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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: 1508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2431) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 Huge snowwhite head with tons of carbonation. Almost like champaign. Needs to settle for a while before you can get to the liquid. Wonderful aroma dominated by fresh green apples with a little bit of zesty spice. Color is a light gold. Flavor is tingly and a little bit spicy. Light crisp apple taste with a little hint of yeast. Finish is dry and tart. A decent fruit beer that is slightly sweet and has a good balance with the fruit. May go a little sour in the stomach though as time passes. Thanks to radiomgb for this one

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Very strong smell of apple when opened, but fades to a comfortable level. Nice palate, which parallels what one might expect from such. Overall its a nice sweet falvor, but not too overdone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Huge dry and dusty apple aroma. Massive, and I mean massive white rocky head (what do you exspect, its a Unibroue) Color is a pale cloudy yellow, almost like a fine english cider. Taste is apple and fruit, tart up front, bland middle with a light spice aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Very pale, golden body with a thin white head. A little lacing.
Yeast, apple and bubblegum dominate the aroma. Peppery, spiciness too. Maybe some lactic acid as the beer warms.
Tart apple, coriander and nice phenolic yeast flavors abound. Some bitterness but I don't think it's from hops.
Light bodied and crisp.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
9/1/03: bottle.
stunning, sunshine-gold body with a fluffy white head. yeast, champagne and apple to the nose. flavors include yeast, green apple and some hops. dry finish with some added fairy dust. as beer warms there is more of a gala apple flavoring. enjoyable and bubbly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Gorgeous brew. I could've become fixated on the lovely, tiny rising carbonation. Soapy, clingy head. Yeasty, spicy/sour (gueuze) aroma. Lovely, fresh apples abound but do not overpower the tripel-like qualities. One of the best fruit beers out there.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3479) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Pours a cloudy blonde with a quickly dissipating mild white head. The aroma of apples were noticed the second this 12 oz bottle was opened. There is the apple aroma, but there is also a weird foul aroma to go along with it. The star of this beer is very carbonated--too carbonated and there is not much flavor. This turns into alcoholic liquid apple pie in the finish though. I think this is too carbonated, and the start just kills this beer. The finish is lovely, though. A very difficult beer to rate because there are positives and negatives.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2003
The instant I opened the bottle, a rush of apple filled the air. I poured a half pint (I shared the other half with my brother) of the hazy light golden colored brew. I poured a thick head, which diminished moderately fast. I didn't know what to make of the aroma initially, I definately smell apple, but something pungent also makes me wonder what this will taste like. The first taste is not good. Maybe it is just because I have tasted 3 very dark, complex brews earlier today. I don't like it a lot early, but it grows on me. My brother mentions apple pie and I find that an incredibly accurate portrayal of this beer. It is quite carbonated, but as I get to the end of the half pint, I really enjoy this beer after a lot of the carbonation has subsided. Tough to rate, but not difficult to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2003
Hazy yellow in appearance. Apple flavor isn't that strong so it doesn't overpower. I preferred the unflavored Ephemere but this one comes second.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2003
complex apple and curacao aroma, cloudy yellow with a lively white head, tastes like apple pie with lots of creamy coriander notes, nice and full flavored for such a light beer, awesome sour apple finish


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