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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

700 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 44
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Kristalweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-25-2012)
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Reviews by bonbright7:
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bonbright7

Florida

4.73/5  rDev +23.2%

It has been a while since I had tasted Apollo from a tap, so when I noted its arrival in cans, I must admit to being mildly skeptical of its prowess.

The first time I tasted this beer was at the Sixpoint Brewery in Brooklyn in April 2007 after the brewery tour while we hung out with the brewers at the Liberty. The Apollo was magical then, but after that, subsequent barrels just didn't hit it for me and sometimes they were plain worthless. I didn't taste again after a few more times in hopes that the old magic and cloudy beer would return....

Fast forward to May 2012. The white and gold can of Apollo poured very well with a full nose of banana and vanilla really begging me for the first taste. It was simply magnificent when I got to the first taste as the spirited carbonation and the huge flavor came bounding out of my glass.

The magic had returned and so did my optimism for Sixpoint's products. I liked the other cans, but the Apollo had been the one for me. It resonated with my history as it captured the style guidelines for this beer.

This will clearly be one of my best beers of the upcoming Summer.

05-12-2012 01:40:46 | More by bonbright7
More User Reviews:
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MadScientist

New York

4.3/5  rDev +12%

a: This pours a medium gold with moderate haze. The off-white head is short lived with big rocky bubbles.

s: A moderately-light clove and banana aroma dominates with a warm, spicy orange scent that makes me think of coriander. There is a soft wheat aroma as well.

t: There is a citrus tartness with a light sweetness and the balance being mildly tart. There is a spiciness as well as some wheat character. There is little bitterness and and hop flavor with a dry finish.

m: A medium-light body with some creaminess. The moderately-high carbonation seems to slightly dry the palate.

o: This is an easy to drink beer; I'm really enjoying the tartness and relatively dry finish along with the spicy and mildly fruit making this a great summer time beer.

07-25-2012 23:31:18 | More by MadScientist
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MaxT

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-28-2013 04:46:35 | More by MaxT
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withliterature

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-20-2013 22:21:19 | More by withliterature
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Tiernan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-30-2013 05:08:35 | More by Tiernan
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-28-2013 19:12:59 | More by woodchipper
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SkiBum22

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-23-2013 00:32:12 | More by SkiBum22
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-15-2012 19:17:53 | More by danthehopslamman
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kevrob802


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-06-2012 23:28:34 | More by kevrob802
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csmartin6

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-01-2012 12:33:36 | More by csmartin6
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dieBlume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-11-2013 22:57:15 | More by dieBlume
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +12%

07-17-2014 21:35:57 | More by Doomcifer
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JoeMertens

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +21.9%

Pours a golden copper, finger-width pearl white head that dissipates. 3 minutes in, no head what-so-ever, but very effervescent.

Typical weizen phenols and esters, spice and fruit dominate, banana and bubblegum take a backseat. Heavy wheat presence leads to a thick nose.

Light and fruity on the palate, berry and pineapple give way to a sharp yeasty-wheat characteristic. Fizzy, but with tight carbonation leading to an invigorating mouthfeel.

On principle I enjoy trying Sixpoint, however this is one of the best American Wheat's that I've had. Fantastic beer for when the temperatures keep edging upwards.

05-23-2012 02:19:21 | More by JoeMertens
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bierdabbler

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

07-15-2012 17:18:03 | More by bierdabbler
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megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-16-2013 21:26:56 | More by megamass
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

16oz can with a freshness date on the bottom.

LOOK: Bright golden hue, ring of lacing all the way down

SMELL: Bready, powdered clove, bubblegum, banana taffy, honeydew melon rind, grassy

TASTE: Smooth, crisp snap, moderate body, bread crust, green banana, lemon, clove, peppery, crackers, dry finish

Wow ... wow. Sixpoint pretty much nailed this one, did they rough-up some old German brewmasters for the secret recipe? I've only had a handful of this style but this clearly at the top. Congratz guys, you have a winner here.

05-11-2012 02:01:48 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

16 ounce can, had a best before date on the bottom, but I cant read it, all smudged up...oh well they get points for trying.

Poursmedium hazed lighter amber, near dull golden, creamy off white head, goes to a satin sheen, low sheeting and fine fields of lacing.

Nose is loaded with tropical fruits, especially bananas.

Fruity and flavorful wheat, more bananas and other tropical notes, moderate sweetness, with a very minor hop presence.

As it warms, notes of sweet malts and honey enter the party, nice wheat from sixpoint, in a can for easy summer portability. Def will be purchasing more of this one as things warm up in a few months.

05-09-2012 00:24:35 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, orange brown in color, hazy, moderate carbonation

Smell: banana and clove

Taste: banana, clove, wheat and sugar at the end

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, medium-light bodied, sweet and smooth

Overall: An excellent summer beer. This is dangerously drinkable. Nice light, crisp, and sweet. I bought a four pack and will be looking to pick this up more over the summer.

06-11-2012 14:45:59 | More by tigg924
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-12-2013 19:38:43 | More by Chris_Panos
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

1.48/5  rDev -61.5%

Picked up a can of this yesterday from a local bottle shop, cracked it open and immediately smelled a strong urine odor along with rotten bananas, For some reason I went on to actually taste this abomination of beer, it was like Donkey Kong went on a banana binge and the gave me a golden shower the next morning. Putrid bananas and strong dark urine is all I can think of....but I looked at the bottom of the can once I was done muscling through this beer, since I dont believe in drain pours, and it was canned in July of 2013...7 months ago, I hope thats the problem. If not, I am seriously surprised that this crap came from 6 point

02-16-2014 14:35:20 | More by KolbMarley
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JC333

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-20-2014 01:32:20 | More by JC333
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-02-2013 23:06:17 | More by Janeinma
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-22-2013 14:41:42 | More by mrw1zard
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-05-2012 17:08:45 | More by xdefeatsy
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virinow

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-18-2012 23:30:15 | More by virinow
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Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.