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Éphémère Cerise

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

White Ale brewed with fruit

Color

Polished copper, salmon

SRM

5

Clarity

Slightly cloudy

Head

Eggshell with fine lace

Bubbles

Medium

Effervescence

Medium and sustained

IBU

12

Body

Thin

Aftertaste

Medium

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Éphémère Cerise

5.5% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 4 8
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 2013
Origin : Chambly, Quebec
Reminescent of rosé wine with a dry aftertaste of wild pin cherries.

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

Polished copper, salmon

Nose

Warm whiff of plump cherries and spices.

Flavor

Mildly acid, fruity withou the sweetness, refreshing tast of rosé wine followed by a dry aftertaste of wild pin cherry.

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Éphémère Cerise

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 Cerise

341 ml

Éphémère Cerise

750 ml

Éphémère Cerise

Draft

Aging process

Best when fresh.

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