Unibroue L'Éphémère aux Framboises (Unibroue L'Éphémère Raspberry)

Unibroue L'Éphémère aux Framboises (Unibroue L'Éphémère Raspberry)

Rated 2.975 by BeerPals

Brewed by Unibroue

Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Style:  Fruit Beer

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 19254 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank41414
Overall Percentile15.9
Style Rank933 of 1290
Style Percentile27.7
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score3.6
Average Score2.967
Weighted Score2.975
Standard Deviation0.458

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  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled@Monks Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Orangeish amber colour with a small white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is raspberries, sweet malts as well as mild cardboardy notes. Flavour is raspberry, some mild wooden and malty notes as well. Slightly tart, but refreshing.

  • BIGBRY 516 reviews
    rated 3.6 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    341ml bottle as part of the "2006 Collection" ($21.99CAN / 12 bottles). It poured a cloudy, peach color, with a creamy and white head. Foam stayed for the duration, but left minimal lace. The aroma has a strong and fruity raspberry smell. Enough other yeasty aromas to keep from being overpoweringly sweet. Good balance in the taste. Similar to other Ephemeres, not overly sweet, but the raspberries peek through just enough. Good carbonation, light and bubbly, added to the slightly sour raspberry finish leaves a nice crisp mouthfeel. Will be a great summer beer, and will be interested to see if this sticks in their line up or is just a one-time experiment.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 2.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    DISAPOINTING!!!!!! That sums up this offering from Unibroue. The body of this beer was a slightly hazy copper burnt orange, when poured a large white head was produced, but after a minute it quickly goes away leaving only a small ring of bubbles around the outside of my glass. The aroma was very one dimensional, tart soapy raspberry was the only aroma being produced and this sent became fairly weak after the cap disappeared. Very watery taste, tart raspberry and yeast are about the only to thing's you notice. Very thin tangy mouth feel, but towards the bottom of the bottle on my third pour where more yeast had settled the feel became more full and the body of the beer became more cloudy and dark. This a very disappointing taste its like some one made juice and added way to much water to the mix, its very clean tasting and drinkable its just very boring and disappointing compared to the other great fruit beers Unibroue has put out.

  • BOBHOPPS 406 reviews
    rated 3.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Really disappointed i was expecting more given the fact ephémere apple was so good...Here the finish is really weak,artificial raspberry flavor,lack of roundness and even more a bit watery...Abeer i won't buy again.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 3.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Drink after opened and sitting in glass for a good 15-20 minuites for maximum enjoyment. Big fat white bubbly head which drops off to a consistant layer. Decent slightly sticky lacing. Medium density cloudy apricot in apperance with a grab-bag of miscelaneous sized sediment bombs. Tart sweet syrupy raspberry aroma that gets rather impressive the longer it sits. As with most Unibroue brews, yeast is everywhere. Flavour flips between empty wateriness and tart bitterness with very very mild raspberry. Problem is that the raspberry is hard to find and I wish that it was more prevalent. Mouthfeel is tart, slightly sour, yeasty and very dry leaving the tongue slighly numb. You can taste the sweet fruit midway through the finish. Not an overly appealing beer especially if drank quite cold.

  • BEERCRONICSHERO 190 reviews
    rated 2.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    looks like grapefruit juice as previously said, head was massive then dissappeared in seconds, the aroma was of raspberrys, but faintly, i expected it to be more obvious, and seemed to vanish after a while, taste of berries with the trademark unibroue yeast in the aftertaste, not what i would expect from the fine brewers of Unibroue, a real let down! its a fruit beer, but it lacks the fruit, they need to rethink this one over again, cos it aint pretty!!

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 3.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Poured a bright pink which would later blend more into a bright orange shade. Grapefruit juice was the first thought that popped into mind. A good head which didnt really persist. A very nice raspberry flavour but nowhere near close to many of the great fruit beers. I have to agree with Phil B's observation this beer is far too carbonated and very fizzy, overly fizzy with no other mouthfeel. Inferiour to many other fruit beers (I'd put the Choulette and even Floris well infront of this) and it has nothing on any true fruit lambics. An all the same neat enjoyable drink but easy to shoot down in many aspects.

  • CHOPZ 6025 reviews
    rated 3.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Ah yes ! A new fruit beer in the Ephémère line. This brew appears like grapefruit juice, cloudy and light pink-red in colour. The head is big, white, creamy and has close to high retention. The lacing is so-so, with some foamy patches here and there. Beautiful aroma of raspberry purée, not too sweet, but on the tart side. The mouthfeel is not unfortunately, just a bit sticky. Taste is raspberries, but quite light with some candy and bread in the aftertaste. Not too sweet again, not too tarty and not too sour. Just mild, unlike the first few Ephémère on the market years ago. Decent brew... but I really miss those days.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 2.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Bottle: Poured a soft pink color ale with a huge bubbly white head with average retention. Aroma of raspberry is clearly dominant. Taste is overpowered with raspberry syrup, which is not something I generally look for in beers. Seems to me like they have mixed the Blanche de Chambly minus the coriander with raspberry syrup. Like the Cassis one, I find this really lack craftsmanship and resemble more like a beer/fruit soda from Belgium (i.e. Chapeau…) then some highly crafted fruit beer (i.e. New Glarus, Kriek de Ranke).

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