matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Éphémère, I have a hard time pronouncing the name of this beer, I think it’s
(F-em-ear) but what do I know. Anyway, this was another great creation from Unibroue; I thought it was a lot like their Blanche De Chambly, but with a faint Granny Smith Apple aroma and taste. This beer is light and fizzy, with a smooth slightly oily palate, and a moderately dry finish. When I poured Éphémère into the Unibroue recommended flute shaped glass, it resulted in a mammoth white head, more than even champagne would have. I think I am going to drink the others out of a different style glass, and see how the beer reacts. Overall, this is a great beer for drinking during the intense Florida summer months.
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2004 Re-rate June 13 2004 at Ciro's in Toronto. Draft. Apple seems slightly more restrained in the flavour but a little more refreshing. Mouthfeel is awesome and effervescent. Check out the kickass new tap handle. Orignal rating - Tried it on tap at La Forquette Fourchette in Chambly, PQ and later in bottles. Excellent summer beer, very refreshing. As the bottle warmed the finish had a bit more alcohol in it. Aroma is great, and the apple flavour and aroma are well balanced throughout.
PorterPounder (6215) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
New at the local pub - Very strong aroma upon opening - the folks sharing the booth with me could smell it as soon as I set it down on the table. Aroma reminds me of apple bubble yum -pleasant - but a bit artificial - but hey it's a fruit beer and a bit whimsical for Unibroue in my opinion - refreshing change. Hazy golden appearance with a thick sticky head which sticks around for quite a while. Flavor is appley as well but not in the same way as a cider - you can tell it is an ale. Very smooth drinking and refreshing. Finishes strong and would make a good after dinner beer in my opinion.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This tasted better cold.As it warms it becomes way too candyish for me. Very light,hazy,golden. Big,white,lacey head.Becomes smaller but lasts. Great,fresh aroma. Apple,yeast,spice,hops. Mouthfeel is well carbonated,and suits this beer well.The apple adds a little thickness. Hay,pale malt,and spicy flavors. The apple is just a undertone in the mouth. Finsis is crisp,smooth, with lingering spice,malt, and apple. Wasn't sure what this was going to be,but pretty well executed in my book.Extremely pleasing and drinkable.
ciderguy (98) - Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another mistake on my part assuming that an apple fruit beer might mildly resemble a cider. Unfortunately, not the case. The smell and pour was all beer. THe flavor, if I tried real hard, I think I might have been able to tast a hint of green apple. Typical beer after taste. I'm sure for most avid beer drinkers, they might find this a good beer, for a cider drinker, it was just plain beer. And that's not good.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
When i popped the bottle the immediate smell of apples, no, green apples filled the room. Very mellow taste that wasn't nearly as strong as the smell. the flavor of the apples is more nuanced with a slight fizziness. A light wafery apple is all that's left dancing across your palate, playfully, and lightly lingering...making you think "gwood frickin' brew!"
TheBeerGod (5570) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2003 NICE! Wonderful apple aroma stands out above everything else. Straw colored blond and slightly hazy. Smooth and refreshing apple, spice and malt body. Finishes with a slight dryness and spiciness. Impressive fruit beer!
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy sunshiny yellow with a medium, but ephemeral head. Bubbles rise to the top like a champagne. The apple taste is subtle but definately green apple. I am not a huge fan of fruit beers... but this one is subtle enough to be an exception. It has a silky mouthfeel for such a light beer, and the spiced apple taste is really nice.
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow color with a big creamy white head. Aroma of apples, spice and candy. Flavor of apples, just a little sourness, and some yeast. Its a little acidic but less so than other Unibroue beers. Really drinkable and refreshing.
Frank (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like the label says, aroma of spicy apples, coriander, and curacao. The apples really add a nice touch to this wit. Their sweet/tartness matches perfectly with the light body and the spice. A beautiful summer refresher.