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Éphémère Sureau

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

White Ale brewed with fruit

Color

Ruby

SRM

10

Clarity

Slightly cloudy

Head

Pinkish

Bubbles

Medium

Effervescence

Medium and sustained

IBU

6

Body

Thin

Aftertaste

Medium

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Éphémère Sureau

5.5% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 4 8
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 2017
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
The newest addition to the Éphémère beer family. It is brewed with a balanced combination of the elder's fruit and flowers.

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

Ruby

Nose

Explosion of berries accompanied by delicate floral notes.

Flavor

Brewed using a balanced combination of the elder's fruit and flowers, it offers an explosion of berry flavors along with subtle floral notes and hints of tropical fruit reminiscent of the Muscat's powerful bouquet.

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Éphémère Sureau

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 Sureau

341 ml

Éphémère Sureau

750 ml

Éphémère Sureau

Draft

Aging process

Best when fresh.

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