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Éphémère (Cranberry) - Unibroue

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Éphémère (Cranberry)Éphémère (Cranberry)

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
2014 - Only available in Canada

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-27-2003)
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

07/23/13 From a bottle. A large bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. I'm a big Ephemere Apple fan & could not pass up the opportunity to give this a whirl. I was not disappointed. Unibroue makes quality stuff. Always well balanced. Always with a hint of this or a fleeting sensation of that. In this case I got the cranberry aroma but the flavor arrived so late, I thought it had missed the train. At the risk of sounding trite, I'd love to try this with some turkey or light game bird. Thanks, Unibroue, for this week's reason to live.

seedyone, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Hazy color reminiscent of the Pomme. Fast fading head and next to no retention. Unibroue's classic yeast comes through in the aroma. Peppery, spicey, fruity, and balanced portions of cranberry on the nose. Cranberry tannins and a bit of the puckering effect of eating fresh cranberries. Meduim body, high carbonation. Didn't really like this one which is disappointing because I love cranberries and Unibroue even more.

Haydn-Juby, Aug 24, 2014
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ktat, Aug 13, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle corked and caged, bottled March 31 2014 and served slightly chilled. I enjoyed the cherry version of this beer that I tried last year, and with a total of 0 cranberry beers under my belt this variation seemed like an obvious choice - especially since there is no guarantee this will be back again next year.

This beer pours a murky golden-yellow colour, fogged up with sediment but topped with one finger of frothy, white head. It wilts steadily over the next few minutes, eventually settling into a modest cap and collar, accompanied by a thin ring of lace. Wouldn't think it was a cranberry beer by looking at it, but a sniff instantly corrects that assumption - tart cranberries are instantly detectable, with additional notes of white grape, raspberry and candi sugar sweetness. Nice mix of sweet and sour.

Wow, this is one of the best fruit beers I've had in recent memory. The website describes this as a 'white ale brewed with fruit', and white ale is a fairly good description for the base beer. Wheaty pale malt sweetness, orange citrus and apricot notes come through initially, with notes of appleskin and grape. The white cranberry flavour is relatively muted - certainly noticeable, but only a voice in a chorus rather than the main focus of the brew. It becomes a little louder near the finish, with a tart, bitter feel that you'd expect from the fruit. The finish is a pleasant mixture of tart sourness and sweet, juicy berry flavours, with a mild yeasty spiciness that dries the palate out. Medium-bodied, with aggressive carbonation with the same prickly, crisp feel as my favourite golden Belgian ales. Refreshing and very drinkable.

Final Grade: 4.21, a solid A-. Éphémère Canneberge easily ranks as one of my top three fruit beers. It's an enticing beer that combines a Belgian wit, fruity berry flavours and that familiar Unibroue house yeast that keeps bringing us all back for more. That's in addition to the zippy, active mouthfeel that this sort of style demands - making this beer an excellent summer treat, and a fabulous, lighter alternative to heavier white wines, champagnes and, well, malternatives. Recommended.

thehyperduck, Aug 10, 2014
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Éphémère (Cranberry) from Unibroue
82 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.