Brewed since 2018
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
Éphémère Fraise & Rhubarbe is a seasonal ale offered for a limited time.
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 2000 and has since been celebrated on a variety of seasonal fruit ales featuring apple must, cranberry, blackcurrant, peach, raspberry, cherry, pear, blueberry and Elderberry flavors. In 2018, the brewery offers fans a newcomer to the Éphémère range of beers: Strawberry & rhubarb flavor.
Delicate strawberry hints with rhubarb herbaceous notes.
Pleasant strawberry and rhubarb flavors reminiscent of the pie that reunites these two fruits.
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.