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Unibroue Éphémère Apple

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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Fruit Beer
Chambly, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Éphémère is the third in a series of lively original-recipe beers that come and go before you know it. From season to season and year to year you’ll find a different Éphémère beer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (1101) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2015
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color forming a small and very fizzy white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacings. S: Very fruity. Something between a beer and a cider. Strong notes of sweet pale grains and apples. Green apples, flowery hops. Hints of vanilla, white grapes, honey and wheat. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of sweet pale malts, vanilla, honey, flowery hops. Slightly sour. Very light bitterness. Metallic hints. M: Light body and carbonation. Very fruity aftertaste. Persistent Apple notes. O: Good drinkability. Something between a cider and a beer. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (179) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is of Belgian yeast and mild tart apple. Appearance is hazy yellow with decent sparkle and 4 finger-width fizzy white head that dissipates fairly quickly and bubbly lacing that recedes. Taste is sharp nonspecific tart beginning, mellowing out in the middle and identifiably apple finish (like granny smith). Palate is light to medium bodied with somewhat sticky/chewy texture, brief lively carbonation at the tip of the tongue. Overall, not a huge fan of tart so not a beer I’d crave again but it didn’t leave me gagging like some do that go way overboard. If you like mildly tart and fruit beers, you could do a lot worse.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1288) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours a light yellow color with an apple aroma. Taste is a light apple flavor with an easy dryness to it. A minor sweetness to the beer, that dissipates quickly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (476) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
This stuff smells and tastes like apples. Wtf else can I say? I get more ripe MacIntosh than Granny Smith on the nose, with that cider-y apple must (just a touch, thank god, because most ciders smell like halitosis to me). I also pick up something tart and vinous, like a beer, a cider and a glass of white wine are having a threesome. In my mouth. There’s also a bit of that particular yeast smell I get with most Unibroue beers. Taste is tart, slightly sour with just a bit of sweetness. Tastes more like candy apples than it smells. Reminds me of childhood. The first time I cajoled my mother into buying me one of those shitty convenience store candied apples, with their tantalizing floor varnish sheen. And the disillusionment I felt immediately, when I realized, even at four years old, that those dime store candy apples are just a waste of a perfectly good apple. A bit of natural nourishment ruined by a shell of synthetic, syrupy sweetness. It was a small letdown, but one that would prove to be a subtle metaphoric primer for an adulthood of real disappointment and lament. This beer is pretty good though!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (693) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
oured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a big apple flavor, that isn’t overpowering with pretty heavy carbonation. Very good

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (298) - - JUL 6, 2015
Translucent yellow body with a lacy white head. Aroma of strong sour apples. Taste of candied apple, slight sourness, and slightly effervescent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3116) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2015
12 oz bottle served in pint glass {from notes}. A - hazy yellow-gold with off white head. Head has decent retention. S - VERY fruity. I could quickly and easily smell this beer from 2 feet away after pouring. Aroma mainly that of green apple - a bit candy like - plus spices (coriander). In fact, would not guess this was a beer from odor alone. T - while the aroma is shockingly sweet, the hefty sweet flavor is mostly countered by a good bit of sourness. A pretty good sour/sweet balance. Still, with this flavor, I’m a bit surprised this is marketed as an "ale" rather than a "cider". M - light body; medium carbonation; dry finish. O: once I adjusted to the strong apple flavor, I started to really enjoy this ’beer’. As fruity as a cider, but with a quite different flavor profile.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Draft at Moe’s Tavern in Logan Square. Cloudy golden pour. Aroma is Belgian yeast and green apples. Tastes funky, yeasty, apples, musty farmhouse, dank wet old apples. Funky tart finish. Nice. Saisonish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1332) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Had the pear version. A quite nice fruit beer, not too intense, well balanced. Pours a super bright orange with a thick white head. Smells of green apple, pear, citrus and wheat. Taste is creamy and smooth, with pear, citrus with a dryish finish. Had on tap at Hopmonk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Austin_Ripper (60) - Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Not a session beer in my opionion, but this is one of the beers that helped me transition from ciders into real beers. If your a cider drinker, I would recommend this.


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