Éphémère (Apple) | Unibroue

BA SCORE
82
good
2,078 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay
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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:
2,078
Reviews:
1,016
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.88%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
191
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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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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Photo of SvenHayden
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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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%

Photo of ryser2k
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of steph1974
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cofeeguru
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of gutbuster
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Gww1864
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BostonHops
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle served in a weizen glass.

pours a slightly cloudy dull yellow tone with a fluffy white head, just shy of 2" worth; nice retention and lacing. nose is decent enough, if somewhat unremarkable. notes of apple, maybe a bit of grape, belgian yeast, and a touch of floral hops in the background.

flavor takes a step back. it isn't terrible by any means, just decidely 'meh'... i get the apple (muted), belgian yeast, some subtle bitterness and maybe a secondary note of floral hoppiness. not a huge fan of the mouthfeel, either. on the light side of medium-light and a bit watery; slightly above average carbonation.

overall? won't seek out a second time. if i'm offered it for free would i drink it? sure. again, we're not talking drainpour territory here; more along the lines of 'why bother?' - just doesn't do a whole lot for me... much better stuff out there in general, and from unibroue in particular.

(originally reviewed: 05-03-2011)

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Photo of breedsimpsonville
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of TDRudy
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of jski
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Countfapula
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jstewart1130
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Jimmys
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy pale blond with a bright white head. good retention. reasonable lacing.

S: smells like tart apple juice. sweet. almost too sweet. a little one-note.

T: tastes of vanilla and apples. super light finish reminds me of a berliner weisse. peaches and pears. sweet.

M: light body with a healthy dose of bubbles.

D: very drinkable very fruity. refreshing and sweet. tasty very appley. if you like apple juice pick some up.

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Solid gold yellow, 2 fingers of big fat bubbles and minimal retention.

S: Tart granny smith apple, some spice maybe some cloves and pepper and mineral water scent. Noticeably absent is any malts or hops. Not much else happening.

T: Light mineral taste with tart apples and maybe just a hint of wheat. Typical of Unibroue, some forward yeast flavours. The flavour is crisp and clean, it's an easy brew to drink when looking for a simple pleasure.

M: Highly carbonated and light bodied, easy to gulp.

O: I've enjoyed this as a fruit beer, it's simple, clean and crisp. The mineral water smell, taste and mouthfeel is incredibly approachable.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of briandaube
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bookerandy
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Éphémère (Apple) from Unibroue
3.63 out of 5 based on 2,078 ratings.
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