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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: 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Sweet apple nose. Dry champagne like palate. Light, airy, and refreshing. Very quenching. A good cross of cider and beer.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2003
Bottled. Yellow and cloudy. Rich very estery cnadyish apple bubblegum aroma. Sweet and medium bodied, domintaed by fresh green apples. I really don't know what to make of it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2003
Beautiful fluffy head with incredible lacing. Aroma is fruity with a great green apple dominance. Body is pale and hazy much like a wheat beer. Taste is fantastic as the apple is present but not overwhelming. Aftertaste is a gentle sweet apple. Very balanced beer. Solid fruit beer. Only complaint is that it was a bit tiresome after drinking the whole 750ml.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2003
Blond color, giant head, fine perlage. Deep fruity aroma, of green apple, cider, wood, sugar, violet, delicate strawberry and ananas. Pretty dry, with some malt and green apple. Difficult to conceive a valid palate for such beer. Original, not terrific but well brewed; couldn't drink too much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2003
golden-orange colour, big creamy head, deep green apple aroma, notes of yeast and alcohol, smooth, sweet with some acidity, long apple finish - quite balanced and not disgusting at all

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 The best apple beer in the world! Very refreshing, strong apple aroma. The flavor is a little more bitter and the apple taste is less obvious. You are though constantly reminded that there is apple in it. however it gets never artificial or too much. Nice balance between the ingredients in this brew. Rerate: Undrinkable. horrible. Extremely dusty and unpleasant. Something has changed!!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2004 Wonderful apple aroma with a hint of yeast. A little acidic and very refreshing apple flavour. This is much better than Newton (the other apple beer I've tried). A very good summer brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
Another very interesting brew from the Quebec based Unibroue company. New for 2002, the second in their (hopefully) ongoing series of different beers. Each year a new brew is released under the Ephémère name. This year’s version is a "strong beer on lees with apple must." A very intriguing brew indeed. Served in traditional 750ml corked bottle that gives a solid pop on opening. It pours extremely well and is reminiscent of their Blanche de Chambly wheat styled ale (moderately cloudy) albeit with a slightly more golden hue in the color. Head size starts huge, at roughly 2," slowly disappating to a solid, rich, white foamy head of about 1/6" height. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the goblet as I continue to drink. Aroma is very interesting with a very pungent aroma of apples (Granny Smith??). Taste wise, this is a real winner. Don’t let the concept of fruit in your beer scare you off. I’ve has several lambics in the past of which few truly excited me, however, this brew, complete with apple must is a great exception. Bubbly, robust and very drinkable, Ephémère takes a page from the Blanche de Chambly book, adds a little fruity kick plus a warmth which makes this quite a smooth release. This one won’t be around for long, so if you’re looking for a slight change of pace once in a while, this one should put a smile on your face. Bon Chance!!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4516) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
Pours a BIG white head and straw coloured body. Aroma of MacIntosh apples. A pleasant taste of cider without the alcohol burn that is inherent. Rather good compared to the original Ephemere (Spring 2000) I had last night; which was gross and watery.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2002
one of my finest beer experiences...like cotton candy carmal,and green apples...I really loved this one...clean but very sweet.


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