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Gavroche | Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
France
brasserie-st-sylvestre.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,696
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
453
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2017. Acquired ages ago from a webshop. Described on the label as a top-fermented beer; named after a character from Les Miserables.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich coppery-reddish hue with good carbonation and some light floating sediment. Yields a large head of creamy off-white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a persistent surface layer. Some lacing.

S: Aroma of rich caramel malt with hints of barley sugar sweetness, grain, fruity yeast esters, subtle earthiness and faint stewed leaves. Perhaps the merest twinge of oxidation, but this doesn't detract from the character. Very nice.

T: Tastes of sweet caramel malt with notes of grain, barley sugar, fruity yeast, mild leafiness and a hint of earthiness. The booze is extremely well hidden. Little bitterness to speak of, with a lingering grainy sweetness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with lively carbonation and great body. Superb texture; creamy with a touch of fizz. Aftertaste of caramel malt, grain and fruity yeast.

O: Excellent - a fantastic biere de garde. Looks lovely, while the aroma and flavour are a delectable blend of grainy caramel malt, fruity yeast and subtle leafiness. Rich, creamy body. Very drinkable; the 8.5% goes virtually unnoticed. A classic - well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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Photo of dandy14
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of goopy
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcbroome
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMW66
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smbslt
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle conditioned but pours a clear, (despite warnings of the yeast layer) deep amber with orange highlights. The coarse head is large but gives way leaving a thin layer attached to a good ring but with little lacing. There is an initial malt aroma that escapes with the pour followed by nut meats and faint mint. Slightly malt forward but really balanced with a clean finish. This is more of a classic, old world type. Not flashy but solid.

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Photo of SGR1220
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was a damn good beer, I wish I had more than one right now. It was well worth the price i paid for it. I drank this one straight from the bottle and the head was overflowing as soon as i opened it and remained throughout the beer until I finished it.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I recently had Gavroche French Red Ale with Coq Au Vin at a French restaurant in San Francisco. I thought it was delicious. It was fruity and had elements of a Saison.


(L) It had a clear copper hue with a thick white head.

(A) It has a nice fruity aroma that is a bit yeasty and earthy as well.

(T) The taste is sweet, cherry, apricot, grape, red wine, port wine, and bread. The alcohol comes through but nicely.

(F) About medium body with significant carbonation.

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Photo of Griphon
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AntoineTheS
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alucard
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabianno
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice rich ale that went well with a rich mushroom soup. I don't remember the price, but it was a good value.
Looks unusually foamy for a red and while it dissipates, the first few sips do what it is supposed and shoot the flavor.
Smells are mostly malt, but not enough clues about what I'm getting into.
Tastes tell me why: this is all about the malt with just enough hops/spicing to keep this beer from being too sweet.
Feel. I tell the truth: the nice bubbles at the start penetrate to the point that I'm thinking this ale is drier than I think.

Listed in the "1001 Beers To Taste Before You Die", this probably deserves to be on the list because, I'm speculating, it does so well with pungent cheeses and butter-rich foods. How French ! (An Ale Adaptation AA.)

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Photo of muchloveforhops3
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swanfungus
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, pours clear Amber with a small tan head that disapates to a small ring. Aroma toffee, malts, dark fruits, earthy. Taste follows the nose. It's ok.

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Photo of stevoj
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've enjoyed this one both in France and back her in the States. Nice deep, rich brown/amber color, capped with airy thick head. Very malty in aroma and taste. Dry finish with hint of sourness. Nice.

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Gavroche from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 453 ratings
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