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

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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!


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
750ml bottle. All the Éphémères are on my regular shopping list. This one is fruity but not too much. What’s good about this one is that you can distinguist the fruit from the beer without drinking a sugar syrup. A lot of beers with fruits taste like Mccain super punch with bubbles and 10% of beer. The éphémère serie is an example of good tasting fruit beer. The carbonation was perfect (like usual).

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3196) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Strong aroma has a malty core with a firm, though not overpowering, overtone of fruit - currant, orange, and a hint of sour apple, plus a touch of what must be the coriander. Has me salivating like a mastiff! It pours a beautiful slightly hazy dark orange-amber, a nice tangelo color I have not seen before in a beer. The foamy head is pale orange-tan and leaves some generous lacing. Flavor is mainly fruity, again with currant and orange, a bit sour but not puckeringly tart, with hints of coriander and lemon. Thick but not syrupy texture has plenty of fizz and sass. According to the Unibroue website, this is available only in Canada. Bonjour! I bought my bottle in Atlanta - well, Roswell.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
Thick head, amber with hints of blue. Delicate berry/cassis aromas that drew me in. Light delicate and soft on the palate, very floral. Acidic with tart cranberry flavors...an excellent apertif!!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2010 pours a hazy gold with nice and medium lacing. aroma or blackberry, apple and watermellon jolly rancher. flavor is sweet and full of swwet fruits. great great brew. favorite ephemere.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2004
pours, apricot in colour with a big fizzy white head. Very tart aroma of berries, black an blue to be precise. Tastes the same as it smells which is welcoming and the aftertaste is tart like candy. A bit of carbonation. This is a fantastic beer! Much better than the apple but could be a bit sweeter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Apricot-colored with pinkish hues, slightly hazy. Head is large and bright white. Black currant aroma is very prevalent, with red raspberries and a slightly sour cheesiness. Wheaty flavor with berry tartness, moderately sweet and moderately sour with a raspberry seed/tannin finish. Moderate-to-high carbonation. I really enjoyed this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1063) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
On tap at Deluxe in Scottsdale, AZ, this was a revelatory experience. I was turning 23 and maybe purposely chose the gayest beer on the menu that I hadn’t had. Immediately I was greeted with a very fine fruit beer, with a flavor that was crisp, but not too sweet; very distinct, but not sharp or bitter. The aftertatste was perfectly smooth and undistracting, no yeast to cloud the flavor, just the perfect blueberry-apple-dark plum flavor of black currant. There were 6 other people drinking with me; we emptied this keg in 40 minutes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Originally rated June 2004 (right before Sleeman purchased Unibroue). Had a two-for-one special last night at the pub I went to, so had a few (o.k. many). Like all Ephemere from Unibroue, I really enjoyed these. Purple-pink in colour, this well-carbonated beer had a good long-lasting head (as most Unibroue beers do). Nice fruity aromas and great black currant taste (not to sweet, always well balanced).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2006
750ml corked bottle. Hazy and glowing orange color with a hint of pink and a pink-tinged offwhite head; very pretty beer. Lots of rising carbonation, very champagne-like. Aromas of red raspberries, tart red grapes, pink grapefruit, wheat malt, some sour citrus fruit, and something herbal or flowery, like rose hips. Flavor is very fruit-forward, focusing on a tart red raspberry and grapefruit mixture, with a well-balanced malt presence throughout and a bit of yeast bite in the finish. Peppery carbonation and a pleasant sourness throughout, this was quite a treat! Very well done.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Had two 750ml bottles. Pours dark amber but is more of a huey orange with some seeds debris at the end of the bottle, appears slightly florescent with nice lacing. Had in a flute glass. Really enjoyable tart flavor that seemed like a mixture of mandarin, grapes, yeast, and blackberries. Short lasting mouth, has a spritzer feel to it like many other Unibroues. I agree with JRedmond... far better than Apple.. not quite as good as Cranberry.


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