Éphémère (Apple) | Unibroue

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82
good
2,072 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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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
Ratings:
2,072
Reviews:
1,014
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
187
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kw_pip
4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smells and tastes of gummy worms. Sweet and tart. Refreshing.

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Photo of ScottP
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boo-urns
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tronester
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aromas of tart apple and yeasty phenols. Taste begins with a sour apple blast, then some light grain, followed by some yeast, and finishing with a jolly rancher apple flavor. Mouthfeel is average. Overall an ok beer, a little to sweet for my tastes though.

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Photo of Rukeli76
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of -chii-
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shradical
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabre311
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cadaugherty
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of c014572
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smells of sour green apples, highly effervescent. Slight malt aroma. Taste is more of apples than malt, not sour or bitter at all. In fact, there is almost no malt character at all. Although this is not my style of beer, I could see myself knocking back a few of these, once in a while, on a hot summer day. This a very light refreshing beer for the 5.5% if you step back and take it for what it is.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

After I get refreshed, fruit beers rarely get a "Wow" from me . So, it is with Ephemere. But, it is interesting for two reasons. First, it is very much like a cider and a wit combined. (Unfortunately, it also is neither; leaving me unsure what to think of it.)
Second, it has lots of flavors and they meld well: tart apples and associated spices keep a refreshing ale from being sweet.

Overall, I view this as summer salad ale; just wash both down and enjoy the summer. But if Ephemere had more malt, I would seek it again.

Ephemere is listed on the "1000," I'm presuming because Unibroue developed a line of fruit beers and this was among the most successful. Because Unibroue is held in high esteem by me and others, I suppose an argument can be made for Ephemere making the list.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It pours hazy like a witbier and with a nice big head. The aroma is of Belgian yeast, apples, and soap. The taste is of wheat, apples, but not as sweet as one would expect. Medium body and carbonation that is not too intense.

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Photo of Mnteti
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy opaque golden orange. Thick two finger white head dissipates down to a thin white that sticks around.

Smell is a burst of granny smith apples followed by malty notes. The apple smell is quite well done and doesn't smell syrupy or fake at all. It really smells like a freshly cut granny smith.

Taste is a bit disappointing - for all of the great smell, the apple character is actually kind of muted. There is a touch of sweetness to the beer from the apple. Some malty notes but otherwise its actually kind of bland. You almost get a watery taste. There just is something missing here in the base beer - perhaps it should be a bit stronger to balance out the addition of the apple juice. Just be sure you drink it cold!

Feel is very crisp albeit a bit thin and with the muted flavors, the thinness feels watery. Medium carbonation saves it somewhat, but not completely.

Overall this is a remarkably refreshing and quaffable beer, especially on a hot day. In spite of the faults, I'd actually drink this one again.

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Photo of TrufflePig
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Shy5
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Éphémère (Apple) from Unibroue
3.63 out of 5 based on 2,072 ratings.
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