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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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ktblue22

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - straw/golden color that pours quite opaque for a Kristalweizen. Soft, small head.

S - Vibrant, orange and a little bit of mustard? Also a little musty barnyard as well

T- Really well balanced and smooth, peppery, light and refreshing.

M- Lots of yummy dextrins with a light smooth finish

O- I really enjoyed this beer, I had it after a long weekend on Sunday evening outside. Really well done

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 17:31:54 | More by ktblue22
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have tried a bunch of Sixpoints and every one has been a surprise. Sixpoint ales seem to always be unique and very tastey.

Opening this you are greeted with a pungent, yeasty brew. Going for such a rich taste they could have easily messed up and gone too far, but it totally works. It has just the right wheat tartness to make it a really interesting beer.

Don't think that this is a light weight summer wheat. This is a serious beer. Like all other Apollos, this is one to have again and again.

Serving type: can

05-05-2012 03:20:13 | More by schoolboy
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JayQue

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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!!!

Serving type: can

05-16-2012 23:33:25 | More by JayQue
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is a hazy light orange with a nice fluffy head and good lacing. The nose gives you a good, hefty dose of fresh bread, butter, and bananas.

The beer is light to medium bodied with a nice firm mouthfeel. The flavor is outstanding. It is bready and sweet up front with nice biscuit flavors. At mid-palate tart banana and orange fruity notes come in and really refresh you. The slight acidic flavor from the fruit notes dry things up a bit on the finish, leaving you ready for more.

This is a delicious beer and possibly the best American version of this style I have ever had. It is smooth, refreshing, and damn drinkable. Moreover, I just love that tangy note on the finish. I have seen the future and in it, I have more of this stuff in my fridge waiting for a nice, hot day.

Serving type: can

07-03-2012 23:28:05 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A really nice summer beer, in a style I am not very familiar with, but to my taste, it seems to blend a hefeweizen and a wild yeast tinged saison almost. It's very refreshing and tasty, I'm actually surprised the reviews aren't higher, I wonder if people are expecting a hefe or a more tart beer than this is.

The color is a nice healthy orange with a bit of gold tinted on the edges and some nice lacing on the glass. There is some pretty present sediment in the glass too, which is cool, though I thought this style is filtered? The smell has a nice mix of pepper and clove with the banana and bready hefe notes. Some tartness and lemon in the nose as well, it's just fainter than I would have liked.

The taste has the smell but has a richness and crispness that is really nice, carbonation certainly there. Barnyard funk and tartness mixes well with wheat and banana like candy, almost like the laffy taffy banana with the sweetness. It's a nice tart and sweet mix.

Overall, I very much liked this beer and it was well worth the $10 for a 16oz 4 pack.

Serving type: can

08-08-2012 01:51:42 | More by Dreadnaught33
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BEERMILER12

Maine

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

Best By 18AUG2012

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head

S: Yeasty, with banana, clove, and fruits. Simple, yet powerful

T: Follows the nose, tart with fruity yeast, banana and clove. Slight pepper. Finishes slightly sweeter, with the tartness fading

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly chalky from the yeast, but much less than a hefe because of the filtered nature of this style

O: Wow. What a wonderful summer beer. Easy to drink, comes in a can, and is traditional. Can't beat it

Serving type: can

05-18-2012 18:41:14 | More by BEERMILER12
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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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HuaJiao

Pennsylvania

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

Appearance: Quite clear. Darker than I expected, but nice orange tones to the color.

Smell: Fruity esters for sure. Bananas.

Taste: Surprisingly sour! Caught me off guard at first as the sour flavors dominate the typical smooth and fruity wheat profile. But it's well balanced with the rest of the beer - by no means an intense sour ale. The play of the sour flavors with the yeast keeps the beer crisp and interesting throughout. Quite a unique and interesting take.

Overall, I appreciate the unique spin (though I don't really know what to expect from a Kristalweizen) on a summer beer to make a refreshing-but-intriguing beverage.

Serving type: can

07-02-2013 15:24:20 | More by HuaJiao
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy deep golden yellow to golden orange in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to an extremely thin film covering the center of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aroma of banana and clove, as I would have expected for the style, along with some light hints of bubblegum along with light amounts of lemon citrus.

T: The flavor really follows the smell. There are light amounts of wheat in the background but int he foreground this beer is all banana and clove. Additionally there are some light hints of lemon citrus and a touch of a bubblegum flavor. Overall quite delicious with just enough complexity.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy upfront and crisp throughout.

O: Extremely drinkable and very refreshing. I really enjoyed this beer and would be happy to have a couple of these in a sitting. I enjoyed the fact that the flavors and aromas were very true to the style.

Serving type: can

05-06-2012 21:01:45 | More by dbrauneis
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared by BigSexy410. Thanks Ben.

The beer is golden colored with a small white head. The aroma offers wheat, bananas, grass, clove, light spice. Smells great. Smooth and easy to drink. Nice banana flavor throughout. Pretty well balanced and light on the palate. A solid example of the style. Recommended.

Serving type: can

05-06-2012 22:16:19 | More by Huhzubendah
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

05-19-2012 19:09:59 | More by KTCamm
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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
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw colored body beneath the very thin white head that quickly disappears to leave almost no lacing behind.

Subtle aromas of yeast, clove, and banana float from the glass.

The flavors offer clove and banana with hints of yeast and subtle tart fruitiness mid palate such as sour apple and just a hint of black pepper at the finish.

Lighter to medium in body with medium carbonation and kind of a heavy finish.

Overall this offers great character and is delightful to drink with very style appropriate flavors and mouthfeel.

