tiong (2926) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Kihoskh
Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of grassy hops, biscuity malts and lemon. Taste is malty, bready and slightly grainy with some aged hops. Finish is malty and cardboardy. Doesn’t taste very fresh.
olio (5123) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours copper color with a medium sized head. Aroma of hops, fruits, mild pine notes, some goose berry bush and grassy malts. Flavor of malts, some faint resiny hops and hay. Stuffy.
lusikka (5169) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy amber golden colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of gooseberry bush, mint and caramel. Flavour of caramel malts, really strong gooseberry bush, grassy bitterness and some pine. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a harsh, bitter, grassy finish. Obviously not at it’s best before, BBE 06.10.2013.
gEUS (868) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle at home - taken from notes. Copper colour, decent head. Nice fruity aromas, frapefruit. Pine. Bitter body all the way through, sweet bitter finish. Nice drinking beer, nothing special though.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the more complex single-hop Mikkellers. This brewer’s beers always look great and this is no exception: IPA bronze with an enduring head. Quite a faint aroma of watery tropical fruit cordial and caramalt. Full mouthfeel - my favourite aspect of this beer. Quite a subtle flavour mix crowned by nice Orval herbal notes. Some grapefruit tartness and a dry, earthy finish. (33cl bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 6/10/13)
Staffan47 (765) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hade inte ens hört talas om Apollo-humle tidigare. Tydligen en alfabomb på 15-17%. Kan ju aldrig bli bra att singelhoppa på en sådan humle. Fattar ju vem som helst
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from the bottle, 08/03/2013.
Aroma is sweet tropically fruity, sweet oranges, a bit floral.
Taste is almost identical, but it's quite citrusy upfront and only then fruity sweet.
Aftertaste is proper piny/hoppy bitter, lovely!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad but also not great. The hop was a little too much on its own. Had a little belgo like funk.
FatPhil (8347) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (BB Brevinga, Riga)
Wowsers, I’ve rarely met a beer with an aroma like this - it’s like pouring caramel syrup straight up your nostrils! Slightly watery at the start of the taste, nothing really coming through the retronasals, despite the fizziness moving vapours around. There’s some dark sticky resiny hoppiness, and plenty of dark syruppy malts. I guess together they’re in balance with each other, but they’re both a bit disfunctional. Some huskiness and graininess in the bitter finish. Leaves the mouth a bit sticky. Very drinkable for 6.9%, it actually slips down quite easily, but in part that also means it’s a bit dull - there’s nothing saying "I’m here, and I’m interesting" (sorry, I don’t find sugar interesting). Perfectly adequate. I could drink it again.
madmitch76 (13004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27th November 2011
Light haze on this darkish amber beer. Big fluffy white head. The head has a startling garlic flavour! Palate is smooth, a little soft and slightly dry. Creamy malt base - mild. The Apollo follows the head with more garlic and just a whisper of citrus. Finishes semi dry. Never had such a garlic led apollo beer!