Pelforth 3 Malts - Brasserie Heineken
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3.7/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
We pour a peachy, amber brew. It holds a brief tan-colored head, standing one finger high. It dissipates into aggregates of big bubbles, clumping around the glass. Lacing is patterned and spotty. Carbonation appears active, and no sediment or haze is noted. The nose shows a great depth of malts, with a heavy roast, caramel, and thick molasses. The sweetness is there, but it is not overwhelming. There are some milk chocolate inclusions, and a hint of baker’s yeast and flour. With warmth there are mild hints of a phenolic, synthetic graininess, almost like dry dog food, but in an appropriate way. As we sip, steely malts hit the palate hard. The sugars swoop in, coming as caramelized, almost burnt, malts. That light char helps to cool the flavor, and bring things to the middle, where chocolatey malts and boozy figs come through. There is a grassiness of barley, at times seeming like rye, that comes through here as well. This adds a seriousness to the finish, where most of the sweetness is cut completely. We are left with a malty freshness and hints at a peppery booze, that will come out at higher temperatures. There is a final bitterness of hops and grass, but this is shown through mere echoes around a buttery finish. The aftertaste breathes with more metallics, molasses bite, caramel, and a ghostly air of burnt bread. The body is medium and the carbonation is rather high. Each sip gives a nice slurp and glug, with moderate cream and smack. There is an initial coating with that thick sweetness, but the tongue is ultimately left with an astringent streak down its belly. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the malty mix and the caramel inclusions. This was executed in a balanced way, without pouring on the sugars, or overwhelming the palate with insanely coiny malts, as this brewery has been prone to do. The result is a pleasant offering with a full aromatic nose and nicely complementary flavoring.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2012 02:18:25 | More by TheBrewo
Pelforth 3 Malts from Brasserie Heineken
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