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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2009 750mL bottle split with PWN3d. Pours hazy orange-red body with white head. Awesome aroma of raspberries. Not as much spritzer in the taste in comparison to the other ephemeres ive had. Very good - raspberry tart taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2008
750ml bottle part of trade from Brewgirlca, thanks Dark brown red color. Good thick lacing, slow falling. nose is raspberry pasty, sweet and light. Taste is sweet raspberry, some yeast, and light spice. Has a similar ephemere feel, really refreshing and highly drinkable. 4.05

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6800) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
Interesting appearance in that it pours a cloudy orange, but the off-white head has the faintest pink tinge to it. Big odours of raspberry fruit carry over onto the palate with a leafy vegetal freshness. The finish is a little tart. This is perfectly balanced to be very very drinkable-- fruity without being candy-ish, sweet without being cloying, and beery enough to avoid the "fruit cooler" status of many lesser fruit beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
On tap, Beer Bistro. Golden orange in glass (it looked like it was glowing - very cool). Small white head. Strong artificial raspberry aroma mixed with yeast - quite appealing. Nice raspberry taste - not sweet but tart. Some artificial and mild though - not tons of flavour going on here. There was almost a gueze like sourness to it that I found quite balanced and subdued, making it better than a one-dimensional fruit beer. A tad watery - keeps it from being really good but as is, a perfect desert to end a great meal at Beer Bistro.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
Tried it in bottle. Nice taste. A glass is needed to smell the raspberries. Directly from the bottle isn’t enough. The green apple one tastes more like the fruit (50% beer, 50% apple). This one is more like 75% beer and 25% fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2006 nice raspberry taste. aroma dominated by raspberries. very tasty. cant wait to try this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
certainly better then the apple, could be slightly sweeter, although the tartness would definatly not hold up, decent brew

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2007
La lie bien mêlée elle est très bonne. Pas du tout âcre, aucun arrière goût, très pétillante, beaucoup de goût de framboise et une très belle couleur ambrée orange et rose. Que demandé de mieux, bravo!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2005
(330ml bottle) Purchased at Rahman in Montreal, Quebec. "A beer for the populus!" This beer will make a killing in Ontario if it gets released - its a fraction of the cost of Amsterdam Framboise ($11) and it tastes a whole lot better than KLB or any other mass-market Ontario fruit beer. This beer comes out swinging with fruit. It pours a quick-dissipating, white head and a cloudy yet lively orange-pink body. The nose is strong of sweet raspberry. Its highly-carbonated body emits raspberry fizziness on ones tongue. I picked up a mild EGG flavour which perplexed me. All in all a good offering by Sleeman... err, Unibroue.


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