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

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColaKid (70) - AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2014
A very decent Belgian style French ale, rich, malty, robust. I don’t have the vocab as per most of the beer wankers on this website who write relentless non-descript, pompous, self-righteous drivel.... This beer is quality.... Drink it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontarioxose (4) - SPAIN - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
En botella. Color ambar oscuro, levemente turbia. Gran corona de espuma blanca, densa y persitente. Deja buena guirnalda en la copa. Aroma complejo, malta rica, algo de corteza de pan, poco caramelo, alguna nota de miel. Toques de frutas maduras, ciruelas pasas.Final largo maltoso y frutal, poco amargor. Cuerpo medio-lleno, carbonatación media, leve tibieza del alcohol. Cerveza rica, compleja y redonda, apetece repetir aunque la graduación alcohólica lo desaconseje

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. 11/12/14. Pours translucent amber with a fluffy, fast-fading off-white head. Aroma is very fruity, dark berries, cherries, some grapes, earth, farmyard, salt, leather. Taste is fruity, berries, leather, vanilla, earthy, bubblegum, fruit esther qualities reminiscent of Belgian yeast strains; finish is fruit and earthy with an unfortunate hint of oxidation. Lacing is full and dense throughout. Medium carbonation with small but active bubbles. Mouth feel is medium-full bodied, a bit oily. Tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5097) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Rich ruby tinted brown coloured body with a small, half centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, light apples, earth, sour grapes, caramel, toffee and a hint of peaches - nice, complex and all over the place. Medium-bodied; Assertive alcohol and pungent medicinal flavours at first with a large bitterness from alcohol and earth, some light sweet notes at the end, but are relatively subdued, and a hint of fruits. Aftertaste shows mostly bitterness and medicinal/pungent flavours with alcohol, permanent marker and dry oak the strongest tastes. Overall, an interesting beer - this one smells a lot different than it taste, but unfortunately it only gets worse with time spent with this.Not really worth trying and not really a biere de garde. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from the Phoenicia Market in Houston, Texas on 10-August-2013 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 02-March-2014.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4362) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2014
33cl bottle. BB 11.06.16. Poured copper color with a huge, frothy, lacing white head. Sweet, honey-like aroma, yeast and some malt and dark fruits. Mellow, pleasant. Flavor is sweetish, malt, caramel, some warming alcohol towards finish, along with some hoppy notes. mild bready notes in the long finish along with sweet fruits. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
txitxi40230 (79) - - FEB 12, 2014
Belle présentation, belle petite mousse, jolie couleur, un goût léger, assez sucré. Bonne bière...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (697) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Aroma is complex and enticing. The presentation is a knockout: deep and cloudy ruddiness with a frothy foamy head. Nice sticky lacing. Gives the appearance of an old-world classic, as it demands respect. Taste is yeasty and fruity. There is considerable depth, and the beer plays well to a hearty sloshing in the mouth as it reveals creaminess, something toasted, and some boozy alcohol. Reminds me of a fine Trappist trippel.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Renobob (1186) - Besançon, FRANCE - FEB 8, 2014
Trop amère, peu de complexité. Presque désagréable à boire. Rien d'intéressant d'après moi, passez votre chemin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madnorwegian (87) - FRANCE - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a nice copper color with nice white head that lasts. Malty, little sweet nicelt balanced with bitterness. Slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Alcohol a bit too high, makes it a little heavy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dandeman (654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Évaluation no. 104 - Juillet 2011. Au nez, de légers houblons et de subtils caramels. La couleur est cuivrée et floue. La mousse est abondante et très persistante. L’attaque est assez houblonnée avec des notes légères de caramel. Combinaison alcool et acidité très défini. Rappelle les lambics.


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