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


on tap

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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Unsure of bottle date, but purchased by me in October, 2010. A: Foamed over immediately upon prying open. Lost maybe three ounces to the foam. Then this pours a fiery copper ale with four fingers of peanut head which deflates to a broken dome. Excellent clarity. Sheeting lace. S: Sweet malts, hints of caramel, some astringency, some alcohol. Woody, maybe a little oxidized. Hints of tea notes. T: Sweet with tea and herbal flavors. Some nice tawny malts are subtle, but available. M: Medium body with lively carbonation. O: The first time I had this beer, I hated it, this is quite nice actually. Serving type: bottle 07-25-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ipamonger (75) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours amber with a thick, fine off-white head. Aromas of bread, bananas and a bit of citrus, pears. Taste is alcohol-soaked sweetness over bitter. Pretty alcohol-for 8.5%. Good body, soft carbonation, and a long, kinda astringent finish. An ok beer. Would be better maybe paired with a dessert you didn’t spend too much time making or money buying.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
satanda (434) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2013
Chutove velmi specificke pjvo, hodne podobne barley wine. Neni to uplne muj salek caje, proto takove hodnoceni. Lahvac z francie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
33cl bottle into tulip. Lille. Appearance: amber brown, hazy, but relatively clear. Big puffy head with long retention. Aroma: fruit, yeasty, Taste: fairly dry, slight bitterness in the finish. Palate: dry, full mouthfeel. Thin texture, lively carbonation. Overall: a really full and rich texture. The flavor is not excessively strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marcius (318) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Appearance with amber color, slightly cloudy liquid and high head of foam. Malty aroma with caramel and fruit. Sweety, hoppy and malty taste. Great beer, very strong and concentrated!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle - thanks Lou! Murky amber pour with a big foamy head. Malty, dark fruit, and some yeast. Almost a little like a dubbel. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (825) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Hazy light red with lasting head. Sweet candy and floral aroma. Taste is floral, red fruit and wine. Finish is slightly sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
villevav (352) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Hyvin voimakas vaahtoaminen. Erittäin tiheä, ajan mittaan ohueksi kerrokseksi laskeutuva vaahto. Väriltään kuparinruskea ja samea. Tuoksussa alkoholia, konjakkimaista hedelmäisyyttä, omenaisuutta ja mausteisuutta. Yllättävän katkera ja hapokas, mutta samaan aikaan hieman viinimäinen suutuntuma. Jälkimaussa hedelmäisyyttä, alkoholinen polte. Ei kyllä ihan osunut omaan makuun, tasapaino ei ollut mielestäni kohtallaan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (6596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2013
330ml bottle at home. Pours clear orange gold, big frothy white head. Aromas of yeast, sherbet, honey, strawberry jam. How can something be both dry and sweet? This is, and it works! Vinious qualities. High carbonation. Long finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (444) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Pours a nice amber with a huge frothy white head that leaves ample lacing; marmalade and spice on the nose; firm malt backbone with a stone fruit finish. Nice.

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