rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I tried their Ephemere Apple, a rare venture for Rings into the world of fruit beers. Though my German brewing roots typically prohibit much palate for spiced or fruit beers, I do keep trying ’em, just in case something gives.
Ephemere pours blonde, as its base is a simple Belgian wit. There’s a huge Granny Smith nose, however, which leaves no doubt as to the direction this one will go. It has a slightly sour bite, off-balanced with a nice fruitiness that is (thankfully) a mere fraction of the bouquet. The body is thin and it’s highly carbonated, perhaps due to age, as the bottle conditioning may be a little “overly-done,” to quote Mel Blanc. It finishes tart, with lingering sour notes.
While this wasn’t horrible—as I feared—it still wasn’t good. Despite my reluctance, I have had a few decent, and even “good” fruit beers. Unfortunately, this wasn’t one of them, although I suspect age may have been the greatest factor in its lack of balance.
Ronritter (211) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
unibroue has changed my thoughts on fruit beer this one has a fine apple taste
could drink it all day
Quick3Beers (1056) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber from a bottle. Nice apple aroma follows through in the flavor along with some nice yeast and barnyard notes. Good beer.
PhillyCraft (6451) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BB backlog, This used to be one of our go to Belgian beers back in the day. Bottles and drafts, this was on tap at PJ’s Pour House with John and Mike. Pours hazy yellow golden with a large head. Crisp carbonation. Smell and taste are granny smith apples, candy, light malt, and other sour fruit skins. Medium bodied. Really enjoyable fruit beer from Unibroue
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle..pours cloudy gold...nose is apples bananas funk...mouth is sour apples...not a sweet beer but a tad sour or tart.
ddesprez (48) - Saint-Marcel, FRANCE - NOV 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 Bière de blé à la mousse somptueuse et riche, l’Éphémère Pomme exhibe des arômes fruités et racés de cannelle, de gingembre et de muscade. En bouche, elle débute avec une attaque saline suivie par des notes élégantes de « Granny Smith » et de « McIntosh » pour se finir avec des réminiscences de grains grillés.
daenelyn (37) - - OCT 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe dorée sans mousse. Un nez fruité, pomme verte. Goût de vanille, épicé. Très légère.
Tranquillity (2034) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Aroma of apples, some hops, plenty of fruit. Peach? The taste is refreshing and doesn’t have too much apple. Very enjoyable.
Karol (896) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the LCBO in Kitchener Canada. Blonde hazy color. Thick soapy almost creamy head. Aroma of yeast, banana, vanilla. Taste mirrors plus green apple. Good.
Aggiebob (926) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It poured a straw gold color with a big frothy white head that quickly dissipated to a nice rention covering. Green apple aroma with some sense of artificial candy flavoring. It has a dry finish but not sweet like cider.
BeerRenter76 (862) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am not normally a fan of friut beers but this was pretty darn good. First off, the aroma was of green apples, so much so it reminded of apple jolly ranchers. Although it was nice it borders on artificial. The body was a deep, murky hazy yellow, with a light brown tinge, a mid sized head with plenty of carbonation. The flavors of wheat and hints of spice and coriander, the apples show up in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel was a little light but it was well balanced. Originally rated on 11/11/08.