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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

713 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.4%
Wants: 47
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

whatname, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Pours a slightly hazy, deep golden yellow color with a one inch white head that dissipates quickly with big bubbles, leaving little lacing.

Wheat, peach, apricot, banana, and clove comprise the aroma, with a bit of white pepper adding complexity.

Flavor is decidedly citrusy, with lemon and orange peel underlying a peach and bready wheat backbone. There's a significant coriander component and banana and apple esters present at the slightly peppery finish. There's a bit of a metallic element that emerges as it warms.

Body is a bit syrupy, With high carbonation. The finish is zesty and bubbly.

Overall, I don't have much experience with the style, but it's a fruit salad in a beer. Very tasty and lots going on to keep things interesting. But I have a feeling the style is supposed to be cleaner.

barczar, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%

A: cloudy/deep yellow/orange, finger white head,
beautiful lacing.

S: bouquet/floral nose, hint of clove + banana,
wheat, mild yeast

T: lemon peel/floral, wheat, light crisp finish

M: med/light body, light/crisp mouth

O: POW! Sixpoint has nailed it again.
Will be running back out to stock my
frig for the summer. Great summer/session brew.
Mighty fine for even the pickiest of beer fans.

DELICIOUS, GET SOME!

BeerLover99, May 10, 2012
Photo of markgugs
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

bigfnjoe, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of JayQue
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%

Very good!!! I was expecting the usual slightly watery, lemon zest-heavy beer. This one is true to style, featuring yeast and richness.

Pours a slightly hazy straw gold color into my Bud Select Pilsner glass. Big frothy head with good retention, scattered bits of lacing.

Smell of yeast and lemon zest, very pleasant...reminiscent of better hefeweizens.

Taste is top shelf, Belgian yeast, lemon zest, and a more subdued cloves and bubble gum thing going on. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel is rich and tart. Very nice and very refreshing. I could pound a bunch of these.

This one is a lot closer to German hefes/Kristalweizens than the standard American versions. Good flavors, right complexity...very good!!!

JayQue, May 16, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

Oversized can picked up in GCT, NYC.

Fizzy yellow, some white foam. Hazy. Smell is powerful banana/clove - like a hefe on steroids. Wheat throughout the nose and taste, and blended in with waves of citrus. The blend is near perfect.

Tasty, refreshing - this is an ideal summer beer I will be looking to pick up again before the season is over.

KTCamm, May 19, 2012
Photo of philbe311
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

A - A finger's worth of perfectly level crisp pure white colored head... Modest retention gives way to a full even lacing... A moderate amount of varying paced carbonation steaks throughout... The color is a lively glowing peach like color with a very faint chill haziness about it... A slight bit of lacing clings tot he glass...

S - Lemon zest... A bit of honey... Bubble gum... Clove... Unripened bananas... Some bready and biscuity malts...

T - Apricot... Lemon zest... Honey... Bubble gum... A very light spice component comprised mostly of clove and white pepper... Bananas... Perhaps a hint of golden delicious apple... A very light tartness lies beneath the surface... Lots of complexity as each sip is slightly different from the one before it...

M - Medium bodied... Sturdy... Some fizzy carbonation... Fairly dense... Mostly smooth... Some crispness... A bit sleek... A bit sticky...

D - A very respectable beer... A little different from what I was expected which is not necessarily a plus nor a minus... Wouldn't be my first choice for a summer seasonal, though I would gladly welcome the opportunity to drink again...

philbe311, May 25, 2012
Photo of dar482
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

This beer comes in a slightly hazy golden yellow with a finger head.

The aroma has that has banana, clove, a bit lemon, wheat. Maybe a hint of bubble gum.

The flavor follows with that aroma and traditional weizen flavors. You get a good banana in the front with that spice and then a touch of bubble gum for the body.

Being a kristalweizen, it pushes towards a lighter body. The interesting thing is that you get a sourness in there too for some reason. It's like a sour or off fruit flavor, which was confusing and sort of a minus for the beer.

Still, a very refreshing and delicious beer. I do think Weihenstephaner does a better job, but this is quite good still.

dar482, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Zach136, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Kmlund, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Bierguy5
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%

16 oz tall boy can, which is awesome for a holiday weekend. Only slightly hazy gold color. White head disappears fairly quickly.

Tart in the nose. A bright, citrusy character. A hint of banana esthers, with a very subtle clove feel.

Tart up front, and refreshing. A bit of citrus zest. A bright feel, with a hint of banana on the back end.

Light body with refreshing carbonation. Alcohol is no factor here. Bright citrus character makes this so refreshing on a summer day. I am usually not excited about a kristalweizen, but this changes my mind.

Bierguy5, May 27, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

The appearance is clear but slightly hazy in this sunshine colored beer. It lacks a quility head though, the one i got wasthin and soapy fading to a slight collar.
Aromas of wheat malts bananana and clove come through along with bubblegum.
Taste unfortunately comes through thin and weak and watery.
leave it alone.

micromaniac129, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Jame515, Jul 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

GrindFatherBob, Mar 06, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +6.5%

A: Pours a slightly cloudy golden straw with about a half finger of white head that fades very quickly. No lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is belgian yeast, banana, green apple, pineapple, and bubblegum. There is a mild tartness, even in the nose, that I'm intrigued by.

T: Umm. Light and sweet up front with the Belgian esters and fruits. Definite banana and bubblegum. As it moves to the middle I get some more fruityness out of it, and it shifts to a funkier side. Green apple and pineapple. Spot on with the nose. The finish is mildly puckering, but more so on the sides of the tongue.

