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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1445   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2003
aroma of green apple pie, accompanied by Unibroue signature spicy yeast. Straw yellow, cloudy, mid-range head. Palate is thin, no maltiness. Flavour alternates between sweet start and sour, minty finish. Perhaps slightly one-dimentional. Despite its shortcomings, original and worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2009 After sampling a number of these I think it stands up the best out of the Ephemeres. The cork pops, and the aroma of fresh Granny Smith apples jumps boldly out of the bottle. Closer inspection reveals the nose of the Unibroue yeast as well. Cloudy straw colour with soft thick white head. Head sinks slowly leaving a thin lacing. Green apple flavour at the start. Apple sourness in the middle. A lasting impression of candy apples. Very little hops, malt or alcohol. The perfect vehicle for delivery of the apple freshness, reminiscent of an apple wine. Would probably be dynamite with apple pie or other pastry. Light pallet. Somewhat one dimensional past the apple but one of the best fruit beers in my limited experience. A nice alternate on a hot summer day perhaps.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
shorlin (590) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 12, 2003
Same big lasting head, same colour as all the Ephemeres. Aroma is a very candyish apple with some notes of Belgianness underneath, Not a good taste. Not enjoying that at all. Body is quite thin. Really not for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Laf-o (41) - Toronto, Ontario, POLAND - MAY 11, 2003
great fruity aroma, the entire brew is very refreshing, a great summer beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ventrithor (5) - CANADA - MAY 4, 2003 does not count
I love the ephemere batches. Fruity, and the apple must is a welcome change on the palate. Unfortunate they last only so long.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3rd of the sampler. Apple's a favorite flavor, will this let me down like the first two did? Appearance very similar to the 2001 (cranberry), very light amber with a smallish head and a bit of bubbling action. Nose is fresh, sweet apples and a hint of citrus, very nice. Flavor, sour apples, cream/vanilla, cherry medicinal coughdrops, kind of odd and difficult but I like it overall. Very soft, pillowy mouthfeel. The best of the series so far, though memories of New Glarus Apple Ale overwhelm it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2003
Cloudy pale yellow,immense white head.Vinegar & green apple nose.Light apple taste with just enough yeast. Great balance

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
Slightly cloudy bright yellow w/ lots of carbonation. Massive white, pillowy head. Pleasant yeast & green apple aroma. Light, spritzy feel. Crisp green apple & vinous flavours (sort of like wine gum). Spicy & yeasty as well.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2003
Pours a big rapidly diminishing head. Straw coloured. Aromas of apple and a touch of malt. Interesting flavour of apple, vert apple but not overdone. Like a cider. Well done, but just not what I'd call a beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Poured a clear yellow amber. Aroma full of apple. Guess what? Flavor of apples! Subdued candy flavor (sweet and tart). More like a apple cider than a beer.


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