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Éphémère (Cranberry) - Unibroue

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Éphémère (Cranberry)Éphémère (Cranberry)

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.6/5  rDev -28%

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3.56/5  rDev -1.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
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!!!!

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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Jonada
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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3.33/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours a hazy golden straw color, huge huge head that fades at a slow rate with a good amount of patchy lacing on the glass, the cranberry did not affect the color in the slightest.

Smell is surprisingly straight forward and more like a witbier with a strong citrus and yeasty aroma, nose is fairly light and sweet without any hint of hops.

Taste is definitely on the yeasty side of the tracks, light fruity flavors, mostly citrus style, cranberry flavor is not very strong at all but there is a hint of tartness behind all the sweetness, carbonation is medium-high and kind of like a soda in it's sharpness, finishes semi-dry and more refreshing than you would think for a "fruit" beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, best before 7/25/2016. Pours hazy bright golden straw color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tart cranberry, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Awesome aromas with great complexity and balance of cranberry, fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cranberry, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cranberry, peach, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of cranberry, fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; wit ha great yeast/malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited witbier style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of cranberry, fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.92/5  rDev +8.6%

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4.62/5  rDev +28%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Éphémère (Cranberry) from Unibroue
82 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.