Regular French bière brune (4.0-6.5% ABV) differs from its English counterpart by being less sweet and way more estery, with bigger roasty, coffee, chocolate and liquorice flavours. Traditionally a specialty of Northern and Eastern France, the best-known brand is Pelforth, from Alsace, which although considered in France to be an everyday drinking beer comes in at the top of the range in strength.
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