Éphémère (Apple) - Unibroue
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pour is hazy yellow orange with a nice white, fine head. Good lacing. Nose has strong notes of sour and sweet apples and more than a little bit of barnyard funk. There's also a faint floral component that combines with the apple to produce something like lemon.
The beer has a light body and a lively feel from the carbonation, but still drinks a bit thin. The flavor is very delicate and is somewhat washed out by all the bubbles. Nevertheless, what you do experience is a sweet apple flavor on the front of the palate which develops to a faint, tart, white grape kind of flavor in the back of the mouth. The flavor beyond the front of the palate is unfortunately a bit dead. The finish is slightly dry, but also kind of bland. As the beer warms and the carbonation dies down, the sweetness recedes a bit and this nice musty flavor starts to come forward.
After nosing this beer, the taste was a bit of a disappointment. I was hoping for some sweet and sour fruit notes to be battling for supremacy on my palate. Unfortunately, what I got was a light-bodied, apple-tasting beverage that, while refreshing and pleasing to drink, did not excite my palate or challenge me the way I had hoped.
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2012 22:56:37 | More by deadonhisfeet
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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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