PhillyBeer2112 (2474) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The darkest of the series, rather than pale yellow, it has an amberish twinge giving it a ciderish color, also very cloudy with medium fading fizzy head. Moderate aroma of wheat, yeasty bready notes. Lost some carbonation despite strong hiss when bottle opened. Didn't age well. Bready flavors, mild acidity. Light esters (light indistinct fruit...very mild). A bit flat both in effervescence and general presentation. Not a beer to age, which is really too bad if this is really a saison.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cannot determine the colour, this is being consumed post haste from the bottle. The scent is slightly sour, and estery. The flavour is yeasty with a bread finish and very lively.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly clouded copper orange color with a thin short-lived fizzy white head. Aroma of a wheat beer, citrus, banana and clove. Very mellow and smooth with some light carbonation. Semi-sweet malty body has some complexity and Belgian yeast spice before finishing dry. This has aged very well. This being the first Ephemere I have tried, I look forward to the others.
GregClow (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Very nice aroma of yeast and fruity malt with spice notes. Flavour is musty, with hints of maple and pear, and of course the Unibroue yeastiness, leading to a tart and dry finish. It's good, but it seems to be missing something when compared to the fruit versions.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy ice tea color. The nose is of course yeasty with some spices and dust. A somewhat candyish fruitiness comes in near the end of the nose. Slightly tart at the beginning, yeasty and a bit of nuttiness. Sweet with malt that continues to the finish, but the yeast kicks in again at the end. Light and lacking direction in my opinion.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy orange with off white head. Yeasty and a spicy flavour. The aroma has slight spice in it but is not too strong and over powering. Light bitters on the end of the tougue. Light palate creamy mouth feel, refreshing.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange w/ fluffy white head. Yeast, spice, light fruit (pears, apples?), & spice on the nose. Medium body w/ good carbonation. Yeasty flavour that is dry & mildly acid. Also notes of wheat & sweet fruit. A refreshing summer beer.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light amber/orange, champagne-bubbly, huge head that will not die. Weak sweetish, slightly yeasty aroma doesn't do much. Flavor -- yeah, its got maple, I dunno what else; I'm not getting any complexity or anything of real interest. Maybe I've just had too many damn maple-flavored thingies living here in VT or something. Anyway, this ain't doing it. OK body, drinkable, but not up to Unibroue standards IMHO.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeast, citrus and spice nose, hazy peach colour, white creamy head, quite a stream of bubbles, fair lacing. Yeast, apricot, and corriander flavours meld nicely. Zesty, dry finish, pleasing tongue tingle. Good offering, seems like a weak Belgian.
Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical to Belgian ale aroma but maybe with something that is not that usual - green apple. Sweet and soft. Very refreshing. Kicks your taste buds with lively taste. Goes down a bit like sparkling vine with yeasty background. Maybe not to complex as some other Belgians but above average in freshness. Very light.