- My Rating: [C+] unchanged, I gave it a (3.0 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Éphémère Apple – Unibroue, 5.5% ABV, 341ml., (Chambly, Quebec, Canada)
-part of the 2015 Unibroue Summer mixed case of 12.
printed on the back label:
“LÉphémère Pomme is made in honor of this great fruit. Its lively effervescence, fresh and refreshing taste as well as its Granny Smith apple nose combine to offer you a unique sensory experience. It pairs extremely well with goat’s milk cheeses, pork or duck. It has known such a success that you will now be able to appreciate its taste all year long.”
- Style: (green apple) Fruit Beer
- Taste: Crisp off-dry tangy light tart/sour green apple muscat unclean finish
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $25 for 12 mixed-pack– 12x341ml., June 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah
Tasting notes: pours almost clear filtered apple juice yellow with minimal head, and lots of CO2 activity. Very fruity green apple juicy nose with a bit of yeasty banana wheat.
Attack: soft wheat malt, 6/10-candy sweetness
Mid-palate: fizzy, sour tart green apple, mild apple peel fibrous, yeasty, cuts dry
Finish: light rough dry, light soapy green apple, tingly finish.
A dry finish that is excessively dry and wheat/malty for my tastes.
May 2016 tasting:
Visual: Pours translucent yellow-orange with a large foamy head, 2mm layer of fine retention, clusters of fast and active streams.
Nose: apple soda, kinda soaplike but pleasant, background banana wheat malt. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: crisp, cream-bubbly mouthfeel
Mid-palate: tangy green apple, fake syrupy-like (lvl-4-sweetness)
Finish: light-sour yeasty, dry wheat malt palate roughness, muscat grape exhale
Summary: I liked the crisp tanginess of it, and the green apple/muscat was nice but once again another Unibroue brew that doesn’t finish clean.