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Éphémère (Apple) - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,894 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,894
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 30
Gots: 105 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-21-2002

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Ratings: 1,894 | Reviews: 983
Photo of WoodBrew
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I like the Ephemere Apple.....I don't think I could drink a lot of it at one sitting but its good for at least one. The beer poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent carries sour apple with touch of Belgian flare. The taste has much apple with Belgian yeast base....I believe the tartness will increase as the beer warms. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its decent.

Photo of pagriley
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light fruity apple notes with a hint of belgian yeast in the background. pretty much what it says on the box.

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

If you want a glass of champagne in a 12 oz. bottle this is your beer.

Photo of dukeandduke
3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

3/22/15 (Bottle) - Light golden pour, generous pillow head, thick texture. Sweet apple aroma. Beer is very sweet, tastes OK, feel light and smooth. OK beer but I like others better from this brewer.

Photo of shillzor
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up as a part of the Unibroue variety pack. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours golden and hazy, with a three-finger white head. Even after the head disappears, there's a nice stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: Sour apple, yeast, and a touch of spice.

Taste: Tart apple up front, which gives way to a disappointing metallic finish.

Mouthfeel: Easy to drink with a medium body. There is a small bite of alcohol on the finish.

Overall: It's refreshing, but lacks complexity. Not the best beer from Unibroue.

Photo of kissmybunniebutt
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It was bright, it was crisp, it was unique. It had the essence of it's fruity notes without having a heavy amount of sweetness.

Photo of Jetlag767
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm not a big fan of fruit beers so that is probably reflected here. Having said that, the apple flavor is light, well balanced and pours rather well.

Photo of EuellGophar
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Belgian cider? Whatever, it's just OK.

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very carbonated tasty fruit beer that I would have again.

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Fizzy apple with no bang and not much to mention. Disappointing from Unibroue and I like them and fruit beers in general.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Deep semi-cloudy gold with a light copper tone to it. Heavy sediments which could be due to the age of the brew. White head maybe rising to about half an inch with a vigorous pour.

Smell: Strong apple no doubt with yeast scent.

Taste: Sour apple that feels a bit spicy. Yeasty, a little more than what I expected. Has a toasty breaded taste makes you think of sweet bread crumb over an a sugarless candied apple.

Mouth: Heavy carbonation, and lightly sticky. Nothing to be impressed about, though technically a fruit beer I would pair this with a meal.

Overall: Good brew, little pricey considering the other beers Unibroue puts out there for the same price. Share with a friend, and drink up. Salud!

Photo of thehyperduck
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

341 mL foil-capped bottle from the LCBO; one of two beers in their Sommelier's Selection pack that I have yet to try. Bottled July 16 2014, and served well-chilled.

Pours a cloudy, effervescent golden-yellow colour, topped with nearly an inch of fluffy, eggshell white head. Good retention for a fruit beer, as the head manages to last for at least a few minutes until only a creamy collar and thin cap remain. The aroma is subtle but engaging - Honeycrisp sweetness and Granny Smith tartness provide a pleasant background, in addition to wheaty malts and candi sugar. Minor notes of clove and Unibroue's house yeast also contribute.

Pretty tasty. The wheat and pale malts provide a subtle background sweetness, with notes of ripe red apple flesh and green apple tartness attracting more of my tastebuds' attention. Some light clove spice and yeastiness wrap things up, with a hint of apricot in the aftertaste. Light-medium in body, with aggressive, zippy carbonation levels that fall somewhere between soda pop and champagne. It combines wonderfully with the crisp apple flavours and spicy finish, but also limits its drinkability as I imagine bloat would come into play eventually.

Final Grade: 4.11, an A-. Éphémère Pomme is one of the best apple-flavoured beers I've had, but to be fair, I don't recall ever actually liking one very much until now. This is exceedingly good for a fruit beer, and I absolutely love the crisp mouthfeel - but it's still not my favourite in the Éphémère series. As with most of Unibroue's flagship products, this one has a strong Belgian ale vibe, so if you're looking for something along that line with a decent fruity kick, this is a worthwhile option. I'd get this one again, but I'd still rather drink a good craft cider.

Photo of kevofficiel
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ephemere Apple.
The look of it is like a yellow orange golden color. You can see lots of bubble going up. Not much of head,
The smell of it is all about that apple smell. I didn t find it really pleasant. Its obviously different than those Lime beer smell but I find it a copy of a cider.
Now the taste is the same of the smell. That apple presence is there and there is not other taste to it. I mean its not bad, its definitely different than those Lime beer. But this beer is all about apple, there is not other flavour.
So overall would I recommend it ? Even with the 3,5/5 that I gave to that beer I will say No. Don t take me wrong, this beer is not bad but it doesn t have that thing for me to recommend to give it a try.

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

341 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased as part of the Unibroue tasters pack.

Appearance - cloudy golden straw color. Tiny bits of sediment within the beer and little in the way of visible carbonation. Two fingers of white head leaves behind impressive rings of lacing. Pretty good retention.

Smell - apple Apple and more apple. Maybe a touch of grapes that gives it a vague wine resemblance. But Apple is the hero.

Taste - watery, a bit bland, the apple doesn't shine through here nearly as well as it does on the nose. Nothing weird, it's just very bland. Some spices namely a touch of cinnamon come through upon repeated sips.

Mouthfeel - light body and surprising carbonation with a rather dry finish.

Overall - this isn't bad beer, but the apple flavor is just too non existent for my tastes.

Photo of infinitebruner
4.32/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

October 29, 2014

750 ml bottle, tulip glass

A – Bright gold where the light passes through more, dark gold where denser in the glass. Some chill haze but clearing. An inch-plus of white, mildly craggy foam on top, taking several minutes to fade.

