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.
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.
Pears, sweet rolls and spices.
Mild ripe pears complemented by a distinctive wheat acidity. A refreshing feel intensified by a spicy finish.
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.
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.
Store bottles upright in a cool dark place at a stable temperature between 46ºF and 61ºF.)
Best when fresh.