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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: 649   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Warm rusty gold body with a mild yeast load, moderate visible carbonation, and a thick, foamy, and persistent beige head. Sweet toffee aroma with cherry highlights and some breadiness. Some toasty sweet malt and mild esters, but the flavor is surprisingly dry overall. Sparkling mouthfeel with a light-bodied, dry palate. Doesn’t even remotely suggest 8.5% ABV. Fair, but unexceptional.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
bottle pours amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of yeast, caramel malts and soft floral hops. Flavor is caramel, some toasted malts, and some floral hops on the finish. Smooth malty palate makes this quite drinkable and a little better than I would have guessed it..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 D’une odeur forte et d’apparence brumeuse avec une belle robe et dentelle. d’un bonne saveur et sans arrière-goût. Dans son ensemble, elle est une bonne bière forte avec un bon goùt épicé.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle: Red with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, light malts, some floral hops, and some spice. Flavor, fruity, some yeasty/bready notes, floral hops. On the sweet side, with a little bitterness. Surprisingly enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 23, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 33 cl bottle. Cloudy amber colour and quite fizzy. The head is big and beige. Malty and spicy aroma, with also yeast and some alcohol and roasted notes. The flavour is overall sweet, with some bitterness in the finish. medium body, average carbonation, medium finish. Surely lacks something to be called a classic, but is a very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2010 750mL bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, cookie, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), moderately yeasty (basement, dough), with notes of peach/apple skin and wood. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. This sampling is reminding me of old Blaugies La Moneuse...it’s got that cellar/mold funk and a wild sourness undercurrent. Not that great, but not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2006
[Bottle from BeersofEurope] Hazy brown with a moderate head. Aroma of yeast, figs, caramel. full body with a fair bit of alcohol in the finish. Not the finest beer ever made, but I was pretty hammered by this point and it did the job.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2006
Aroma is yeasty very yeasty, earthy malts, fruity at times with some grassy flowral hop character. Taste is similar carbonation is heavy but fine so easily drinkable, alround an excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 4, 2006
Pours a dark copper with a slight tan head. The aroma is slightly fruity with some caramel and roastedness along with a bit of funkiness. the flavor has a bit of chocolate, fruit, roasted malt, and an earthiness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Botttle from Greens in Atlanta Again,nice store. Some weird fruit notes here almost like a English Ale,that funky fruity caramel thing with a bit of earthiness.Still doesn’t mean I liked it tho’


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