Éphémère (Apple) | Unibroue

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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:
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:
#39,663
Reviews:
1,021
Ratings:
2,096
pDev:
15%
Bros Score:
3.23
 
 
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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
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | 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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Photo of Chivvyshirt
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 355ml bottle, pours a cloudy golden colour with a big creamy white coloured head.
Aroma green apples, pear, malt.
Taste sweet, apples, grain, yeast.

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

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

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of kaunshelly
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Giggy
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scruffwhor
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyNole
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Éphémère (Apple) from Unibroue
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 2,096 ratings