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Unibroue
Ale Gâteau Foret Noire

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 10.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Unibroue
Ale Gâteau Foret Noire

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 10.5%
Hazy dark mahogany color. Aromas of raspberry tart, cola, and sweet tea with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length char-toasted pound cake, lemon meringue, and prune finish. A sweet, boozy ale that warms and delights.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: raspberry tart, cola, and sweet tea
Taste Flavor: char-toasted pound cake, lemon meringue, and prune
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Baked Ham, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet, boozy ale that warms and delights.

The Producer

Sleeman Unibroue, Inc.

The Producer
1100, 50th Ave
Lachine, Québec H8T 2V3
Canada
1 450-658-7658

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Belgian Style Strong Ale

Belgian style strong ales range in color from medium to dark brown and in alcohol from 8-11%. These beers typically have a fruity Belgian yeast character and a degree of sweetness coupled with a viscous mouthfeel. This category also includes Belgian style quadruples. Better examples of this style strike a seamless balance between rich, sweet malt flavors, alcohol and complex Belgian yeast flavors ranging from banana to dark fruit. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre, Brouwerij Bosteels Pauwel Kwak, La Trappe Quadrupel and Brasserie Dubuisson Freres Scaldis.

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