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


on tap

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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a cloudy, warm, dark, orangey golden with a tall, dense and lasting off-white head leaving quite some lacework. Lightly fusty aroma. Quite a full body, sweetish caramel, notes of wood and apple/calvados, sherry and earth. Very complex and very lovely. 180807

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Gavroche French Red Ale
Date: 08/03/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy light amber, fine creamy white head, sweet biscuit malt flavor with some nice toasted, light bitter finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1393) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Pours a brownish, amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of sweet malts, dark fruit, almost a slight hint of tartness, caramel, and toffee. Light on the palate with flavors of raisons, plums, caramel, and toffee to begin. Finishes with a little alcohol warming that wasn’t present on the nose. Also has a slight candied sugar flavor on the finish. I’m rather impressed with the flavors of this beer but dissapointed in the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36246) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown to orange with huge off-white head. Slight sour/apple nose at first and goes more into a malty and fruity notes. Sweet and slight caramel flavour. Cane sugar and alcohol warming finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1811) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2007
I really liked this beer. Rocky white head early and thne thins sown to a modest foamy residue. Tan / dull copper in colour. Powerful aromas of dark fruits, sweet cakey malts and hints of scotch whiskey. The flavours are Belgian-like with respect to big heavy malts and traces of alcohol heat. It drinks every bit its 8.5% although it lightens a fraction on the finish with an excellent sweet oak finish. Some alcohol derived bitterness comes in very late, as do some pongy / stinky notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle purchased from the TRC Hotel in Launceston Tasmania. Hazy iced-tea amber colour with a very thick white head that displays excellent retention. Aroma is all butter toffee and bready yeast (smells yummy!). Caramel malt and chewy breadiness dominate the palate, along with mild spiciness. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Bottle from JCW. Clear amber body with a small beige head. The aroma is breade, golden raisins and pears. The flavor is fairly dry, dough, light toffee, grapes and light spice. Medium body has a high level of tight carbonation with a touch of alcohol in the finish. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Guzzled a little bit upon opening. Color is amber with a very big off white head. Aroma is mildly sweet, with caramel, slightly earthy. Taste has a nice sweetness to it, followed by light alcohol, caramel, hay character, with a light bitterness at the end. Body is a little fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5436) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
12 oz bottle, Stateline Liquors. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber body under a large fizzy and foamy beige head. Lots of very fine visible carbonation. The aroma is quite similar to a Flemish Sour, showing some fruity malt and some light tart apple notes. A little alcohol, farmhouse funk, and sweet malt. The flavor shows dry farmhouse funk with some light malt and yeastiness. Some apparent alcohol showing on the finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with too much fizzy carbonation. You can actually hear the carbonation as the beer hits the front of the tongue with every sip. Overall, this was OK, but not a stand-out for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Ochre orange body, huge fluffy white head that lasts forever. Aroma and flavor of toasted bread crusts, and slightly boozy. Very lively body. 8 4 9 4 17 orig.rat.

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