The Apollo is Sixpoint Brewery‘s adaptation of a Kristalweizen, the lightest and most refreshing of wheat beers. This is a dangerous style to brew, as any flaws are immediately obvious: the light malts, the minimal hops, and the low ABV give the brewmaster little wiggle room for errors. The other trepidation I had with this beer was the name. Any beer named after either 1) a famous rocket ship 2) a Filipino televangelist or 3) the god of light and truth… well, that beer is really setting the bar a bit too high.
While I am pretty sure this beer will not save your soul or take you to the moon, it is full of sunshine. And an excellent example of the style. It pours a light amber with a slight haze and gentle lacing. On the nose, it offers up an aroma of floral hops, sour green apple, and toast. On the palate, banana notes come forward with a bit of allspice rounded off with a light sweetness of malt and the bitterness of a burnt orange peel.
The finish veers towards wet hay and banana bread. It remains crisp and clean with a fantastic roundness just shy of turning creamy. This is a top-flight session beer.