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Gavroche - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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BA SCORE
85
very good

359 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Huge pale beige froth with a multi-sized bubbly rocky form. Sticks like a champ and hangs around courtesy of the active carbonation. Cloudy tawny amber hue blocks out any rays of light.

Sweet honey, berry tart fruitiness, chalky toasted malt and some earthy yeast make up the complex yet very inviting aroma.

Big musty palate with a mineral / earthy flavour throughout. Very crisp with an aged dry flavour. Slight tartness jumps in and tosses up a dried berry flavour. Lots of higher alcohols and yeasty flavours going around, spicy phenols dance around with suggestions of clove, ginger and dill. Malt character is very dry with a withered toasted grain flavour.

Must be served at cellar temperature, when it is too cold the phenols and mustiness is fierce. Very complex and a brew that is somewhat of an acquired taste also. This is definitely strong enough to pair up with pungent cheeses.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2002 17:44:01 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.2 fl. oz. brown bottle. No freshness date. Labeled a special bottle fermented ale. Strange profile of some kid with a cap and scarf. Very French.

Appearance: Dark red/brown with a nice off-white, sticky, creamy lace head comprised of various bubble sizes. Colour reminds me of real cherry juice.

Smell: Rather clean smelling with a really faint tartness and light malt toasted aroma. Perhaps a bit herbal and earthy in the nose too.

Taste: Creamy mouthfeel (from the lively carbonation) upfront. Medium bodied. Very herbal, slightly medicinal, spice flavour in the first sip; ginger-like. This is followed by a abrupt crispness and sharp, quick, hop bitterness. It wants to be tart, but is held back. The brew then settles into a slightly toasted (a bit roasted) malt character with strong coffee-milk-like flavours and mild caramel notes at the end (more like malted milk). Malt sweetness is oddly creamy, lacto-like. Finishes with the later on the palate.

Notes: One of the more interesting brews to have blessed my fridge in a long time. So complex and distinct.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2001 19:14:55 | More by Todd
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark unfiltered amber with white head. Delectable fruity aroma of apricot, pear and apple. The taste is slightly sweet, yeasty with a tart cherry finish. Very easy, smooth drinking. Sort of like a cross between a saison and a Belgian pale ale, it was very enjoyable. Thankfully, on draft at Capone's so I didn't have to travel to France.

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Appearance: A lovely and deep reddish brown topped with a creamy off-white head. Active carbonation and a heavy head.

Smell: Honey scents, maltiness, a bit earthy, but rather clean and simple.

Taste: Earthy and musty yet crisp and fresh at the same time. Some sweet undernotes, but rather dry with a nice, balanced bitterness. A hint of a muted, barely there fruitiness, like dried berries. Toasted/roasted notes throughout. A bit of malty and yeasts flavours bouncing around. Alcohol flavours are prominent, lingering on the tongue along with a pleasant herbal spiciness.

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Gavroche from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
85 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.