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Gavroche - Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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very good

368 Ratings

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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of bierdeflanders
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

bierdeflanders, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DamageCase76, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of jucifer1818
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

jucifer1818, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of Donis
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!

Donis, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Lukass, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of UncleJimbo
3/5  rDev -20.8%

UncleJimbo, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of scottford
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.

scottford, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of IPAIsaac
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

IPAIsaac, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ummswimmin, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

dcmchew, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zbooks, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of FLima
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.

FLima, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Bubbles
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Bubbles, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

cdl, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

msondel, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

BradMacMullin, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Rbroccoli, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of bifrost17
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bifrost17, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

heresy22, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rolltide8425, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zachgroves, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +5.5%

kew, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

cdwil, Sep 15, 2013
Gavroche from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
85 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.