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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: 1530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fakebeersnob (297) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours a light yellow straw color with a massive head that does quickly die down. Smell mainly of green apple, but with hints of wheat and yeast. Taste is like apple juice with a bit of spice in it (probably the coriander), mixed with a wheat beer. Believe they are using the Belgium strain of yeast. Mildly sweet. Crisp finish. Highly carbonated. Not usually the style I grab, but it wasn’t too bad. Probably would like it more in the summer instead of while it is snowing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Pour on tap at Beer Grotto, clear dark orange pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of apple, bread, biscuit, toast, hints of dark caramel, slight spice, esters, some slight fruity notes. Taste was a mix of caramel, toast, hints of toffee, slight apple notes with some green apple, hints of fruity esters, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ffaoe (395) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2015
faint apple aroma. golden and hazy in color with very fast fading head. taste has faint malt and faint apple flavors. light in body, crisp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nasmith003 (207) - Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Apple forwardpale, golden, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle from the Grocery Store. Poured into a Shaker, hazy gold with a thin, bright white head that lasted about halfway down the glass but left some lovely lacing. Aromas of green apple, floral hops and Belgian yeast, flavours of apple, honey and wheat malt. Slight mineral undertone. Light bodied, slightly sweet, not bitter at all, soft carbonation. Ever-so-slight tartness on the finish. Nice, though not what I typically reach for when I open the fridge.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3038) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours a heavily hazed yellow with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of candy apples, not as fake as Lindemans Pomme for example but not exactly authentic either. Taste is of lightly sweet wheat and apples. Wheat proteins. Body is light and carbonation high. Overall a fair wheat beer, enjoyed it less than the pear variant though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (1292) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2015
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow color forming a small and very fizzy white head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacings. S: Very fruity. Something between a beer and a cider. Strong notes of sweet pale grains and apples. Green apples, flowery hops. Hints of vanilla, white grapes, honey and wheat. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of sweet pale malts, vanilla, honey, flowery hops. Slightly sour. Very light bitterness. Metallic hints. M: Light body and carbonation. Very fruity aftertaste. Persistent Apple notes. O: Good drinkability. Something between a cider and a beer. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (509) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is of Belgian yeast and mild tart apple. Appearance is hazy yellow with decent sparkle and 4 finger-width fizzy white head that dissipates fairly quickly and bubbly lacing that recedes. Taste is sharp nonspecific tart beginning, mellowing out in the middle and identifiably apple finish (like granny smith). Palate is light to medium bodied with somewhat sticky/chewy texture, brief lively carbonation at the tip of the tongue. Overall, not a huge fan of tart so not a beer I’d crave again but it didn’t leave me gagging like some do that go way overboard. If you like mildly tart and fruit beers, you could do a lot worse.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1488) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Pours a light yellow color with an apple aroma. Taste is a light apple flavor with an easy dryness to it. A minor sweetness to the beer, that dissipates quickly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (583) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
This stuff smells and tastes like apples. Wtf else can I say? I get more ripe MacIntosh than Granny Smith on the nose, with that cider-y apple must (just a touch, thank god, because most ciders smell like halitosis to me). I also pick up something tart and vinous, like a beer, a cider and a glass of white wine are having a threesome. In my mouth. There’s also a bit of that particular yeast smell I get with most Unibroue beers. Taste is tart, slightly sour with just a bit of sweetness. Tastes more like candy apples than it smells. Reminds me of childhood. The first time I cajoled my mother into buying me one of those shitty convenience store candied apples, with their tantalizing floor varnish sheen. And the disillusionment I felt immediately, when I realized, even at four years old, that those dime store candy apples are just a waste of a perfectly good apple. A bit of natural nourishment ruined by a shell of synthetic, syrupy sweetness. It was a small letdown, but one that would prove to be a subtle metaphoric primer for an adulthood of real disappointment and lament. This beer is pretty good though!


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