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

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RATINGS: 1465   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.


3.6
   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 (4853) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Great hazy yellow colour with a very frothy white head. Smells of sugar, green apples and yeast are very evident. A very thin beer with subtle tastes of green apple, the freshness of coriander seed and a tiny bit of the orange peel (curacao). The aftertaste is a bit drying and light. Definately a good summer beer. Not to be so stringent, but I think this beer should be classified as: Printemps (SPRING-Not winter) 2003. This is a rating for this years' version of this..not last years. However, I think that everyone is rating this one as 2003's beer, so I will as well. I bought this twelve ounce bottle from Dean & Deluca in Washington (Georgetown).

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Large white head, very delicate, with a light amber body. Body is also quite light and airy, with substantial fluffy mouthfeel. Apple is light, slightly watered down sour green apple Jolly Rancher flavor. Some yeasty notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 My Favorite Éphémère. The yellow beverage looks well carbonated and is hella generous with head. The taste of apple is the first you come by, swiftly supported by the sour aspect of this beer that makes it truly refreshing. A light bitterness accompanies the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Stong bitter/sweet apple aroma as soon as the bottle is opened. Cloudy straw gold with huge head and constant champagney bubbles. The beer itself smells of apples and of belgian yeast or lambic beneath it. Flavor is of slightly fermented granny smith apple juice with some yeasty bitterness in the finish. Tasty, but not overwhelmingly so.


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