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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
available

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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23600) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4973) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2443) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorqui (2144) - Brescia, ITALY - JUN 18, 2006
Adherent and bulky head, a lot foamy and of good persistence. Dark maroon and fraught color; medium and light fizz. Alcoholic, winy and much flowery scent; sweet notes of malt, flowers, wine cellar, caramel and must. Medium fizzy taste, much round and dense at mouth. Structured and alcoholic body but altogether balanced and sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3569) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2006
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a massive bubbly head. A bit excessive with the effervescence in my opinion. Light yeasty aroma. Flavor is also a bit yeasty. Also a touch of malt sweetness. Little, if any influence from the hops. I didn’t dislike this beer, but I wasn’t crazy about it either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2006
Nice orangey appearance, nice medium bubbly head. Aroma is fresh, spicey and yeasty lees. Flavour is quite citric and malty with a bubbly palate. A nice beer but just does nothing to stand out.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Huge., big-bubbled head - very foamy indeed. Fresh, yeasty nose with hints of spices, citrus (especially oranges) and seems slighlty cellared. The flavor is pleasant and refreshing. LIghtly hopped. Very bright. The excess carbonation takes away some of my enjoyment. Thin - the flavor just kind of fizzles out and leaves me wanting more. True to its style, but it just doens’t add up to the farmhouse ales by Southampton, for example.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
Hazy amber colour. Yeasty aroma with firm malts, light spiciness. Hazy yeastiness, light maltiness. Not bad, but rather nondescript and overly yeasty.


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