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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Aroma dominated by apples and coriander. Appearance is murky and a very light, almost wheaty color. Flavor is not overbearing but is dominated by a sweet taste up front followed by a tart apple-esque flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Murky light yellow with a foamy active white head. Sharp apple and citric acid aroma. Not very tart, which was suprising, but just an even sour apple candy flavor. Smooth and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2003
When I opened this I had a hit of apple Jolly Rancher (brand-name candy) coming from the bottle but the aroma was more complex than that when in its more concentrated form in my glass--adding a Bubble-Yum (brand-name bubble gum) to it. Definitely pour the yeast from the bottle to the class, as it transforms the appearance to a nicely cloudy yellow to go with the moderate white yead. The flavor has something Kool-Aid (brand-name powdered drink) about it, as if it is overly candied, but there are realistic flavors as well. We'll just call this Ephemere (brand-name beer).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1564) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2003
I finally found this one! Powerful aroma of Green Apples. Appearance is similar to Hoegaarden. Very foggy. The flavor is less apple than you'd expect from the aroma. Nice spicy edge too. Quite refreshing and enjoyable. Another quality product from Unibroue! (I like this much better than the cherry one they have).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2003
the smell ruined it for me, cause it was better then the actual taste, still a good fruit beer with lots of bite, and sublte texture, the spices add dimesnsion to it and the color is a nice milky yellow, decent head with nice hints of apple, coreander and celery

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1524) - 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.

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