Unibroue Sends its Black Forest Cake Ale to the U.S. for a Limited Release

UnibroueBFCAUnibroue (Chambly, Québec) has officially announced that Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire, a.k.a. Black Forest Cake Ale, will begin an exclusive Limited Release in the U.S. beginning in early October 2018.

Originally released in 2017 as a Canada-only offering brewed to recognize Unibroue’s 25th anniversary, Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire (10.5% ABV) has returned once more to finally give American beer lovers the opportunity to try this Limited Release brew.  Meant to mimic the flavors of Black Forest cake, this medium-bodied Belgian-style Dark Specialty Ale boasts notes of “roast and chocolate . . . complemented by delicate fruity accents and a slightly tart finish.”

“You can’t have an anniversary party without a cake. With roasted malt aroma, tart cherries, cocoa beans and dark chocolate flavors, I brewed Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire to be pleasantly evocative of the classic Black Forest cake.”


– Jerry Vietz, Brewmaster at Unibroue

Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire is scheduled to hit the U.S. in early October and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 750ml bottles, as part of a seasonal variety 6-pack, and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Unibroue’s nationwide distribution footprint in the U.S.  Prost!

Vital Information for Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire from Unibroue

Release – Limited, October 2018
Style – Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV – 10.5%
IBUs – 20
Suggested Food Pairings – ” Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire is the ideal accompaniment for Black Forest cake, cocoa-based Mexican dishes (such as mole), meat loaf, log-type goat cheese, and blue or comté cheese.”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 750ml bottles, in the brewery’s seasonal variety 6-pack & on draft
Beer Finder – https://www.unibroue.com/en/find-our-beers