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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 642   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
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
750mL bottle on sale, for some reason. Pours dark red/brown with a medium beige head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, toffee, and berry. The flavor is toffee, buttery candy, dark fruit, and crackers. Medium carbonation. Ok. [1130]

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matthewjk (902) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
11.2 fl oz sample - Difficult to rate because no way to determine beer’s age. Little bit of gusher in the beginning, but calmed down shortly after opening. Perhaps first beer I have rated from France! Some odd flavor combinations. Sort of odd experience, with alcohol slightly noticeable on finish. Sort of reminds of a red ale. Interesting, but no re-buy for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2013
From the 750 ml. bottle. I really hate the corking system on this. I needed a screwdriver to pull off the metal brace and then a corkscrew to actually open it. Once I accomplished that I saw a medium to dark amber pour with a long lasting beige head. The aroma is of malts, yeast, thin hops, and a kind of fruitiness. The body was medium and somewhat acidic. The taste had a few red characteristics with the malty flavor and odd butterscotch thing. It had a more potent hop ending. Not terribly bad but not something I would have regularly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
RB Odense Official February tasting. Amber with a small white head. Caramel malty aroma with a fruity hint and some earthy yeast. Dry malty flavour with sharp, hot alcohol, a little spice and some dusty yeast

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13839) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle @ 12.000 Celebration Tasting, Odense. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Caramel, bread, fudge and grain. Medium bodied. Sweet malty. Quite chewy. Pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1251) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
Bière ambrée, parfaitement limpide, effervescence soutenue, couleur cuivrée aux reflets rouges. Au goût, un fort côté boisé, malté, quelques notes de cognac et de vin rouge, et beaucoup de sucre. On la croirait presque vieillie en fûts spéciaux. Une bonne red ale qui cache un peu mal son alcool, mais qui est suffisamment bien balancée et savoureuse pour valoir sa place parmi les meilleures françaises disponibles au Québec actuellement.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (540) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
750ml bottle. Clear orange body, big yellow head with good retention, but almost no lacing. Aroma of grains, yeast, toffee, dried fruits. Taste is sweet and boozy: caramel, apricot and apple jam, yeast, floral hops. Medium oily body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xav_lefridge (32) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
À l’oeil : De couleur rousse-ambrée, la Gavroche crée une mousse explosive et persistante dans le verre. Une belle effervescence habille les côtés du verre. Au nez : Odeur de céréales et d’alcool qui annoncent bien les saveurs qui vont suivre. Au goût : Malt caramélisé, alcool et une belle amertume pour le style : La Gavroche est très bonne bière forte en saveurs !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tricker (274) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
Bière rouge de 8.5 % d’alcool. Beau col mousseux au versement. Bonne amertume en bouche. Légère touche sucre. Gout sucre en bouche, à la limite caramélisé. Goût céréalier. Un peu de torréfaction, mais minime. Très bonne !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RyanE (144) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Amber pour with frothy white head. Fruity nose, hints of strawberry. Little tart but not much flavor. Maybe a little malt, little else. OK.


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