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Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant) - Unibroue

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Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant)Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant)

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BA SCORE
83
good

348 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 23
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-10-2003)
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matjack85

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I could only find this beer in a large 750 ml bottle with a champagne like wire capped cork with a best before date on the back lable. It poured a cloudy peach color rather than a balck currant color with a huge creamy white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on my glass.

The smell was absolutely heavenly. It was all black currant but subtle rather than heavy or sweet.

There was not as much fruit taste in here as the smell would indicate. This beer is nothing like the lambic fruit beers of Belgium that I have tried. It turns out to be a very dry, wheaty, and malty brew with a minimum of fruit and a maximum of carbonation. The black currant taste is there but it is subdued and remains as a background flavor. I would not consider this beer sweet at all. Since it came in such a big bottle I saved some to let it warm a bit to see if the flavor was enhanced as it warmed, but this was one beer I prefered colder rather than closer to room temperature.

With it's super high carbonation it felt more like a champagne than a beer, but it's biggest surprise was the dry mouthfeel. Once you swallow there are no lingering tastes or aftertastes. It's not what I expected from a fruit beer, but overall I thought it was good. I liked it better than the apple flavored Ephemere.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2006 09:01:08 | More by matjack85
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Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant) from Unibroue
83 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.