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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Fruit Beer
Chambly, Canada
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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Beer on Lees with Black Currant Grapes!


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Bit reddish with a pretty pink head. Nose is sour cassis. Quite fruity flavor at first, nice kick of tartness and cassis, but sort of dies at end. Are a few vaguely cookiesh malts. Good, but gave the promise of actually being great.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Props to the surprise guest, CapFlu, for this one. Cloudy reddish orange with some purple around the edges. The aroma is awesome, sweet and fruity, currants, and yeast. The flavor is a letdown after the wonderful aroma, sweet fruity currant but it falls flat about midway through. Body is dry and fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5966) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Thanks to John for the trade. Pink tangerine hue with a small white head and minimal lace. The aroma hints of melon, currents, and raspberry, hayfield, grassy hops, and earthy and dusty yeast esters. The taste is expected, tart and fruity with a grainy and wheat like undertone. Slightly woody and spicy nature upon the finish. The mouthfeel is lively and crisp with a dry tannic finish. What an enjoyable beer, not coy or sweet which makes it a classic match against chocolate desserts (like AOFoxxy's cake). Even better than the apple from last year, which I still liked.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1006) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
Looks like Fruit Punch. Reddy-orange with a light head. Aroma of berries. Beautiful currant flavour, with a peppery dry finish. Very much like the other Ephemeres, nice and yeasty. Particularily good on tap.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Thanks to CapFlu for bringing this! Clouded orange-blond with a fizzy white head. Aroma is steeped in fruit with black currants and berries being dominant. Like it's apple brother, the yeast and spice and malt that help make this up take a back seat to the fruitiness. Huge black currant and berry taste. Not too sweet, though. Very light and drinkable. Good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2004 A hazy light amber/peach/pink color with a thick but quickly diminishing white head - somewhat champagne like. Fruity aroma of strawberry, cassis (big surprise there), and other berries - blueberry, blackberry, raspberry etc. Light body with lively carbonation. Very light and refreshing. Slightly tart flavor of cassis and berry with yeasty hints throughout. It does become slightly medicinal as it warms. I could drink this for breakfast, like some people do with champagne. Big thanks to Rastacouere!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2009 First bottle in 5 years. Somewhat disappointed. Beer seemed tired and lacking in the big tart fruit taste I remembered. Still had the big scent up front. Jan 2004. Pop the cork and wave the bottle under your nose. Tart pure fruit aroma, that brings up images of a myriad of fruit creations. Thick white bubbly, quickly thinning head. Beer the colour of a tropical sunset (peach/orange/champagne). Overall surprising light refreshing flavour. Initial finish of light yeast and then long finish of tart black current. Need to put aside some of these for the summer. 8/4/7/4/16

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2004
Draught. Moderate sized bubbly head sat atop a slightly hazy pale pinkish orange body. Tart and fruity aroma reminds me of something but I can't figure out what. Flavour has pleasantly tart and fruity notes . I did not find it to be sweet. Pleasant efferevescene lends a nice mouthfeel. I very much enjoyed this glass, but don't find myself wanting another.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2004
On tap @ Beer Bistro. Fragrant fruit aroma, peach colour with a small off-white head. Flavour is subtle, fairly carbonated, sweet, refreshing, anther good one!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2004
Pourred a light reddish brew with a huge bubbly head. Aroma of fruit is veyr present and resemble raspberry. Good carbonnation as with all the Ephemeres. Taste is very sweet with light tart aftertaste. I would have enjoyed this one with more tartness and less of that sweetness (it's almost like a glass of juice after a while). Definetely not my favorite from the Epehemeres series.


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