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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The second 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Well carbonate, opened with a pop. Yellow in color and cloudy with a large white head. Aroma mostly dominated by cranberry, but there are also some bread yeast aromas there too. The flavor is like a fruit drink with lots of bubbles. I don't know why they call this a winter beer, I'd wager that here in the US it would sell best in the summer. Sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8850) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Murky, pear-colored beer with a white, creamy head. Retains well. The nose is yeasty and fruity with clove. Lightly sweet and lightly tart. Cranberry and banana. Light-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Short, slightly sweet, astringent finish. Pulls up just short of a world class beer. Worth a try in the Summertime. Thanks to radiomgb for this very nice malt beverage!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
Aroma is lighter on the fruit than the peach, which I think I prefer. I agree that perhaps a bit more cranberry would be nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Same, distinctive Ephemere aroma - fresh, light; but even lighter fruit than the peach and apple. Not enough cranberry is my feeling. I think this one is a bit boring compared to the aforementioned two...and a bit drier. I don't particularly like the aftertaste, but it is warming well...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2003
The lightest in aroma and flavor from the fruit of the 3 ephemeres, I believe. Yet, quizzically, it's not easy to find the other potential (I don't know if they're there!) spices. Thinnish, highly effervescent with a fantastically clean finish with just the hint of cranberry - I love it. I wish it wasn't so rare for me. Thanks Jeff!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2003
cloudy blonde, white head. ephemere with raspberry? at first that's how it seems, then as the beer warms, you find the cranberries hiding with the bitterness. not bad at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2003 Hazy blonde, I thought more about raspberries when sniffing the glass, appealing nevertheless. While the taste is refreshing due to a well cut acid tone, after just a few sips, I could appreciate a glass of water, the cranberries leave an aftertaste that was not so pleasant for me. Still pretty unique and original.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2517) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Pale yellow and quite cloudy, with large billowy head. Dry and tart, with just a hint at cranberry in the aroma and flavor. Well done and nicely balanced. Light acidity provides good tartness. Reminds me of a toned down Berliner weisse with a dab of fruit flavoring. Very refreshing hot weather beer, and pretty much what a fruited wheat beer ought to be if its not going to be a lambic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Hazy golden with a pinkish hue and a big white head. Somewhat fruity wheat aroma leads into a fizzy, lightly sweet and tart body with a touch of cranberries. Good balance of fruit and malt with a nice touch of yeasty spice. A good fruit beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
Aroma is tangy cranberry. Appearance is cloudy with nice white head - lots of carbonation bubbles. Flavour is bland cranberry, tart not sweet but very few other tastes are present.


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