Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
An unclear red beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is extremely sweet with strong notes of black currant, the flavor is totally carbonized with notes of black currant - just too much for me.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Slightly hazy reddish amber with a creamy, white head. Very fresh aroma of black currant. Rather light body, dry, lightly tart fruit. Discreet and downplayed fruitiness - exactly how a fruit beer is supposed to be. Quite refreshing. Thanks to Degarth for sharing. 030406
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange color; nice perlage. The blackcurrant aroma is very nice, real. The taste is just ok, a fair beer, very dry, with some blackcurrant notes. Quite balanced.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the first time I’ve had an Éphémère from the tap, rather than the bottle. Cloudy dark amber colour with subtle purple hints. Sweet black currant aroma with light yeast undertones. Effervescent, but the prickly carbonation from the tap seems to work better than the fizzier type sometimes found in the bottled Unibroue product. This carbo cuts through the sugar and fruit notes, making them less cloying than, say, the apple or peach Éphémères. The blackcurrant is the main focus, backed up by pale malt and hedgey hop notes. Refreshing and balanced. While some Unibroues like Maudite don’t seem to do well on tap, this one really has. In part this is due to the fact that it’s intended as a refresher, so the pricklier but finer artificial carbonation is more suited than fizzier natural carbo. Also, the dominance of the Unibroue yeast seems muted here when compared with the bottled Éphémère products. That helps as well, given that this is a session refresher. In short, a well-balanced fruit beer, and I look forward to seeing the other beers in this series on tap, as from this example they seem more suited to that than they do to bottle-conditioning.
Travlr (12341) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Cloudy pink color, medium solid off white head. Aroma of fruit! and lemon. Taste is sour pink grapefruit. Nice enough.
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy pinkish ruby body with a moderate white head. Strong, vibrant black currant aroma. Carbonated, black currant flavor with some wheat. Palate reminded me of a wine cooler.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque golden with medium white head. Aroma is blackberry, malty, light sweet -- very pleasant, not too fruity. Taste has even less blackberry, so little that it goes too far. Light body.
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Malt & Vine. Tight cork. Foam tried to ooze out of the long neck. Pours translucent peach/orange with a creamy white head. Strong berry aroma. Arguably black currant! Body is medium plus and the carb is frothy. Flavor is strongly berry. Malt takes a back seat. Still, it is not sweet. Unibroue is so good at what they do. Excellent. Relatively bitter berry finish. How does that happen?
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml corked bottle-pours a foamy off white head and hazy gold color with effervescence. Aroma is musty wheat, medium fruit. Taste is wheat, black current, secondary yeast. Good effervescence. Occasional.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Ephemere - Black Current
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
amber, big fine white head, sweet fruity aroma, great balanced fruit flavor, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20