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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

670 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 43
Gots: 27 | 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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MattGrimes17

Virginia

5/5  rDev +30.2%

06-23-2012 02:17:00 | More by MattGrimes17
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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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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-22-2012 01:16:14 | More by nh2032
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KornWallace

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

06-20-2012 02:05:24 | More by KornWallace
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superspak

Michigan

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

16 ounce can into weizen glass, best by 8/18/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 3 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some good spotty lacing on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big banana, orange, bubblegum, biscuit, clove, herbal, and floral. Very nice and well balanced aromas with nice complexity. Taste of big banana, orange, pear, lemon, biscuit, clove, bubblegum, herbal, floral, and tangy wheat. Lingering notes of citrus, banana, biscuit, herbal, bubblegum, and light tanginess on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of flavors; with more of a sweet flavor presence over spicy esters. Finish is fairly dry. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and slick moutfeel. Alcohol is completely hidden as expected for 5.2%. Overall this is a damn nice Kristalweizen! Very nice flavor balance and complexity; and extremely smooth to drink. I really have no complaints, very enjoyable stuff.

Serving type: can

06-20-2012 01:35:45 | More by superspak
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Kendo

New York

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

Serving type: can

06-19-2012 21:31:05 | More by Kendo
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

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

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.

Serving type: can

06-18-2012 22:58:01 | More by Gambrinus1184
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not sure why I can't find this around my area. Ordered it from halftime beverage for around 2.50.

A - Pouring it into a nice 16oz Guinness pint glass. Color is a light clear sun-bright yellow with a 1/2 inch of head that fizzes out rather quickly to a mild lace ring.

S - Smell is minimal but intriguing with fruity yeasts, citrus hops, and a touch of banana or clove spice.

T - Fizzy and light with mostly clove spice twang then a touch of sweet like banana malt and ends with a mild bit of sweet citrus hops. The taste is actually quite good with carbonation giving it a lighter feel.

M - Again light to medium in body and the work fizzy comes to mind almost like a sparking champagne.

Overall this is a well crafted beer relying on more than the typical sixpoint bittering hops or fruity yeast. The combination of the two along with some Hefe tones is very enjoyable. Will seek a six pack if it comes around here for summer releases.

Serving type: can

06-18-2012 05:20:22 | More by DrDemento456
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rcjennings

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-17-2012 23:39:40 | More by rcjennings
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

06-17-2012 22:41:49 | More by JAHMUR
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +30.2%

06-17-2012 03:10:50 | More by ILiveOffHops
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a true pint, the beer is a hazy, deep, honey-orange coloring with a thin film of head coating the surface. Steady, abundant flow of carbonation in the glass as you drink. Aromas of honey, citrus, banana, and clove spicing on a toasted wheat backbone. Flavors are light and very well blended, with a supersweet kick of floral and citrus tang at the end of the palate. Roasted backbone remains light, with toasty grains and banana blending together very nicely. Light and smooth in mouth, and the carbonation keeps things on the border of effervescent. Fruity combination on the aftertaste, with some berry notes joining the banana and citrus blending. Smooth, clean aftertaste that is a touchy frothy from the carbonation. Tasty brew, and extremely thirst quenching on a hot day.

Serving type: can

06-16-2012 00:38:28 | More by GarthDanielson
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fmccormi

New York

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 16oz can to 0.5L Weihenstephen traditional weisse glass I picked up in Austria in 2007, I believe. Still don’t know how I got this glass back in one piece, but I’m grateful for it! Can has a freshness date of September 1, 2012 (“BEST BEFORE 01SEP2012 1845 OK+”) printed in black ink on the kick-up of the can.

Appearance (3.5): Four fingers of white head rise quickly, but dies down at a visible pace, making kind of loud crackling sounds—mixture of coarse and medium-sized bubbles. The body is a slightly hazy, dark straw-yellow color, and pretty. Carbonation visibly and slowly rises to the top. Almost no lacing as the head finally dies down.

Smell (4.0): Hay, bubblegum, some fruit (light orange, banana, some melon), and nice, wheaty malt. Definitely yeast-driven here, lacking much spicy character (although there is some pepperiness in the back) and going more toward fruit and straw.

Taste (4.0): Very fruity, with some banana and melon character (like honeydew), very mild pepper in the back, and no hops to speak of. The wheat malts are light, crisp, and finish slightly tart—just barely, really—which to me is ideal for a good wheat beer, regardless of style. That tartness adds a different, slightly lemony character into the mix, which ends up being a subtle but welcome addition here. Very tasty, though.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Carbonation is light and playful, pairing nicely with this light-bodied quaffer. It finishes surprisingly dry, too, making this a beer that really invites more and more sipping. You want drinkability? Here you go.

Overall (4.0): Kristalweizen is a style I’m not as familiar with—I think I’m more accustomed to those full-bodied hefes and super-spicy wits, neither of which are usually my bag. This is tasty, and looking over the style description I think this actually fits it to a T. My only real complaint is that I thought the appearance was a bit lacking, though the body is quite pretty, mainly because I’m a sucker for a thick head and aggressive carbonation. This is a good beer though, and it’s nice to see this added to the Sixpoint lineup. That said . . . Sixpoint, you had BETTER get Harbinger in cans next year! We need more widely-available saisons, damnit.

