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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (425) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours a golden glowing hazed yellow with a tall head of bone white foam that popped and faded quickly. Left a nice thin layer on top. The streaming effervescence kept it refreshing with each turn of the glass. Wet fall away lace.

Nose is apple. Not just the apple skins, but also the meat of the apple. Ripe and sweet but tart as well. Right out of the bottle it smells like cider. That smell fades though and you begin to notice the belgian yeast, the honey sweet malt that is light as a feather on the nose and the cinnamon spice tickles the scent. The apple is so fragrant, so piquant.

Taste is light, mellow and positively stunning. It has the flavor of apple which is a strong fruit. But it is tempered by the honey sweet malt that is silky smooth and the dancing carbonation. The drink is lively and the cinnamon adds a bit of depth. The middle of the beer has a kick from a bit of ginger and that adds to the fragrance but never outdoes the apple. Just lets it shine even more. Finishes dry and lingers as pleasant as a summer evening with a lovely sweetness and lively fruit taste.

This beer is a lively drink that is refreshing and crisp with a lightness that is cheerful and vibrant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikesaum (592) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Can’t believe i haven’t recorded a rating on this yet. Pours golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is peppery belgian yeast, and green apple jolly ranchers, i love just smelling this beer for awhile. Taste is peppery and has other spicy notes, nice apple flavor that isn’t super weak or strong. Very refreshing brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (524) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a white head. Very little apple in the nose, mostly Belgian wit like notes; peppercorn, yeast, banana, and very light apple. Like the nose, there is very little apple taste. They’re there, but they are well hidden. Light apple notes followed by Belgian wit characteristics, nice minerality, some acidity, and in the finish you get a little more apple again. Super refreshing stuff. I love all the Ephemere line!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
(bottle) hazy pale yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of green apples; clean, refreshing, simple but pleasant flavour

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1294) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper color with a big head that fades to nominal lacing. Aroma of citrus, with a whole lot of apple and bit of spice in the background. Taste of apple, some citrus and a bit of spice. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Moderate body, smooth, tart and a bit much apple flavor. This is a quality beer but fruit style beers are not high on my list.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (774) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is a murky golden like unfiltered apple juice with a white head. The aroma is of coriander and citrus which translated to the palate with subtle apple overtones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (2657) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a hazy pale gold with a thick white head. Aroma of coriander and citrus. Flavor of orange and a hint of apple. Moderate to high carbonation. Very tasty summer beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1265) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Apples greet the nose with hints of candied sugar. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a medium, mostly diminishing, white head and no lacing. The taste is a soft apple with malt notes barely present. Light body and crisp carbonation. Overall, subtle or M.I.A..??? I’m afraid the taaste falls more to the missing in action side. Not much taste going on here. Would have liked a more pronounced apple flavor and a bit of green apple tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy golden amber with creamy white head. Aroma is apple, bready malts, floral notes, light grassy hops. Flavor is dry, bready malts with light fruit and some faint hops; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
From notes: Poured hazy straw color with a 4-finger white head. Crisp, pleasant aroma of tart green apple. body is light and somewhat fizzy, with a dry, earthy finish. Flavor of green apple, with a touch of citrus peel. A note of earthy yeast in the finish that becomes more pronounced as it warms.


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