Monday, 6 July 2015

French Craft Beer Review: Pelforth Brune

Bienvenue a mon Shed. Je suis even-star et c'est The Beer in Review. Today's craft beer review is for Pelforth Brune.

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Or I suppose if you were in England you would have to say: Brune from Pelforth.

Anyways, we are back to regular postings this week and I am starting out with a couple of beers I tried while over in France last weekend.

I got to try quite a few and I think that this brown malty beer from Pelforth (a French brewer now owned by Heineken) was my favourite. Perhaps because it was the least French? It had more of a porter type flavour to it.

French and Belgian beers have a very distinct taste. It is a sort of clove/floral/carnation taste. I didn't have one beer all weekend that didn't have at least a little bit of this. It makes them all a bit samey. You go to a bar and order three different beers and you can't really tell them apart.

Although I dare say that is exactly what the French say about British beer. I do feel that British craft beers have a huge range of flavour profiles. Much more so that I found in Northern France. I obviously need to do more reasearch. SUCH a CHORE. Drinking beer. FOR SCIENCE!

Which will be a bit of a work out for the liver. Beers in France are VERY high ABV. Like on tap we saw one that was 9.2 and you could buy craft beers at the supermarket that were up around 11 or 12.

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