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


on tap


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Éphémère Framboise is the fifth in a series of special and short-lived beers. Its pinkish hue, strong raspberry bouquet and refreshing taste unite to offer you a unique sensory experience. It is an original recipe that has come and gone before you know it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2006
Pink/brown, with a white head. Aromas are subtle, with raspberry and yeast. Flavors are respberry, yeast, and spice. Body is on the light side.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a medium pinkish head. Yeasty, sweet raspberry, spicy aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5791) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Novemberish 2005 bottle from Rastacouere, consumed on 3/28/06
Immense white head is very bubbly, eventually receding to a light covering, with minimal lacing. Vigorous, small bubbles roam about the liquid, which is a light pinkish-lemonade color, with just a touch of haze towards the bottom of the bottle.
The nose is very dry, with a lightly spicy yeast, some faint plant-like notes, entwined with dry raspberries, tastefully and seemingly authentically done. A soft vanilla keeps it from being bone dry, but its near that. Raspberry pulp-like juiciness fills in most of the aroma, while a touch of wheat dryness is noted.
Upon first sip, the liquid crackles with lively carbonation, very spritzy, expansive and pulling apart the already dried out flavors imparted by the lightly crusty white grains, soft, but dry wheat and raspberry seed dryness. The raspberry flavor is true, however, and as the beer warms and the carbonation becomes nearly manageable, a succulent honey-vanilla covered raspberry flavor emerges, sticking to the palate and lingering long after the finish. Fairly clean yeastiness, light sourdough effect, matches the extremely dry, fully attenuated raspberry flavor to produce a light bodied, quenching drink. No alcohol noted. Touch watery, as others have noted, with plenty of carbonation, but the beer wouldnt work with much lower levels of carbonation (though it could stand to be less expansive). Thanks David!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
34,1 cl bottle. Orange colour with a nice head. Nice aroma of raspberry. Also nice flavour of raspberry, ends up nice and very well made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
This looks like a pretty underrated beer. It’s not overly sweet at all, it’s very reasonably priced. It’s similar in a lot of ways to the Three Philosophers. OK, so it’s not that complex, and a little weak in terms of mouthfeel. It’s enjoyable though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
Cloudy orange beer with a small off white head. Malty aroma with a berry fruityness and a light yeast note. Malty sour and sweet flavor with a sweet and light dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2016
2016-05-17, bottle, 6-3-5-2-11= 27
Cloudy red-orange color, compact head. Nice aroma of raspberry and strawberry puree. Mild flavor, a bit fruity, some wheat, moderate sweetness, and very low bitterness.
For a fruit beer, it’s well made.

2006-03-15, bottle, 4-3-3-1-6=17
Cloudy pink grapefruit color. Aroma of raspberries and white sugar. Watery taste, with a very light fruit touch and extremely short final. Bad for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
(Bottle 34,1 cl) Hazy reddish orange with a small, slightly pink head. Very fruity, berry nose. Light-bodied with vaguely sour notes and very distinct accents of raspberries - appear authentic, not artificially flavoured. Not really sweet, but very fresh. A perfect summer aperitif. Thanks to Siroy for this. 150306

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10609) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2006
#2400... Bottle... Cloudy, amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. The nose is a jumbled mess of berries, grain and bread dough. Thin, tartish flavor with moderate bitterness. Light-bodied and fizzy. Finishes weak, but crisp and clean. Too crisp and clean based on what was expected. Dissapointing! Thanks go out to my friend, Mr. Big, for the bottle. Not your fault!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2006
750 ml bottle courtesy turg. Hazy pink orange colour with a mostly lasting fizzy and creamy white head. Fresh raspberry and light bread and caramel aroma. Faint dry raspberry acidity in the flavour with slight dusty/yeastiness in the finish. Light bodied, dry but refreshing mouthfeel.

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