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Éphémère Poire

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

White Ale brewed with fruit

Color

Pale gold

SRM

5

Clarity

Slightly cloudy

Head

White with fine lace

Bubbles

Medium

Effervescence

Medium and sustained

IBU

7

Body

Thin

Aftertaste

Medium

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Éphémère Poire

5.5% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 4 8
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 2015
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
Seasonal beer offered for a limited time only. It offers a fresh ripe pear taste intensified by a spicy finish that quickly appealed to many Canadians.

History

As its name suggests, Éphémère is a lively and ephemeral ale that comes and goes with the seasons. The Unibroue fairy was first spotted in the spring of 2000, veiled and wearing a crown of spices. She then disappeared, only to come back the next fall with a berry that we know well in Quebec: the cranberry.

Since then, she has returned to celebrate many Quebec fruits, including apples, blackcurrants, peaches, pears, raspberries and blueberries.

Color

Pale gold

Nose

Pears, sweet rolls and spices.

Flavor

Mild ripe pears complemented by a distinctive wheat acidity. A refreshing feel intensified by a spicy finish.

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Éphémère Poire

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 Poire

341 ml

Éphémère Poire

750 ml

Éphémère Poire

Draft

Aging process

Best when fresh.

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