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Unibroue Éphémère (unflavoured)

 (RETIRED)
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70
39
style
Formerly brewed at Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Saison
Chambly, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First in a series of seasonal beers by Unibroue. Released in April 2000 for a limited time only.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
Nice fresh citrusy aroma with some bready yeast in the nose also. Bright sunshine in the fog - this is a hazy golden-orange beer with a fluffy white head that recedes slowly with no lacing. Somewhat tart flavour with citrus and spice apparent and some yeast also. Extremely dry finish. Carbonation slightly over the top. It's a refreshing thirst-quencher but just not quite as enticing without the added fruit must. Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2003
I liked this one the best out of all the others. Extremely hazy and cloudy, with a dark pour that lightens up in the glass, very nice and creamy with a frothy egg like head. Nice crisp citrus taste, with some fruit coming out, mostly pears and apples. Very dry and bitter in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2003
Hazy golden body with nice head and lacing. Aroma is slightly wheaty and citrusy and very fresh. Nice flavour of wheaty and pale malts. Quite a nice summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2003
Slightly hazy copper color. Kind of a fizzy head. A bit tart and the yeast does come though. Overall, not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Hazy peach with a quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is orange, spicy, mildly sweet. Taste is lightly sweet, tart, soft orange/peach, wheat, finishing dry and slightly peppery. Light/medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2003
Wonderfully refreshing little belgian ale. The bottle I had was an original unflavoured beer (said Hiver - not Printemps). I hope it is the same beer. Anyway, aged about three years, this beer was a little sour and refreshing, some citrus notes and wheat tartness in evidence. It is a light golden colour with a rich white head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2003
Darker in appearance than the fruit-flavoured versions. Yeasty, fruity flavour with a sweet and crisp finish. Smooth and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 Murky, peach-colored brew. Small, white, lasting head with decent lacing. The aroma is of honey, coriander, pear and yeast. Spicy, yeasty and lightly sweet. "Saison Light"? Not much else to the flavor. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, astringent, lightly sweet finish. Thanks to radiomgb for this refreshing beer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2003
With its quinine-esque flavor, this is a "bitter" disappointment! I think this is a really solid conduit for more complex flavors, but without the addition of any fruit or discernable spice, this Ephemere falls flat. But then, it's hard being perfect all the time...!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Lets the Unibroue yeast shine, if you are into that sort of thing. Fruity, really peachy fruity without the peach; taste has wonderful sourish components upon warming. Very crisp and clean finish; super refreshing.


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