destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
750ml bottle. All the Éphémères are on my regular shopping list. This one is fruity but not too much. What’s good about this one is that you can distinguist the fruit from the beer without drinking a sugar syrup. A lot of beers with fruits taste like Mccain super punch with bubbles and 10% of beer. The éphémère serie is an example of good tasting fruit beer. The carbonation was perfect (like usual). Cybercat (5737) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Strong aroma has a malty core with a firm, though not overpowering, overtone of fruit - currant, orange, and a hint of sour apple, plus a touch of what must be the coriander. Has me salivating like a mastiff! It pours a beautiful slightly hazy dark orange-amber, a nice tangelo color I have not seen before in a beer. The foamy head is pale orange-tan and leaves some generous lacing. Flavor is mainly fruity, again with currant and orange, a bit sour but not puckeringly tart, with hints of coriander and lemon. Thick but not syrupy texture has plenty of fizz and sass. According to the Unibroue website, this is available only in Canada. Bonjour! I bought my bottle in Atlanta - well, Roswell. obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
Thick head, amber with hints of blue. Delicate berry/cassis aromas that drew me in. Light delicate and soft on the palate, very floral. Acidic with tart cranberry flavors...an excellent apertif!! TonyDiUlio (664) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2010 pours a hazy gold with nice and medium lacing. aroma or blackberry, apple and watermellon jolly rancher. flavor is sweet and full of swwet fruits. great great brew. favorite ephemere. dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2004
pours, apricot in colour with a big fizzy white head. Very tart aroma of berries, black an blue to be precise. Tastes the same as it smells which is welcoming and the aftertaste is tart like candy. A bit of carbonation. This is a fantastic beer! Much better than the apple but could be a bit sweeter.
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
On tap at Deluxe in Scottsdale, AZ, this was a revelatory experience. I was turning 23 and maybe purposely chose the gayest beer on the menu that I hadn’t had. Immediately I was greeted with a very fine fruit beer, with a flavor that was crisp, but not too sweet; very distinct, but not sharp or bitter. The aftertatste was perfectly smooth and undistracting, no yeast to cloud the flavor, just the perfect blueberry-apple-dark plum flavor of black currant. There were 6 other people drinking with me; we emptied this keg in 40 minutes. Metalchopz (3364) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Originally rated June 2004 (right before Sleeman purchased Unibroue). Had a two-for-one special last night at the pub I went to, so had a few (o.k. many). Like all Ephemere from Unibroue, I really enjoyed these. Purple-pink in colour, this well-carbonated beer had a good long-lasting head (as most Unibroue beers do). Nice fruity aromas and great black currant taste (not to sweet, always well balanced). walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2006
750ml corked bottle. Hazy and glowing orange color with a hint of pink and a pink-tinged offwhite head; very pretty beer. Lots of rising carbonation, very champagne-like. Aromas of red raspberries, tart red grapes, pink grapefruit, wheat malt, some sour citrus fruit, and something herbal or flowery, like rose hips. Flavor is very fruit-forward, focusing on a tart red raspberry and grapefruit mixture, with a well-balanced malt presence throughout and a bit of yeast bite in the finish. Peppery carbonation and a pleasant sourness throughout, this was quite a treat! Very well done. Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Had two 750ml bottles. Pours dark amber but is more of a huey orange with some seeds debris at the end of the bottle, appears slightly florescent with nice lacing. Had in a flute glass. Really enjoyable tart flavor that seemed like a mixture of mandarin, grapes, yeast, and blackberries. Short lasting mouth, has a spritzer feel to it like many other Unibroues. I agree with JRedmond... far better than Apple.. not quite as good as Cranberry. Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2009
750 mL Bottle sampled Dec 25, 2009. Cloudy orange-pink body with a pale pink rocky head that settles to a thin but tenacious foamy layer. Yes, I want to pick up and drink this weird-looking thing. Intense sweet black current and candy-apple aroma stands out above all normal beer characteristics although I can make out the malts and tangy hops. Hmmmmm... Very interesting... It tastes more like a light dry bubbly rosé but beery with the presence of the beer-standard malts and hops. This is a good one to serve ice-cold on a summer afternoon at the poolside with such snacks as olives, artichokes, antipasto, fruit and herb-flavored goat cheeses, and flatbreads.