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Gavroche - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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BA SCORE
85
very good

364 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 225
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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Donis

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -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!

12-10-2013 03:08:41 | More by Donis
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

Germany

4.31/5  rDev +13.7%

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.

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.8%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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

Brazil

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

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

California

5/5  rDev +31.9%

10-14-2013 21:27:19 | More by Bubbles
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cdl

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-14-2013 01:15:34 | More by cdl
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msondel

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-13-2013 18:08:59 | More by msondel
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-13-2013 17:30:39 | More by BradMacMullin
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Rbroccoli

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

09-29-2013 00:25:20 | More by Rbroccoli
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bifrost17

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-26-2013 14:57:35 | More by bifrost17
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heresy22

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-25-2013 15:09:18 | More by heresy22
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-25-2013 04:33:08 | More by rolltide8425
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zachgroves

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-16-2013 00:38:21 | More by zachgroves
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-15-2013 21:34:01 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-15-2013 20:54:53 | More by cdwil
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-25-2013 22:28:58 | More by GoHabsGo
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JxExM

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-14-2013 17:31:01 | More by JxExM
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-03-2013 23:22:53 | More by nygannon
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-29-2013 07:30:12 | More by Mebuzzard
Gavroche from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
85 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.