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Éphémère (Original) - Unibroue

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Éphémère (Original)Éphémère (Original)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 01-31-2003)
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Ephemere pours a bright orangish amber with a fizzy white head tha falls to a thin foam leaving slippery lacing in it's wake.

Aroma is fruity as is expected from a fruit beer, smelling of currants and lemon.

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3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
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Reviewed side by side with the apple, cranberry, and peach versions for comparisons sake.

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Explosive from the bottle, just like it's fruit flavoured kin. Handsome rich hazy gold colour. Substantial head that settles to a heavy film, not much by way of lace.

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My third in the ephemere series. Darker colour than the others. A bit of brown dominated by an orange hue. The two finger head that seems common in ephemere beers. Sour and tart smell. Fruity, mild, citrus, refreshing. Tastes good. A plethora of fruits and berres coat the tongue, lightly accented by hop bitterness. Slick mouthfeel. Smooth. Very refreshing beer. Great on a hot day. Too bad it's December, but that makes little difference. A good beer can be enjoyed any time of the year.

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Pours out amber with a nice bright white head. Sweet, yet not overloaded with sugar. This is a fruity tasting beer, but I can't quite get at a specific fruit flavor unlike the other Ephemere brews which put it right in your face. Not overly complex. Good carbination in the mouthfeel which helps with the dry finish. Makes you want another sip.

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Éphémère (Original) from Unibroue
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.