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


on tap

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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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Helsdon (375) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Had this in the hopper for awhile, a recent Don De got me to get it out hiding. Cloudy blonde with just a touch if pink and a spray of fuzzy white head. Highly fruity nose of, wait for it, cranberries a little citrus and a little bread. Taste is creamy dry malts, lots of cranberry, high carbonation zing, and oddly a little watery on the finish. Not a great beer but not a bad one.

chinchill (4939) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2015
750ml bottle served in a Porter Bar goblet. After at last opening the wire and cork seal, I was able to pour a fizzy golden-amber beer. The head soon died down to a thin partial coat but rather high carbonation was evident in the prickly mouthfeel. The nice fruity aroma seemed to reflect variety of fruits, including apples, and not just cranberries. Likewise for the flavor. The fruit addition here is limited to a level that allows the light malts and fruity yeast flavors to appear. Sweet aroma but moderately tart and lightly bitter flavor.

chucklemation (1629) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow with a thin, long-lasting white head. Aroma is subtle cranberry. Flavor is light bready malts and slightly tart cranberry. Pretty good, if a bit light in flavor.

phaleslu (10104) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
750 ml bottle from The Party Source. Pours a hazy goldenrod color with a smallish white head that settles into a lasting ring and thin film. The cranberry throughout this is definitely present but fairly subtle, adding a berry tartness and sweetness to bready malts, sweet cream, wheat, cereal, and straw. It has that Unibroue house character, too. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I like these.

drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
5/16/15. On tap at Reverend’s, Bowling Green, OH. Golden pour with a small off-white head. Sweet, fruity aroma, reminds of the other Ephemeres, can’t say I get Musca cranberry specifically. A bit more cranberry in the flavor, sweet, pale malts, doughy. Not bad.

popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
Large white head from a cloudy golden body. Straw aroma filled with slight cranberry and a touch of orange to cut the bitters. Very drinkable ale.

Randy4Beer (513) - - APR 10, 2015
Semi-see thru straw colour, with considerable carbonation. Thin white head. Not a particularly attractive looking beer. Aromas of apple (I’ve had the apple version of this and it smells the same... where is the tart cranberry?), and maybe a bit of Belgian yeast. Mouth feel is thin and sparklingly crisp. Tastes are more towards cranberry than the aroma, and dried fruits. Bit of grain. Overall, this is too light and fruity of a beer for my tastes. Would not buy again.

HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bomber from Wilbur’s. Appearance: 3 fingers white head that lasts, straw yellow, cloudy, ok lacing. Aroma: cranberry, light wheat, light caramel, apple, light orange, light grassiness. Palate: light body, average to lively carbonation, slight dry finish, tart, sparkling texture. Taste: sweet cranberry and apple with a spike of cranberry tartness, with light wheat astringency, and perhaps a little bit of grassy hops on the end. Overall, very pleasant, really drinkable, very good beer!

edgallow (4154) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2015
12 oz draft pours golden with a white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and grass. Taste is spice, fruit and malts.

OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from the lcbo. Pours golden. A bit of cranberry in the nose and palette. like a cranberry-flavoured saison. Average.

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