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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: 1513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bottle. Ephemere is light-colored and cloudy with a tall fizzy head. The head dissolved to a thin surface film within 10 minutes. The nose is spiced green apples with an herbal character as well. The flavor is a curious, tasty commingling of wheat malt, apples and spice. The Belgian yeast is unmistakeably pervasive. The malt is muted to let the intended flavors sing out. The beer is a tart apple, with an earthy spiciness that settles into the back of your cheeks. Light bodied and carbonated, this beer demands to be noticed like a June bug bouncing across your window at night looking for to get to the light inside. Ephemere Apple is pretty good. I am not a big fan of fruit beers. But this one is well made and focused.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1269) - 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 (450) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
oured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a big apple flavor, that isn’t overpowering with pretty heavy carbonation. Very good

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (276) - - JUL 6, 2015
Translucent yellow body with a lacy white head. Aroma of strong sour apples. Taste of candied apple, slight sourness, and slightly effervescent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3012) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2015
12 oz bottle served in pint glass {from notes}. A - hazy yellow-gold with off white head. Head has decent retention. S - VERY fruity. I could quickly and easily smell this beer from 2 feet away after pouring. Aroma mainly that of green apple - a bit candy like - plus spices (coriander). In fact, would not guess this was a beer from odor alone. T - while the aroma is shockingly sweet, the hefty sweet flavor is mostly countered by a good bit of sourness. A pretty good sour/sweet balance. Still, with this flavor, I’m a bit surprised this is marketed as an "ale" rather than a "cider". M - light body; medium carbonation; dry finish. O: once I adjusted to the strong apple flavor, I started to really enjoy this ’beer’. As fruity as a cider, but with a quite different flavor profile.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Draft at Moe’s Tavern in Logan Square. Cloudy golden pour. Aroma is Belgian yeast and green apples. Tastes funky, yeasty, apples, musty farmhouse, dank wet old apples. Funky tart finish. Nice. Saisonish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1296) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Had the pear version. A quite nice fruit beer, not too intense, well balanced. Pours a super bright orange with a thick white head. Smells of green apple, pear, citrus and wheat. Taste is creamy and smooth, with pear, citrus with a dryish finish. Had on tap at Hopmonk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Austin_Ripper (56) - Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Not a session beer in my opionion, but this is one of the beers that helped me transition from ciders into real beers. If your a cider drinker, I would recommend this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Enjoyed this, but more of a dry cider brew than a beer. Nice and crisp and refreshing, with some sweetness to boot. Pretty good if you’re in the mood for something light and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odannyob (95) - Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Poured from a chilled 750mL brown glass bottle into a wheat glass. Is it beer that tastes like apples or apples that taste like beer, is the question and it is both. Pretty darn refreshing, ’tis. A good, muddy golden hue to it. Another one of them beers best shared with beer friends, where maybe a descriptive discussion happens. And summer is but a few weeks away, too.


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