Unibroue L'Éphémère Cassis (Unibroue L'Éphémère Black Currant)

Unibroue L'Éphémère Cassis (Unibroue L'Éphémère Black Currant)

Rated 3.282 by BeerPals

Brewed by Unibroue

Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Style:  Fruit Beer

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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White ale brewed with black currant juice, coriander and orange peels. Pleasant aromas of blackcurrant enhanced by notes of citrus and spice with a light, flowery bouquet. Refreshingly acid, with a touch of sweetness, bittersweet, mildly astringent due to the rich, blackcurrant flavor and a hint of grapes, lemon zest, and tea.

ID: 10996 Last updated 10 months ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank10966
Overall Percentile76.9
Style Rank130 of 1223
Style Percentile89.4
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.315
Weighted Score3.282
Standard Deviation0.630

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  • CYBERCAT 10143 reviews
    rated 4.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Strong aroma has a malty core with a firm, though not overpowering, overtone of fruit - currant, orange, and a hint of sour apple, plus a touch of what must be the coriander. Has me salivating like a mastiff! It pours a beautiful slightly hazy dark orange-amber, a nice tangelo color I have not seen before in a beer. The foamy head is pale orange-tan and leaves some generous lacing. Flavor is mainly fruity, again with currant and orange, a bit sour but not puckeringly tart, with hints of coriander and lemon. Thick but not syrupy texture has plenty of fizz and sass. According to the Unibroue website, this is available only in Canada. Bonjour! I bought my bottle in Atlanta - well, Roswell.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

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

    It pours a slightly hazy strawbery nectar color with a thick and foamy white/pink head and some residual lacing. A fruity aroma of strawberries, oranges and citrus zing, currants and other berries, banana, limes, watermelon and light spiciness. The mouthfeel is smooth, somewhat thin. Flavors of currants and berries, strawberries, oranges and citrus, light banana, lime and spiciness. Mmm..

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.1 9 years ago

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

    Specs . 750ml bottle .. cork was a bitch to get out, glued in basically .. . pours an odd pink hue .. medium foam .. . light spritzy mouth, like all unibro's .. . light fruit, some wheat and yeast .. . overall decent, but once is enough .. . . you wanna i teach you, that is so arizona!!

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 2.9 11 years ago

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

    Not nearly the beer some of the Ephemere incarnaions have been. Where the Apple Ephemere was among one of the best fruit beers for me to date, the cassis really droped the ball. Wheat beer esentially, traces of almost artificial tasting currants. Perhaps a bit thin, overly carbonated. Perhaps the fault lies in currants themselves however, as they impart little tannins(in wine terminoligy) so the mouthfeel could be expected at thin, and lacking in complexity. Residual sugars could account for some of the prolerfic carbonation perhaps. Really though I like this brewery and Im trying to defend it.... so buy something from Unibroue, and love it, just not this

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Had this on tap recently. It was described as a refreshing wheat beer fermented with black currants. I've always found black currants on the dry and bitter side so didn't know what to expect. Golden-pink in colour with a thick white head. The aroma is certainly fruity, not sure it's blackberries though. The noticeable carbonation almost ruined it for me but I trudged on. The flavour is slightly sweet and unbeery. Not a beer I'll be trying again.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

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

    Bottled: decanted to my Pilsner flute with a wonderful clouded honey hue.....thick puffy, sticky cap...lively effervescence. Aroma of fresh currents over a musty background. Starts prickly from the carbonation...produces a creamy mouth feel punctuated with berry tartness backed with malty body and a touch of earthyness from the yeast. Finish is fairly dry with berry tartness combines with now detected hops and a slight spice note from the final tastes of the yeast. A nice lighter bodied flavored beer from this brewer which is perfect for thirst quenching and very drinkable.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 2.8 12 years ago

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

    Poured what looked like a murky cream sode, but more pink than red, beneath a pinkish rocky head. Aroma was very much of raspberry, as was the taste. Mouthfeel was seriously thin, and no finish to speak of. Easily the worst from Unibroue I've had.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 2.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    In a word, "yuck". This is the most bizarre concoction of bubbling fruit syrup and beer (is there really beer in here?) ever. Pours an interesting dark pink grapefruit color with a soapy head. Head dissipates. Odd tangy mouthfeel. Sweet and yet bitter finish. As unbalanced as an ex-girlfriend and well...a waste of six bucks.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I recently saw this brew at a new package store in my area and I thought I would give it a shot being that the Ephemere apple was pretty good. The aroma is very sweet and fragrant as well as perfumey and very crisp and refreshing with some nice black currant aromas rising into the room. The appearance is an almost pale pink and unexpected and shines when held to the light with a nice and carbonated head on top that is an off-white to a light-pink in color and steadily diminishes and is very nice to look at in my tall flute. The mouthfeel is very light and crisp as well as very delicate and almost frothy with some extremely well-balanced characteristics with complexities of sweetness with a palate that is very light as well as crisp and smooth. The flavor is of fresh black currants with some nice sweetness with perhaps a bit of tartness with an aftertaste that is light and airy with some wheat coming through with a finish that is crisp, sharp, and smooth rounded out with some nice tartness. Overall, a very easy drinking fruit beer here for sure, as well as a palate pleaser, and a great example of the style and is a nice beer to drink on a sunny and warm day outside; highly recommended brew in my opinion for sure.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    This was a fairly frentic beer, as it was all over the place. The aroma was a sugary sweet, fruitiness akin to a underripe raspberry. Apperance was a pinkish color with a huge head. Mouthfeel was very harsh which is unlike Unibrou. Flavor was sweet, nothing offensive. Overall nothing horrible, nothing fantastic. I didn've love or hate it. I wouldn't buy it again because there are better fruit beers available with a fruit I enjoy.

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