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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

633 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 633
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.36%


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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Thads324

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A can reminiscent of piels. Pours a slightly hazey straw yellow. Big white head of soft and loose head, dissipating quickly.

Smells of cloves, old banana peel, sweat, some slight husky graininess and grass.

Taste is much the same. Light body with a bit of wheat malt and grain husks. Big yeast in back with some mild hop bitterness. The end is filled with cloves and bits of banana and chewing gum that you'd get at the ballpark. The aftertaste lingers seemingly forever. A bit of tart but not sourness towards the end, combined with black pepper.

Body is light and carbonation is crisp. The bubbles seen sharp on the tongue. Hides the alcohol.

A simple and good brew, very nice on a hot day.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 21:23:06 | More by Thads324
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champ103

Texas

3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a cloudy/hazed golden/orange...this is a Krstalweizen? This does not look filtered at all. At first a two finger white head forms, then noisely fizzes out in a second. No lace.
S: Banana bread, and toffee. Big bubblegum aromas. Spicy phenolic, peppery yeast.
T: A sweetness up front, along with some banana bread. Again, big on the bubblegum flavors, along with a peppery yeast. Maybe a bit of sourness? Not crisp tart lemons that can be a great component in other wheat beers, but more like a bit of an acidic bite.
M/D: A light to medium body. Light on the carbonation, and pretty thin overall. Not nearly crisp enough. Not hard to drink, and I will finish this with ease. Though this does not make me want to come back again and again.

Not bad, just pretty average. Maybe I am spoiled cause there are a handful of great wheat beers made in Texas. This leaves me wanting.

Serving type: can

06-18-2013 00:03:10 | More by champ103
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alaimoa

Connecticut

3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance a light amber and not hazy given filtration. Decent white head that isn't creamy and dissipates quickly.

Smells of citrus, banana, malt and woods/pine

Taste comes across clean with banana, bread, acidic fruit all present and a very carbonated mouthfeel. Medium body and leaves some aftertaste that is a bit sour

Overall delicious for a summer day and very drinkable

Serving type: can

06-09-2013 20:17:47 | More by alaimoa
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: This was a chill hazed golden straw color. It poured with the large but short-lived fizzy head.

s: Somewhat muted banana and clove with an odd additional fruit aroma that I cannot identify.

t: I have never tried the style of beer before. Frankly I didn't want to. This is better than I expected, but I love my hefes. Having said that, there was enough banana and cloves throughout plus a nice bubblegum finish to keep me interested.

m: Fairly full bodied but a little under carbonated.

o: A very pleasant surprise, I would buy this again.

Serving type: can

06-02-2013 20:57:17 | More by DIM
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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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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sixpoint Brewery - Apollo - Pint Can

Look - Pours a slightly hazy pale golden orange with some amber. Full foamy head that dissipated quickly leaving rings of sticky lacing. Great looking brew.

Smell - Bubblegum sweet, fruity banana/pear/apple with some spice (clove/nutmeg) and an ever so slight hint of hops or sour yeast.

Taste - Deep rich fruity same as the nose with a Belgian-type sour tart yeast. Taste is good, but perhaps a bit off and cloying, not sure I understand this flavor. I had heard they changed the recipe and/or wanted to recall it, but I'm judging as-is and I will change it if they fix this next time around.

Mouthfeel - This has a light and refreshing feel. No booziness, great drinkability. Definitely a Summer brew.

Overall - The taste is different for sure, but this is a good Summer seasonal nonetheless.

Serving type: can

05-29-2013 13:21:11 | More by JMScowcroft
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patpbr

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can, poured into glass
A - deep dark orange color with a modest head
S - smells floral which reminds of a Belgium style
T - fruit, banana, cloves, flora, bread, on the tart side
M - medium body on the higher side of carbination. crisp finsh
O - this is working out nicely on a spring day. Easy to drink and flavorful

Serving type: can

05-27-2013 18:08:31 | More by patpbr
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Amber in color with some haziness and a light airy head one finger thick.

Aroma: Clove, apple, banana, cinnamon, wisps of nutmeg. Light yeasty dryness in the nose.

Taste: Very crisp mouthfeel. Bourbon notes, vanilla, banana, apple, pear, cinnamon, twinges of nutmeg and allspice in the slight dry finish.

Notes: An absolutely remarkable beer and very drinkable. Cheers.

Serving type: can

05-27-2013 02:19:50 | More by horshack7
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a honeyed orange with a big foamy head. It dissipates, but leaves some lace. The color of this is gorgeous.

