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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1459   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Yellowish apple ciderish color, very hazy. Large creamy soft head. Aroma is apples, dough and cinnamon. A medium bodied fruit beer. Very Spritzy. Lively carbonation. Malts are fruity and slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. The apple flavor is very subtle and is more tart than sweet. There is a touch of wine cooler-ishness to it, but its most definitely a beer. This is a perfect beer to sip on a hot summer evening. Yet another interesting beer from Unibroue. Mouthfeel is full and soft. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Light, hazy yellow color. Thin, fizzy head, short lace. Nose dominated by apples, pears, yeast and others. thin bodied, very fizzy, sweet clovey, citrus and apple flavors, takes on a more tart character as it progresses along with some spicyness and medicine in the finish. Very interesting, would serve as a nice lawnmower beer on a hot day.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Poured into a tall, slightly fluted pilsner glass. Had about half an inch of visible beer, maybe 11 1/2 inches of foam. Eventually settles to a hazy, slighht gold with a sticky, white head. Nose is very tart, lots of sour green apples. Has a bit of spiciness, most mostly just the apple. Thinner than expected, apple is definitely there, but it's more of an undertone and not as overpowering as in the nose. Dry, curacao very noticeable after the swallow. Should be a bit more fizzy, palate's a bit flat. More fizz plus more tart would have made this more interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2003
A bit of a let-down, I must say. A bit light in the flavor department, with just a tiny hint of apple. Not complex enough to go with the packaging and the buildup.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Smells very strongly of yeasty, sour green apples. A very tempting smell, but the flavor is much more biting than I expected, yet there's not really any balance of malts or hops or anything at all really. Thin and watery. No sweetness at all - a very, very dry finish, reminiscent of champagne. Cloudy, pale yellow with a frothy white head. This is an interesting brew, but it's a little hard to palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2003
This is a crisp little warm-weather beer - the aroma explodes with apples - cloudy golden color with a frothy white head - flavor is like a wit plus fruity extras - slight spices mix with a strong (but not sweet) apple flavor perfectly - slighty yeastiness - my burps taste like freshly picked apples after drinking this one - high carbonation mixes with the light nature of the beer to make this a great warm weather treat - however, I think this needs a tiny bit more sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2003
this was my favourite out the four ephemeres. hazy pale yelow, white head. aroma of yeast and spice with a whiff of fresh apple crisp. some doughy malt, yeast and you can taste whole apples, cores and all in this beer. well done.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Heavy smell of apples.poured with a large foamy head.Tasted like sour apples with some bitterness.Had a clean finish with no aftertaste.You have to like apples to enjoy this, IMHO.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Great big white head on this one. The smell was mediocre, but the taste was amazing. Another winner from Unibroue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Highly effervescent,cloudy straw yellow with a ful size white foamy head which dissipated to a semi-thick layer of foam. Aroma is yeasty, tart and green apples. Very crisp with flavors of apples, wheat and coriander. This is a nice refreshing brew that I thouroghly enjoyed.


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