Serving type: can

06-15-2012 03:24:04 | More by fmccormi
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by August 18, 2012.

Rushing bubbly carbonation forms a coarse white head that ushers gas faster than it can hold the rich head it wanted to. Some straggles of yeast fell into my light orange brew. Pretty decent clarity, nonetheless.

Rich ripe banana and reeling clove esters seduce my nose. Sweet wheat malts lock onto a foothold of the beer aroma like a dropping curtain. Great character.

Crisp lemony hops propose to tart banana and very spicy clove yeast esters, all of which burp through the nose with extra flavor. Crusty bread nuances blanch the peppery spice of steely by-products. Plus-plus quality for a Brooklyn brewery. Authentic and tasty.

Elegant feel with smooth body and rifled carb.

Great brew! Thanks to Brian for scoring me a four-pack!

Serving type: can

06-14-2012 04:58:28 | More by thecheapies
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Duff27

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best by 18AUG2012

A- Inch tall white fluffy head on a murky dull gold colored body. Decent head retention (foam cap on surface) and some lacing left over.

S- Aroma can be smelled a foot away and consists of mostly bananas with a little bit of clove-like spiciness.

T- Follows the nose but to a lesser extent. Flavors seem dumbed down. Small banana aftertaste. Easy drinking.

M- Almost too carbonated for my tastes...taste profile could come off better if it were toned down a tad I believe. Medium mouthfeel.

D/O- I was really looking forward to this one and the pleasant aromas had me salivating, after that it was downhill. Still, definitely not a bad beer. Would have again and hope to enjoy as much as other BAs seem to be.

Serving type: can

06-14-2012 03:15:52 | More by Duff27
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vitters03

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-14-2012 00:57:12 | More by vitters03
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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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BB1313

Ohio

2.45/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden/burnt orange; nice fluffy white head which eventually fades, lots of legs, decent lacing and retention; looks nice. The aromas are subtle. They're nice, but not too aggresive. But this isn't an aggressive style. There's alot of funky yeast along with your typical banana and bubblegum. The flavors are interesting. Wow, this is TART! Very sweet, almost sour! I can't get past the sweetness, it diminishes everything else going on. It has alot of Hefe characteristics. I'm picking up alot of green apple and pear. There's obviously no bitterness. This reminds me ALOT of a Berliner Weissbier, which I wasn't expecting, but hey they're both German. The flavors are also very one-note, which hurts the more I drink it. Mouthfeel is nice, light, and it has the right amount of carbonation. This is a nice wheat beer to enjoy on a hot day, it's just not one I'd like to drink alot of. It's easy to drink due to low abv, but the sourness takes a toll.

I didn't find this beer too enjoyable. I guess I'm the minority because people seem to really enjoy this one.

Serving type: can

06-13-2012 18:29:35 | More by BB1313
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-13-2012 14:44:50 | More by bigfnjoe
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Brenden

Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours out a deep, dark yellow, almost but not quite amber,with a thick haze. It develops a very frothy white head that reaches two fingers and shows good retention after receding to one, where it remains the rest of the session. Mostly spotty lacing is left on the glass, but it's thick and heavy, not to mention plentiful.
The first time I had this beer, I was a little surprised to smell the banana and clove typical of particular German lagers, since it was initially miscategorized. As it is, it leaves no doubt as to the style. It's got a very nice aroma, at once light and yet with a certain strength, with the particular yeast making itself well known. Phenols are very pleasant, and a light sweetness to a very nice spiciness underneath adds depth. Wheat and a touch of lemon make for a well-rounded, balanced, and fairly complex beer.
The flavor follows suit with a bit of lemony fresh tartness coming out more strongly along with a green apple . The note along with the spiciness beneath a strong wheat foundation. Malts are a bit bready as well.
This beer is light and crisp and quite dry, though not entirely. It needs no more crispness in order to be as refreshing as it should be. It's not thin, with the light body actually quite deep. It's also smooth, with all the elements working together.

Serving type: can

06-13-2012 08:47:17 | More by Brenden
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: can

06-12-2012 23:35:13 | More by MDDMD
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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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markmiller

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-12-2012 05:52:51 | More by markmiller
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can into imperial glass. Best before September 1st, 2012

A- Slightly hazy yellow/golden pour. Short lived fizzy white head. Lacing is minimal.

S- Apples, pears, bananas and cloves. Nice and light.

T- Apples, pears, slight lemon, bananas and cloves. Very refreshing and not as sweet as a typical Kristalweizen. It has a nice "twang" to it.

M- Light bodied, good carbonation and a lingering banana aftertaste.

O- I can really see what all the fuss is about. This is a stellar beer.

Serving type: can

06-11-2012 23:42:17 | More by korguy123
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: 3/4 inch head, orange brown in color, hazy, moderate carbonation

Smell: banana and clove

Taste: banana, clove, wheat and sugar at the end

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, medium-light bodied, sweet and smooth

Overall: An excellent summer beer. This is dangerously drinkable. Nice light, crisp, and sweet. I bought a four pack and will be looking to pick this up more over the summer.

Serving type: nitro-can

06-11-2012 14:45:59 | More by tigg924
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.