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Éphémère (Apple) | Unibroue

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Éphémère (Apple)Éphémère (Apple)
BA SCORE
3.6/5
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2,085 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 10-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,797
Reviews:
1,017
Ratings:
2,085
pDev:
15%
Bros Score:
3.23
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
193
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,085 |  Reviews: 1,017
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

Photo of Sappyjoker
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paresis
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rugene
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OKbrew89
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dipso123
2.19/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Tastes like some kind of cheap apple candy and rather overwhelmingly so. Base beer seems like it might be Blanche de Chambly in which case this seems a waste decent beer. Have had the raspberry and it is no better. From these two I sincerely doubt that they are using fruit but rather some sort of flavoring.

Avoid.

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

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

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber; well carbonated with a loud pop and slight foaming on opening. Fine white half finger head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of pale and wheat malt, green apples, coriander, slightly mineral. Flavor starts with wheat and green apple, then develops a mild Belgian yeast and spice component, finishing with sweet/slightly tart green apple and coriander. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. A nice, refreshing fruit ale with great genuine green apple flavor. Although wheat dominates the base, there tastes like some light pale malt in the mixture, which gives is a little body. The flavor progression is good with the Belgian characteristics revealed slowly. Flavors are a little light, but well balanced, I should have tried this series before and this has me wanting to try the other fruit varieties. Nicely done.

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

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

Photo of McBraniel
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Commandophile
4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SenorBiggles
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The yeast flavours are clearly present and similar to Unibroue's blonde/blanche: classic Belgian. Unfortunately, the apple flavour isn't the crisp tartness of a good cider, but more akin to a green apple jolly rancher. There's little aftertaste, so the complexity that the yeast gives to the aroma is the only thing keeping this beer from being totally dominated by the candyish green apple flavour.

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Éphémère (Apple) from Unibroue
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 2,085 ratings
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