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


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RATINGS: 281   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1709) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
A solid beer. Pours a muddy golden with lots of fizzy white head. Aromas of juicy strawberries and bubble gum. A bit of cranberry juice. Flavors are tart and sweet. Cranberry and hints of malty sweet bananas. Finishes a bit watery...but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
A nice brew overall with a truly unique flavour. The tart cranberries add a layer of almost lambic like sourness. The pour is bright and hazy with a thick off white head. The nose is tart and fruity with a light zesty yeast flavour. A mild toasted wheat malt blended with a heavy tart, acidic cranberry makes for an interesting but overly tart profile. Quite a nice brew overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1640) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
Fruit and grain aroma. Very light cranberry taste, mostly overwhelmed by apple. Lively and refreshing without being overly fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (883) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Bière dorée, voilée, extrêmement mousseuse et effervescente. Le nez est très agréable / très fruité. Au goût, la surcarbonatation est évidente... mais pas totalement déplaisante. Une belle acidité fruitée et citronnée s’annonce. La bière exprime somme toute assez bien l’idée d’un bon jus de canneberges. En bouche, avec le côté levuré, j’ai l’impression d’avoir une bonne saison fruitée en bouche. Le retour de cette Éphémère devrait faire fureur cet été. Je crains avoir bu cette bière alors qu’elle n’était pas assez froide pour livrer son plein potentiel. À revoir...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1244) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Nouvelle batch 2014. Nez de levures belges fruitées (fruits jaunes, citron), abondante mousse blanche à petites bulles. Couleur ambre, plutôt trouble, mi-mince. En bouche, acidulé intéressant, le fruit est bien présent mais il existe une structure digne de ce nom en arrière-plan. Il en résulte une profondeur intéressante, et les malts viennent élégamment fermer la marche. Un peu trop effervescente, mais cette Éphémère est sans contredit l’une des meilleures de la gamme.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours pale hazy orange with a quick tight soapy head that dissipates to nothing. Aroma has oxidized subtle cranberry some pear and apple and I get a strange mint scent. Taste has more oxidized mint pear and cranberry flavors rather unpleasant. Palate is thin with a gentle carbonation and finishes dry. I believe this bottle has turned, and not in a promising way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur dorée foncée et voilée. Nez fruité (canneberges sucrées, traces de fraises), léger de levures fruitées (notes d’agrumes) et de blé avec des traces d’épices (poivre) et de houblon herbeux. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes sirupeuses fruitées. Goût fruité aux notes acides (canneberges, notes d’autres petits fruits rouges) avec un léger goût de levures fruitées (agrumes, notes de pommes vertes) ainsi que des traces épicées (poivre) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute des traces de blé et de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen, légèrement acide de fruits (canneberges, traces de pelures de pommes) avec des traces herbeuses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4895) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a murky dark peach color with a large foamy yellow-white head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was dryish and must with faint vague berries and a bit of pepper. The flavor was initially dry and musty followed by bread, sugar, tangy berry and honey. The finish was long and bready with lingering honey and berry. Moderately full bodied. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 16, 2011
750ml bottle: Hiding in the back of the fridge. This one pours a slightly hazy, golden yellow color. There was a very small white head on mine which didn’t linger or leave any lacing. The aroma is good. Some tart cranberries. Background notes of wheat and spices. The taste is also good. Tart cranberry, but not overpowering. Some wheat and bready notes. Slight spices. A nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2261) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
Originally rated December 2002. Cloudy beige with medium head. Citrus aromas with smooth, fizzy and cozzy mouthfeel. Light cranberry taste behind the lees bitterness. Worth trying but does not beat its cousin, L’Ephemere with apple must.

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