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Pelforth Brune - Brasserie Heineken

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.67%
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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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

09-06-2012 03:51:11 | More by bonbini26
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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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 18:41:31 | More by PancakeMcWaffles
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

08-24-2012 14:10:48 | More by Bobhoya
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-07-2012 13:58:34 | More by warpedrevolution
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

07-11-2012 21:19:25 | More by rolltide8425
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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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 18:52:40 | More by rarbring
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Russian Federation

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 00:43:00 | More by NightINgale
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-16-2012 03:19:26 | More by pin
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-02-2012 15:04:52 | More by rdespain
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4/5  rDev +14%

04-24-2012 04:07:08 | More by fisherbray
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-22-2012 15:56:24 | More by rale
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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

04-17-2012 05:11:50 | More by Chou
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-15-2012 17:24:52 | More by brandon911
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14%

02-20-2012 17:18:55 | More by beerhunter13
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

02-05-2012 10:44:13 | More by dfaranha
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4/5  rDev +14%

12-21-2011 17:40:07 | More by JacketIPA
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-11-2011 17:01:30 | More by bezakjon
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3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 22:05:08 | More by magictacosinus
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14.5%

11-27-2011 00:20:18 | More by Rochefort10nh
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5/5  rDev +42.5%

11-24-2011 23:21:21 | More by stevoj
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4/5  rDev +14%

11-21-2011 16:58:55 | More by Cyrano41
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +14%

11-20-2011 11:08:20 | More by jonb5
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2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought this beer in France when I was there on holiday in 2011.

A - A brown clear beer with an off white head.

S - Old malts, not really fresh smelling.

T - Watery, like a Porter with some sweetness. Not a good brown ale.

M - Low to medium carbonation, light sticky.

O - A standard, light in body, brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 19:36:04 | More by Mar02x
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2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Roasted malt nose but no other noticeable flavor. The mouth is still highly diluted and it feels like to drink flavored water, slightly bitter. This bitterness is also to forget unless you like the artificiality. Not really tasty and little to enjoy. In the same style of beer, the English models are light years away.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-08-2011 17:15:49 | More by ThaCreep
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3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We pop the swing top on this guy and pour a beer of rich maroon-brown. It holds an initial head of one and a half fingers of tightly packed mocha colored bubbles. The head recedes at a medium pace, leaving little lacing as it goes. There is clarity throughout, but that is hindered a bit by the darkness in color. No sediment is noted and carbonation looks to be low to medium. The aroma presents with pronounced malts, which are slightly toasted and on the darker side. There is a rich caramel sweetness, and a boozy, coffee like breeze, from time to time. The bready yeastiness noted takes on a cool vanilla-like aroma. We also detect a tinny metallic bite in the second glass poured from the bottle. As we sip dark and roasty malts hit up front. The grain, here, seems lightly infused with fresh coffee bean. Mild metallic notes are detected throughout, again, at the front of the second glass. Moving through the middle we get a sweet wash of vanilla flavoring, which is quickly compacted down by malts, pushing forward. The finish is of grain, and with a mineral saltiness. The last flavor to leave the tongue is more sweetness, of a sugary caramel origin. Tinny darkened malts and fusel alcohols breathe through the aftertaste. The body is medium and the carbonation is medium to high. The latter is actually quite palpable far back near the tonsils, at the end of each sip. The mouth is left more dry than coated, and there is a basic frothiness about it. The abv is appropriate and is hidden well until the very end, making for a brew that drinks easily enough.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the richness in flavor. The malts were highlighted nicely, with their toasted darkness really shining through. At the end they were a bit salty, which was actually not at all unpleasant. What did become a bit suspect was how metallic certain aspects of the tasting were, which is primarily where this brew lost a few points.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 02:15:52 | More by TheBrewo
Pelforth Brune from Brasserie Heineken
80 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.