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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

714 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 714
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Greigh, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

beagle826, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

tarheels4life23, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Brendog9, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of dcall384
1.4/5  rDev -63.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass. Poured a pale orange color. Smelled a lot of citrus and wheat in this beer. The taste was terrible. Tasted like orange, vinager, and moldy wheat. Could not finish this beer poured it straight down the drain. Maybe there was something wrong with the 4 pack I got, but after two sips this beer made me half sick.

dcall384, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

johntandlich, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of CoolEthan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

CoolEthan, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

OptionParalysis, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Varkias41, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

BeerZack, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 fl oz. can, with best before date of sometime in July 2013 smeared on the bottom of the can. My friend gave me a can of this stuff so I could review it on here. My fourth beer from Sixpoint, and my first encounter with a kristalweizen style beer so I don't really know what to expect.

Poured into a Shock Top weizen glass, based on the BeerAdvocate recommendation.

A - Pours about three fingers of foamy off-white head that fizzles down to about a finger. Body color is an amber orange, almost similar to a pale ale, but with tons of bubbles streaming up the sides of the glass. Looks pretty nice.

S - Bananas, carbonation, bubblegum malts, cloves, vinegar, maybe a hint of lemons, and some earth. Not ideally how I like my beer to smell, but I suppose it suits the style.

T - Taste follows the nose, but with a bit of vinegar tartness somewhere near the middle. Creamy bananas, lots of clove, and a bit of grainy wheat. I am actually really enjoying it, except the cloves are a bit overpowering.

M - Feel is crisp, tart, and refreshing. Bit of vinegar tartness, and some spicy cloves lingering on the palate. Very light, easy drinking.

Overall, an interesting beer, definitely a bit different than what I expected. I personally think this would be a better beer without the cloves, or at least with them toned down a bit. Either way, flavorful and sessionable, especially for those more inclined toward German / Belgian style beers, I'd say. Not exactly my favorite, but it has me interested to try more kristalweizens.

Sixpoint Apollo ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

milk93rd, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of nsheehan
3/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

nsheehan, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bcm75, Aug 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Cooker_stp, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, trxxpaxxs

Hazed golden. Nice, creamy, near-white head. Not a lot of retention and leaves the glass fairly clean.

Mild banana and bubblegum in the aroma, some wheat.

Flavor follows the aroma with a nice wheat finish. Just a touch of tartness.

Near-medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation.

Incredibly drinkable.

ehammond1, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ThinkRedEsq, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

sendbeer, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Uniobrew31
3.09/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

Uniobrew31, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

brbrocc, Aug 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

mfigueroa713, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mrfrancis, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Gagnonsux, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

McAndrew, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Trappist_Vince, Aug 14, 2013
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.