Unibroue Éphémère Bleuet (Blueberry)
Reviewed by Brady White on June 14, 2016 in Summer Guide
- Brewery: Unibroue
- Origin: Chambly, QC, CA
- Rated On: June 14, 2016
- Best Before: N/A
- ABV: 5.5%
- Ideal Temperature: cold to cool
- Style: Fruit Ale
- Rating: GREAT !!
This 750ml bottle pours a slightly hazy, bright medium salmon amber colour, with three chubby-ass fingers of puffy, broadly foamy, and well-bubbly pale pink head, which leaves some decent pointed mountain peak lace around the glass as it genially recedes.
It smells of sugary blueberry pie, grainy wheat malt, a reserved earthy yeastiness, further indistinct citrusy notes, and very tame leafy, weedy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a lessened wheatiness, muddled blueberry, maraschino cherry, and well-aged lemon fruit, a sort of wandering yeastiness, and some fading earthy, leafy, and floral green hoppiness. The bubbles are rather active in their sexy and alluring frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and dead-on smooth, with a fruity creaminess kicking about from the get-go. It finishes on the sweet side, sure, but moderated by complex berry fruit and lingering yeasty essences alike.
Wow, Unibroue nails it anew – the blueberry guest star here doesn’t disappoint, nor does it overdo it, letting in a few of its estery fruit friends for good measure. Overall, a very enjoyable and easily drinkable summer tipple – and it’s weird – my least favourite fruit turns out to be my favourite commensurate Éphémère offering – go figure.