Unibroue (Chambly, Québec) has officially announced that Éphémère Cassis will return to American shelves and taps during the summer of 2019.
Returning to the United States for the first time since 2011, Éphémère Cassis – a.k.a. Black Currant Éphémère – is a Belgian-style White Ale that “pours a pale red hue with pinkish highlights, slightly cloudy with a finely laced light pink head.” Effervescent in nature, this Éphémère variant boasts “pleasant aromas of black currant enhanced by notes of citrus and spice with a light, flowery bouquet.” Weighing in at an easy drinking 5.5% ABV, Éphémère Cassis is “guaranteed to refresh and revitalize the senses and is perfect for the summer season.”
Éphémère Cassis is rolling out now and will stick around as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in a seasonal variety 6-pack and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Unibroue’s distribution footprint in the United States. Prost!
Vital Information for Éphémère Cassis from Unibroue
Release – Limited/Seasonal; arriving late June/early July 2019
Style – Belgian-style White Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 8.5
Tasting Notes – “Upon first sip, the palate is met with refreshingly crisp acidity, sumptuous black currant flavor, delicately sweet and balanced astringency with hints of grape, lemon zest and tea. A study in pleasing contradictions, Éphémère Cassis is rich in flavor and color yet not too heavy, dancing a perfect middle-ground in texture; refreshingly bitter yet gently sweet, and piquantly carbonated while retaining a body worthy of exploration. Each sip finishes cleanly on the palate, beckoning for the next.”
Suggested Food Pairings – “Goat cheese or aged cheddar, fruit salad, mango salsa, light pastas, smoked salmon, duck, roast lamb, dark chocolate, cheesecake or tiramisu.”
Recommended Glassware – Flute or Tulip
Availability – Featured in a seasonal variety 6-pack & on draft
Beer Finder – http://www.unibrouefinder.com/#