Gavroche | Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre

GavrocheGavroche
BA SCORE
3.79/5
451 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
Ranking:
#16,188
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
451
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 451 |  Reviews: 240
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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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OompaMentor
3.14/5  rDev -17.2%
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 -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patric65
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grover37
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ant777uk
2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.5

Look is not the best...not very deep, and too foamy..!

Smell is not the best either, though is promising. Quite citrussy, though also a bit tramp bierry...and similar to bubble bath.

Impressive taste, though the alcohol flavour does not quite unite with the overall experience. Still, from memory, currently my favorite French beer. Not that there is much competition...

Feel, kind of like bubble bath also

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Alexandrecunha
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Not so good. Very fermented and carbonated which damages the overall. I think they gave put too much yeast on that.

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Gavroche from Brasserie De Saint-Sylvestre
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 451 ratings
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