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


on tap

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RATINGS: 673   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Pours bright orange/amber into a tulip. Monstrous, fluffy tan head. Sour fruit notes. Lightly carbonated and smooth. Upfront honey/hay with a lasting caramel finish. Feel (don’t taste) the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4789) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 25, 2006
What makes this style this style? Smells ok, looks ok, tastes ok. For being a wild yeast beer I thought it would be more wild and yeasty. and funky. Pretty balanced with a little hops and caramel in the finish. An average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2006
Bottle thanks to Willblake at the NYRBG. Mostly clear golden color with a small white head. Sweet, fruity malt aroma with some caramel, yeast and a bit of green apple. Flavor starts off sweet and malty with some caramel and doughy bread before turning mildly tart on the finish. I wouldn’t have guessed this was a Biere de Garde if I wasn’t told.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
An unclear dark amber beer with an OK beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of both caramel and yeast. The flavor is sweet matly with primary notes of caramel, but also light notes of dust, hops, and citrus - I guess it all stems from the hops. I find it good for being Frensh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle. Light hazy orange colour with a small beige head. Sweet caramel malty, fruity, alcoholic aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2006
Cloudy orange colour with a small beige head. Malty, toffee sweet aroma with a fruity and light yeasty note. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with notes of fruit. Light dry floral finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of dried fruits, caramel and alcohol. Flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2006
330 ml bottle. Hazy orange-amber beer with a thick creamy off-white head. Sweet toasty malt, some peppery notes and a pronounced dusty character as well. Sweet, slightly fruity (apple/peach) and a distinctly earthy, UK-type of maltiness. Flavour is also quite fruity, soft but persistent earthy/herbal bitterness. Okay beer, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4862) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2006
A lot of alcohol in the aroma of this beer. It reminds me of a Scotch ale. It lacks any weirdness that is present in some beers of this style, and instead has a straightforward flavor of sweet malt and very light spices. Cloudy and light red, but no visible sediment. Also a very large cream colored head, and this sticks around until the end of the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2424) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Very large light orange head of fine bubbles. Excellent carbonation keeps a thick head on this brew. Fruity, spicy, grapes and malts. Color is a medium orange copper. Light and fizzy in the mouth. Light malts for balance, with more spices and a hint of fruit. Good alcohol presence and warming. Little dry and tart but only minimal. Clean and dry finish. Little bitterness/tartness which makes the mouth pucker. Quite a good brew. Can’t really find anything wrong with this one. I really like this and am surprised that it is not a little higher.

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