Unibroue Éphémère Cerise Fruit Beer at 5.5% ABV
Pours a clear orangish pink with three fingers of fluffy faintly pink head, gradually compacting to a short dense cap and no lacing. Nose is predominantly cherry, very faint sour funk and perhaps a hint of malt. Taste is much less intense than suggested by the nose, cherry flavour reminiscent of cough syrup, but with low sweetness, slight yeast and pepper. Mouth feel is light-bodied, with persistent effervescent carbonation.
Not very exciting. The sweetness level is not bad, but the intensity of the fruit flavour could be higher, as could the sourness. The carbonation is sustained without being aggressive, with a champagne character. Improves with the lees poured into the final tulip, amping up the yeast flavour. Not bad, but not thrilling.