1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant) - Unibroue

Not Rated.
Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant)Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

354 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 354
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 24
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant) Alström Bros
Ratings: 354 | Reviews: 220 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of anhigdon
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

anhigdon, May 27, 2013
Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4/5  rDev +8.7%

MrTinnedPEach, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Kelp, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Atomicskis5
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Atomicskis5, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Giant 3 fingers of blush head and a copper/coral clear brew. Unfortunately the head doesn't last long and leaves no lacing - but it's clean and clear with just a few flakes
of yeast floaties.

S: Familiar Unibroue yeast smells, with tart red berries of cassis and raspberries. Dry notes like that of a rose wine, followed with grains and blond malts.

T: Dry and tart up front with tart, similar to rhubarb. Some yeasts followed by some pale malt. Finishes tart & dry with subtle grains.

M: Lots of carbonation pickles up front and a dry enough to suck onto the tongue.

O: It's a light drinker with a mild presences suggestive of a rose or prosecco. Not the strongest offering from Unibroue, but would make a terrific mixed beer cocktail.

FondueVoodoo, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Peach/Red hue, finger thickness of white head, low lacing.

S - Cherry, orange, black current, white grape champagne, green apple

T - initial: sour current, orange, cherry, maybe some cranberry. finish is a sour fizziness.

M - high carbonation, low viscosity, fizzy, light, tickles the tongue - very similar to a fruity champagne.

O - Too much carbonation. drinks like a champagne but the flavor isn't as good.

weonfire, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Lare453, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of JackOGreen
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JackOGreen, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

beernads, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.5%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Mavigo
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this from discount drinks on 12 mile and halsted, had a nice election of unibroue beers, chose this one. Poured in a snifter.

A: Interesting color, never seen it before in a beer. Poured a cloudy peach-pink color with a quarter inch white head that dissipated fast with small amounts of lacing.

S: Smells fruity, apples, raspberries, blackberries, yeast, malts, grains

T: Very sweet, sort of lacking on flavors, very smooth though, has a champagne feel to it, very light

M: Good balance, nothing offensive to it, very smooth but maybe a bit lacking on flavors, still good and well balanced.

O: Overall it was pretty good, but it was a bit disappointing, it didn't blow me away like other Unibroue beers, and it was still rather expensive so for the price I would buy something else but it was still good to try, very interesting.

Mavigo, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

4ster, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of chippo33
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of rolive
4/5  rDev +8.7%

rolive, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SocalKicks, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

schnarr84, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's a fairly strange looking beer in that it's basically orange in color. Maybe burnt orange, but very orangey. There's lot of 'stuff' floating around in the orange liquid. Even the white head is tinted with orange highlights. Moderate retention and slight traces of lacing.

It's got a very fruity smell. Even for a fruit beer it's aggressive in the nose. I can't say I've ever been exposed to black currant, but it's got a grapey, raspberry-like scent. There's something else in the nose that's a bit odd, but I can't put my finger on it. Kind of a yeasty smell.

Clearly has a fruity taste, but again, not being exposed to black currant before, I can only speculate that that's what I'm tasting. It's almost got a watered down flavor. Malt is obviously, but there's no hop presence.

With it's watered down flavor, it's got a thin, watery feel to it. Carbonated bite, particularly in the swallow where it literally burns the throat going down. Light bodied and effervescent. Tries to be dry in the finish, but it's only partially successful.

Probably the worst Unibroue beer I've had. At best it's average and that might be because I'm feeling generous. Looks and tastes more like a sparkling water or wine cooler than a beer.

RickS95, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Keith_R, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of lmundane
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

lmundane, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Odri
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Odri, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

NightINgale, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Serge
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pinkish orange with a voluminous light pink head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is mostly black currant with faint citrus and wheat notes. Flavor is more balanced. Lots of black currant, some orange, a bit of clove, coriander, pepper, and wheat. The flavor opens up as the beer warms. Light mouthfeel.

Serge, Oct 09, 2012
Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant) from Unibroue
84 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.