Pelforth Brune - Brasserie Heineken
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3.55/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
05-25-2013 21:10:59 | More by Radome
3.88/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
09-05-2012 18:41:31 | More by PancakeMcWaffles
3.23/5 rDev -8%
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.
06-10-2012 18:52:40 | More by rarbring
3.58/5 rDev +2%
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.
05-29-2012 00:43:00 | More by NightINgale
3.45/5 rDev -1.7%
Poured into a Dutch pint glass somewhere in Paris out of a bottle.
Pours a brownish color with some light carbonation. Maintains a ring throughout the sitting at the top of the glass. Contains an unfiltered look, but overall looks pretty decent.
Smells very grainy and malty, as expected. There's some notes sweetness around the edges, and other notes of bitterness. Kind of a clash between coffee beans, dark bread, and dark fruit. Mainly, however, this is far more on the breadier side than anything else. For an unfiltered beer, it definitely smells funkier than I expected.
Taste manages to be pretty grainy and malty as it smells, but far more on the bitter side than the sweet side. Interesting, as darker beers tend to be sweeter on premise alone. However, this holds up quite well in its apparent double malted result. The alcohol is barely noticeable, and it retains a smoky, woody taste that keeps it interesting. Manages to stay creamy enough, and the interesting variation of bitterness and smokiness makes it a very drinkable beer.
While not the most impressive brown ale I've had, this holds up well, especially in terms of flavor and drinkability. While at times it can be kind of brittle, it manages to be bitter and funky enough to hold long enough interest to drink several times throughout the evening.
12-07-2011 22:05:08 | More by magictacosinus
Pelforth Brune from Brasserie Heineken
80 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.