Brew Review

Beer Review – Unibroue Ephemere

Although the Unibroue Ephémére is part of the the regular draught beer line up at The Pourhouse in Westmont, NJ, for whatever reason, I have never bothered to try it. After drooling over a recipe for Unibroue Ephémeré Apple Cinnamon Bread over at The Bake And Brew blog, I decided that I just had to try this beer, since the odds of me actually baking a dessert are pretty slim.

Here is what Unibroue has to say about their Ephémére :

Let’s see if Unibroue’s description of this beer is accurate…

  • Appearance: Golden yellow color with a pale orange tint when held up to the light. Slightly cloudy. No head or lacing. A thin ring of foam circles the perimeter of the beer and clings to the insides of the glass.
  • Aroma: Very fresh scent of spiced apples. Clove. Candied orange. Yeast.
  • Taste: Lightly carbonated. A bit thin and watery. The clove and apple come through immediately. Slightly tart with a hint of sweetness. No bitterness at all. Mouth puckering finish.
  • ABV: 5.5%

Looks like the brewers at Unibroue believe that honesty is the best policy. Their description of Ephémére is right on the money! If I took an Allagash White or an Avery White Rascal and mixed it with a Woodchuck Hard Cider, the end result would be this beer. Overall, I found it to be very refreshing and thirst quenching. I will definitely order one the next time I drop by The Pourhouse to see how it tastes on draught.

9 replies »

    • As we like to say around here, the blog is an attempt to legitimize our drinking.

      Nice to know someone finds our “research” useful. Heh.



  1. My wife opened a bottle of this the other night, and I was frankly surprised by it’s deliciousness (not sure why, everything I’ve had from from Unibroue has been wonderful). You nailed it with your “Belgian Wit + Woodchuck” description.


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