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Gavroche - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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BA SCORE
85
very good

337 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 337
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%


Brewed by:
Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre visit their website
France

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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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AROMA- Rich, thick, maltiness,- molasses, caramel, Steen's cane syrup, with a big black cherry ester, herbal hop is restrained but noticeable, grape skin and apricot notes, ever so faint musty malt character

APPEARANCE- Gigantic out of control rocky biege head, deep, dfark bronze beer with slight chill haze, thick frothy lace.

FLAVOR- Deep candy-sweet malt base is well-attenuated and kept in balance by assertive alcohol and a punchy hop bitterness. Big dried cherry ester. Big perfumey herbal hop hit in the finish lingers.

MOUTHFEEL- medium-light bodied and chewy, lively carbonation, alcohol numbs palate a bit.

OVERALL- Comes off almost like an American Strong or British Old Ale, very bombastic for biere de guarde, but tasty none the less. Big but balanced, intense, but not really complex. Would probably make a great cellaring project.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 02:41:07 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-orange amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-bready malt, light caramel, hint of fruit and yeast

T-light tropical fruit, bready malt, slight caramel, slight yeast-like funk, slight bitter hop finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-interesting beer, enjoyed drinking it, but don't feel I would seek it out

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03-14-2014 16:25:54 | More by MDDMD
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Maryland

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California

3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

S: spicy, apple

A: deep orange color with finger hear that quickly dissolves

T: spicy, hay, fruity, some oak notes with mild bitterness

O:though it is a little on the sweet side the bier has a nice medium body for a farmhouse style ale. leaves a nice spice/bitterness on finish.

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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
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For December, my beer club decided to have us try a bottle of Gavroche French Red Ale. I usually have some idea of how a beer will taste prior to opening the bottle but I usually try to avoid having a preconceived notion and go in with an open mind. I'm glad I avoided thinking about what this beer was supposed to taste like because if I had it would have been off by plenty.

The bottle came looking different than in its BA picture with a cork and metal stay. The first pour was fairly carbonated as the bottle condition I'm sure had a lot to do with that. Overall it got better as I got further into the beer and ended very nicely.

A - Amber, 2 finger head

S - Floral

T - Caramel and fruit notes

M - Pleasant and sudsy

O - Good brew!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 03:08:41 | More by Donis
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Gavroche from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
85 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.