GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong cider-like aroma. Initial pour has a bright golden colour with a moderate white head. Second pour is a bit hazier as the yeasties get stirred up. Flavour starts crisp and fruity, like a nice tart cider, and then slides into the standard yeasty Unibroue finish. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but I was pretty impressed and hope to try the other Éphémère varieties soon.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a real nice apple ale. The unibroue base beer is a wonderful compliment for fruit beers. It works rather well with the apple. Big apple aroma, big apple flavour and a typical unibroue finish in the beer.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Talk about awesome. It almost tastes like cider with hops. Really awesome. Why is it that breweries make their best beers as seasonals and one-shots?
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad but not my favorite unibroue. The apple taste is not really good.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My next door neighbour made a gift of this for housesitting, Thanks Mundy. Apples and wheat aroma. Hazy golden, huge white head, continuous swirl of bubbles. Tastes of apples, wheat and yeast. Refreshing tongue tingle. A combination of a German Wheat Beer, Belgian Ale and apples. Distinctively Good!
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Troubled yellow with green shades. Apple and bubble gum aroma. A bit of apple, apple peel and yeast. A good beer but too candyish for my taste.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks just like a Hoegaarden or any other wit. The fluffiest, creamiest, smoothest head I have ever seen on a beer. Wonderful nose of cinnamon, dough and of course healthy apple notes. Unbelievably soft on the tongue. Does not assault you with the apples, but rather almost tastes like a with that someone dropped an Apple Jolly Rancher into and let it dissolve- slightly sweet, but tart with green apple notes.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loads of green apples in this one. The aroma smells like an apple orchard. I could smell this all day. It’s a hazy orange colour, spicy apple flavour, with a spritzy apple finish.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cloudy light yellow color. Hints of mint and large apple presence in the nose. Minty notes in the body, spritzy, appley finish.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2003 Chateau de Volgon Summer 2003, half a 750ml: Dense hazy straw color with thick small white bubbled head. Sharp (green) apple aroma, fizzy mouthfeel, after thinking about this beer, I realize my 3oz sample last year was right-on. No change in score. RateBeer Summer (Toronto) '02: Apple aroma could be smelled a meter away, up close it even smelled more of apples with some Unibroue yeast tones. Muddy dark yellow color. The flavor is a bit flat and acidic. It smelled good, but I'm not sure that I would want to drink a whole 750ml of this.