Éphémère (Apple) - Unibroue
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
2.58/5 rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
GLASS: Unibroue Tulip Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Pours a crystal clear dark golden color. Nice big head that dissipates rather quickly. Minimal foamy lacing, almost non-existant.
Smells like yeasty sugarcakes, topped with apples and cotton candy. Apple smell is natural, not artificial. Big funky Belgian-like yeast notes. Spicey notes of coriander.
Espscially after the way this smells, I expected the apple to be more prominent. It's very subdued and mellow. Tastes very much like a 'light' cider with a little extra body.
Smells wonderful, but misleads you to the point of being disappointed by the actual flavor.
Feels similar to an ale, in body. Light and crisp, yet mantains a slight touch of creaminess.
At only 5.5% abv, there is nothing here to draw me back. If I have an urge for something like this, I'd rather have a cider.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2008 21:46:23 | More by coldmeat23
More User Reviews:
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.