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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: 1461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (887) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2014
This is a good beer for the style. It had a strong green apple aroma. The appearance was a cross between champagne and apple juice. It had a light weight mouth feel with high carbonation, crisp and refreshing. The taste was fruity but not like a wine cooler. The apple essence was not as strong as the aroma. It finished with a dry sweetness. A good summer beer.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Levotron (14) - - DEC 22, 2013
Great looking cloudy wheat beer, strong citrucy green apple taste that's a bit much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (590) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 10, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours yellow with a white head. Taste green apple, belgian yeast, tart. I thought this was pretty good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markducommun (189) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Apple, wheat. Cloudy yellow. Crisp. Light mouthfeel, good, far from earth shattering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (738) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Best fruit beer I have had. Bubbly and lively like champagne. Sweet and tart grany smith apple taste but not overwhelming. Very unique beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (800) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Hazy honey color with quick diminishing white head. Wonderful sour apple and floral aroma. Taste is wheaty with Belgium yeast. Sweet but not as sweet as the aroma would lead you to believe. The apple taste is certainly there, but it’s relatively subtle. Apple tartness comes through at the end and balances the sweetness nicely. Dry palate. It’s refreshing, light and effervescent. Pretty unique and fun to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1157) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 1/24/13 and cost $4 ($0.33 per ounce).

Appearance: Beautiful, glowing shade of banana skin yellow. Clear with plenty of carbonation visible. Pours to a large, white, soapy head - though it dissipates completely and leaves no lacing (shame).

Smell: Intense aroma of green apples and traditional Belgian witbier yeast esters.

Taste: There’s certain fruits that naturally work with certain styles of beer, though sometimes you’d never think these matches would work until someone actually attempts them. Green apples apparently are a natural blend with the Belgian White style and Unibroue Éphémère Pomme is proof positive of that. This beer is a delicate balance between traditional, authentic, robust witbier and an avant-garde fruit ale. A tasty combination of fruit and spices.

The beer starts off with a quick rush of the traditional witbier flavors: orangepeel, coriander and a touch of clove. Then the Granny Smith apple must emerges and envelopes the palate creating for a fruity, refreshing, and tart flavor sensation. There’s additional spice notes on the finish, imparting some rustic character. Little to no bitterness to be found here, though not much in the way of malt character, either. The palette is a little repetitive, but it’s quite delectable and enjoyable.

Drinkability: It’s beers like Unibroue Éphémère Pomme that demonstrate that beer can be fruity and taste authentic, as compared to so many mainstream so-called chick beers and alcopops. The mouthfeel is noticeably thin and highly carbonated, but it’s not challenge to drink as it leaves a nearly clean aftertaste. This is exactly the kind of beer I would want in the summer since it’s tasty and refreshing, but light enough that it won’t overwhelm (if only the body were even lighter to make it a true session beer).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
extremely_loud (10) - Montréal, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Bouteille de 750 mL. Belle couleur, présente des arômes de pommes vertes dominants. Belle effervescence. Goût de pomme et de blé. Se laisse boire facilement, hyper populaire dans les groupes où j’en ai apporté.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle pours a clear yellow with a decent white head. The aroma is of sweet green apple, a little sour. The taste is mild, watery mouth feel and a little dry in the finish. There is a very light note of apple in the middle, quite enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1058) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
750 ml bottle pours a light gold with a large white head. Apple and lemon aroma. Wheat and apple taste.


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