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Pelforth Brune | Brasserie Heineken

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Heineken
France
pelforth.fr

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerResearcher on 03-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,284
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
135
pDev:
15.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
1.78/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Review: big 65cl bottle of Pelforth Brune: ABV: 6.5%

Coming in a pretty nice looking 65cl bottle with a swing cap

The appearance was of a nice enough dark brown colour with ruby red highlights that had a head which reduced dramatically in size.

Some decent lacing but overall nothing special to look at.

For the aroma I got a sweet initial smell of caramel malts but overall not a whole lot on the nose, very faint and not a lot going on.

On Taste got a very smooth drink, very easy to drink, nice mouthfuls, very smooth.

Not strong tasting, but did gets hints of caramel and plums and other fruits, but overall, truth be told, I struggled to get any real taste, some malts…….not much else, and no presence of hops.

Dark chocolate as well. A Coca cola style taste, lots of malts but no alcohol.

Very smooth, pleasant and nice to drink, but for me it doesn’t taste at all like a beer but more a strong version of coke with added sugar. Bland and disappointing all things considering.

Some critics have compared this to an English ale, particularly Newcastle Brown Ale, while some even have found a likeness to porter. For me I just cant see these comparisons at all, yeah perhaps in appearance but definitely not in taste. The Pelforth Brune, for me, is just too sweet, far too sugary, too smooth and flavourless, and nothing at all like an English ale or porter. Disappointing.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.85/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

33cl can from a Monoprix in Nice, France.

D- / AVOID

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Photo of Rivoire
1.98/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The best of the Pelforth collection. This is the only one to have at least a small taste and a feel on the palate.

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of jed
2.24/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: Poured from a 50 cl can into a tulip glass, served at cellar temperature.

Appearance: Light, chestnut brown/mahogany with tons of bubbles. Two finger head w/average head retention, lots of lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt, prunes, and nice smokiness. Smells like a Scotch ale, but with less peat.

Taste: Overpoweringly sweet dark malt flavors dominate the nose. Slight hint of hop bitterness, but nowhere near enough to balance the malt. Also a tiny bit of fruit (prunes?) in the flavor. Slightly unpleasant alcohol flavors in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very thin, almost completely lacking in body.

Drinkability: Weak — this beer is too thin and too sweet to have even average drinkability.

Surprisingly disappointing, so much so that I'd almost be willing to chalk it up to a bad sample. Lacks anything to balance the overpowering malt. I may give this one a try on tap, but I'm definitely steering clear of the cans.

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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Mar02x
2.31/5  rDev -32.7%
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.

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Photo of pipinmalikonj
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.63/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled I'm a groovy 330ml swing lid bottle that makes the beer deem far more interesting than it actually is
very dull beer
can catch grasps of flavour now & then just plain weak

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Photo of Bruno74200
2.69/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bonbini26
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Nunya
2.77/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ThaCreep
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

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Photo of risenz
2.88/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of FCox143
2.89/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of atis
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear dark brown with large tan rocky head that fades rather fast, some patchy lacing. Aroma is low toasted malt, some nuts.

Taste is stronger roasted bready malt, slightly sweetish, alcohol is rather evident, especially towards the end of the glass. Dry finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium, medium carbonation.

Overall, average Brown Ale.

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Photo of Baldpacker
2.97/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frontalot
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of JDeming
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of shadyside
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of mcpat1993
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I thought it had a very good, full flavor. Nice darkish color but not super dark.

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Photo of hishoosh
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Ty1607
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Schmoog
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Pelforth Brune from Brasserie Heineken
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 135 ratings
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