DocLock (8105) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to tiggmtl for this one. Turbid straw pour with big white head. Aroma of big cranberries, malt, hopcit, and a bier de gardish finish. Lively palate. Very nice.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours yellowy with no noticeable head. Starts out malty and finishes with a very slight tarte cranberry taste. Much better than I was expecting. I think this one’s my favorite in the Ephemere series.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Appearance is the same as Ephemere Apple. I somehow thought this would have a pink hue to it, being cranberry and all, but I guess I am wrong. Taste is yeasty, spicey, fruity with hints of cranberry. Not a whole lot of cranberry, just a hint. Decent stuff.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 On tap at Palmer Place in LaGrange - This is good, although I believe I prefer the apple. Nice, light golden color with a frizzy white head, this has a delicate cranberry scent - not overbearing, just interesting. It drinks like a Belgian with, although with more carbonation, lively in the mouth. The tart cranberry returns in the finish. This is a very satisfying drink for someone who (like me) isn’t a real fan of fruit beers.
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willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
01.15.05 Sampled from 750ml bottle at Heavyweight openhouse. Pale golden pour with a bit of a glow to it; fizzy white head. Aromas lean towards medicinal, but then a doughy, biscuit character overcomes the fruit and helps it level out. The flavor worked the opposite for me as it seemed wheaty and doughy up front which yielded to a tart and somewhat sour finish. I was having trouble picking out cranberry specifically, but there was a tart fruit flavor of some kind. A nice surprise to find and taste.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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, but a little cloying...good beer though!
JMerritt (1852) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Maproom in Chicago served in a Unibroue tulip glass. Very cloudy pale golden with a big white head. Cranberry and wheat aroma. Stale bread, cranberry flavor, lightly tart, with a rather heavy wheat and rye backbone.
TaktikMTL (6094) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 341 ml. Arôme: Odeur de canneberge et de sucre. Apparence: Couleur paille voilée. Carbonisation faible. Col mousseux moyen qui disparaît tranquillement. Saveur: Saveur de canneberge. Palette: Acidité moyenne en bouche qui se termine par un très léger goût de métal. (Rating #26)
Lubiere (10565) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy blonde with a fresh cranberry and strawbeery aroma. Fresh wheat with cranberries, slighlty tart, light bodied, refreshing. 1 year old. Nov. 2004.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, Darwin’s Evolving Pub (2004 version): hazed-golden moon-glow. Strong, though fluffy, starched white head; retentive. Initially sweet, then sour cranberry aroma, hints of orange zest, scented body soap and perfume. Smooth, ultra creamy (silky) palate, beautiful tight bubbles & fluffy carbonation. Soft, sour (though extremely fresh) cranberries with noticeable granny smiths and a nicely developed yeast profile. An elegant, flavourful, and for me enjoyable fruit beer.