Éphémère (Apple) - Unibroue
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.43/5 rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Another very interesting brew from the Quebec based Unibroue company. New for 2002, the second in their (hopefully) ongoing series of different beers. Each year a new brew is released under the Ephémère name. This year's version is a "strong beer on lees with apple must." A very intriguing brew indeed.
Served in traditional 750ml corked bottle that gives a solid pop on opening. It pours extremely well and is reminiscent of their Blanche de Chambly wheat styled ale (moderately cloudy) albeit with a slightly more golden hue in the color. Head size starts huge, at roughly 2," slowly disappating to a solid, rich, white foamy head of about 1/6" height. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the goblet as I continue to drink.
Aroma is very interesting with a very pungent aroma of apples (Granny Smith??). Taste wise, this is a real winner. Don't let the concept of fruit in your beer scare you off. I've has several lambics in the past of which few truly excited me, however, this brew, complete with apple must is a great exception.
Bubbly, robust and very drinkable, Ephémère takes a page from the Blanche de Chambly book, adds a little fruity kick plus a warmth which makes this quite a smooth release.
This one won't be around for long, so if you're looking for a slight change of pace once in a while, this one should put a smile on your face.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2003 17:53:46 | More by 49degrees
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3.79/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 23:49:35 | More by dbrauneis
Éphémère (Apple) from Unibroue
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