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Brewed by Pelforth (Heineken)
Style: Brown Ale
Mons-en-Baroeul, France

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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Red-brown beer with a soft, sweet taste and fruit and chocolate flavors.

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
alrick (75) - FRANCE - FEB 20, 2017
Plus que correcte pour une bire aussi distribue, sans tre complexe se boit trs bien

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Drinking_77 (106) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - FEB 17, 2017
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 doesnt 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godfather50 (228) - SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle from Rory on his birthday. Pours dark brown, plum pudding aroma. Nice white head which dies quick. Rounded taste, low hopping, chocolate and malt with saison type yeast flavour.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StuartC (74) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Tasted 6 months past bottles Best Before date: Clear yet intensely dark amber-brown colour, no fizz, laced off-white head; Very intense aromas of rich dates & rye, liquorice, treacle & cough syrup; Medium body, low acidity, noticeable prickliness of the alcohol and some bitter oiliness through finish; Flavours as aromatic-delivery and same huge intensity, with added chocolate malt and cracked black pepper notes. I tasted this some time ago and was not impressed as it was very weak; yet this "extra ageing" develops a lovely and complex richness which is truly worth the wait!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (6682) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2016
The beer has got a hazy brownish colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of malt and bread. Taste of malt, bread, straw, sugar and fruits. Malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
comperchris (122) - - DEC 15, 2016
Pours deep brown with cream quickly dying head. Smells heavily of malt. Tastes smooth, malty with sweet Chocolate undertones. OK but far from the best example.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zarrach76 (163) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 12, 2016
Ambre profonde / brune, avec une mousse ocre qui surnage sur quelques millimtres. Au nez, le caramel et la cassonade fonds les ballons, malts gogo, frangipane, orange, traces de pamplemousse, datte, figue et banane sche, un peu dalcool. OK, le nez nest pas trs fin, mais il est bon ! Bonne carbonatation, amertume trs lgre (ce quon lui reprochera), alcool plutt costaud pour du 6.5%, petit got de pain et de crales cuites, notes prenantes de malts chocolats en bouche, un peu de pruneau, de raisin sec, de datte une fois de plus, et mme de cerise (kirsch)... La texture est souple, mais larrire bouche pas assez dvelopp malheureusement, elle manque un peu de longueur pour vraiment saffirmer. Avant de rsumer, autant le dire : dur de faire une revue sur une bire que jai tellement bu et associe tellement de (bonnes) choses. Certes, cest une Franaise et non une Belge, alors soyez indulgents : la Pelforth brune, cest le haut du panier en matire de bires industrielles de chez nous. Pas trs complexe, pas trs fine, mais elle a le mrite dtre trs buvable, daccompagner un bon repas, un dessert, une cuite, ou de servir dapritif convenable. Cest bon, gourmand, reconnaissable entre mille, historique, associe au plaisir et cest tout ce quon lui demandera ! Bouteille 25cl, supermarch lambda...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evilman (183) - Taverny, FRANCE - DEC 7, 2016
A rather cool beer I used to drink a lot when I was younger, sixpacks and pizzas were the real deal for a good evening. Quite pronounced caramel aroma for what it worth, and a particular bitterness that tends to be boring after 50cl. Not a great beer but I always found it pleasant to drink. Probably one of the best available everywhere too. Worthy. APPROVED BY TAVERNYS BLACK METAL CREW!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zilb (233) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bire brune trs forte carbo. Petit col de mousse tenue faible. Arme de malt grill, typique des brunes. Trs douce/sucre. Final sur le caramel et le malt grill. Une bonne bire industrielle.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huginn (14) - - OCT 22, 2016
Bire brune classique, sombre, mais au got caramlis assez prononc. Pas darrire got particulier en bouche, pas darme fleuri / fruit, simplement un got de malt dorge un poil trop cram. Pas mauvais, mais pas lidal pour se dsaltrer et se rafrachir.


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