davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Delicious beer. Aromas of vanilla, toast, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes; long and warm alcoholic finish. Creamy palate, medium-to-full body. Brown, with a creamy white head. Grzesiek79 (4379) - Radom, POLAND - APR 11, 2013
Znakomite pieknie pachnace piwo farmerskie, czerwonego ciemnego koloru, piekna i stabilna puszysta piana, smak przypominal dobre belgijskie podwojne klasztorne. Zapach fig, troche melasy i kory drzewnej. Smak troche slodki finisz wytrawny, lekko rozgrzewalo i mimo mocnego stezenia alkoholu nie czulo sie go. Polecam. Packman (6) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2007 does not count
Really awsome beer. I would say a pure taste beer. No food, no exageration, just degustation. I really liked that one. Fall beer (as in the season not the action lol)
bedainedebiere (543) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009 2,79, I think, for a 33cl bottle. Bought today, the best before date is 07.03.10 but I don’t know when it was bottled... Not 300 ratings yet; I thought it was a more widely available beer since it is pretty easy to find in Quebec imaginary country. I’m not familiar with the "biere de garde" concept as it could just be a belgian strong ale to me, even though it is french. The aroma is discreet, with notes of caramelised malt. The taste is much more to my liking than what I remembered. Dominant sweet notes, caramel alike, bitter, sour and spicy notes, pretty complex, lasting aftertaste. Very carbonated (it made a mess when I opened it; be careful). Very enjoyable. 7-3-8-4-16. Added: Bought one with the date 05/07/09 on it today (I don’t know if it means it has just expired or if it is for july) and this one was really sweeter, smoother, thicker, well really better. It even deserves a higher rating to me... Close to amazing SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2009
330mL brown glass pry-top. Back label dated BB 07.03.10. Bought at Super Marché Rahman in Montreal.
Appearance: Poured into a tulip glass leading to 2 fingers or off-white creamy head atop a cloudy brown brew.
Nose: Rather muted with some slightly sour stone fruit notes, some light caramel and milk chocolate notes. Almost like chocolate covered cherries.
Palate: Medium bodied and with crisp/sharp carbonation. Lots going on here. The chocolate covered cherry thing continues and is met with strawberry and light toffee/butteriness. The palate is really sharp at first, but as the carbonation releases the taste buds, they are overwhelmed with fruit and dark candies.
Notes: Had no earthly idea what to expect from this beer. I bought it simply because it was from French Flanders. Stunning beer. Wish we could get it here.
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 7, 2010
11.2-oz bottle Phillipes, Lafayette, LA - Aroma: sweet, earthy, musty (no cork), fruity, spicy; Appearance: clear, reddish-amber color with a fluffy off-white head, lots of laces; Flavor: caramel sweetness, salty, bitter, smokey, dried fruit, cheery, peppery; Mouthfeel: medium to full bodied, lively carbonation, bitter-dry finish; Overall: a wonderful farmhouse beer with a malty backbone balanced with estery and phenol fermentation complexity with a refreshingly smokey-dry finish. Scott_Snyder (27) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Tons of creamy head sit atop this beautifully aromatic French Red Ale. Thick lacing. Some warming in the throat from the alcohol, but overall it plays well and doesn’t overwhelm the beer’s amazing flavors. Malty, yeasty, sweet, full bodied. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
A very rich complex ale deep amber in color with a nice dirty head that taste like chocolate malt and alcohol biscuit. Its weak and droopy lacing on the glass shows the high abv. The nose OS rich malted narky and cocoa. The taste is the same with more milky cocoa. It has a medium heavy, velvety texture. Its quite good and best enjoyed late at night after a light dinner, but on that has substance. ronaldtheriot (1977) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Gavroche has a very thick, fizzy, quickly-dissipating, cream-colored head, an opaque, red-orange, bubbly appearance, with considerable lacing left on the glass. The aroma is strong, sweet, sour, yeasty, and even nutty. Taste is of sweet, yeasty, sour bread, bread crust, grain husk, alcohol, light fruits, and somewhat harsh bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy,and Gavroche finishes wet, heavy, and cloying. This is a "big boy beer", and it won’t be for everyone. RJT