Pelforth Brune - Brasserie Heineken
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3.46/5 rDev -1.7%
Poured chilled in ale glass, imbibed and discussed with buzzlitebier
A: dark amber, good head, small carb bubbles, lacing-conducive
S: sour smell, not much else
T: malty; Euro dark/strong (and resembling something between a porter and Scotch ale); few hops; simple, straightforward flavor; bit of fig and plum
Not bad, but not great.
08-11-2014 19:36:21 | More by Arithmeticus
United Kingdom (England)
3.46/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
02-02-2014 21:42:48 | More by wl0307
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
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
10-17-2013 17:34:30 | More by eduardolinhalis
3.63/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
06-17-2013 17:18:33 | More by mdfb79
Pelforth Brune from Brasserie Heineken
80 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.