Apollo | Sixpoint Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
739 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: Kristalweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
739
Reviews:
196
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
15.68%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Photo of tobelerone
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A lovely apricot-hued beer; hazy, with a small, rapidly vanishing head and no lacing to speak of. Still looks very nice due to the appealing color. Aroma is pretty straightforward hefeweizen territory; grainy, wheat, hints of banana and clove, perhaps a touch of other tropical fruits and some light floral hops.

I found this beer to be particularly delicious. There's all of the standard weizen notes and it's very true to the style; but it's not a banana bomb, instead incorporating a variety of other subtle fruit flavors, most notably peach, and the spicy esters aren't too heavy handed. Light lemon tartness. Well balanced and tasty. Hop presence is minimal, as it should be.

Moderately light bodied with medium carbonation; very clean drinking and very refreshing on a hot afternoon on the back porch. Good stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up locally, enjoyed from a Weizen glass?

a - brew poured a murky yellow with an orange core and a few fingers of foamy head that evaporated almost instantly.

s - smells like a hefe. Orange peel and wheat with some sweetness.

t - big orange flavor tamed back only with wheaty sweetness and a pinch of earthy grassiness. Some banana in the mix as well to round it out. Not a huge fan of this style but this is quite tasty.

m - a bit more full bodied than I expected. Good carbonation. A little fizzy but appropriate for the style.

o - overall a nice rich and flavorful hefe that leads with oranges and nice sweetness. Great for this summery weather. One of the better hefes that I have had. Not grossly sweet.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of rudzud
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a random can of this at Russel's in Amherst. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice hazy dark straw with a nice one finger white head that fades to leave spotty clouding and a nice foamy halo.

S - Nice light banana esters and wheat, some slight bubblegum. Very slight lemons and grains.

T - Wow, is this banana-y. Lots and lots of bananas, some light lemon, and slight grain with good yeast. The citrus is a nice touch but that banana comes back in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste.

M - Mouthfeel is really, really nice for a kristalweizen. Perfect amount of carbonation, super easy drinking. I guess my only nick would be its almost slightly too sweet and over ripe banana. Somewhat distracting.

O - Overall, I really, really enjoyed this beer from Sixpoint. I've liked pretty much every single can that my stores have been supplied with. A great summer beer full of freshing flavours. Well worth picking up a can.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ktblue22
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Apollo from Sixpoint Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 739 ratings.
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