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Éphémère Pomme

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

White Ale brewed with fruit

Color

Pale golden

SRM

4

Clarity

Slightly cloudy

Head

Lacy egg whites

Bubbles

Fine

Effervescence

Lively and sustained

IBU

10

Body

Thin

Aftertaste

Medium

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Éphémère Pomme

5.5% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 4 8
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 2002
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
The most beloved and well known of the Éphémère beer series. Its amazing popularity across North America has made it a year-round favourite instead of only a seasonal brew.

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.

Unibroue

Color

Pale golden

Nose

Granny Smith apples, nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.

Flavor

Saline attack with an explosion of apple flavours, and a grainy and tart green apple finish.

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Éphémère Pomme

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 Pomme

341 ml

Éphémère Pomme

750 ml

Éphémère Pomme

Draft

Aging process

Best as young as possible

Awards

  • - 2014 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2014 -

    Silver

    World Beer Awards (London, UK)

  • - 2013 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2013 -

    Gold

    World Beer Awards (London, UK) -

  • - 2013 -

    Gold

    World Beer Awards (London, UK) -

  • - 2012 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2011 -

    Silver

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2011 -

    Silver

    Canadian Brewing Awards

  • - 2010 -

    Silver

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2010 -

    World Beer Cup

  • - 2010 -

    Denver International Beer Competition

  • - 2009 -

    Gold

    Mondial de la bière (Montréal)

  • - 2008 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2008 -

    Gold

    Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition

  • - 2007 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2006 -

    Gold

    Mondial de la bière (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

  • - 2005 -

    Gold

    Canadian Brewing Awards

  • - 2005 -

    Australian International Beer Awards

  • - 2004 -

    Gold

    Australian International Beer Awards

Tasting

Suggested glass

Fluted tulip

Fluted tulip

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