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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

672 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 43
Gots: 28 | 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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billcaperton1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.9%

09-16-2012 23:47:25 | More by billcaperton1
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

10-11-2012 14:07:20 | More by TheBigBoy
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well suited for warmer weather, nothing quenches the thirst like kristalweizen. Less bready and yeasty than their unadulterated Hefe, but with more flavor and body than lagers, these allow soft herbal hops to cleans the palate with a gentle bready aftertaste.

Apolo pours from the can with a burnish yellow color and a less-than-kristal clarity with a somewhat dull haze. An airy head is quickly released and then as quickly colapses with somewhat fizzy notion. With no lace and low retention, the beer struggles to win the eyeball test.

A mix of bready wheat and raw grain give sweeter and richer impressions while a mild background decor of clove, lemon, and apples provide a glimpse into the estery, spicy balance. Taut vanilla and banana continue to display complexities as the beer warms.

Partly of wheat and partly grainy-sweet, the initial taste is lightly yeasty, doughy, bready, and saccharine-rich. Mild fruit acidity of green apples, lemon, and oranges help to balance the malt sweetness and provides the bridge toward an earthy hop bitterness with a sprinkle of clove spice in aftertaste.

Medium bodied, the filtered quality of the beer seems incomplete as it allows for the bready texture to persist, thus not providing the crisp and clean acidic finish that I expect. Still, a dimple of grain emptiness leaves the mid palate less than stellar.

The beer simply seems incomplete in it's true kristalweizen character. It's lackluster yeast character of true hefeweizens with its mere semi-clean taste and texture, the beer comes off like most of the inferior American pale wheat ale style. For more authentic taste, look toward Weihenstephaner Kristalweissbier.

Serving type: can

06-12-2012 16:28:45 | More by BEERchitect
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

09-04-2012 22:35:40 | More by DelicateDelirium
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mrfreakybig

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I’m not a big fan of wheat beers, so it might not be fair for me to rate this one. This pours clear, and is inviting. Smells of banana and the other things that you usually find with beers of this style. I didn’t dislike it at all, but as I said, I’m not really a fan of the style, so there was nothing particularly distinguishing about this beer that would bring me back to it ahead of any other wheat beer.

Serving type: can

07-25-2012 13:56:40 | More by mrfreakybig
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heizerbjj

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-08-2013 23:45:26 | More by heizerbjj
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-18-2012 23:16:43 | More by erlenmeyer
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rangr514

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-27-2012 14:02:42 | More by rangr514
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Jeb37

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-02-2012 23:57:44 | More by Jeb37
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-03-2013 00:04:34 | More by StArnoldFan
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instinct2

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-26-2013 02:33:38 | More by instinct2
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omnibusfilms

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-10-2013 21:38:21 | More by omnibusfilms
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nsheehan

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Apollo
Sixpoint
20130625
16 oz can to Duvel glass
Wheat
5.2% ABV

A – A uniformly cloudy (and very thick) light amber. Somewhat translucent. Poured quite vigorously, but the head subsided very quickly, leaving just a whisp of it on top.

S – Wheat, berries, and smoke. Almost like a maple smokey smell. I can pick out strawberry and blueberry. There is no citrus or bubblegum right now. The maple-smoke is covering up a twang of something, as well as the other smells/flavors in general.

T – Smoke, berries, and smoke. Actually tastes OK, surprisingly. I continued to sip on it, and eventually the berry smell turned into a blueberry/strawberry yogurt smell.

M – Light body on the tip of the tongue, becomes medium bodied as you swallow. Soft (but not silky), and not dry at all. I can feel the mouthfeel transition clearly, and a lingering wet-feeling on the tongue when I swallow.

D - I'm getting a maple-smoke smell and flavor, book-ending mainly a blueberry yogurt taste. Also, the color is darker than advertised. Possible off batch? Nonetheless, I'm finding it OK to drink (smoke in a kristalweizen, wha? Surprise.)
3.25, 2.25, 3.25, 3.25, 3; 3.

Serving type: can

08-23-2013 04:11:12 | More by nsheehan
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-10-2014 19:01:41 | More by Belittle
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-11-2013 23:00:08 | More by kscaldef
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lauries444

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-10-2013 01:36:06 | More by lauries444
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev -21.9%

10-16-2012 03:40:19 | More by THECPJ
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-30-2013 11:29:47 | More by ChrisMon02
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sprague808

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

10-12-2013 02:20:39 | More by sprague808
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dbattey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-23-2014 19:22:16 | More by dbattey
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keithmurray

New York

3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - hazy golden color with slight white head

smell - not pleasant at all, sour apricots&sour lemon rind

taste - better than the smell, tart lemon/orange/green apple flavor

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, light on the carbonation, sour on the aftertaste, really drinks more like a weizenbock than a kristalweizen as it is classified on this website

overall - decent beverage (other than the aroma, which is off-putting), good for those hot days, I just think that it is mistakenly identified as a kristalweizen

Price Point - $9.99/4pk 16.9oz cans

Serving type: can

07-03-2012 01:09:33 | More by keithmurray
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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 16 oz. can into a weisen glass. Nice head at first but it quickly dissipated. Not a traditional thick frothy wheatbeer head, more like a budwieser. The taste was not too bad once I added fruit. If you dont like fruit in your beer then pass on this. It is pretty undrinkable on its own. I would but it again only if it was on sale for 20 bucks per case, which is why I tried it in the first place.

Serving type: can

08-18-2013 18:36:23 | More by Uniobrew31
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A -pours a crsytal clear light colored gold. A froathy white head of foam bubbles and fizzes out quickly not even leaving a trace.

S - aroma is of medium intensity. Lots of banana and lemon zest esters and juicy fruit gum like phenolics. Underneath are toasty and grainy malt notes.

T - initialy its lemony acidity takes hold. Dominant feature on the palate nut notes of doughy bread and toasted grains lie underneath. Light hints of banana and some earthy spice hop character in the middle which ride out till the snappy finish.

M - creamy medium bodied. Medium carb.

O - interesting ale. Seems a bit out of balance though. Too much acidity. I would have liked a little less to let the spice and ester notes show through on the palate a bit more.

Serving type: can

08-04-2012 00:15:47 | More by Teleweizen2
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Brent

Kentucky

3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pour was surprisingly turbid for a kristalweizen. Golden color with a dense head and finely suspended particulate. Soft mouthfeel, with vague banana notes and a bready, wheaty finish. Went a touch medicinal toward the very end, but not enough to throw the flavor profile off. A bit more sweet than average, with some sugary flavor in the middle. Good, but not more than that.

Serving type: can

06-13-2012 21:39:17 | More by Brent
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

16 oz. can poured into craft pint.

A- Hazy pale orange with a dwindling airy white head. Carbonation is actively rising, but the head only retains as a ring. No lacing.

S- Lots of banana and clove, a bit of a floral fruit aroma. Very fragrant.

T- Fruity, a lot of the yeast flavor comes out. A bit of a tang in the finish.

M- A little syrupy, carbonation is not there. The tang hangs around after the finish.

O- Okay. Very fragrant, but I like a big foamy head on my weizens. The feel was off too.

Serving type: can

07-13-2013 17:25:58 | More by BWED
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.