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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Fruit Beer
Chambly, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Éphémère is the third in a series of lively original-recipe beers that come and go before you know it. From season to season and year to year you’ll find a different Éphémère beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1510) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2003
i THINK there might be some apple in this...aroma is apple with a mixture of clothes that have been hanging in a closet too long. some sweet bubble gum aromas in there as well...not like the gum aromas in some of the belgian ales. flavor is very sweet, not cloyingly, but pushing it. detect a hint of strawberry in the finish. this beer is quite strange indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Poured a cloudy golden body with a large white head. Aroma of apples and spice, like an apple pie. Taste is of sour apple and cinnamon, with a bite of carbonation. Finish is smooth and sweet. Very enjoyable.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2003
I was so dissapointed with this beer. Unibroue has (IMO) some of the best beers in the world, but this one was lacking much. Nose is very light - just a little apple aroma. Flavor and palate too, are very thin - just primarily apple flavorings. No personality, and not enough complexity to warrant a higher rating.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2003
This is one unique tasting beer! Apple nose with hints of banana/bubble gum. Like a combination Heffe/Cider. Very tastey, but alittle on the thin-side. the finish is quick--a hint of citrus tang then it's gone...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Color is a very light cloud of hazy yellow with a thin white loose head that fades fast and leaves very minimal lace. Smell is apple-isious! Lots of green apple with the skins even, not cidery tart, more like a subdued creamyness like an apple shampoo, has some banana, pear and musty notes. Not all that strongly pungent but wonderfully complex and subtle. Taste is sparkly smooth with an easy going apply bite of green apple, with the skins too, light pear and banana with a smooth yeasty finish and a fading soft crispness. Feel is medium bodied, smooth, easy, refreshing, interesting, fun, unique, another Unibroue keeper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Poured a cloudy golden color with a huge head with large bubbles. Strong sour apple aroma can be detected from 2 feet away. When you hold your nose to the glass, you can smell a mild citrus aroma. Smooth coriander, and a mild apple taste. Surprising, after smelling this, I was expecting a much sourer (Is that a word?) taste. This is nice and refreshing. Fairly weak palate however.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2003
An intriguing beer. First initial aroma of apples is overwhelming, almost smells like a fermentation problem. Nice hazy golden color though. Taste is sweet and fruity. A little acitic in the mouthfeel. Bitter and spicy in the end. Not a bad combination of hops, apples and spices. Still I've had better "apple" flavored beers, a nice effort.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2003
A beclouded lemon yellow with the head voluminous in stature, color brilliant white, frothy in texture and as it dissolves a velum like sheet of lace forms to conceal the glass. The nose “Granny smith Apple” tart, with an underlying sweetness, fresh, crisp, clean and a real treat for the senses with the start sweet and the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is stinging in its acidity, dry, tart, hops present and understated as they should be, quite a treat as “Fruit” beers do not rank high on list of beers. Having said that I will definitely hunt up the other varieties, as it is quite intriguing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Cloudy golden-yellow colour with a huge, bright white head. Sour apple, cider-like aroma. Sweet, sourish, cidery flavour. Not really my style.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Can't say I'm a huge fan of this one, which is saying something cuz I like fruit beers more than most. The fruit infusion is somewhat faint, and not terribly sweet for my taste. This is more like a metallic witbier with a hint of apple essence added. The HUGE rocky white head was a tad annoying but the spice in the finish was nice.


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