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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: 642   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2003
Quite alcoholic and one dimensional. Slightly yeasty and metallic as well. Bland and boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Toffee, bit sweet, musty, bit of hops. Copper brown clear with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium silky-watery body and medium carb. Musty malt at start, not sweet. Good dryness, bitterness in finish. Light bitter after.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2003
Malt and bread aroma, copper with a medium sized creamy, off white head. Taste is of strong malt. Full bodied, alcohol is apparent. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2003
Red copper color, big frothy head. Apple aroma. Very good lacing, in fact prickly. Medium bodied. Malty flavor with alcohol, just a hint of smokiness, some licorice, apple and grapes. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A bit vinous. Not bad, especially for a French beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2003
Savoury, caramelly, slightyl yeasty. NIce bitter, herbal hops in the finish, full flavoured, very pleasant (Bottle- GBBF 03')

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 Amber colour with a nice head. Malty and yeasty aroma and a taste of roasted malt. Alcohol is apparent. Dry finish. The kind of beer you appreciate during cold winter evening.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Good offering. Amber in color, slightly hazy,fine head,long lasting. Aroma more yeasty/bready/malty.Tasted less assertive in fruit character than some Belgian versions and with a touch of earthiness I assume from the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mauropd (37) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2003
thanx supermarket :-) they're renewing the beer shelf and this was the surprise I got; check other ratings to get pro-like details, I just wanna point out it's rounded, a little bit heavy and tasty, palate is funny

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2003
Bottled. Amber coloured. Lightly roasty, lively and yeasty. Some honey, yet dryish. Light bodied, flavourful and complex with grassy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2561) - GERMANY - MAR 30, 2003
Grainy nose with dusty smells - kinda musty. Extremely fizzy with a deep amber-red color. Raisiny maltiness, toasted almost smokey or peaty tones. Tight dry end. Medium body and a medium-long profile. Impeccable balance - this is a beer with lots of class.


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