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Éphémère (Apple) - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,834 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 1,834
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.6%
Wants: 27
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 10-21-2002)
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4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

thehyperduck, Nov 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

kevofficiel, Nov 09, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

DenisKolkin, Nov 08, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

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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.

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Éphémère (Apple) from Unibroue
82 out of 100 based on 1,834 ratings.