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


on tap


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RATINGS: 109   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!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2005
Bottle. Pink/orange, bubbles-carbonation - Looks like a cooler (?!) big fade head. light raspberry/yeast nose. Taste like a cooler/water. The apple version is better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 aroma of sour raspberries. Pours a very nice reddish-orange with a thin white head. As is the case with most fruit beers, this is mostly one-dimentional. Flavour is dominated by sour raspberry. Finish is quite tart. It is what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (13656) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2005
Hazy golden ale with a lightly pinkish thin head. Smells like raspberry purée with light acidic notes. Light malt and wheat tatse with little acidiic points and tart raspberries. Sweet and thinnish, but enjoyable. enjoyed the fresh fruits. Tasted at Institut’s gambrinale, Outaouais, Oct. 28 2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
Bouteille de 750 ml avec un bouchon de liège. Arôme: Odeur de framboises et de sucré. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle avec des reflets roses avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de framboises et de la levure typique aux Éphémères. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture minérale. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Sensation de poudre en arrière goût. (Rating #351)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2005
On tap at Beer Bistro, Toronto. Decen looking hazy orange color, off white head, fading into a ring around the glass. Appropriate raspberry aroma. Flavor is predominantly raspberry as well with a bit of yeast, not carried across well by the overcarbonated and watery palate. It was okay but I wouldn’t recommend it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
Aroma:light raspberry.... Appearance:orange-pink,light head... Flavor:raspberry and watery....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2005
Very light watery pinkish yellow. The head is white, small and mostly diminishing. Sweet raspberry jam nose. Simple in mouth, most of the flavors coming from the sourdough-like yeast strain. Tries to develop tartness, but in fact becomes rather watery in the finish, a dulled drying out yeasty leafiness fighting off the fruits. Quite a welter weight on the palate, thin with soda-like carbonation. I guess some people may enjoy this, but I don’t catch much hedonistic potential.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2005
Hazy pale reddish hue, with a soft rocky white head, but falling quickly, with a concentred raspberry purée aroma, with the characteristic éphémère yeast, with a hint of berry and bubblegum, follows through on a medium-bodied raspberry fruity palate, with a yeasty, good acidity, big fruity flavor of raspberries, even sort of a milky note, with a tart an wheaty character, quite dry with a fruity tartness finish.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (6271) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
Bottle: Poured a soft pink color ale with a huge bubbly white head with average retention. Aroma of raspberry is clearly dominant. Taste is overpowered with raspberry syrup, which is not something I generally look for in beers. Seems to me like they have mixed the Blanche de Chambly minus the coriander with raspberry syrup. Like the Cassis one, I find this really lack craftsmanship and resemble more like a beer/fruit soda from Belgium (i.e. Chapeau…) then some highly crafted fruit beer (i.e. New Glarus, Kriek de Ranke).

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