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Pelforth Brune - Brasserie Heineken

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BA SCORE
80
good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Heineken visit their website
France

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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Photo of hishoosh
3/5  rDev -14.5%

hishoosh, Jul 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

videofrog, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +14%

DuffDaddy, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
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.

mdfb79, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Cozzatoad
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

Cozzatoad, May 28, 2013
Photo of Radome
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.

Radome, May 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43%

Beerman1977, Dec 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +42.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 15, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

bonbini26, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of PancakeMcWaffles
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Dark reddish brown, thin frothy head, decent lacing;

S: Pungent sweetness, malt followed by sort of a rather fruity aroma, reminds me of cassis;

T: Quite similar to the smell, starts malty, then turns into a sweet fruity flavour (red berries) little tart in the end, nice sweet and hop flavour remains after the finish;

M: Low carbonation, yet a thick mouthfeel;

O: Sweet malty brew, interesting fruit flavours, hops are very well hidden, very drinkable, lovely aftertaste.

PancakeMcWaffles, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Bobhoya, Aug 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

warpedrevolution, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

rolltide8425, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of rarbring
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A clear chestnut brown brew with small bubbles, a warm yellow-white high head that leaves little lacing, but good curtains.

Smelling malty, molasses, fudge and syrup.

A sweet brown bread ("vörtbröd") and porridge start, brown syrup. A hint of oranges.

Little carbonation, soft and thick texture, a big body and a slightly dry finish.

A malt bomb, a bit too much maybe.

rarbring, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of NightINgale
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Small 25cl/250ml bottle brought to me from France

A - Pours a clear brown body, with a pretty nice caramel-coloured head. The lacing is quite nice and the head retention is decent.

S - The aroma isn't particularly intense: a touch of caramel, some bread, and a faint hint of chocolate.

T - Starts out malty and sweet, with caramel and dark chocolate notes and some toasted bread. Then you get more sweetness and some hop bitterness. There is also a slight nuttiness to it and a little bit of that grainy macro taste (it is brewed by Heineken after all). The after-taste is bready, somewhat bitter and a little sweet. Overall, this is rather tasty.

M - Medium body to it. The alcohol shows quite a lot, which is a bit disappointing, considering it's 6.5% and not 8-10%.

O - This was a little better than I expected. I would call it a cross between a brown ale and a doppelbock, though it is a little more generic-tasting than some better examples of those styles. This beer has enough body and drinks pretty well, but the taste of alcohol gets in the way a little bit.

NightINgale, May 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

pin, May 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

rdespain, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

fisherbray, Apr 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

rale, Apr 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Chou, Apr 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

brandon911, Mar 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

beerhunter13, Feb 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

dfaranha, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14%

JacketIPA, Dec 21, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

bezakjon, Dec 11, 2011
Pelforth Brune from Brasserie Heineken
80 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.