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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (253) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 16, 2014
Je ne suis en général pas pas un grand amateur de bières fruitées. Mais j’avoue que j’aime bien cette bière. Raffraichissante et pas trop sucrée. Une bière d’été parfaite!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6751) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
[6715-20140830] Bottle. Minty cranberry fruit aroma. Hazy, light yellow orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Fruity cranberry yeast flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6974) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Tap at Busters. Strange beer. Slightly hazy yellow pour. Great aroma of yeast and dark fruit. Smells like a winner. Taste is different - kind of cheap and bland. Bizarre discrepancy here for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Amber body, white head.
Aroma: Cranberry through and through.
Taste: Creamberry with some Belgian yeast.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderate carbonated.
Overall: One note, not bad though.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Appearance: clear bright gold, with a short and shy fizzy white head quickly fading. Aroma: strong aroma of cranberry extract, light yeast, tart stone fruit. Taste: prominent cranberry fruit character up front, then some slightly sweet light malt (pilsner?), then a dose of yeast. Finish: pretty astringent and medicinal, with the cranberry becoming more and more fake-seeming . Notes: Probably the most disappointed I’ve ever been with a Unibroue beer. Cranberry seemed pretty artificial, and the beer lacked the tartness you’d expect. Clearly the weakest of the Ephemere family. Bottle from Roots Market, Olney, Maryland.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
2014 LCBO release. Pinkish tinged body with tons of foaming white head. Light cranberry aroma. Taste seems supplemented by malt and while a bit tart, I have had better efforts at delivering cranberry taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1460) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pour is a little darker than other ephemere’s with a thin white head...smell is cranberry, yeast, and doughy...taste is malty, then some sour cranberry that builds into a nice finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darrennelson12 (429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
In bottle; not bad .. poured a hazy golden color ... aroma of cranberry with a hint of citrus and spice. Very easy drinking ... one of the better choices from Unibroue

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours cloudy gold with a big frothy white top. Aroma is bitter cranberry with sweet grains. Taste is a very solid basic beer infused with the bitterness and tart from the cranberries.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (839) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Cloudy dirty yellow color. Slight yeasty fruitiness on the nose. Taste- tart, yeasty, wheaty and perfumey. The cranberry is subtle but present. Not very sweet, more dry. Very effervescent. Refreshing but overall, somewhat boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2014
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 7/25/2016. Pours hazy bright golden straw color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tart cranberry, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Awesome aromas with great complexity and balance of cranberry, fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cranberry, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cranberry, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of cranberry, fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; wit ha great yeast/malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited witbier style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of cranberry, fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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