Big banana and clove notes, the most I've smelled in a domestic effort at this or any traditional German style. Some yeasty sweet wheat in there as well.

Big Clove/banana/bubblegum note up front. Not thin or watery, but a little loose compared to German counterparts. Good grain and fruit, a light tart bite, some raw grain, honeyed notes, and moderate bitterness to close the deal.

Lighter bodied, a little thin.

Decent beer. I know people are bitching about this compared to last year's batch. I still dug it. I think it is definitely heavy on spice and fruit, but it still is a very nice beer.

Serving type: can

05-25-2013 21:56:59 | More by OtherShoe2
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

2.88/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On the box, it says: Best by July 29, 2013:

Thanx to a non-BA for this going away present:

Into a weizen:

A: somewhat hazy yet clear yellow/orange body, one finger white foamy head that rapidly dies, some carbonation is seen rising

S: bubblegum up front, some light malts coming through very sweet, slight banana/yeasty aroma trying to come through, some light cloves are there too

T: very sweet (bubblegum) and malty, slight banana/yeasty and banana aftertaste, dry finish

M: medium, semi-sessionable, adequate carbonation

O: as much as I`ve been wanting to try this for a long time I`m actually slightly disappointed as I`ve had all 4 and this is just me: though I`m not an expert on kristalweizens, it seems as though there`s just too much "bubblegum" all around, mostly just an average kristalweizen IMO, I`d seek out other "kristals" before this one

Serving type: can

05-23-2013 02:55:37 | More by BeerKangaroo
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a semi hazy orange with very little head. Smells of wheat and orange. Tastes of orange and wheat with undertones of other citrus. Beer is carbonated perfectly and for its light body and it is very sessionable. Overall, a pretty good beer.

Serving type: can

02-25-2013 02:46:18 | More by cyclonece09
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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy golden-straw color. This is a foamy white head of about one finger which has decent retention before fading to a ring of foam.

S: A mild but enjoyable aroma. Lightly toasted malt melds with a somewhat fruity fermentation profile. Overall fairly sweet, with notes of caramel.

T: The first thing I pick up is the sweet and light toasty malt flavors. This is quickly joined by a light, noble hop flavor which provides just a touch of bitter grass. The fruity fermentation flavors and yeast become prominent in the mid-palate, with notes of phenolic banana. Clove joins the flavors in the moderate length finish.

M: Fairly thin and slightly watery, but this works with the medium-high carbonation. Fairly crisp and easy to drink.

O: Pretty good beer. Some phenolic Belgian flavors in a beer that is overall easier drinking that your standard Hefeweizen.

Serving type: can

01-20-2013 23:37:43 | More by WankelEngine
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Ego

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

eyes...
(although at this first moment I am enjoying the audible sizzle...)
bright white head fizzles into nothingness in a matter of moments, mostly clear with a hue of dark straw, very active carbonation rises up even though there is no head, on par for the style matey

nose...
big bready dry banana (yeah, all that and a bag of plantain chips), nice fruity esters and some bubble gum snap, wheat driven funkish notes that smack of euro tradition.. brooklyn ? nice!

taste etc...
as refreshing as a great soft drink... except better, lemony notes really tease the mouth, the carbonation makes this so easy to drink, the sensations are all at once here, a mouthful of all the flavors you would and should expect, the nose is strong but the flavors of wheat and banana are in balance here, the tinge of sourness really is just making this an all day sucker, this is very refreshing and will be in my go to box this spring/summer for sure.

verdict?
drinks a bit lighter than some straight up weiss beers, so a better option for a pool party etc.
this is very tasty but remains really light and drinkable.
the can is convenient... and a hit in this household this fine evening

Serving type: can

01-20-2013 05:30:33 | More by Ego
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can a deep clear gold with two fingers of frothy off-white head. A good amount of sticky lacing left behind.

Very sweet aroma of banana, geen apple, tropical fruit, cloves, and grainy malts.

The taste was tart with fresh-squeezed lemon upfront. Light amounts of wheat and green apple followed. The tartness lingered through the finish.

Medium bodied and quite dry with a moderate carbonation.

I liked the combination of tartness and wheat. Very interesting, for sure.

Serving type: can

01-14-2013 02:47:23 | More by Monkeyknife
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a cervoise. Pours a fairly-clear (though not clear enough for a Kristallweizen) light golden color with a nice, fluffy white head with good retention and lacing. The nose has a nice bit of banana and bubblegum, with clove characters kept to a minimum. Flavor is similar with a touch of bread in the background. Light body with just a touch of chewiness. Good carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Very nice beer.

