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Gavroche - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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BA SCORE
85
very good

353 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | 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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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-30-2014 06:17:37 | More by ricecracker420
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-18-2014 22:02:30 | More by JIMTRK16
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-16-2014 13:34:45 | More by Fettpopps
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: on-tap

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

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-10-2014 21:25:29 | More by poskok
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-02-2014 01:21:34 | More by krome
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-02-2014 01:19:21 | More by jgunther71
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-01-2014 12:09:57 | More by MRsojourner
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MDM

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-16-2014 03:05:11 | More by MDM
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-03-2014 04:50:16 | More by bigred89
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bierdeflanders

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 02:42:34 | More by bierdeflanders
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-19-2014 23:30:05 | More by Lehighace06
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-05-2014 01:41:52 | More by DamageCase76
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-23-2013 04:46:52 | More by jucifer1818
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Donis

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-06-2013 02:16:21 | More by Lukass
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-01-2013 20:21:47 | More by UncleJimbo
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scottford

Germany

4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a bottle at a Cora in Strasbourg. Best by date: 12.11.15

Pours a hazy copper - almost hazelnut - shade of brown with 2-3 fingers of an off white head.

Smells similar to that of a Belgian tripel, just toned down. Those spices do tend to stick out though.

There's barely any taste on the front of the tongue. The most predominant taste in this beer is a slight "twang" in the back of your mouth. It's not unpleasant... just different. It's more malt-forward, with those spice notes being downplayed significantly.

Feels very smooth on the palate.

Overall, this is a very good beer and at 8.5% alcohol I really have no idea where they're putting it. This is a good and filling beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 15:32:53 | More by scottford
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IPAIsaac

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-16-2013 16:49:35 | More by IPAIsaac
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-15-2013 23:45:38 | More by ummswimmin
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-02-2013 14:48:52 | More by dcmchew
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-01-2013 01:18:23 | More by brandonld23
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-28-2013 01:10:22 | More by zbooks
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FLima

Brazil

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice copper color with a two finger fluffy beige head with decent retention.
Grainy and malty aroma with notes of caramel.
Malty flavor with predominant spicy and caramel notes. Hints of earthy hops, wood, and dark fruits. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 8.5% abv is well hidden, giving gentle warmth at the end.
Bold and assertive beer. Although a malty brew it did not neglected hops, still they are the supporting actor here. Good beer for temperature decreases.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 18:41:43 | More by FLima
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Bubbles

California

5/5  rDev +32.3%

10-14-2013 21:27:19 | More by Bubbles
Gavroche from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
85 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.