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Gavroche - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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very good

379 Ratings

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 13
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre visit their website

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

zestar, Thursday at 10:40 PM
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gavroche has a very thick, fizzy, quickly-dissipating, cream-colored head, an opaque, red-orange, bubbly appearance, with considerable lacing left on the glass. The aroma is strong, sweet, sour, yeasty, and even nutty. Taste is of sweet, yeasty, sour bread, bread crust, grain husk, alcohol, light fruits, and somewhat harsh bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy,and Gavroche finishes wet, heavy, and cloying. This is a "big boy beer", and it won’t be for everyone.


RonaldTheriot, Thursday at 06:03 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

kylehay2004, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, caramel, fruit, earth, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with bread, caramel, candied fruit, and cherry juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice fruit and caramel qualities that make this one tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

TylerofLA, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 1320 bottle coding. Pours very hazy/cloudy reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, apricot, cherry, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance an complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, apricot, cherry, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. A fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, cherry, apricot, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Biere de Garde style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 02, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz bottle at 45 degrees into tulip
Aroma weak and fruity
Head average (4 cm), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body medium red-amber, clear
Flavor begins slightly sour, some fruity hints; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.375

Ozzylizard, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Schmoog, Sep 27, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -5%

James_NelsonIV, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

justincourts, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Drknight, Sep 05, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +11.9%

RCane1, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Apple wine and grassy malt ideas. Not my favorite concoction but clearly a quality brew if you like these flavors.

Durge, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance - dark ruby colour with plenty of beige head

Smell - cherry, toffee, berries

Taste - cherry, toffee, caramel

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, sweetness upfront, bit of tartness on the finish, finish is dry as well

Overall - nice beer that resembles an amber ale

Price Point - $4.59/11.2 oz bottle

keithmurray, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Gavroche from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
85 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.