Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2004 Wonderful apple aroma with a hint of yeast. A little acidic and very refreshing apple flavour. This is much better than Newton (the other apple beer I've tried). A very good summer brew.
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another very interesting brew from the Quebec based Unibroue company. New for 2002, the second in their (hopefully) ongoing series of different beers. Each year a new brew is released under the Ephémère name. This year’s version is a "strong beer on lees with apple must." A very intriguing brew indeed.
Served in traditional 750ml corked bottle that gives a solid pop on opening. It pours extremely well and is reminiscent of their Blanche de Chambly wheat styled ale (moderately cloudy) albeit with a slightly more golden hue in the color. Head size starts huge, at roughly 2," slowly disappating to a solid, rich, white foamy head of about 1/6" height. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the goblet as I continue to drink.
Aroma is very interesting with a very pungent aroma of apples (Granny Smith??). Taste wise, this is a real winner. Don’t let the concept of fruit in your beer scare you off. I’ve has several lambics in the past of which few truly excited me, however, this brew, complete with apple must is a great exception.
Bubbly, robust and very drinkable, Ephémère takes a page from the Blanche de Chambly book, adds a little fruity kick plus a warmth which makes this quite a smooth release.
This one won’t be around for long, so if you’re looking for a slight change of pace once in a while, this one should put a smile on your face.
CapFlu (4253) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a BIG white head and straw coloured body. Aroma of MacIntosh apples. A pleasant taste of cider without the alcohol burn that is inherent. Rather good compared to the original Ephemere (Spring 2000) I had last night; which was gross and watery.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of my finest beer experiences...like cotton candy carmal,and green apples...I really loved this one...clean but very sweet.
GregClow (2801) - 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 (3147) - 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.