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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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359 Ratings

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 25
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-10-2003

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jono311
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Kmat10
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- Pinking orange, one finger of head that goes away fast and not much lacing

S- Dark fruits, black currants, wheat, citrus and yeast

T- Sour black currants at first, little orange, cherry, cranberry, sour and dry finish

M- Light bodied, lots of carbonation, fairly dry

O- Fairly light drink, lots of fruit, little sour finish and at first, lots of carbonation, okay fruit beer

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Photo of weonfire
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of RickS95
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant) from Unibroue
83 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.