JDBaker11058 (1421) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: clear bright gold, with a short and shy fizzy white head quickly fading. Aroma: strong aroma of cranberry extract, light yeast, tart stone fruit. Taste: prominent cranberry fruit character up front, then some slightly sweet light malt (pilsner?), then a dose of yeast. Finish: pretty astringent and medicinal, with the cranberry becoming more and more fake-seeming . Notes: Probably the most disappointed I’ve ever been with a Unibroue beer. Cranberry seemed pretty artificial, and the beer lacked the tartness you’d expect. Clearly the weakest of the Ephemere family. Bottle from Roots Market, Olney, Maryland.
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2014 LCBO release. Pinkish tinged body with tons of foaming white head. Light cranberry aroma. Taste seems supplemented by malt and while a bit tart, I have had better efforts at delivering cranberry taste.
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a little darker than other ephemere’s with a thin white head...smell is cranberry, yeast, and doughy...taste is malty, then some sour cranberry that builds into a nice finish
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottle; not bad .. poured a hazy golden color ... aroma of cranberry with a hint of citrus and spice. Very easy drinking ... one of the better choices from Unibroue
cfrancis (2612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy gold with a big frothy white top. Aroma is bitter cranberry with sweet grains. Taste is a very solid basic beer infused with the bitterness and tart from the cranberries.
vikingguy (865) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy dirty yellow color. Slight yeasty fruitiness on the nose. Taste- tart, yeasty, wheaty and perfumey. The cranberry is subtle but present. Not very sweet, more dry. Very effervescent. Refreshing but overall, somewhat boring.
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superspak (3067) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 7/25/2016. Pours hazy bright golden straw color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tart cranberry, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Awesome aromas with great complexity and balance of cranberry, fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cranberry, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cranberry, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of cranberry, fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; wit ha great yeast/malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited witbier style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of cranberry, fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
thegreenrooster (3395) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is powdered sugar covered cranberrys. Flavor is a spritzy wheat ale with cranberry in the backround. Not as heavy on the cranberry as I was thinking this would be. Still it’s a better than average fruit-wheat beer. Nothing artificial in this.
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/7/2014. 750 ml. bottle. Hazy golden yellow with a white head. Fruity wheat aromas with Belgian yeast and spices. The cranberry is somewhat muted and this is mostly a Belgian Wit. Still pretty tasty.
PhillyCraft (3634) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at SPTR, pours lightly hazy and murky golden brown with small to medium white head. Aromas and flavor of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, cherry candy but faint, not much cranberry. Medium bodied. This is alright just not nearly enough cranberry in this one.