Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Unibroue Éphémère White Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Unibroue Éphémère White Ale Brewed With Apple Juice, Coriander, Orange Peel And With Natural Flavor Added.

From the Unibroue website: “As its name suggests, Éphémère is an ephemeral ale that comes and goes with the seasons. It was developed as a series to feature a seasonal fruit in a refreshing, lightly spiced white ale. The label depicts a fairy, an ephemeral spirit associated with fruits picked at the peak of ripeness during each harvest season. She first appeared in the spring of 2001 and has since been celebrated on a variety of seasonal fruit ales featuring apple, cranberry, blackcurrant, peach, and raspberry. The apple version, first created in 2002, is without a doubt the most popular version. It is the only one to be distributed year-round and sold in the United States.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a slightly golden straw color with a large white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Apples – Granny Smith and perhaps some Honeycrisp, Belgian yeast, some Candi sugar and a touch of wheat, clove and malt.
Taste: Apple flavor is upfront, but not overwhelming, sour, cidery and a little sweet, Belgian yeast, banana, clove, wheat and pale malts.
Overall: Refreshing and light, Unibroue Éphémère White Ale is tasty.  This 5.5% ABV offering is another excellent beer from Unibroue.  Worth a try for fans of fruit beers.


Mark Harvey

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