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Éphémère (Cranberry) - Unibroue

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Éphémère (Cranberry)Éphémère (Cranberry)

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BA SCORE
82
good

169 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-27-2003

2014 - Only available in Canada
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Photo of BigJim5021
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattboyer182
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxPowers
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This hazed pale yellow brew shows some depth while still shining, developing a bubbly whitish head that displays pretty good retention and stick.
The Belgian spicing is unassuming, showing softly from front to back and just laying a firm foundation for the beer without overdoing it or being understated. It gives up very soft spicy and earthy notes, a bit of a mix as far as light kitchen spices and sweetness. It lets the cranberry stand out pretty well without taking over the brew, everything working together to be gently tart as well as softly sweet in a way few brewers can master.
The feel is equally soft, a very light body that doesn't lack depth. It moves nicely, staying soft while a gentle crispness never stops nipping and it stays smooth the whole way through.

Photo of Marie-Sophie
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ale_Dog
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a St. Bernardus glass.

Look: Cantaloup colored body under a white head. Nice thick film of retention, but no lacing.

Aroma: A buttered popcorn aroma with banana and cranberry.

Taste: Starts with a metallic note, then transitions into bready malts, yeast, and cranberry tart.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light, easy to drink.

Overall: Not bad at all, I like the cranberry as it's not overpowering.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Theniz
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of td1183
2.6/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of ananh
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of JayQue
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice light summery Belgian beer. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a flute. Hazy straw/diluted tea color with a good size carbonated white head. The head fades pretty fast and there is minimal lacing.

Subtle aroma of Belgian yeast, orange zest and tartness from the cranberries. Flavor is more of the same. Tastes kind of like a Witbier with some fruit added. The yeast is fairly prominent. The orange provides some sweetness, the cranberries add tartness. Nice balance. Some Witbier like spicing with the coriander.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, Very nicely carbonated. No hint of alcohol.

I had this one with a lobster and bread. A nice alternative to champagne!!!!

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of M-girard
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jera1350
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ystazi
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Jonada
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle best before 7/25/2016. Poured into a DFH signature glass.

Appearance: Pours a darker yellow color with 3+ fingers of a white soapy head with great retention. Body is hazy with possibly the highest amount of visible carbonation I've ever seen in the glass.

Smell: Wheat, clove, cranberry juice, red berry, banana and some pear.

Taste: Light sweetness and tartness with cranberry and orchard fruits upfront. Flavors yield more towards base beer in the finish and aftertaste, with notes of wheat, spicy yeast and a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and medium/high, but gentle carbonation.

Overall: Really nice stuff. The cranberries are subtle but integrated really well into an already solid base beer. Definitely worth picking up.

Photo of tobelerone
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of TallNerdGuy
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of cdtoffers
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Éphémère (Cranberry) from Unibroue
82 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.