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Apostel Bräu

Rating: 2.55

This is one I got to try on my way to a gig when we stopped off at the annual Glasgow Christmas Markets. Small though they may be, they are usually okay although I have never stopped off for a pint at any of the stall until now and I quickly found out why. Everything is in plastic glasses and the seating is sparse plus the weather was as you’d expect, freezing.In spite of this I tried a pint of the Apostel lager they had on tap with an open mind only to realise it was pretty poor; although granted some of that may have been down to the plastic glass. It’s not a classic and really is just another cheap lager, hopefully any of their beers I try in future with rate higher since I hear their pale ale is a good drink. I shall find out for myself at some point I hope.

Appearance (3/5): A clear and golden colour with a thin, bubbly white head that turns to a soapy lacing quite quickly.
Aroma (5/10): Almost nothing from the smell really. There is some corn and a bit of a grassy hop aroma along with some cheap lager and a basic lager smell.
Taste (4/10): 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.
Palate (3/5): Grainy and slightly dry with medium carbonation and a bit of skunk to it as it is drunk.

Overall (9/20): 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.

Brewed In: Mannheim, Germany
Brewery: Eichbaum Brauereien
First Brewed: Brewery since 1713
Type: Classic German Pilsener
Abv: 4.8%
Serving: Draught (Pint)
Purchased: Glasgow Christmas Markets
Price: £3.50

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