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


on tap

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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Renobob (1614) - Besançon, FRANCE - FEB 8, 2014
Trop amère, peu de complexité. Presque désagréable à boire. Rien d'intéressant d'après moi, passez votre chemin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madnorwegian (136) - FRANCE - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a nice copper color with nice white head that lasts. Malty, little sweet nicelt balanced with bitterness. Slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Alcohol a bit too high, makes it a little heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dandeman (799) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Évaluation no. 104 - Juillet 2011. Au nez, de légers houblons et de subtils caramels. La couleur est cuivrée et floue. La mousse est abondante et très persistante. L’attaque est assez houblonnée avec des notes légères de caramel. Combinaison alcool et acidité très défini. Rappelle les lambics.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (2186) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Bought it at the St Albans Beer festival four months ago and couldn’t wait any longer. Reddish gold, plentiful carbs and a big off-white head. A hint of strawberries adds to an earthy, yeasty, malty aroma. A pleasant metallic adage also identifiable in the aroma. Taste is bittersweet, doughy and alcoholic (but not too much so). Full creamy texture with the carbonation adds to the palette. Long complex finish. A proper treat. I’m surprised at how nice this is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1805) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 16, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Look: clear amber with a peach-colored big creamy head with average retention. Aroma: very malty and sweet, fruity, herbal/grassy, has a slight fruity acidic bite too. Taste: sweet but not cloying, some phenolic and possibly hoppy bitterness, just a touch of alcohol, some acetaldehydes and light peppery spiciness. Well into the doppelbock territory, but still drinkable and with a spicy bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12154) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle - Grain and bready sweet malts. Bit hazy copper with a rich beige head. Slight sour bitterness, caramel and bready malts, booze and fruity finish. Dry in the end and actually quite nice, but I couldn’t drink more than a glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5555) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Aroma is caramel, funky yeast and mildly perfumed fruit. The flavor is fruit, tobacco/dark fruit, slight nuttiness and a malty/tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1143) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle 0,33l. Pours an amber colour with a thick, fine off-white head. Aromas of bread, bananas and a bit of citrus, pears. Taste of alcohol and pear. Good body, soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7420) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2013
Das Bier ist schön trüb-amberfarben mit braun-orangenem, cremigen Schaum, der relativ stabil ist.
Der Antrunk ist sehr CO²-haltig-frisch-fruchtig. Im Hauptteil entwickelt dieses Bier seinen vollen Körper sehr cremig und leicht süßlich, wobei doch eine gewisse alkoholische Schärfe zu merken ist. Der Nachgeschmack ist langanhaltend und leicht süßlich-fruchtig mit feiner cremiger Hefenote. Auch ein paar säuerliche Nuancen sind zu erschmecken.
--> Ein sehr schön cremig-mildes Bier mit vollem Körper! Sehr zu empfehlen!
Test vom 20.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,11,12,12,12 - 11,85

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Unsure of bottle date, but purchased by me in October, 2010. A: Foamed over immediately upon prying open. Lost maybe three ounces to the foam. Then this pours a fiery copper ale with four fingers of peanut head which deflates to a broken dome. Excellent clarity. Sheeting lace. S: Sweet malts, hints of caramel, some astringency, some alcohol. Woody, maybe a little oxidized. Hints of tea notes. T: Sweet with tea and herbal flavors. Some nice tawny malts are subtle, but available. M: Medium body with lively carbonation. O: The first time I had this beer, I hated it, this is quite nice actually. Serving type: bottle 07-25-2011

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