TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma of green apple pie, accompanied by Unibroue signature spicy yeast. Straw yellow, cloudy, mid-range head. Palate is thin, no maltiness. Flavour alternates between sweet start and sour, minty finish. Perhaps slightly one-dimentional. Despite its shortcomings, original and worth trying.
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2009 After sampling a number of these I think it stands up the best out of the Ephemeres. The cork pops, and the aroma of fresh Granny Smith apples jumps boldly out of the bottle. Closer inspection reveals the nose of the Unibroue yeast as well. Cloudy straw colour with soft thick white head. Head sinks slowly leaving a thin lacing. Green apple flavour at the start. Apple sourness in the middle. A lasting impression of candy apples. Very little hops, malt or alcohol. The perfect vehicle for delivery of the apple freshness, reminiscent of an apple wine. Would probably be dynamite with apple pie or other pastry. Light pallet. Somewhat one dimensional past the apple but one of the best fruit beers in my limited experience. A nice alternate on a hot summer day perhaps.
shorlin (590) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Same big lasting head, same colour as all the Ephemeres. Aroma is a very candyish apple with some notes of Belgianness underneath, Not a good taste. Not enjoying that at all. Body is quite thin. Really not for me.
Laf-o (41) - Toronto, Ontario, POLAND - MAY 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
great fruity aroma, the entire brew is very refreshing, a great summer beer!
Ventrithor (5) - CANADA - MAY 4, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the ephemere batches. Fruity, and the apple must is a welcome change on the palate. Unfortunate they last only so long.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd of the sampler. Apple's a favorite flavor, will this let me down like the first two did? Appearance very similar to the 2001 (cranberry), very light amber with a smallish head and a bit of bubbling action. Nose is fresh, sweet apples and a hint of citrus, very nice. Flavor, sour apples, cream/vanilla, cherry medicinal coughdrops, kind of odd and difficult but I like it overall. Very soft, pillowy mouthfeel. The best of the series so far, though memories of New Glarus Apple Ale overwhelm it.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy pale yellow,immense white head.Vinegar & green apple nose.Light apple taste with just enough yeast. Great balance
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly cloudy bright yellow w/ lots of carbonation. Massive white, pillowy head. Pleasant yeast & green apple aroma. Light, spritzy feel. Crisp green apple & vinous flavours (sort of like wine gum). Spicy & yeasty as well.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a big rapidly diminishing head. Straw coloured. Aromas of apple and a touch of malt. Interesting flavour of apple, vert apple but not overdone. Like a cider. Well done, but just not what I'd call a beer
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear yellow amber. Aroma full of apple. Guess what? Flavor of apples! Subdued candy flavor (sweet and tart). More like a apple cider than a beer.