Éphémère (Apple) - Unibroue
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Reviews by eclipse54:
2.68/5 rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
A 12 ounce, foil-wrapped bottle with a best by date of 09/26/2012. Into a tulip...
The body is a hazy straw color and has some yeasty sediment floating around in it. The head is perfectly white and consists of numerous, relatively large bubbles. Unfortunately, it does not last long, and little-to-no lacing is left in its wake. The smell is of strong apple juice, sugar, some spice, a bit of yeasty funk, faint straw, and some muddle earthy notes. Taste is of candy apple backed by prune juice. Really, this tastes like carbonated juice and not at all like a beer I've encountered before; all I can think about is an apple Capri Sun that thirsty children would drink during half-time of their pee-wee soccer games. The sugars from the apple and prune dominate everything except a minty, toothpaste like finish. Quite unpleasant. Mouth is crisp and well carbonated, but finishes very sticky and sugary. Overall, this is a very odd beer, and not one I'll be picking up again any time soon.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2011 02:17:45 | More by eclipse54
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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.