Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery
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Reviews by VncentLIFE:
3.78/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I know Im tearing through the reviews tonight. thanks dakkon54!
Pour is a bit lighter than a hefe, but a bit cloudy for a kristall. I expect kristall clear body, this one is a bit cloudy. Initial huge white head has disappeared.
The smell isnt as strong as other Kristalls. Lots of bubble gum and banana, but too much of the malt comes through. I want it to smell like straight esters from the yeast. It gets more fruity the longer I smell.
The taste is different, for sure. It wants to be dominated by the yeast esters, but theres a twangy sour thing that just kills every flavor almost instantaneously. Its almost like Bells Oarsman, the slight note of sour just kind of hangs around with the yeast flavors, but never really meshes 100%.
Its like theres two camps here. Initial tastes are all yeast driven. Then when those die the acid malt just comes in. its like theres no connection
Serving type: can
06-09-2012 02:36:32 | More by VncentLIFE
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3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a sam adams custom glass: color is copper to light amber, nearly transparent, good carbonation with some fine bubbles; head is off white to light tan, presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates quickly to a ring along the glass edges, no lacing.
Smell is very subtle, feint bananas, light cloves, then tart, not strong but noticeable.
Taste is very tart, then i checked he best before date and it read 7/29/2013... flavors are not bad, but surprising for a brew that is supposed to a filtered wheat. Anyway, tart, some light vinegar, then light banana and clove notes.
Mouthfeel is sharp, biting, but not awful, good sour sharpness on the tongue, touch of vingear with lingering sweetness.
Overall, hard to judge this brew, i did not notice the 1 year old expiration on the 4 pack before purchasing and I've not had other kristalweizens of note. either way the flavor was good for an expired brew. i'll seek out a fresh version for comparison.
Serving type: can
08-01-2014 03:00:10 | More by mvanaskie13
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.