Éphémère (Apple) | Unibroue

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Éphémère (Apple)Éphémère (Apple)

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

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

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of mscudder
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Really excited to try this one for I am a big fan of apple juice! Best by 11-14-13. Poured into a schooner.

A - Pours a lightly green-tinted yellow with a large frothy white head. Leaves a bit of lace.

S - As expected, a ton of green apple (juice) hit the nose. Some tart apple and sweetness follows. Nice!

T - Apple must not as obtuse as I expected, and thus I am a bit disappointed. There is a bit of sweetness from caramel and some light floral notes. I feel like this is a more "sophisticated" version of an apple cider, yet not as good.

M - Lacking sufficent carbonation and a mouthfeel that one would expect in this style: thin, bit of fizz, one may confuse this with carbonated juice.

O - I will buy some granny smith apple cider next time. Not worth the price.

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Photo of JSchock7
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ahentz
2/5  rDev -44.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jeffx
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pale yellow, copper with a thin layer of white, fizzy, bubbly head that has little retention

S - apple juice, tart, musty

T - green apples, a bit tart, bittersweet, faintly spicy

M - crisp, fizzy, light to medium bodied

This is a liquid jolly rancher candy. It's sour apples throughout. I'll pass in the future.

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Photo of Gorthaur25
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Wheelz
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ehammond1
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Holiday Wine Cellar
Escondido, CA

(Aged for 1+ year)

Clear, apple juice in color with a very small near-white head that leaves no lace down the glass.

The aroma combines green apple, Jolly Rancher candy, mild caramel, and some very mild funk. Nothing here is particularly expressive.

Flavors of green apple flesh, some interesting earthy funk, mild floral character, and a little bit of caramel combine. Nice enough, though straightforward.

Thin bodied with low carbonation--nearly juice-like.

I think this could use more carbonation, more apple, and less funk. That being said, all in all, this isn't bad. And, I didn't do this beer any favors by forgetting about it for a year in the back of the fridge.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of MrJolly
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured a finger of effervescent white head over an amber body. Head quickly dissipated, lots of bubbles are observed rising from the bottom.

Sour apple and ever so light funk dominate the nose. Light grass, lemon, biscuits and spices complement.

Flavor is delicate. Apple cider opens up into biscuit, more apple, light grass and faint spices.

Carbonation bubbles are very prickly on the tongue. There is almost nothing to the super light body on this one.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of match1112
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours out a bright clear golden color, like alot of lite beers look. the head settles quickly. smell is like rotten apple juice and dirty wet rags. taste isnt any better, in fact it's worse. very medicine like, i dont think the spices compliment this beer at all. not happy with this purchase and dont recommend anyone buy it.

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