Éphémère (Apple) - Unibroue
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
3.28/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Right away when I open the bottle there is an incredibly powerful apple sweetness. After the pour, the aroma turns slightly more bitter and less sweet, there is a strange cheesy character in the aroma as well.
The beer poured a nice hazy gold with a very subtle red tinge, the head is very thin and creamy and remains through the drink.
The taste on this is very much structured around the apple, that strange cheesy character is noticeable in the taste as well, but much more subtle. There is very little hop character or bitterness that I could notice, and as for malt it packs little more than a slightly bready golden ale. That strange cheesy astringency becomes off-putting after a little while, and I was very bored by the beers flavor and complexities just a few minutes in.
The carbonation was well done, complimented the apple character quite well. The breadiness also gave the beer a good consistency.
All in all, I was disappointed in this beer. I expected a more complex and intense ale, especially considering this beer came from the same brewery that makes La Fin Du Monde, possibly the greatest and most complex tripel on the planet. This just did not live up to anywhere near those standards. In reflection this beer feels little more than a nice and light golden ale with some apple flavor and that weird cheese astringency. Not well balanced and not very flavorful. I was hoping for more from such a great brewery, but everyone falls short sometimes.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2012 21:03:44 | More by Siriusfisherman
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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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