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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: 1513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2003
inviting apple / cider nose, cloudy golden beer with minimal head with 'lil bubbles. crisp taste makes this a great summer brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Very strong apple aroma. Pours cloudy gold with small white head. Has a fizzy mouthfeel with a sweet/tart apple/hop flavor. Very light and dry. Not much in the way of malt or yeast. The lightest from Uniboue that I have tasted. Not bad but too light and thin.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2003
Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and taste of apples and yeasts. Interesting creamy texture. According to me this is the best one in the Ephemere series.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Probably the best non-lambic fruit beer I've had, certainly better than all the blueberry crap that California is putting out right now. The apple flavor is truly refreshing and original, but it's not just a cider flavor, this is beer baby. Spicy, belgian wheat backdrop make this a great beer, and your lady would like it too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1515) - 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 (1252) - 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 (5581) - 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.


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