Éphémère (Apple) | Unibroue

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BA SCORE
3.6/5
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2,100 Ratings
Éphémère (Apple)Éphémère (Apple)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable 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:
#40,615
Reviews:
1,022
Ratings:
2,100
pDev:
15%
Bros Score:
3.23
 
 
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Ratings: 2,100 |  Reviews: 1,022
Photo of baldy00
2.78/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StormAles
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of talbotjf99
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of IAMBDJ1979
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy golden color, light head went away quickly
Smell: Green apples and Belgian Ale
Taste: It has a Belgian wheat beer taste with apple ciderish undertones.
Mouthfeel: very wheat beerish, creamy. I feel it's a good have one once and a while but don't drink to many because I feel even at 5.5% that it could become very heavy (the feeling like you drank a loaf of bread feeling)

Overall: It's not bad..If some one offered me one I'd have it but it's not a go out and get it now must have beer. Heavier than it's other apple beer counterparts (Nicklebrook's green apple pilsner, Bud light Apple, Mad jack etc etc) I do feel more than one or two would be too much.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light golden color. The head was frothy, white, 2 finger, and didn't last long.
The nose is sweet with the apple, but not offensively sweet.
The taste is light and crisp. You get the apple sweetness, but it isn't overpowering. It is quite refreshing.
Feel is lighter bodied, which is expected with this beer, but fits well. There's a nice feel of the carbonation bubbles going down.
Overall not a bad beer. Light, and refreshing after a long day at work.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a proper looking pale orange color with a slim glossing of a little white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Light speckled lace, sliding.
The aroma had some sweet and tart green and red delicious apples. Subtle grassy hop contour underneath.
The flavor was somewhat sweet with a sturdy tartness coming about to educate the aftertaste in the same way.
The mouthfeel was light bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good and graceful. ABV felt as projected.
Overall, fruit beer, maybe cider-like but with that Unibroue-esque sort of yeasty grab at the end. I'd have again.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Backlog. 12 oz bottle. I’ve never had anything quite like this before. It tastes like a good Belgian Beer with Granny Smith apples thrown in. I was expecting something more like a lambic, but this is way different. Different is good.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lewnanny
4.56/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very refreshing. The apple taste remind almost of a apple cider. It is really smooth and not hopy taste at all. I have taste pretty much all the unibroue beer and the apple beer Ephemere is one of their best beer, beside the Blanche de Chambly.

You can clearly taste the same yeast flavor of the blanche de Chambly. They probably use the same yeast to create this beer.

Love it

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Photo of zkoehn
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cknoch
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of notascoolasyou
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MSU_Swit
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.51/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very clear golden cider color. Lovely head though, 1/2 finger of froth and it sticks.

Aromas of sweaty clothes and wet green apples. Some table sugar as well.

This is practically 10% apple pucker and 90% water. There's little flavor at all except for a candy-like apple juice kool-aid thing, watered down significantly. It's not terrible but it's sure as hell not good.

Feel is creamy and chalky, and carbonation hides behind it all and comes off muted and dull.

Overall, this is a terrible apple ale. What went wrong here is all I can keep asking. Drain pour.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smbslt
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bwbrev
2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Éphémère (Apple) from Unibroue
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 2,100 ratings