Thursday, September 6, 2012
Six Point Apollo
Six Point Brewing is new to Connecticut only becoming available here for the first time in June. We were anxiously awaiting the arrival of the famed Apollo. When it arrived I snagged three four packs in anticipation of its awesomeness since it came very highly recommended and got excellent reviews.
Additionally, Untappd was offering a special badge for drinking Apollo . . . double incentive! Not that *I* need much of an incentive to try a new beer . . . but it doesn't hurt to get that extra push.
Apollo is a summer wheat beer that is a sessionable 5.2% ABV. It pours a bright golden amber color with a quickly dissipating head. There's no questioning that this is a wheat beer . . . it's very wheaty but that's not the only dominating flavor. With each sip I could clearly taste lemon and banana and . . . check this out . . . bubblegum. Yeah, I said it . . . bubblegum, it's subtle but very much there. Interesting.
As far as wheat beer goes, this is a good one. For a newby, a beer like Blue Moon is a good entre' into wheat beer with is very mild wheatiness . . . but if you want something with a more intense flavor profile then Apollo is it.
A nice, drinkable summer brew named for the Sun God! And, yes . . . I got my Ray of Light badge from Untappd for drinking two Apollos and then the Sun God Badge for drinking two more . . . it was a struggle but I managed to force them down. **wink** **wink**
For more information about their different beers check out Six Point's website or visit them on Facebook.