.93/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Spikester
2.76/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of ATPete
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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

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Photo of LumpyGuitar
2.8/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of TheSarge
3.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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?

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Photo of chinabeergeek
3.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

from a jenny lou's in beijing

500ml can

clear, light, golden yellow color. decent head soon fades to ring. good lacing!

some spicy, grassy hop aroma, hint of malt. some yeast and even metallic notes. otherwise, a bit subdued, almost muddled.

taste is also a bit muddled, with some hop character and malt sweetness trying to peek through, but otherwise seems a bit watered down flavor-wise. that said, there's nothing offensive to be found.

feel isn't as watery as the taste might lead you to expect, and the carbonation isn't overly fizzy.

maybe i was coming in with low expectations, with the previous sole reviewer giving such a bad score? regardless, this should beat an american style macro any day...

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Photo of Daredevil
2.3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

light golden very transparent color .... the smell is quite intensive, with hints of oranges and tropical fruits, but not too pleasant .... the taste is even less impressive, hoppy and very sour and sweety (on a sidenote: I favor bitter and dry lagers) ....
a funny detail: the label claims this beer having been brewed for the first time in 1713, which is highly improbable, as bottom-fermented brews made their appearence only in late 19th century ...

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Apostel Bräu from Privatbrauerei Eichbaum GmbH & Co. KG
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 45 ratings