Éphémère (Apple) - Unibroue
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Reviews by MJR:
4.1/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a hazy pale gold with a fluffy white cap that starts out big and holds at a finger thick.
Smell: Upon opening the bottle, the green apple aroma just leaps out at me...even from several feet away. There's a good dose of yeast, along with a hint of coriander.
Taste: The intense carbonation blurs the beginning, but after that it opens up with a green apple flavor that gets stronger and stronger, but still doesn't quite match up to the aroma. Underneath it is a solid base of fresh wheat and chalky yeast. There's a touch of spiciness, with some coriander showing up here and there. The apple flavor continues into the aftertaste, where it really jumps to the foreground.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, with a nice bottle-conditioned mouthfeel. The carbonation is a bit much in the beginning, but eventually smooths out. The apple adds a bit of tannic length, which sucks a good deal of moisture from my mouth.
Drinkability: Pretty good for what it is. I couldn't drink this all night, nor would I want to. However, it is a very well done brew...in the hit or miss world of fruit beers, this is definitely a hit. Hours later, I'll still be burping apples...
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2003 22:46:49 | More by MJR
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4/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 7/17/2015. Pours fairly hazy pale gold color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big apple juice, pear, white grape, orange peel, coriander, wheat, bread, clove, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of apple juice, spice, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of apple juice, pear, white grape, orange peel, coriander, wheat, bread, clove, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of apple juice, pear, white grape, orange peel, coriander, wheat, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of apple juice, spice, wheat, and yeast ester flavors; with very nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice fruit flavored witbier style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of apple juice, malt, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2014 04:32:01 | More by superspak
Éphémère (Apple) from Unibroue
82 out of 100 based on 1,660 ratings.