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Brewed by St. Sylvestre
Style: Bière de Garde
St. Sylvestre-Cappel, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bottle; Unfiltered.
Gavroche was a generous and rebellious Paris urchin and a character in the Victor Hugo (1802-1885) novel “Les Misérables.” It is also a strong, amber beer, where the flavour of its top-fermentation yeast combines perfectly with the taste of the special malts. Fermented again in the bottle, the Gavroche beer should be served with care between 10 and 12°C.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bewyder (139) - FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
Très bonne ambrée de la Flandre française, assez forte, une belle puissance et complexité. Oublié la provenance, bue le 15/07/2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (488) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2014
One of the better Biere de Garde’s that I’ve had. The flavor is a little muted, but pleasant. It blends caramel sweetness with hints of Flemish Red/Brown character. Just sour enough to keep it interesting. Full mouthfeel. Yeasty, astringent. Smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Slight gusher. Aroma is faint yeast and malt. Flavour is caramel, cardboard, dust. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4606) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
One of the best de Gardes so far. Thick and full bodied with a nice fruity mixture of aromas combined with a nice mouthfeel, some balanced carbo and that high ABV in its background is a good choice. Thumbs up.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4608) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from trade with Calisky - many thanks, Fred! The beer has got a deep dark amber-brown colour with ruby hints, medium body and steady head, Mild carbonation. Aroma of malt, herbs and flowers. Taste of malt, barley, dark bread, wine, plums, nuts, flowers and herbs. Easy drinkable and very quaffable. Enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3286) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
ON bottle from Beermerchant online. Golden color, good foam. Meidum aroma intensity; fruity, light honey, good yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. Ok bitterness, some sourness- ok balance. Enjoyable

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (447) - - NOV 8, 2014
Is very acidy. Has quite a bite. Not hoppy and a bit of a malty going on. Julie says meh. She gives a 1.2

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1422) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
Klar brun med høyt beige høyt skum. Malt, kandissukker og jord. Smaker alkohol, søt karamell og noe bitterhet. Alkoholstram ettersmak, noe bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1336) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
33 cl bottle. Opaque red copper, firmer tan foam settles and mostly lasts. Aroma is fruity yeasty, dark caramel. Taste is fruity yeast esters with sweet rich toasted caramel/toffee malts, some spice and herb, vinous at times. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ronaldtheriot (1341) - 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


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