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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
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Malty and hoppy nose. Amber red, medium rocky nutbrown head, liveley carbonation. Fruity, malty and also alcoholic flavor. Slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4239) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2003
Very active brew producing a massive head. The aroma and flavour is very vineous with strong malt hints. Overall a very intense brew but with a smooth palate after a while.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (6469) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2002
very yeasty and good. moderate sourness doesn’t become chunderous. very full in the mouth. hint of garam masala and cinnamon. some olive juice. impressive

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2172) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Brown-red; Big head; Tart and yeasty nose. Slightly sweet, yeasty. Prunes in the back. Gets great depth as it warms.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Smelled like Belgian sugars... poured a cloudy brown. Maybe it was past the normal date... it tasted somewhat metallic... not that good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2002
Beautiful ruby beer. Light put pleasnt aroma. One to savour, although it is a little thin. Better than the sum of its parts. Oh, and it’s woozy woo!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tourette (210) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Interesting beer. I didn’t expect it to be anything like it was. A very substantial beer. Its says its a Red Ale on the label, but its more of a scotch ale. Caramel and maltiness permeate the taste. The alcohol is a bit too promanent for my tastes. Overall its worth trying. Nice to see local stores carrying new beers I haven’t tried.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2002
[1 year after the exp. date] </br>Cloudy brown-amber colour, too much carbonation. Malt nose, nuts. Good malt taste, too much alcohol, liquorice; warming. Ordinary palate. Doesn’t age well, and gets some Madeira character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Digging in a mine full of treasures…Abundant daffodils, ginger, anise and honey pop up while you still smell your latte nearby…And of course, there is no digging without that little earthy taste on the lips…Always pleasant to excavate a good beer isn’t it?…

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppyman (34) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2002
Definitly not a biere de garde.Kind of like a oud bruin/scotch ale hybrid.Huge aromas of scotch,caramel and some kirsch.Big fluffy head to go with a beautiful medium-brownish red color.Smooth mouthfeel with notes of caramel,aniseed,burnt malt to go with a moderate clean and bitter orangy finish.The one I had was past its best-before date so that might explain why it developed scotch and spirits aromas which i dont remember getting with the ones i had before.


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