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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

683 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 683
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 43
Gots: 31 | 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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MADPolo

Alabama

2/5  rDev -47.9%

07-03-2013 15:04:59 | More by MADPolo
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tjsmith910

Florida

2/5  rDev -47.9%

02-14-2014 10:48:53 | More by tjsmith910
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -47.9%

01-09-2013 00:52:03 | More by craftbrew502
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

06-13-2013 03:58:24 | More by EgadBananas
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blt2646

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

06-29-2013 21:25:28 | More by blt2646
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MattiaLandoni


2.25/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A friend brought me a can yesterday night. I was excited to try a new hipster beer. I split the half-liter can with another friend of mine. As I poured it in the glasses, it looked and smelled like a normal wheat beer. (A little cloudy, yellow). I thought perhaps there was not enough carbon because the foam didn't look as crisp as usual, but this may just be because I am used to getting wheat beer on draft.

The taste, however, was hideous. Overpoweringly tart and yeasty, it felt like it had been canned before the fermentation was through. (Not that I ever tried a beer that actually was canned before its time; I am just trying to describe). Neither I, nor my friend, were able to finish our beer, and it went down the sink. I don't remember ever throwing out beer before, and I am 30.

I hope it's just a bad batch of cans. Given the very high reviews here, I can't see how it could taste so disagreeable to me if I tasted the real thing.

Serving type: can

09-08-2012 12:43:30 | More by MattiaLandoni
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dfernandez77

California

2.28/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance:
Slightly warm golden color, hazy (inappropriate for a Kristalweizen), medium head that dissipates quickly, leaves little lacing. If this is truly a Kristalweizen – it’s not crystal clear.

Smell:
Bubblegum, banana skin, paper ash, saltine and sweetness, slight lemon/grapefruit citrus, and tartness like the water in plain yogurt (lactic acid).

Taste:
Slightly tart, alluvial carbonate brightness, mushed orangey citrus character, saltine tea (if it existed), Perrier like mineral presence, acid reflux.

Mouthfeel:
Medium light, medium carbonation, finishes carbonate and powdery dry, like orange Tums.

Overall:
First I tried a few weeks ago was crisp and bright. The carbonate balance suited it. Still it far more character of a Berliner Weiße than a Kristalweizen. Yesterday I tried another and dumped it. Today I gave it another go. I know what a Kristalweizen is supposed to be, I know what a Berliner Weiße is supposed to be. This is far more the latter, but it’s not developing well at all. Maybe too much carbonates in the water conditioning. Unfortunate.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 03:37:26 | More by dfernandez77
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.35/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yeah...nooo! This is not a good beer....or I got a bad can. The beer poured into a Weizen glass was cloudy gold with no carbonation. No head no anything. The smell reminded me of medicine and the tast was brutal. The mouthfeel was light with zero carbonation. Overall this a just not good.

Serving type: can

09-03-2012 21:26:59 | More by WoodBrew
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BB1313

Ohio

2.45/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden/burnt orange; nice fluffy white head which eventually fades, lots of legs, decent lacing and retention; looks nice. The aromas are subtle. They're nice, but not too aggresive. But this isn't an aggressive style. There's alot of funky yeast along with your typical banana and bubblegum. The flavors are interesting. Wow, this is TART! Very sweet, almost sour! I can't get past the sweetness, it diminishes everything else going on. It has alot of Hefe characteristics. I'm picking up alot of green apple and pear. There's obviously no bitterness. This reminds me ALOT of a Berliner Weissbier, which I wasn't expecting, but hey they're both German. The flavors are also very one-note, which hurts the more I drink it. Mouthfeel is nice, light, and it has the right amount of carbonation. This is a nice wheat beer to enjoy on a hot day, it's just not one I'd like to drink alot of. It's easy to drink due to low abv, but the sourness takes a toll.

I didn't find this beer too enjoyable. I guess I'm the minority because people seem to really enjoy this one.

Serving type: can

06-13-2012 18:29:35 | More by BB1313
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TimHoss

Connecticut

2.45/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I did not like this interpretation of a Kristalweizen. I enjoy most of Sixpoint beers but I feel that this needs to go back to the drawing board before it is rated as "world class". I think one of the trappings of the beer is that it is marketed as a Summer Beer, which I understand the style fits the season, but the beer is simply too complex to be seen as a traditional, easy going summer beer. To me what gets you is the flavor and taste is all over the place. Starts with a sweet smell from the very thin head the mouth feel is what I expected, smooth and thin but the finish is what kills it. The finish is over the top antiseptic. What little flavor was left is destroyed by the finish. The rest of the beer is average its appearance, feel, and smell is an average interpretation of the style.

Serving type: can

06-30-2012 01:27:57 | More by TimHoss
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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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

01-10-2013 06:14:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

08-18-2012 21:45:01 | More by justintcoons
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

05-15-2013 16:44:13 | More by CB_Crowe
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

06-17-2012 22:41:49 | More by JAHMUR
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

05-09-2013 23:54:07 | More by tommyguz
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maxwelldeux

Washington

2.61/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Can. Nose is wheaty and rather yeasty, and almost like it hasn’t finished becoming a beer yet - might be the style, but it seems muddled and unfinished. Taste has a bit of citrus in there and is a little sweet, Doesn’t seem like there’s a lot to this beer - not a big fan.

Serving type: can

07-14-2013 21:27:36 | More by maxwelldeux
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

02-19-2013 05:30:04 | More by Blanco
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

11-14-2012 02:24:41 | More by mendvicdog
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brealbg

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

05-07-2012 12:56:29 | More by brealbg
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

01-30-2014 14:14:12 | More by dsnyder61
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CaryBrew92

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

10-06-2012 23:45:12 | More by CaryBrew92
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Cooker_stp

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

08-22-2013 23:58:51 | More by Cooker_stp
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TX-Badger

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

06-09-2014 17:54:37 | More by TX-Badger
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Phigg1102

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

06-19-2014 23:07:36 | More by Phigg1102
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.