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


on tap


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RATINGS: 108   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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Metalchopz (3417) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
Originally rated January 2006. Ah yes ! A new fruit beer in the Ephémère line. This brew appears like grapefruit juice, cloudy and light pink-red in colour. The head is big, white, creamy and has close to high retention. The lacing is so-so, with some foamy patches here and there. Beautiful aroma of raspberry purée, not too sweet, but on the tart side. The mouthfeel is not unfortunately, just a bit sticky. Taste is raspberries, but quite light with some candy and bread in the aftertaste. Not too sweet again, not too tarty and not too sour. Just mild, unlike the first few Ephémère on the market years ago. Decent brew... but I really miss those days.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2011
[email protected] Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Orangeish amber colour with a small white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is raspberries, sweet malts as well as mild cardboardy notes. Flavour is raspberry, some mild wooden and malty notes as well. Slightly tart, but refreshing.

pintbypint (3668) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
750ml brown bottle, corked. Pours golden with orange hues. Some haze. White head that fades into nothingness pretty quickly. Aroma is sweet, like swedish berry candy. Dryish malt cahracter, wheaty, a little sourness in the finish. Not much fruit. Lots of carbonation, medium body.

Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
DISAPOINTING!!!!!! That sums up this offering from Unibroue. The body of this beer was a slightly hazy copper burnt orange, when poured a large white head was produced, but after a minute it quickly goes away leaving only a small ring of bubbles around the outside of my glass. The aroma was very one dimensional, tart soapy raspberry was the only aroma being produced and this sent became fairly weak after the cap disappeared. Very watery taste, tart raspberry and yeast are about the only to thing’s you notice. Very thin tangy mouth feel, but towards the bottom of the bottle on my third pour where more yeast had settled the feel became more full and the body of the beer became more cloudy and dark. This a very disappointing taste its like some one made juice and added way to much water to the mix, its very clean tasting and drinkable its just very boring and disappointing compared to the other great fruit beers Unibroue has put out."

VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAY 30, 2009
Drink after opened and sitting in glass for a good 15-20 minuites for maximum enjoyment. Big fat white bubbly head which drops off to a consistant layer. Decent slightly sticky lacing. Medium density cloudy apricot in apperance with a grab-bag of miscelaneous sized sediment bombs. Tart sweet syrupy raspberry aroma that gets rather impressive the longer it sits. As with most Unibroue brews, yeast is everywhere. Flavour flips between empty wateriness and tart bitterness with very very mild raspberry. Problem is that the raspberry is hard to find and I wish that it was more prevalent. Mouthfeel is tart, slightly sour, yeasty and very dry leaving the tongue slighly numb. You can taste the sweet fruit midway through the finish. Not an overly appealing beer especially if drank quite cold.

grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
acheté au paradis de la bière à Montreal en format de 341ml millésimé 2007 et dégusté dans un verre d’éphémère. Apparence mangue ambré avec de fine particules de dépôt et une mince couche de mousse. Arômes de framboises, d’herbes, de pain et de levures lactiques. Un goût de tarte aux framboises avec une sensation âcre, un peu acide.

martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2008
Un peu mieux que celle aux pommes. Legere aciditer agreable. Gout phenolique de la levure unibroue. A bit better than the apple variant. Enjoyable light acidity. Unibroue s phenolic yeast taste.

Muggus69 (2524) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2008
355ml bottle. Somewhat appealing murky scarlet body with plenty of chunks and quick dying white head. Tart raspberry on the nose, not overly done, some wheaty malt and a touch of spice. Spritzy carbonation, fruit seems to give it a juicy sort of body, bit dry throughout. Flavour reminisant of watered down raspberry jam, sweet with enough tartness and drying wheat character to take the edge off. Seems like a reasonable attempt at a raspberry beer, though tartness certainly doesn’t hold a candle to the likes of a lambic framboise.

Pwn3d (1962) - 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

jredmond (8325) - New York, 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.

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