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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Unibroue -- y'know it doesn't seem to matter what kind of wierd sh*t they decide to brew, it all comes out good. Sensuous yeast and caramel apple and vinegar aroma -- I wanted to tuck some behind my ears and down my cleavage. Frosted, mashed banana colored, tall white head, immaculate bottle and label. Oh, that that apple faery visits me some night! Lightly sweet, which was surprising given the density of the aroma. A little tangy and banana-y with an almost artificial pear quality. A little brine, vinegar and spice. Too drinkable. Light bodied, but it does well just the same. Proper fizz. Maybe I'm a candyass girlieman, but a good fruit beer is hard to beat. Éphémère, éphémère, ma éphémère, dis-moi les choses douces...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
BIG sour green apple nose that surprisingly doesn't really come through too much in the flavor. The coriander is surprisingly forefront, and I think the curacao is pretty strong too. I appreciate the fact that this is an apple beer and there is so much more going on, but it may actually be a tad too modest. On top of that, the Belgian yeast is just too apparent, I've almost grown bored of the estery yeast Unibroue uses so fervently. The finish of the finish gives one last peek of apple, but all in all I crave more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
This rocks. Like a belgian or a wheat mixed with a sour cider without massive carbonation. I could drink this all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Sour apple, yeast aroma. Golden body with a big white head. Great sour apple flavor and sweetness, has a yeasty background. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Soft, fruity, spicy and flowery aroma, definite apple juice, pear, coriander, faint pineapple and lemony citrus. Light golden color, quite hazy, with a voluminous, exceedingly creamy and lasting head and thick sheets of lace. Flavor profile seems to be very close to that of a Wit style, with slightly tart fruit, light, honeyish malt sweetness, some yeast esters, spiciness, and only really seeing the apple flavors towards the finish, which is nice since subtle fruit additions in fruit beers are rarely seen. Light, creamy and effervescent mouthfeel. Very refreshing. Ostensibly a spring seasonal but I'd say it works equally well in the heat of summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Aromatic fresh green apple aroma. Some sweet malt character up front that fades into a cidery finish. Strange cream soda flavor in the middle. Not bad, but I want a bit more yeast tart/funk to make this a bit more interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2385) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Nice floral, watermelon, tarty aroma. Pours nice and sparkles beautifully in the glass with a quick fluffy head, a bit of nice yeastyness in there. Refreshing and nice served as it is, fairly cold at about 47F or so. (It's warming fast.) A bit of mustyness in here and that's a good thing. I like this though there seems to be an artificial edge to the aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Cloudy, yellow color with a massive, rocky, white head with excellent retention. Aroma starts sour and appley, but quickly turns tremendously sweet and candyish like boiled sugar or watermelon candy. Then, comes the downside: the flavor. It starts quite astringent, and shares many qualities with carbonated water. Flavor is reminiscent of Beverly, an Italian palate-cleansing soft-drink that I try each time I'm at Walt Disney World's Epcot, but makes me want to yak each and every time. Very little candyish qualities in the flavor, and no apple taste whatsoever. Finish is of cobwebs, malt, and some ripened fruit (ok, and maybe a little sour apple), but it is far too little too late to save this. I thought I was going to have a phenomenal beer, but this just didn't deliver.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Apple nose leaps from the bottle, like an apple-flavored hard candy; nose from the glass is full of Unibroue house character as well. Cloudy light straw-colored body, medium white head, receding. Light and refreshing, starts with the Unibroue flavor and finishes with green apple. Unusual, to say the least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2003
golden hazy color with, good sized white head that quickly fades. yeasty sour green apple aroma. Taste is of green apples,sweet malt, with some mild coriander and clove spiciness, a refreshing summer beer, that's a nice change of pace

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