S – Hot apple cider, highly prominent. Some spicy Belgian yeast, and tropical spice. Like a traditional Belgian pale or golden strong, mixed with apple cider. Perhaps some green apple esters.

T – Apple is much less prominent in the flavor, very much like a traditional Belgian pale with the peppery, spicy flavors. Apple is in the background, slightly tart with a lingering sweetness.

M – Very brisk, highly carbonated, tons of scrubbing bubbles, very similar to Duvel and the like. Sweet champagne-like finish, moderately dry.

O – I thought the apple would be overwhelming, but this is surprisingly well-balanced. Otherwise a fantastic Belgian-style pale or tripel, with a twist.

Photo of WunderLlama
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a chalice

Pours a hazy golden yellow with nice carbonation . Dense white two finger cap settles to a sudsy white layer of bubbles.

Aroma of apples and cider.

Taste of apples in a yeasty beer.

Suds up but quickly settles down. Hint of apple aftertaste

Interesting and glad I tried it.

Photo of yarnbomb
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Probably my favorite artificially flavored beer product. The yeast enhances the apple in a buttery pie crust kind of way. Very awesome.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Albertson’s in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Sept. 30, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 30, 2014
Misc.: Bottled on July 14, 2013 at 11:21 a.m. in Quebec (that’s if I deciphered the codes on the bottle right); Gold foil on cap/neck

Poured a golden, pale, clear color with 5-to-6 fingers of rocky white head. Tons of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Good-to-above average retention on the top of the glass all the way down. (Sight - 3.88)

Smelled apple juice from pretty far way. Also caramel, green apple, caramel apple, light cider, kiwi, green grapes, foamy corn and bubblegum. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted pretty close to the nose, but not quite as good. Got green apple, apple juice, caramel apple, toffee, caramel apple, green grapes, kiwi, cold cider, sweet sugary Belgian notes, bubblegum and light Sweet Tarts. (Taste - 3.38)

Light body. Oily-to-thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, fruity finish. Refreshing though. (Feel - 3.38)

I had high hopes for this one because everything I’ve had of Unibroue has been excellent, but this didn’t quite do it for me. Decent for summer though. (Overall - 3.50)

3.50 | 80 | B

Photo of Shikitohno
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Okay, simply a light summer beer with a big dose of green apple up front. Would try again on tap, but would probably just prefer some Franziskaner.

Photo of seedyone
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 2013 From bottle At home. Tulip glass. Just as I remember it. Perfect Granny Smith apple notes gently overlaid on an easy Belgian single foundation. The appleness dissipates quickly enough but there is a bit of lack of ID in the finish. A bit like a whisper. You get the message, but...Great w/pork. Major points for being unique with out trying too hard.

06/09/12 At Shorty's, NYC. Had the bottle & liked it (Still waiting to kiss a girl.) On tap it's a much brighter flavor. Not too sweet but the green apple essence is in the house. Nice texture. Not too syrupy. Now to try it w/one of Shorty's Pork roast pork sammies.

Photo of tlery
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A - Yellowish with a pillowy head that dissipates quickly to a thin, speckled white layer.
S - Green apple dominates with the subtlest hint of yeast.
T - Green apple, again, dominates with a noticeably bready finish.
M - Medium bodied with a crisp finish.
O - One-noted. Not something I'd reach for regularly, but credit is due for the fact that this is a green apple beer not trying to disguise itself as something else.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some golden apricot + brassy highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy off-white head that reduces to a small patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of crisp slightly sweet green apples over the top of hints of pale malts and just a touch of spicy Belgian yeast.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of pale malts with moderate flavors of both sweet and tart green apples. Light distinctive flavors of Belgian yeast adding a hint of fruitiness and spices. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades very quickly.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: Refreshing and easy to drink - a very nice beer for a hot summer day.

Photo of scratch69
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance- Cloudy golden yellow color with two fingers of fizzy white head. Minimal amount of lacing.

Smell- Green apple and Belgian yeast aromas.

Taste- Tart and sweet green apple flavor with notes of clove.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a big amount of prickly carbonation.

Overall- A good fruit beer and very refreshing. This would be good to have on a hot summer day.

Photo of lwillitz
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 2 fingers of white suds over a very cloudy body of yellow; very active carbonation

S - sweet and tart green apple juice, Belgian yeast

T - tart apple juice, some sweetness, Belgian yeast (clove and banana flavors); refreshing

M - medium-bodied; very high in prickly carbonation

O - This seems more like an apple-flavored soft drink than a beer to me. It's probably decent for the style (it is intended to be a fruit beer, after all), but just not my idea of what a beer should be. I'm also not a big fan of the flavor of Belgian yeast. If you like Belgians and/or fruit beers, give it a try.

Photo of garymuchow
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 11-12 14 and poured into Boulevard tulip. A nice mix of soft green apple and soft spicy Belgian yeast. The apple seems to take more of a ripened apple aroma in time and the spices fade a bit, but it maintains a nice start to the drink.
Very white and loud fizzy head. Apple juice colored with active bubbles rising. Very clear.
Again with a nice mix of fruit with a distinct Belgian presence. Soft drying on the finish. Greenish apple flavor (and more tart than sweet), but not excessive or dominating, leaving room for some yeast character.
Highly carbonated (esp. for a capped drink) and the effervescence is brings lightens the drink nicely. Soft.
A good solid drink overall, well balanced with nice flavors.

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Éphémère (Apple) from Unibroue
82 out of 100 based on 1,894 ratings.