Comments: For my birthday, my friend Craig presented me with a bottle of Éphémère although he feared I wouldn’t like it. Fortunately, I’ve tried it three years ago during a babymoon on Mt. Desert Island and gave it a glowing review at the time. And it’s still good. The beer pours out with a very thick head, and has a cloudy fresh apple cider appearance with heavy carbonation. The aroma is of spicy apples and the taste a yummy granny smith tartness, sweet but light and refreshing. My wife says it would make a “good summertime beer” although it’s just fine on an autumn night as well.
Comments: I had this on-tap at Doyle’s Cafe the pub close to the Samuel Adams headquarters in Jamaica Plain where Sam Adam’s beers always taste best. This is a chocolate-brown beer with a thick – although quickly dissipating – head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. The flavor is malty, spicy and sweet but not too sweet. It’s a complex and refreshing beer and I ordered another pint.