M: Light bodied beer. It's sweet and refreshing to start, but gets a little weird in the middle. The finish is a tad sour, but everything seems to work well together.

O: Solid beer. This might actually be my favorite Sixpoint beer. I've been let down by their cans in the past, but this is a great summer brew with nice marriage of complexity and drinkability.

trxxpaxxs, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%

A-golden color with a small white head and no significant lacing

S-wheat, bananas, cloves, slight citrus and spices

T-bananas, cloves, nice wheat character and slightly tart bite at the finish

F-light body with moderate carbonation, nice crisp, dry mouthfeel

O-a nice weizen that will be enjoyable in the summer months ahead

MDDMD, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +4.4%

A: Poured from the 16 oz can into a weizen glass. Body is ever-so-slightly hazy golden-yellow with a 1+-finger whitish head.

S: "Yeasty" is the word that comes to mind. Banana esters, some bubblegum and generic fruitiness. Touch of citrus (lemony, maybe even lemon peel).

T: Initially I was surprised by the fruitiness and tart finish, as I thought this was an American Pale Wheat Ale. I get berries and black cherries and a good wheat twangy tartness at the finish. Also a touch of bananas and some modest lemony citrus. Finishes fairly clean with a neutral aftertaste.

M: Carbonation is prickly, but not offensive or intrusive. Heft is light.

O: Good stuff. I'm not a huge fan of a lot of tartness in my beer, so I probably won't come back to this one, but I can appreciate a good beer even if it's outside of my wheelhouse.

Kendo, Jun 19, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +18.3%

A. A very hazy, opaque dark gold with some foamy white head and a little bit of lacing, though not much. Bubbly with some sediment.

S. It smells like banana and a hint of wheat.

T. True to the scent, it has a banana bread taste to it. There's a mild tartness to it. Some sweet honey/lemon. But it real feels like banana bread.

M. Very refreshing and has a bit of carbonation.

O. I thoroughly enjoy this beer. I'm not always the biggest fan of summer wheats, but this is truly exceptional.

Amalak, May 12, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +14.4%

Poured from a 16-ounce can into a Relic Brewing Co. imperial nonic pint glass.

A: Somewhat hazy, golden orange color with great clarity and plenty of carbonation beneath a thin head of bone white foam that disappears quickly.

S: Funky wheat, lemony spices and herbal, grassy, citrus hops proceeded by lemon zest and minty gum.

T: Tart, sweet and juicy up front with plenty of fruity malt esters thrown in the mix. A tropical, peppery banana flavor grips around mid-palate before breaking with an herbal, tart and drying front of bubblegum esters. The finish is sweet and dry with a lingering hint of tart, lemon bitterness and a wheaty, yeast twang.

M: Light, crisp, flavorful and well-balanced with a dry, yet somewhat puckering tartness.

O: Hell of a quenching, tart summer weizen with plenty of balance, carbonation and light, fruity citrus flavors to keep you going. At 5.2% ABV, this packs a lot of flavor for a sessionable beer and I'd pack it in a cooler to and from the beach for sure.

Gambrinus1184, Jun 18, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Monkeyknife, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ElGallo, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mklisz, May 19, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%

16 oz. can poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a lustrous golden amber color with low clarity, more fitting of a proper hefe than a filtered version. The head, on the other hand, lacks the wonderful texture of a typical hefe, but it is a three finger offwhite color with thick bubbles that ultimately settles down to a little under one finger. Tiny specks of lacing on the glass.

S: Very strong banana scent, almost to the point where it starts to smell like glorified banana bread. There are also a bit of spices, such as coriander and clove hidden underneath.

T: It starts with a strong banana flavor (surprising) augmented by a pleasant tartness, before giving way to a wheaty malt upsurge near the finish. I've never had a weizen truly like this one - Sixpoint have done a great job getting yeast esters into the flavor profile without weighing down the palate with heaviness and astringency, all while providing an excellent tart sensation.

M: The finish and aftertaste aren't overly heavy from the yeast, though the body in general is still a little thicker than I like. Carbonation is about spot on for the general style.

O: Weizens are are one of my favorite styles, and this nicely breaks out of the traditional mold without coming across as recklessly experimental. It's not better than the weizens from Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, or Sierra Nevada, but it easily deserves to be placed in the same conversation as them.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of portia99
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%

16oz can (best by Aug 18, 2012) poured into a Los Gatos Brewing weizen glass.

A - Pours a medium orangey golden color with two fingers of fluffy white head with good staying power. Head slowly fades away leaving some foamy, sticky lacing on the glass. Fairly dark on the color spectrum for the style and still showing a bit of haze.

S - Extremely strong banana aroma up front here...pretty dominant to the point of killing most everything else. A touch of cloves, hints of wheat barely make an appearance.

T - Banana is dominant in the flavor too...however it does leave room for other flavors to have some impact. Surprisingly tart at the start of each sip and lingering past the swallow. Wheat is quite noticeable giving a firm base, remaining grainy and somewhat sweet and wortlike. Mildly yeasty despite the filtration. A very robustly flavored wheat beer.

M - Tart up front and lingering creating a salivating effect after each swallow. Very fruity/banana'y/estery. Firm wheat base that is grainy and sweet. Carbonation is high and prickly as it should be.

O - Overall, a very good wheat beer. Difficult to find American versions with this much flavor intensity to them. Blindly, I would have guessed this was of German origin. Didn't have much for expectations when I bought this, but glad I did...will be going back for more.

portia99, May 12, 2012
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.