Friday, August 30, 2013

Feature Beer Friday! - Sixpoint Apollo

And we're back for some more Feature Beer Friday! action!  Up this week is one that's unfortuantely not available in Louisiana yet, but they were somewhat recent entrants into the TX market, so your road trips to Houston or to Dallas to watch LSU destroy TCU could land you plenty of Sixpoint beer.  They are from New York City, but they package all of their beers in cans, convenient for gameday, although plenty of their beers are a little on the strong side for a day of tailgating.  

Apollo is their summer seasonal, a perfect tailgating beer for the hot months at only 5.2% abv.  Their take: "The unmistakable flavor of a Bavarian Wheat, but with a clear golden brilliance and a Sixpoint twist. An entirely unique canned offering for the sun-worshipping ale lovers." Sounds good to me... let's review:

Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Jay Ducote (Bite And Booze), Brenton Day (The Ale Runner), Chuck Pierce (Me And My Big Mouth), and Kevin Cowan.

Serving: 16 oz. can.

Appearance: A clear deep gold, bordering on orange.


Aroma:
Green apples, yeasty funk, very enjoyable. Chuck found it to be sour smelling and Brenton noted that it had some bubblegum and banana aromas.   


Taste: Very tart, both Jay and Brenton mentioned that it had a jolly rancher flavor to it.  I found it to be very easy drinking despite the tart flavors, and it was definitely on the sour side.  

Mouthfeel:
I thought it had a really good lingering apple flavor.

Overall: No one disliked this one, but a few of us (myself included) really enjoyed it. I stand by my assertion that this would make a fantastic tailgating canned beer.



Overall Rating: 65.2
My Rating:76