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Éphémère Cassis

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

White Ale brewed with fruit

Color

Pale red with pinkish highlights

SRM

7

Clarity

Slightly cloudy

Head

Pinkish with fine lace

Bubbles

Medium

Effervescence

Medium and sustained

IBU

8.5

Body

Thin

Aftertaste

Medium

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Éphémère Cassis

5.5% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 4 8
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 2001
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
Seasonal beer offered for a limited time only. With its blackcurant aromas enhanced by a mild astringency, its the perfect beer for the summer.

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

Pale red with pinkish highlights

Nose

Pleasant aromas of blackcurrant enhanced by notes of citrus and spice with a light, flowery bouquet.

Flavor

Refreshing acidity, slightly sweet, mild astringency from the richness of the blackcurrant flavor combined with a hint of fresh grapes, lemon zest and tea.

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Éphémère Cassis

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 Cassis

341 ml

Éphémère Cassis

750 ml

Éphémère Cassis

Draft

Aging process

Best when fresh.

Tasting

Suggested glass

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Tulip

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