radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-orange in colour, very large pinkish head. Aroma of black currents, cherries, yeast and some apples. Flavour was a very soft black current, just enough to now what kind of fruit it was, some yeast, slight sweetness, cherries and raspberries. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Quite nice.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like carbonated pink grapefruit juice. Sweet fruity smell. It reminds me of Snapple Stawberry/Kiwi. It's almost like the White Zin of beers
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(75o ml bottle) Huge head - enough to make Tom Byron jealous! Copper body. Fruity nose of black currants. Nicely tart, mild black currant flavour. Fizzy, sour finish. Good.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange color,large white head that took a while to dissipate.The aroma was unique to say the least.Since i'm unsure of what Currants smell like i'm going to have to just say that this brew was fruity,light yeast content and there are some other detectable fruits as well,raspberry and maybe some over ripe apple.The taste was much the same for flavor with the exception of a tartness coming through and that currant like taste and apple and raspberry,sweet and fruity seems to be the theme to this brew. The after taste is fruity and lightly tart with just a mild sweetness coming through at the tail end.Pretty decent brew much better then some other fruit beers i've had,and thanks to Rastacouere for this fine example.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peach colored, with a white head that doesn't dissipate. Sweet fruity aroma, raspberry or blackberrys. Flavor is light, sweet and fruity. It is almost like a champagne. Interesting.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
orangy red with large white pink head. currant, lemon, mixed fruit, yeasty aroma. there's some mixed berries and tart orange in the flavour. dry yeasty finish. very nice.
canary dog (622) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An apple wine coolerish parlor beer. Gimmicky and not full bodied. Spices are subdued.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ardent black currant mist over green apple peel plenitude...Flowery effervescence delivering intense, bready, yeasty servitude...Quasi-tartness under sweet bubblegum interludes...
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL corked bottle: Appearance is sublime. Gorgeous murky yellow robe with a ruby tone, very carbonated. The head is huge and white, frothy and most rocky with long-lasting fine thin lacing. Aroma is big, fruity, yeasty. The taste is wheat, cassis, raspberries, oranges, all about fruits and berries. Medium to full bodied, creamy. Crispy tartness (if that exists) loads the mouth. Slightly astringent finish around the gums. I'd have to take it side by side with the apple one, but I believe this is my favorite of the Ephemere line.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2004 Very good in bottle. Fantastic on tap. Very prominent black currant aroma with an underlying mustiness of yeast. Very generous pink tinged frothy head that recedes slowly with patchy lacing. Cloudy orange-red body. Good fruit flavour that has a slight tartness to it. Spiciness and yeast character come to the fore in the finish. Medium body and fairly high carbonation. Mouthfeel becomes medium-full if allowed to warm slightly. Bottle/on-tap. On tap the fruitiness is somewhat more pronounced in both aroma and flavour and the head longer lasting. Bottle (8-3-7-4-16=3.8) On Tap at Bily Kun (9-4-8-4-17=4.2). "Average" posted.