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Durham Apollo

Brewed by Durham
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Durham, England


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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NEW. Pale and aromatic very hoppy bitter. Apollo hops dominate. Full, grapefruity and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8068) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. Clear pale yellow to pale golden color, virtually no head. Smell and taste lightly malts, some hops, lightly sweaty, lightly bitter, lightly fruity. Decent body and carbonation. Pity there’s some sweaty notes in there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5335) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
chiara oro schiuma media resinoso agrumata secca amaro deciso non molto corpo note erbacee

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Cask at 2014 GBBF. Saturday dregs tick and run. Light yellow straw coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is onion soup, chive, hop leaf and straw. Flavour is straw, earthy, lemon, chive. Rough round the edges. Firm rough grassy bitterness. Palate is light and grainy, some husk tanin. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (1994) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2014, Olympia, London. A light golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, grapefruit, citrus fruit, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1579) - WALES - AUG 13, 2014
Cask at GBBF. Pale yellow, slight haze, still, small white head. Aroma is light malt, some dodgy musty, estery notes. Body is medium, low carbonation. Taste is thin, malty, light fruit. Very drinkable, inoffensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5176) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2014
Cask (Fitzgeralds, Sunderland) - Golden with a white. Lemon and grapefruit in the aroma. Tangy and moderately hoppy taste with grapefruit, lemon and tangerine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle@Home. Hoppy aroma. Blond, white head, good lace. Nice hoppy highly drinkable, blond session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Cask, Bodega, Newcastle. Pallid gold looks with a thin white head. Nose was restrained grassy hop alongside a little fruit. Flavour was similar, clean and crisp. Slickish mouthfeel. Dry bitter finish. Solid session fodder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (625) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2012
Keg dispense at the brewery. Hazy golden colour with decent bright white head, plenty of lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, grass, slight tangerine, malt sweetness. Taste is pithy grapefruit, fairly smooth orange, biscuit malt; plenty of residual hop bitterness. Surprised to see this is only 4% ABV - would hold its own comfortably with many US-inspired pales in the 5-5.5% range. Some might say the carbonation is a little too lively, but I found it to be pretty perfect - adds greatly to the refreshing nature of the beer. A real summer session ale - quality stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2012
Cask (Unicorn, Canterbury)
Super grainy aroma, lots of barley. Taste has that too. A bit warm, but still refreshing. Lots of husks. Long grainy bitter finish - herbal.

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