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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

681 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 43
Gots: 30 | 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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CoolEthan

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-28-2013 16:30:12 | More by CoolEthan
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OptionParalysis

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-27-2013 21:39:18 | More by OptionParalysis
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-27-2013 14:40:51 | More by Varkias41
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-26-2013 03:51:55 | More by BeerZack
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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

Serving type: can

08-25-2013 01:23:49 | More by mfnmbvp
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milk93rd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-24-2013 19:22:42 | More by milk93rd
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nsheehan

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

Serving type: can

08-23-2013 04:11:12 | More by nsheehan
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bcm75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-23-2013 00:25:45 | More by bcm75
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Cooker_stp

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

08-22-2013 23:58:51 | More by Cooker_stp
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ehammond1


3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: can

08-22-2013 02:11:34 | More by ehammond1
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ThinkRedEsq

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-20-2013 01:46:17 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-19-2013 16:05:58 | More by sendbeer
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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Serving type: can

08-18-2013 18:36:23 | More by Uniobrew31
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brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-17-2013 16:34:00 | More by brbrocc
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mfigueroa713

New York

5/5  rDev +30.2%

08-17-2013 16:28:31 | More by mfigueroa713
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-17-2013 07:47:53 | More by mrfrancis
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-15-2013 03:17:58 | More by Gagnonsux
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McAndrew

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-14-2013 23:23:55 | More by McAndrew
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Trappist_Vince

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-14-2013 22:46:35 | More by Trappist_Vince
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

A - Poured a brownish straw color, not very appealing really. Initially the beer formed a big, bubbly head, but it dissipated almost immediately, and there was virtually no carbonation to keep it going. No lacing at all. Not a lot here to be impressed with.

S - Caught a decent whiff of the flavors that I was expecting, mostly clove with some banana and a shade of earthiness.

T - Follows the nose. The clove dominates, but not terribly so. These are definitely nice flavors.

M - I would be more favorable towards the flavors if the beer was pleasant to drink. There was no carbonation whatsoever and the beer left me with almost an oily feeling. I haven't rated many (any?) beers this low in mouthfeel before and I don't like doing it, but this just felt slippery in my mouth.

O - I was severely disappointed in this beer. I liked the flavor well enough, but every other element in the beer took away from what I hoped would be a nice experience. I can't recommend this one.

Note: Discovered the following morning that the beer was two weeks past its best-by date.

Serving type: can

08-13-2013 00:44:27 | More by Andrew041180
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Bustersuess

New York

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-12-2013 03:11:26 | More by Bustersuess
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jaywes754

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-11-2013 18:33:36 | More by jaywes754
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy orange with a off white head.

Smells fruity and wheaty

Tastes cloves and banana with some tartness. Theres also some citrus in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with slight carbonation.

Overall-This is one of the first craft beers that I had out of a can and it gave me the confidence to try others. Great fruity summer drinking beer.

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 22:59:33 | More by Brew_42
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omnibusfilms

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-10-2013 21:38:21 | More by omnibusfilms
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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-10-2013 03:57:57 | More by hopley
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.