Gavroche | Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

BA SCORE
85
very good
449 Ratings
GavrocheGavroche
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
449
Reviews:
240
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 449 |  Reviews: 240
Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMW66
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smbslt
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
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 +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.68/5  rDev +23.8%
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 +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
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 +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AntoineTheS
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alucard
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabianno
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
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 +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swanfungus
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +8.7%
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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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Brewer bottles many styles of beer under the name Gavroche. The picture shown is the French Red Ale which is a Biere Sur Lie (wine beer), not Biere de Garde as noted as the style. Poured the French Ale into a snifter.
A - brown caramel color with lots of carbonation; if you pour to fast you will have lots of head
S - very slight smell of cherry
T - a light port wine with slightly tart fizz
F - fizzy

Overall, an okay beer.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Gavroche from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
3.78 out of 5 based on 449 ratings.
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