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Pelforth Brune - Brasserie Heineken

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Heineken visit their website

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerResearcher on 03-24-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in a shop near Gare du Nord, Paris, just before jumping onto a Eurostar train back to the UK. Coming in a 500ml can, BB 11/2014, served lightly chilled in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: pours a dark ruby brown colour, coming with a dark beige foamy head and fairly light carbonation.
S: jammy and caramel malty upfront, coming with preserved berries, raisins, sweet root herbs, brown-bready and chocolaty malts as in a dark lager. Between the maltiness and fruitiness, a light trace of acidity is clearly felt.
T: quite sharp at first, the foretaste is lightly gristy, hazelnut-ish, slightly chocolaty, leaving the sugary impact and mild acidity lagging behind. In the aftertaste, the prune/preserved-berry-ish fruitiness catches up, but soon gives way to a lightly bitter, herbal but at the same time rather clean mouthfeel lingering in the end.
M&O: refreshing but in general medium-bodied, coming always with a sugary palate but at the end of each sip it is the subtle bitterness and a clean-ish mouthfeel that balances off the sugary feel upfront. All in all, not too bad, I’m glad this can of beer brought back from Paris doesn’t disappoint. Would I ever call it an “English Brown Ale” though? Not a chance.

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 21:42:48 | More by wl0307
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle served in a pokal glass.

A: Pours a dark amber color forming a big creamy and bubbled beige head. Good retention and some soapy and persistent lacings formed and left in the glass

S: Sweet caramel in the nose. Strong notes of caramel malts, roasted malts, toffee, flowery hops. A bit fruity and a bit bready too

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Toffee, caramel malts, crystal malts, roasted malts. Citrus Heineken-style hops. Good hops bitterness in the end

M: Light body. Good carbonation. Roasted malts (slightly sweet) aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Quite nice for a French beer

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +14%

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New York

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this in France, at the hotel in Paris. 33cl poured into a pilsner glass, best by 01/14.

a - Pours a deep reddish brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of nuts, bready malts, caramel malts, and toasted malts. Light fruity malts as well, and lightly sweet. Nice nose.

t - Tastes of sweet fruity malts, more caramel malts, bread, toasted malts, nuts, and sugar. Sweeter than the nose and more fruit and caramel. I like the nose slightly better.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a solid brown ale; better than some of the other stuff I had early in the trip. Swete fruit, especially in nose. Not the best but better than 1664.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 17:18:33 | More by mdfb79
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3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle

A- Brown/reddish colour, something maybe a little darker than burgundy. Off-white head, a couple of fingers, holds very well throughout the whole tasting

S- not a strong aroma but quite pleasant: sweet malts, slighty toasted with a bit of a soft nutty character. Maybe some sweeter caramel notes

T- A bit more vivid than the aroma but still very much on the delicate/soft side. Slight toasted but still very delicate malts, with yeast and probably sugar giving them a mild/soft edge. Notes of liquorice, toffee, caramel. Found no specific notes in the sweet but still clean/simple finish

M- Medium body, light carbonation bringing a bit of life, but beer is still very soft and creamy on both tongue and palate

O- A rather simple brown ale (or maybe belgian dark ale?), but still decently flavourful, pleasantly creamy, and overall perfectly balanced

Serving type: bottle

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3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 65 cl Grolsch-top bottle into a goblet.

A - Medium brownish red or even burgundy color. Crystal clear. Off-white head is made of tiny bubbles; initially fluffy and thick and then a thin coating.

S - Muted graham cracker malt notes; faint floral hops. Maybe a hint of prunes and brown sugar. No off-notes; very clean, but not overly complex.

T - Clean and balanced blend of dark malt and gentle hops flavors. Soft and gentle all around; little complexity. Some brown sugar; some grainy notes like pilsner malt. Alcohol flavor shows up late in the palate.

M - Medium body. Low but smooth carbonation. Faint alcohol presence. Low hops bitterness. Slight mouth-coating sweetness.

O - Soft and gentle and easy to drink. Not overly complex, but nothing offensive either. For me this is a good beer (and well worth trying), but not great.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 21:10:59 | More by Radome
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Ontario (Canada)

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New Jersey

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Pelforth Brune from Brasserie Heineken
80 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.