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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

685 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 685
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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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
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zachgroves

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

07-23-2014 03:49:19 | More by zachgroves
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

06-22-2012 17:45:17 | More by lilnicky068
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GrindFatherBob

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

03-06-2013 09:47:34 | More by GrindFatherBob
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kojevergas

Texas

2.81/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

473ml/16 fl oz aluminum can with stylish well laid out label art acquired as part of a 4 pack at Twin Liquors and served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; I've never had a beer from this brewery before. 5.2% ABV confirmed. 11 IBU. 3.7 SRM.

Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a three finger wide head of beige colour. Decent thickness and creaminess. Complexion could be softer. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is good - about 3-4 minutes. I'd like a bit more froth given the style.

Body colour is a clear translucent yellow copper of above average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Buttery (diacetyl?) and creamy, with an untoward sweetness. Maybe even a hint of vanilla/creme brulee. Wheat. Dirty orange fruit; this is not the refreshing orange peel you'd want in a proper kristalweizen. Banana and clove. It comes off artificial, as though brewed with extract. I'm really concerned; this misses the mark for the style. Banana is dominant. I'm not getting any complex yeasty notes, and it doesn't seem to have fermented all that cleanly. Hopping is floral in character, with some light fruitiness as well, and has minimal presence.

No alcohol is detectable. An off-putting aroma of above average strength.

T: The wheat body doesn't feel fresh at all, and is eclipsed by a layer of artificial sweetness; boy is this not traditional. I get some doughy yeast - which is unbecoming. Clove, banana, sweet maltiness. Candy floss/bubblegum. Maybe even lime? Unwelcome vanilla and accompanying sweetness. It's not quite cloying, but it's far from well balanced. Some vague apple and orange fruit notes. Hop presence is minimal and contributes little except for generic floral and fruity notes. Built poorly for a kristalweizen.

Subpar depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

No alcohol comes through. The yeast-derived notes (banana and clove) are subdued, and the beer lacks both complexity and a clean feel. Zero subtlety and nuance here.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Weak, lacking presence. Buttery. Not full-bodied. Mouthfeel doesn't suit the flavour profile or the style particularly well. Overcarbonated, but it has none of the clean crispness found in the best examples of the style. Unrefreshing - a crucial mis-step for a kristalweizen.

Not oily, gushed, boozy, harsh, or hot.

Dr: I'm rather disappointed. This is pretty mediocre stuff. They even got the wheat note wrong. As an introduction to Sixpoint, it's discouraging me from wanting to try their other offerings. I wouldn't buy this again; it's a pretty subpar kristalweizen. Not sure quite what they were going for with this. I'm shocked at its current high ratings. Though it's a poor beer in the style, if you disregard styles altogether and just view it as a beer, it's of average quality.

If we're being comparative, it don't hold a candle to New Glarus' offering.

C

Serving type: can

09-26-2013 01:38:00 | More by kojevergas
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Tauroe

Maine

2.99/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not my ideal summer beer I can respect what they were going for.

Appearance is nice with a hazy dark orange color and about a finger of head that dissipates quickly.

Smell to me was super sweet with a hint of floral

Taste followed suit with the smell like a sweet bubble gum when it first hits your tongue and almost overwhelms and then I picked up a hint of sour as it warmed in my mouth.

Decent carbonation but the beer had a thick feeling to it that I wasn't really expecting in a summer offering.

Overall I thought the beer was good but one that I probably wouldn't rush out to the store to buy again.

Serving type: can

05-31-2013 00:47:40 | More by Tauroe
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juicebox

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-02-2013 12:00:55 | More by juicebox
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-17-2014 14:48:44 | More by Zonian1
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-18-2013 02:48:37 | More by timjim1327
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-05-2012 05:25:40 | More by mikeburd1128
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markmiller

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-12-2012 05:52:51 | More by markmiller
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dsshuck

Delaware

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-28-2013 22:46:46 | More by dsshuck
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Bustersuess

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-12-2013 03:11:26 | More by Bustersuess
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-09-2014 14:43:13 | More by Karibourgeois
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-14-2013 14:47:20 | More by Boston_Steve
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-21-2012 18:26:39 | More by SickNukes
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.