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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 271   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle, corked and caged. Poured a slightly hazy light orange color. The head was three fingers high and white with decent retention. Nice aroma of unripe fruit, yeasty bread dough and subdued pancakes. Light bodied and dry with carbonation on the livelier end of the spectrum. Tasted of light berries, dry cereal grain, and some ginger and honey. Nice enough stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Seems to be back. Got my c&c 750 from Liquid Solutions this week. Pours hazy gold with a three finger bubbly, fluffy white head. Aroma of wheat with cranberry notes. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is ... starts rather wheat, but cranberry overcomes it. The cranberry isn’t strong, but neither was the wheat. Very refreshing. I could just slosh this right down. Winter ale? I’d take it to the beach. Finish is arguably balanced. It’s not dry, and it’s not overly bitter. Most all impressions are indeed ephemeral. I’m enjoying the heck out of it. Especially since I thought I’d never have a chance to drink it. I’d do it again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle. Didn’t realize this was old. Unclear if that affected things. Aroma of some medicinal cranberry, but mostly wheat and grains for me. Flavor the same, just hints of cranberry that aren’t all that wholesome with sweet grains. Decently refreshing, but kind of the same sort of refreshing that an ice cold Bud Light can be after a few hours of tennis. Ultimately leaves me with little lasting memory.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a light yellow with a small white head and lively carbonation. Aroma of sweet cranberry, grape. Flavor is of chewable cranberry/grape candies. Sugary like those sugar-coated gummybears. Slight tartness/prickliness. Rather sweet and artificial tasting to me. Just ok, I’m not really digging the flavor here. 7/4/6/3/13 (3.3/5)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhops (427) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to andrew. Pours light gold color, thinnish head. Aroma of chewable vitamin c, sweet fruits and cranberry. Favor is cranberry, no sourness, light fruit flavor. Thinnish mouthfeel. Decent.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottled. Poured honey color with a white head. Aroma was butter, cheap red wine, and cranberry. This beer tasted like bitter medicine with no cranberry. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2009
750ml from beastiefank2k, thanks eugene, shared with my gf cyn and kaitlyn and adam. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet with some cranberry. Taste is full of cranberry but not quite as fruity as I’d hoped, ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2009
Cloudy gold with a small whtie head. Tart yeasty aroma. Flavor has some tart cranberry, yeast is strong and some honey flavors. This reminds me of a mead in a way. Not bad, not amazing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Dak. Pale yellow hazy with medium-small head. yeasty sodapop aroma. Light carbonation, slight tackiness in palate but not much. Yeasty flavors overwhelm the cranberry, and there is not much tartness left. Sweet-tart-yeasty and in spite of its age still has an interesting character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2009
750ml bottle with a best before 09-28-07 date. Golden yellow with a medium white head that goes down quicker than Bill Hall on strikes. Aroma of bready malt, cranberry and some yeast. Taste pretty much mimics the flavor with a touch of dust thrown in. Body is super carbonated, perhaps because it’s been hangin’ with the yeast too long. Finish is dry, mildly tart with a little bit of butter thrown in.


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