Éphémère (Original) | Unibroue

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Éphémère (Original)Éphémère (Original)
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44 Ratings
Éphémère (Original)Éphémère (Original)

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by kbub6f on 01-31-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by tard24:
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Photo of Popsinc
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange colour. Very lively pour. The nose is lightly fruity if not reminiscent of weiss beer (ie. banana & glove). Also a light mouthfeel and again fruity hints highlighted by banana, lemon & apple. A good tartness on the finish. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The body is a hazy yellow-gold, and fast rising tiny bubbles support a frothy bright-white head that holds exceptionally well and maintains a creamy 1/2'" throughout the glass. Lacing is somewhat limited, but occasional streaks and alot of spottiness do catch the eye. The bouquet expresses a gentle fruitiness and some mildly sweet malt. It's light bodied with a natural, delicate but effervescent carbonation that's crisp in the mouth. The flavor displays some yeasty fruitiness atop a thin, well-attenuated and lightly sweet and mildly fruity malt (apples, some background berry and gentle citrus). It's hard to tell if there's some wheat in there, or if it's the yeast; but it does have a slight acidic tang. And it's very nicely balanced with underlying bitterness allowing the natural acidity and crisp carbonation to be the backbone. Finishes dry. It's quite delicate, really enjoyable, and nicely refreshing. A beautiful beer that's quite attractive served in a flute or other tall-thin glass. It makes an excellent apertif, and would also be a great after-dinner drink on a warm summer night outside. Worth trying. I enjoyed this original version much more than the newer versions with fruit must added.

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Photo of ordybill
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a nice fruit flavor with pretty heavy carbonation. Very good

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Photo of blknikon
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Backer2004
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been a fan of the Unibroue selections since my first La Fin du monde and this one does not disappoint. Tried as part of a choose your own flight at the Flying Saucer. Very light in color with hints of citrus and berry. Easy enough to down, but not a session beer. A little too much on the sweet side. Taste of alcohol limited.

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Photo of mudhoney
2.36/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The pour on this was alright in appearance with a pale golden color, and a frothy white head.
The nose presents a very fruity apple smell similar to a freshly cut granny smith apple.
The taste was a bit to sweet and overpowering for me, but has alot of layers of fruitiness.
The tap handle lured me in, and the name intrigued me, but this isn't a beer I would try again.
Definitely a sipping beer.

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Photo of Rakastaakissa
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pourred a light reddish brew with a beige head with good retention. Smell of sweet fruit and light spice. Very refreshing taste with hard to describe fruity taste (maybe orange or lemon...) Good body. Overall, another great fruit beer from Unibroue!!!

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Photo of richwalpole
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of Riik3
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of kidthunder
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of lastmango
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JellyBean2245
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of OttoPeeWee
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden color with a fizzy head that dissapates in a minute or two. This beer is a cross between a cider and an ale.

The smell is wonderful. When you smell it you think it is going to be extremely sweet. It almost smells like apple candy. The taste is very different. It tastes very mellow, and is does not taste very prominate in anything. Good beer, but I'd just rather drink a Magner's cider and not have the beer subtle overtones.

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Photo of Schimms
4.57/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Nice, light yellow with thin white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Something different...a kind of funk I'm not familiar with - but pleasant.

T: Sour up front, but finishes with nice fruit, slightly tropical. Sour fruit lingers for a bit. Very interesting.

F: Thin with dry finish.

O: Very interesting - perfect for hot summer days. The whole seems to greater than the sum of its parts. Would definitely buy again.

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Photo of kbrown
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of scottum
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 44 ratings