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Apollo - Sixpoint Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

714 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 714
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.4%
Wants: 47
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of CHickman
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

CHickman, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

trevorpost, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%

Doomcifer, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +4.4%

nh2032, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +4.4%

CaptDavyJones, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

DerekMorgan, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

JeffTheJuice, May 24, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Keith_R, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of mychalg9
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

mychalg9, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev +4.4%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of mikeburd1128
3/5  rDev -21.7%

mikeburd1128, May 05, 2012
Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

bostonryan, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of CTJman
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

CTJman, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a hazy orange-yellow pour with an initial 2 fingers of white detergent-like head which quickly died down. smells of orange, lemongrass, coriander - not much there really. a very tart citrus favor up front, followed up by an immediate fungus-like funk, finished off by a sweet orange-coariander flavor... not sure what the hell just happened in my mouth, but i like it. never had a wheat beer this exciting affect my taste buds. feels like a medium body on the palate yet has seltzer-like carbonation, making it feel light bodied on the roof of the mouth/throat. has a slight creaminess to it as well.

i wasn't convinced by the appearance or smell, it felt like it was going to be another wheat beer (which can be boring, honestly). well, i was wrong, 5 seconds of the beer in my mouth and it was enough to change the world of wheat beers for me. i notice it's a kristal-weizen, and even still for that style, it tastes nothing like one, aside from the orange-peel/coriander traditional hef taste. very tart, very funky, very awesome.

facundoCNB, May 08, 2012
Photo of DIPAFAN
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

DIPAFAN, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
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

BEERMILER12, May 18, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

jmarsh123, May 11, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev +4.4%

chrispoint, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Danny1217, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of wvsabbath
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

wvsabbath, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of ms11781
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

ms11781, May 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DeutschesBier, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

MacStinson, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

JMBSH, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Localdrinklax, Jun 08, 2013
Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.