Serving type: can

12-15-2012 16:20:43 | More by Thorpe429
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz Can from Bear World Watertown NY for 3.50$

Appearance – Hazy dark gold colour with an average size fizzyy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for only around 1-2 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, banana, clove/coriander, citrus

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with banana and some tart citrus acid. It ends with a surprising tart citric acid aftertaste.

Overall – An interesting tasting beer for sure. I know my can is a little out of date, but the beer has a surprising amount of lambic/sour like flavours. The appearance is a disappointment but the mouthfeel is decent.

Serving type: can

11-29-2012 00:55:48 | More by spinrsx
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazed golden straw, big plume of white froth. Scent is bready and sweet with notes of lemon and apple. Wow, first impression is how sweet this beer is, bready and lightly yeasty, fresh lemon and some tart apple, light grassyness. Medium bodied, smooth, lighter carbonation than expected. Solid beer, but a splash too sweet for me in this style.

Serving type: can

11-20-2012 16:00:44 | More by rfgetz
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 16oz (1 pint) poured into a weizen glass.

A: A clear, dark gold, Apollo has a solid fluffy ring of head.

S: Banana, clove, bread, and grassy.

T: Sour banana, clove, bread, lemon, pepper, and a hint of green.

M: Medium

O: An excellent beer, it has a nice sour refreshing flavor that also has some of the notes of a regular weizen. The finish is pleasingly dry. I wish I had found this earlier in the summer; I would have drank a lot more of it.

Serving type: can

10-28-2012 19:17:27 | More by ianjsullivan
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

So a kristalweizen that's not all that "kristal"...whatevs! This stuff pours a mildly cloudy cream-amber topped by a finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, coriander, clove, light banana, cracked wheat, black pepper, light cardamom, and a touch of candi sugar. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some cotton candy, vanilla bean, light grapefruit zest, more banana, and a bit of cinnamon. The result is a heavenly concoction of summery wheat beer-y-ness. I couldn't stop going back for more glugs from the 4-pack. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a creamy feel, and a mildly dry finish. Overall, this was one of the best wheat beers I've had in recent memory. I've been sucking them down for months and am sad to see its season over. Hey, Sixpoint: make this year round! If no one else will, I'll keep them off the shelves...

Serving type: can

10-22-2012 21:09:51 | More by TMoney2591
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours from the can as a lightly hazed golden orange color with a one finger white head. The head fades very fast to give only a tiny level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of wheat and sour lemon. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter notes of yeast and a malty smell.

Taste – The taste starts out of wheat and malt and is quite lemony. The lemon taste gets even stronger as the taste moves on. As the taste moves on with the lemon increasing in the flavor becomes more and more tart. In the end a rather mouth-puckering lemon and wheat flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the light side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly above average side. Good for the style as it balances out some of the tart flavors by not allowing them overpower the tongue but yet the feel yields to a more refreshing feel.

Overall – A bit on the tart side for me, but that is to be expected for the style. Not a bad flavor profile and rather refreshing.

Serving type: can

10-08-2012 00:22:57 | More by Darkmagus82
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a hazy light golden blonde. Hardly any head!! Only a half a finger high white bubbly head building, and dissipating immediately into no lacing .
The smell is citrus and tart.
Tasting the beer, lemon, lime and other citrus fruit is dominant. The tart in the middle is strong. There is a yeast strand noticeable , which gives the color the cloudiness . This is not a characteristic of a true Kristallweizen, which should be clear in color.
Overall a interesting beer, but maybe not quite true to the style.

Serving type: can

10-02-2012 02:55:34 | More by Hopfenpeter
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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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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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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, light caramelized malts, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and bananas. Then some bready flavors of wheat and a hearty but not too heavy malt character come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good beer to pound down for a long time.

Serving type: can

08-28-2012 03:55:06 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Biermaedchen

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - translucent golden yellow with a big fluffy white head. could be more clear... but that's semantics- you can see through it.

S - Clove, bubblegum (bazooka if you ask me ^^) sweet ripe banana scents.

T - Crisp, full-flavored, a hint of tartness (very light), clove, would have loved some more bubblegum flavors, but it is there along with the sweet banana.

M - med-light bodied, great carbonation... very smooth and easy to drink (all 4 in one sitting)

O - As i sit on a porch swing in rural PA across the street from a church that plays the national anthem everyday & contemplate our recent landing on Mars, I cant help but look down at this beautiful craft beer and think, "I am certainly satisfied"

Serving type: can

08-22-2012 18:02:39 | More by Biermaedchen
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 633 ratings.