Unibroue L'Éphémère Sureau (Unibroue L'Éphémère Elderberry)

Unibroue L'Éphémère Sureau (Unibroue L'Éphémère Elderberry)

Rated 3.075 by BeerPals

Brewed by Unibroue

Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Style:  Fruit Beer

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

6 International Bittering Units

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Éphémère Elderberry is a Belgian-style fruit-flavoured wheat ale brewed using a balanced blend of elderberry fruit and flowers. “This is the first time we’re using both the fruit and flower in making an Éphémère beer,” explains Jerry Vietz, Unibroue’s Master Brewer. “The elderberry flower’s aroma is a perfect complement to the fruit’s rich, delicious flavour.” In fact, its berry flavours, subtle floral notes and hints of tropical fruit evoke Muscat grapes’ notable bouquet from the very first sip. Elderberries’ deep purplish-blue color and unique flavour resemble that of blueberries and blackberries. There is nothing sour about this fruit as its French name, “sureau”, might lead some to believe! It is used in countless recipes, and its aromatic flower adds notes to many refined drinks and cocktails. Moreover, elderberries are an increasingly popular choice in dish recipes due to their high antioxidant levels and subtle flavours. Moreover, North America’s First Nations tribes, who made use of the berries, flowers, bark and roots, also prized their medicinal properties. Éphémère Elderberry features a slightly cloudy and seductively reddish color with purplish hues, topped by a creamy pink head. Its medium bubbles and sustained effervescence make it a fun and refreshing choice when unwinding after a busy summer day. “Éphémère Elderberry’s explosion of berry flavours and subtle floral notes make for a wide variety of pairings,” confirms Sylvain Bouchard, beer sommelier at the brewery. “This delicious beer goes very well with pork loin, grilled chicken, as well as fish and seafood dishes, and adds a refreshing touch to rosette sausages. It also pairs well with goat, Brie and Camembert cheeses.”

ID: 67979 Last updated 11 months ago Added to database 3 years ago

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Overall Rank31975
Overall Percentile32.6
Style Rank597 of 1226
Style Percentile51.3
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score3.3
Average Score3.300
Weighted Score3.075
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CHOPZ 5619 reviews
    rated 3.3 2 years ago

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

    Pours a cloudy red colour with a caramel hue. The head is a light pink-purple colour with average retention and minimal lace. Berry aromas with some sourness and sweetness from the Belgian Ale yeast. The berry taste is a mix of blackberries and strawberries with the sourness a little lighter in the background. Hints of mint in the finish, and tart on the tongue lingers. Not bad at all, but like most last Ephemere beers, wish they were just a tad stronger in taste. Nice to have this as a sour beer over the overused recently popular Brett-style beers.

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