Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant) | Unibroue

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3.68/5
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371 Ratings
Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant)Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
As its name suggests, Éphémère is an ephemeral ale that comes and goes with the seasons. It was developed as a series to feature a seasonal fruit in a refreshing, lightly spiced white ale. The label depicts a fairy, an ephemeral spirit associated with fruits picked at the peak of ripeness during each harvest season. She first appeared in the spring of 2001 and has since been celebrated on a variety of seasonal fruit ales such as apple (brewed all year long), cranberry, blackcurrant, peach, raspberry and blueberry.

Seasonal beer offered for a limited time only. With its blackcurant aromas enhanced by a mild astringency, its the perfect beer for the summer.

Added by Todd on 12-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,281
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
371
pDev:
14.95%
Bros Score:
3.03
 
 
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HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of talbotjf99
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

If you want a "fancy" cider.

Taste Rating in Words: It is holding your pinkie up when you drink.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is berries/fruit, malts and distinct yeast. The flavor is complex berries, Unibroue carbonation/effervescence, malts and a mix of spicy and mild/medium tart finish.

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Photo of Prost76
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -chii-
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IBUQT
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle that is dated 06-22-2013. so It has some age. Sampled on November 22, 2015.

Reddish-amber pour with a quick lasting white head.

Loads of black current fruit in the aroma along with some yeast and spicy characters. But those are subdued.

The body is light to medium.

I love black current jelly/jam but I'm not sure if I love it in my beer. Still, this has a nice fruit aspect to it and a mild to low bitterness at the finish.

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Photo of dankabier1
2.92/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mangoman39
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

historical ratings from personal notes

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Photo of Stableatbest
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFQuixote
4.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

This is a classic - beautiful presentation, amazing fruity nose, and excellent Belgian style flavor.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of M-girard
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of deadliest
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of slowfade
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Reddogelite
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of Maillard
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of thetomb
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of wdf210
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of darnzy
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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Éphémère (Cassis / Black Currant) from Unibroue
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 371 ratings