Éphémère (Apple) | Unibroue

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3.6/5
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Éphémère (Apple)Éphémère (Apple)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
As its name suggests, Éphémère is an ephemeral ale that comes and goes with the seasons. It was developed as a series to feature a seasonal fruit in a refreshing, lightly spiced white ale. The label depicts a fairy, an ephemeral spirit associated with fruits picked at the peak of ripeness during each harvest season. She first appeared in the spring of 2001 and has since been celebrated on a variety of seasonal fruit ales such as apple (brewed all year long), cranberry, blackcurrant, peach, raspberry and blueberry.

The most beloved and well known of the Éphémère beer series. Its amazing popularity across North America has made it a year-round favourite instead of only a seasonal brew.

Added by kbub6f on 10-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,097
Reviews:
1,029
Ratings:
2,115
pDev:
15%
 
 
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Photo of spectru
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear pale amber with a frothy fizzy white head that recedes quickly to almost nothing; The apple fruity smell is quite apparent, but not clearly obviously apple; Smooth and sparkly mouthfeel; The flavor is mild and sweet, again, the apple is not apparent, but definitely a sweet fruity taste.

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Photo of BucBasil
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the 750mL corked bottle into a tulip glass. The beer is a crystal clear reddish-orange color with lots of carbonation inside. Head was white, foamy, and stuck around a surprisingly long time.

S: The beer has an obvious apple smell - granny smith/green and golden delicious apples mostly. But underneath there is a manly backbone with bread notes, a tangy Belgian yeast, and some honey and spices. Surprising depth in this one.

T: This is one of the first fruit beers that I've had that could also pass for a great regular beer. The apple note is not so in-your-face, but blends well into a medley of other characteristics of the beer to make for a very refreshing but also well put-together drink. The beer actually strangely reminds me of Duvel or some other Belgian strong pale ale, but obviously not as strong, making this a very nice and actually tasty session.

F: A bit thin.

Overall: Too often, fruit beers put too much emphasis on the fruit and not enough on the beer. This one stakes a nice balance in that it tastes like a Belgian beer with an emphasis on the apple note.

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Photo of rwill2001
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C-Stockwell
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: very nice gold straw color with an impressive head
S: apple, raspberry, strawberry, and malt
T: apple and strawberry with a dry finish
F: good carbonation

Very interesting beer, sort of a cross taste wise between pie and a Jolly Rancher. Makes a good aperitif.

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Photo of sdm9465
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karpuk
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A solid belgian-style beer with strong apple flavors. Quite a nice look and powerful aroma.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was a pretty good somewhat different fruit ale, less fruit more Belgian Wheat Ale

Look: Hazy golden color with a very thick/tall fluffy chalk white head

Aroma: Wheat, typical Belgian Ale, and apple.

Flavor: The flavor is wheat, honey, coriander and apple, sweet, light, slightly tart.

Feel: medium feel

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 04-01-18
DO1162245QFL
“ÉPHÉMÈRE POMME”

The color is a slightly hazy deep golden color. As it’s poured, a 3 finger length of heavy white foam bubbles to the top. It settles quickly and doesn’t leave too much lace in its wake.

The aromas on this are more reminiscent of a cider than a beer. Sweet apples and fruit, hints of coriander and spice. Fairly simple and inviting, nothing too complex.

A much different flavor profile than expected, but in a good way. The rich Apple sweetness from the nose transforms into a much more subtle flavor profile. The Apple is still very much present, but has a nice balance of Belgian spice and a stronger coriander flavor. The balance in the flavor is better, and establishes itself better as a fruit beer as opposed to a cider that’s just lost.

Lots of heavy carb that froth when it hits the tongue. A crisp beer, no doubt, with those Apple juice sugars creating a light stickiness in the finish. Very crushable.

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Photo of GlennWB
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iguanodon
2.77/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

[Original rating 2013-08-24] Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma of ... apples., and yeast, a little earth. Taste is ... apple, tart, spices. Finish is apple but dry. Nice mouth feel, lively carbonation.

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Photo of Bluesfolk19
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D-Duvelicious
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a best by date of 3/9/20; into a pint glass.
Appearance- cloudy straw yellow with some floating sediment and champagne like bubbles; head is a medium thick, fluffy white that produces modest lacing!
Smell- Granny Smith apples and hints of coriander.
Taste- weak apple cider, really not much at all from a flavor standpoint.
Feel - very light, watered down feel with a semi dry finish.
Overall- didn’t expect that I’d favor this, but thought there’d be more to this considering my experience with Unibroue.

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Photo of bplabernie
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pmicdee
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeeradleyDale
2.11/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dpotter1991
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hairnic
4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbuds
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice fruit beer. I thought it was really well done. Not too sweet and resembles a beer more then nicklebrooks apple pilsner which i also enjoy but is more like a cider then a beer. I would buy it again.

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Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: Curiously like cider, a golden orange with practically no head.

Smell: Faint apples are the predominant scent, followed by slightly spicy hop character. But mostly apples.

Taste: The most cidery beer ever! Follows the nose, with subtle apple and just a hint of malt to remind you that it’s barley. Could do with a stronger flavor.

Mouthfeel: Again, cidery thin and carbonated.

Overall: While I enjoy it, it really needs to be bolder. It’s a good sipper, but why not buy cider?

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Éphémère (Apple) from Unibroue
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 2,115 ratings