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Éphémère Canneberge

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

White Ale brewed with fruit

Color

Blond with golden highlights

SRM

4.5

Clarity

Slightly cloudy

Head

White with lace

Bubbles

Medium

Effervescence

Medium and sustained

IBU

9.5

Body

Thin

Aftertaste

Medium

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Éphémère Canneberge

5.5% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 4 8
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 2001
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
It has a delicate cranberry flavor which gives it the perfect sweetness-acidity balance.

Not currently brewed

History

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.

Color

Blond with golden highlights

Nose

Flowery bouquet, red berries, barley sugar, rye bread.

Flavor

Delicate cranberry flavor, swetness-acidity balance of berries.

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Éphémère Canneberge

Aging process

Potential

Like good wine, Unibroue’s fine beers have flavors that develop with age. Over time they become smoother, sometimes revealing notes of honey and candied fruit and developing a more assertive and lasting flavor. This phenomenon is known as “maderization” and is similar to the aging process of dessert wines like port.

Preservatives

Oxygen is the mortal enemy of beer because oxidation creates a stale, flat flavor. The yeast added to the bottle of Unibroue products triggers natural fermentation, consuming excess oxygen and preventing the beer’s CO2 from oxidizing. This enhances the beer’s aging potential. The high alcohol content of certain Unibroue products also lends itself well to aging by acting as a natural preservative.

Preservation methods

Store bottles upright in a cool dark place at a stable temperature between 46ºF and 61ºF.

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Format

Éphémère Canneberge

750 ml

Éphémère Canneberge

Draft

Aging process

Best when fresh.

Tasting

Suggested glass

Tulip

Tulip

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