Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery
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4/5 rDev +4.2%
16oz can poured into a Weihenstephaner Rastel Hefeweizen glass. Best by 18 Aug 12 on the bottom of the can.
Appearance: Hazy but rich golden-orange color. Thin off-white head on top. Lacing shows up as tiny islands that disappear just about as fast as they appear.
Smell: Bubble gum, cloves, hint of banana.
Taste: Grain up front, then moves into some mild banana, then very deep and tangy finish Very flavorful beer.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation just approaching airy. Nice thickness underneath the carbonation.
Overall / Drinkability: Surprising amount of deep flavor for a Kristalweizen. Overall quite good but for a summer ale actually too much and not nearly refreshing enough for a hot day. But still, a good beer, just one that is surprisingly heavy by the end.
05-28-2012 22:58:53 | More by damndirtyape
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
Enjoyed a 16 oz can of Apollo, stamped best by Sept 2012. Is this really a kristalweizen? There's no sediment in the can, but the beer is a hazy amber. Either way, it's a fine wheat beer that reminds me of Weihenstephaner's hefe for the subtle, but rich, spicy clove yeast character. Slightly fruity (banana and orange) bread balance the phenols. The carbonation is a little lighter here, but instead of feeling heavier, it smooths the beer out. Great beer, best wheat beer in a can maybe.
05-28-2012 14:40:52 | More by tempest
4.33/5 rDev +12.8%
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.
05-27-2012 21:21:25 | More by Bierguy5
4.13/5 rDev +7.6%
Pours a golden yellow, a bit hazy with solid brilliant white head, but very clear as this style should be, which I learned two mkns ago..
Smell is heavy on bananna and funky yeast, a bit of cloves as well. Taste is similar at first to a lighter Saigon, but has a drying, clove finish that is very light and effervescence comes through to give almost a champagne like taste. Nice dry finish.
88 and humid outside, but not in this glass. Very nice beer, especially for warm weather! Nice crisp hefe. Cool style would like to try others.
05-26-2012 01:08:30 | More by DAllspaw
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
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...
05-25-2012 01:41:53 | More by philbe311
District of Columbia
3.88/5 rDev +1%
From 16oz tallboy to Bruges hybrid glass on 5/24/12
-- Thanks to Mario for the sample --
A: Either it's severly chill-hazy, or this isn't unfiltered like a Kristalweizen should be. Regardless, she's a beaut. Cloudy tangerine orange, it literally looks like summertime in the glass. A 2.25 finger white head lingers, and leads to solid lacing and a dense collar.
S: Cloves, not yet ripe bananas, a bit of cereal (think Cheerios, not filler) and citrus...I'm getting some juicy, frehly fallen orange as it warms.
T: Bready yet slightly tart and tangy up front. It leads to banana pudding, grass, crushed herbs, clotted cream and a bit of acid on the back end. Crisp isn't usually a word I associate with wheat based ales, but this is just that. And really refreshing, to boot.
M: Quite bubbly. Sharp, and a touch rough around the edges. Look I get that this is a summer seasonal - it's meant to quench your thirt and make ya say, "Aaahhh!" And though this isn't the best feel around, it certainly accomplishes what I assume it set out to do.
O: What a nice glass of beer. Sixpoint's got a winner on their hands with Apollo. Not a style I typically enjoy, yet I could crush a few of these without one complaint. I look forward to seeing this around as weather gets hotter and hotter.
05-24-2012 20:00:55 | More by Rhettroactive
4.38/5 rDev +14.1%
poured into a tall weissbier glass white foamy head about 2 inches thick, straw colored beer.
smell of bananas and cloves. first taste was bananas all the way with a sweet and tart aftertaste. Has me craving for more. I think they did a very good job on this one. Sixpoint never disappoints. Good summer beer.
05-24-2012 16:03:13 | More by sfsean28
3.23/5 rDev -15.9%
Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a small cap of white head.
Ripe bananas in the aroma right up front with some hints of cloves. Mostly this smells like banana laffy taffy. Bananas are the first I notice on the pallet. It rounds out with some baking spices and a bit of a lemon edge.
The body is nice and light with ample carbonation. Overall not to bad. Certainly enjoyable enough, but I think I'll pass in the future. There are just other beers I enjoy more.
05-24-2012 02:44:06 | More by Bendurgin
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
Kristalweizen eh? I suppose it doesn't make sense because this definitely isn't filtered but who am I to argue.
A- Hazy (not Kristal) yeast filled apricot orange body. A massive, foamy white head forms but seems to die at an impressive pace. Small ring remains and I see no lace. (Not gonna kill it here because it might be the glass I am using)
S- Fruity and yeasty. Notes of apple, lemon zest, banana, cloves and bread make up a pretty strong nose. Reminds me of a fruitier Hefe. A fairly strong tart flavor adds a nice dimension, not sure what it is from.
T- Really distinct flavor which again feels like a Hefe filled with citrus and fruit. Apple and lemon juice seem to hit me first followed by clove and spiced yeast and some banana flavors.
MF- Higher end carbonation in a light body with just a bit of a creamy feel. Ends tart and slightly bitter.
Has that German yeast feel with a tart, citrus fruit feel that I don't usually get in German beers. This is refreshing and really flavorful. I wish I knew more about the style.
05-24-2012 02:37:26 | More by cbutova
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
Any brewer who attempts a German-style wheat beer instantly has my attention – and, if they pull it off, instantly have my respect. And a Kristalweizen in a can? That’s even more intriguing…
Good for another few months (“BEST BY 18AUG2012”).
A: From the can, it’s orange-juice-yellow and hazy enough to look unfiltered. Two fingers of thick, meringue-like cream rise up fast, leaving lacing as the whole thing settles to a dense bed of suds. Some bubbly lacing, too, though not a lot.
S: The first thing you notice is the banana cream pie of the malts, jumping out bold and sweet all the way from the bottom of the glass. It’s more the aroma of the fresh fruit, rather than a big vanilla and banana milkshake character like I’ve had before; excellent for the style. Yeast esters come up big and herbal, casting mild hints of thyme, pine, and sage over the nose. Floral hops, as well, give off a clean laundry scent, very subtle.
T: Clean and mild flavor, starting with an unexpected taste of lemon juice and some sweet, slightly acidic fruits (fresh). It’s refreshing…unquestionably refreshing. The hop presence is evident, but only shows itself subtly and tannicly, with a white grape semi-sweetness and a slick citrus flavor – it serves to add to the drinkability of the palate. Like I expected, there is some banana, but it’s not a very prominent flavor; the wheat is mainly a mild grain and cherry flavor, with a bready undertone. It finishes with a clean yeast character of sweet bread, with a bit of phenols and lime. I have to say, this is one of the most interesting German-style wheats I’ve ever tasted.
M: Much better from the glass than from the can: it releases more of the carbonation, allowing a smoother drink. From the glass, it has a clean, spring water freshness to it. Not too thin, but refreshing and drinkable without laying the malts to heavy on the tongue. It just goes to show: just because it’s in a can doesn’t mean it’s meant to drunk from the can.
O: I can see why people enjoy this beer – it’s the perfect summertime brew. And for a German-style beer, it’s tough to beat. I’d not only buy it again, I’d buy a case.
05-24-2012 01:37:33 | More by BarryMFBurton
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.