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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

684 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 684
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 43
Gots: 31 | 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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Keith_R

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-13-2013 01:34:19 | More by Keith_R
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CHickman

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy dark orange/brownish color with a foamy 2-3 finger off white head that was packed with exploding little bubbles as the head dissipated rather quickly and left basically no lacing.

Smells like yeast, clove, lemon zest, banana, husk, wet grass, grains, earthy spices and some citrus notes; seems like a malty sweetness with fruit mixed in, and almost like a sweeter version of a hefeweizen – smells really nice.

Tastes of yeast, lemon zest, banana, clove, husk or vegetables, wet grass, biscuit, beer soaked wheat bread, toasted grains, flowers, spices like pepper and coriander, tea leaf, a little bubblegum and some sour fruit like an old grape or a very soft apple that’s been sitting around a long time; almost tastes more Belgian than German, but either way it has a nice mix of fruit, yeast and mild floral hops.

Mouthfeel is tart and oddly smooth at the same time, with a medium body, mild carbonation that’s fizzy and like a prosecco, and it trails off with a slightly sour dry finish.

Not as light and crisp as I thought it would be, but the aroma and taste make up for the summery lightness that I was expecting. Overall a very tasty and interesting beer, definitely a beer I could session and one I recommend trying...it’s a rare style and any hefeweizen fan will likely really dig this brew.

Serving type: can

06-22-2013 04:37:49 | More by CHickman
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eager to try this new brew. Poured into my Southampton weizen glass. Pours slightly hazy straw with a big 3 finger rocky head fading a bit and leaving excellent clumps of lacing on the glass. Clarity is kind of in between a hefeweizen and a kristalweizen.

Aroma is heavy on the banana which is a-ok in my book. Lush banana with a little bit of a tart wheat and yeasty cracker.

Flavor follows. Loads of banana up front mixed with bubble gum. A little bit of a cracker bready malt in the middle before finishing with another wave of banana backed with just a touch of clove. Despite the big flavors up front, it finishes crisp and dry. This one is perfectly balanced.

A little chewy, but overall still a very light beer with a medium level of carbonation.

I'm kind of hit or miss on Sixpoint, but this is a big hit. They nailed the perfect balance for this style. Clove is present but stays in the background and lets the banana shine through. The other 3 cans of this are going with me to the Indy 500 as I can't think of too many other canned beers that will be more refreshing than this.

Serving type: can

05-11-2012 20:29:24 | More by jmarsh123
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-29-2012 16:12:35 | More by chrispoint
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bobv

Vermont

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade from a Ratebeer member from Ohio.
Thanks, Jeff!
Not available in VT until next week.

Poured into my 0.5 L. Weihenstephaner glass

A: Slow pour yields a chunky 2 in. head with chunky lacing.
Golden and a little hazy.

T: I fell into a banana boat! Cloves and slight peppery yeast.
Crisp citrusy finish.

M: Light to medium body with nice smooth carbonation.

O: Highly sessionable. Reviewing this well after dinner,but would really love to sit around a picnic table cracking Old Bay smothered blue claw crabs with a 4- pack of these!
Also would be excellent as a palate cleanser in a Leipziger Gose kind of way to drink at a Barleywine or Impy Stout tasting.
Hmmm... time to make that list of invitees.

Serving type: can

05-11-2012 02:09:02 | More by bobv
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-14-2012 18:30:09 | More by mychalg9
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-01-2013 02:39:59 | More by trevorpost
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-10-2013 01:33:25 | More by DerekMorgan
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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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ms11781

Massachusetts

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

Best by 18AUG2012 printed on bottom of can. 16oz can poured into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly cloudy but bright, golden yellowish orange. Odd description but it was tough to put it under one or the other. Usually with a some haze or cloudiness the beer will appear sort of dull but that's not the case here. A small head develops and sits as a thin off white foam cap. Slight, wispy lacing is left on the glass.

Nice banana and clove lead the way, reminiscent of a nice hefeweizen. There is a hint of some bready character as well as some yeasty qualities. There might be some lemon that comes on as the beer warms. Really nice nose, straightforward and simple, but well done.

The taste is a step up from the nose. The same banana and clove that were in the nose are prominent here as well. The banana provides a nice fruity flavor while the clove lends a nice spice note. Some straw and bready notes come through but the highlight of the beer is the finish. Some light lemon provides a slight, but excellent tartness that really brings the beer together.

Medium body with medium but soft carbonation. The beer is both smooth and crisp. Seems a bit contradictory but after the initial crispness the beer has a softer feel before a crisp tartness returns. Really nice.

This is an excellent beer. Well balanced between fruity, spicy, yeasty and tart. There really isn't a beer I can remember having that had all those qualities and did them that well. Very, very nice.

Serving type: can

05-18-2012 01:10:37 | More by ms11781
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - can

Appearance - Tanish golden brown with a nice creamy 2 inch head and tons of lacing.

Smell - Lots of banana, lemon, yeast, malts, wheat, some hops, a little sugar and tart sour fruits at the finish.

Taste - Much like the smell, tons of banana and lemon mixed with some wheat, hops and sour fruits. A bit citric with a little sweetness from some sugars. Very tart/sour finish.

Mouthfeel - Its pretty smooth and light. Tounge gets hops, wheat, lemon and banana, where palate gets more sugars, and a tart/sour finish. No alcohol is present and the aftertaste is crisp, sour and refreshing.

Overall - A nice easy drinking beer with nice balance and lots of flavor. Smooth with sweet, sour and fruity flavors making this a easy beer for anyone to enjoy. Sixpoint does it again.

Serving type: can

06-03-2012 19:25:43 | More by wvsabbath
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-05-2012 05:25:40 | More by mikeburd1128
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-16-2013 13:32:38 | More by DeutschesBier
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-08-2013 05:07:30 | More by Localdrinklax
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-04-2013 04:44:35 | More by CTJman
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-21-2013 22:28:41 | More by JMBSH
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-14-2013 17:49:28 | More by bostonryan
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-23-2013 21:26:39 | More by DIPAFAN
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-03-2014 15:06:54 | More by MacStinson
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-09-2013 18:47:28 | More by Auror
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-29-2013 01:26:21 | More by Danobold
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-11-2014 15:24:48 | More by NJBeer265
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-19-2014 18:38:58 | More by mklisz
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-05-2013 15:42:40 | More by Danny1217
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-17-2013 04:10:04 | More by dvmin98
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.