Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy, copper - timber look . Pours large head that recedes with time . sweet candy raspberry nose . Fruity ale, clean yeas but thinish . The flavoring is just passable for what Raspberry should be. A bit flat finish.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Tart leafy raspberry aroma. Hazy amber pink body with a small white head. Tart mild raspbery flavour, with a very viney/leafy profile. Touch light palate. Not unpleasant but unimpressive.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. pours a dark orange-red body with a massive frothy white head that slowly recedes leaving sparse lacing. the aroma has a powerful raspberry essence but not necessarily in a good way - it’s very candyish and leads me to believe that this will be cloying. well, it’s better tasting that I had anticipated. flavours of mildly tart raspberries with a creamy yeast body like the other Éphémères. a little bit of sweetness is left in the finish. it’s refreshing for sure but lacks overall substance. I still prefer the other ones to this.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is a pleasing raspberry, apricot in colour, pours a large, short lived, off-white head. Artificial raspberry flavour. Thin, sweet. Ordinaire.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 Light, cloudy, peachy/amber/brown sort of colour. The aroma shows raspberries, wheat, yeast and alcohol. This beer is so light that all of its key elements are exposed, even the ones that shouldn’t be. Fizzy body. Tart, bland raspberry character with abundant, equally bland yeast and background quasi-maltiness. No different than any dime-a-dozen brewpub razz wheat. While maintaining some marginal drinkability it is an uncharacteristically poor effort from Unibroue.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tart, raspberry aroma with some doughy character, and some bready, toasty malt character. Opaque yellow-orange-tan coloured body is topped by a decent, fine-bubbled, white head that recedes to a lasting cover. Bready and doughy, sweet malt flavours are joined by lightly tart raspberry and moderate bitterness. Medium body with mildly engaging carbonation. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Rahman, Dec-05).
piscator34 (1843) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 24, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2005 Gold with a pinkish tinge. Lots of carbonation with this one. Very faint raspberry aroma. Some raspberry flavor, but loads of leafy green notes, that kind of remind me of raspberry stalks and leaves. No malt or hop notes at all! Very thin bodied with a sharp finish. A very poor beer, not even close to the quality of the previous Ephemere beers.
Eructoblaster (2754) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hazy peachy body topped with a huge off-white bubbly head. Hoppy/yeasty aroma with very light faint raspberry notes. Taste is incredibly thin, and the raspberry SYRUP flavors are barely detectable. It ends with a very short sour finish. This totally lacks craftmanship and has nothing to to with REAL raspberry beer such as New Glarus or Liefmans Frambozen. This very low-quality beer is an additional proof that Unibroue, once Québec’s microbrewing flagship, is simply in the throes of death since it has been sold to the Sleeman group. Instead of wasting your time and money with the Éphémère series (whose taste is éphémère in my palate as well...), why don’t you guys go back to real beer? Anyway, enough is enough! I leave the boat... Cheers!
presario (4440) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light foam on dark peach beer. Aroma of fruit but a little chemical or metallic. Flavour was OK but did not strike any chords with me. There was tartness and a mouth drying finish. The beer was fine to drink while otherwise occupied but I expected a stronger statement from the fruit.
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m not a fan of flavored beers but this one was different. No heavy syrup taste and a subtle fruit flavor made this beer easy to swallow. I could actually still taste the traditional Unibroue flavor coming through over the fruit...which was key in making this a palatable beer. I’m interested in trying some of the other Ephemere fruit family!