Serving type: can

06-28-2012 00:21:58 | More by CHADMC3
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a weizen glass that settled into a thin ring that disappeared pretty quickly. the body was a bright, light amber color that was slightly hazy.
s - clove, bubblegum, banana with some floral hops.
t - bubblegum, banana, clove with a spicy, somewhat tart citrus flavor.
m - slick and medium feel.
o - really good beer, only problem was the head retention.

Serving type: can

07-09-2012 13:59:15 | More by GPHarris
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metter98

New York

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured into a weizen glass with a finger high white head that quickly died down but never fading away, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. It took a very hard pour out of the can in order to generate the finger high head.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of bananas and bubble gum in the nose along with hints of clove.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is dominated by flavors of bananas and bubble gum, very similar to what you would expect from a hefeweizen.
M: It feels on the light side of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It seems to be a bit chewier compared to other beers in the style and lacks the clean qualities of a kristalweizen.
O: This beer doesn’t seem like it is completely filtered and tastes closer to a hefeweizen. Nevertheless, it’s very easy to drink, refreshing and has thirst quenching qualities.

Serving type: can

05-21-2012 00:48:00 | More by metter98
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a lightly murky orange color. The body is translucent, but it glows. Nearly no head. Head is mostly just a layer along the rim of the glass.

S-Wow. Very, very spicy.Bananas riddled with clove. Tapioca pudding and sweet bread. Yeasty and peppery. I get a rubbery aroma too. Very interesting. Potent and exuberantly spiced.

T-Plenty of flavor here. I enjoyed the flavor more than the nose because the spice was effectively counterbalanced by other flavors. Tart apple cider and unripened bananas. Quite wheaty. Spice is still stressed but is not overwhelming. A nice citrus hoppiness play out on the palate too. Very tasty and it grows on you.

M-Body is fuller than I expected it to be. Massaging carbonation. A bit slick. Imbibable.

O/D-I did not think I would enjoy this as much as I did. There is a great addition of both sourness and hoppiness to the flavor. Really unique, complex and cool. I have been waiting to try this and it did not disappoint. Sixpoint brews cool beers and leaves the stylistic restraints by the wayside.

Serving type: can

06-23-2012 04:53:00 | More by VelvetExtract
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mynie

Indiana

4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour is not only gorgeous but absolutely perfect for this time of year, like something you'd be handed by a smiling man right as you enter a beergarden. It looks like the way sun looks in one of those old acid trip comics from the 60s.

Smells more yeasty than what I'm used to from the style, way more alcoholic than the lowish ABV led me to anticipate. The more traditional wheatmalt nodes (pepper, bananas) take a back seat, and the overall effect is pretty good but a little off balance.

Tastes much more balanced and yet maintains its adventurousness. Starts with lemony yeast--with the tartness blotting out any signs of alcohol--and moves into a middle of wheatmalt bananas as the yeast takes on nodes of cloves and whitepepper that's so good it's almost a dead ringer for Weihenstephaner. This sticks around for a long while, and lemony sweetness lingers long after the beer is swallowed.

The body's a little thin and the aroma's a little off balance, but aside from those two minor flaws this is an elite wheat.

A damn impressive summer session, right here.

Serving type: can

05-30-2012 21:23:08 | More by mynie
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DAllspaw

Indiana

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

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.

Serving type: can

05-26-2012 01:08:30 | More by DAllspaw
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

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

16oz. can served in my Weihenstephaner weizen. Pours a dull tangerine hue with a rocky, two-inch, cream-colored head and a semi-hazy clarity. Head eventually settles into a sudsy, 1/8th inch slick. Some clusters of filmy lacing are revealed during the session. Nose expresses clove, unripened bananas and phenols. Taste is a bit more duller and subdued than suggested by the aromas in the nose. There's also a light, lemony quality the presents in the flavor profile and phenols become a bit more apparent. Finish expresses a slight buttery character. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively, almost prickly carbonation and a slight acidity. Overall, definitely one of the better domestic wheat beers out there, and from a can nonetheless. The citric acid present in the taste and the mouthfeel slightly detracts from the refreshing nature of the style, but I'll chalk that up to an American nuance. I'd like to revisit this beer again on-draft if the opportunity presents.

Serving type: can

06-02-2012 21:55:16 | More by Jwale73
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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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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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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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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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Billolick

New York

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can, had a best before date on the bottom, but I cant read it, all smudged up...oh well they get points for trying.

Poursmedium hazed lighter amber, near dull golden, creamy off white head, goes to a satin sheen, low sheeting and fine fields of lacing.

Nose is loaded with tropical fruits, especially bananas.

Fruity and flavorful wheat, more bananas and other tropical notes, moderate sweetness, with a very minor hop presence.

As it warms, notes of sweet malts and honey enter the party, nice wheat from sixpoint, in a can for easy summer portability. Def will be purchasing more of this one as things warm up in a few months.

Serving type: can

05-09-2012 00:24:35 | More by Billolick
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nimrod979

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Pounder. Poured into a Shiner Weizen glass. Best by 18AUG2012

Appearance: Hazy yet bright golden yellow orange color with a onde finger white head. That leaves a ring of lacing.

Aroma: Banana, lemon orange, and melon aromas. Quite fruity. Clove, wheat, bubbblegum.

Taste: Starts off a bit tart and fruity. Same as aroma with banana, lemon, orange and melon. Grasy chrispness. Wheaty, Mild clove. Love the tart and slightly funky flavors this offers.

Mouthfeel: Closer to medium bodied. Good carbonation. Fruity tartness all the way from start to finish.

I don't think I've ever had a Kristalweizen before but I do know that this one is pretty damn good. Excellent summer offering from Sixpoint.

Serving type: can

05-20-2012 01:50:26 | More by nimrod979
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