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


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RATINGS: 661   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cbuk1013 (245) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Pours brown with a thick whitish head. Smells of malt and fruit, mainly strawberries. Tastes of caramelized fruit and the alcohol is hidden. It’s ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (782) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Clean red pour, frothy self sustaining head. Nose is floral, licorice, dark fruit. Sweet. Middle is sweet roasted malt, cocoa, and cherries. Finsh is malt and spice. Warmer draws the flavors out. Get some pliers to get the top off...I am serious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2384) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2013
330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Yeasty, grassy and subtle tart aromas. pours amber-golden, a bit hazy, with frothy white head, persistent, poor lacing. Medium body, average to high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is yeasty, fruity, some tart notes. Weel balanced, alcohol not noticeable. Dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6064) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a transparent orange with off-white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells of sweet malt and Belgian yeast with some caramel too. Tastes like it smells, only better, with a nice, lively mouthfeel. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beikes (158) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
Great french ale, amber and warm but without any note or taste of alcohol. I can’t point out what malts are used here, but my guess is plenty and many. Complex brew that feels very much down to earth, and you’d never guess the Alc.%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hallinghansen (2138) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber body with a large offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, light hops, malt. Flavour is hops, malt, caramel, alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kerenmk (2787) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy brown with a creamy head and floaties. Sweet, spoiled cheesecake aroma, tastes unpleasingly sour and lemony - bloody wrong! Sour finish, medium body and disgusting. Old bottle, probably bad storage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
33cl bottle from Liberty, served in a chalice. Pours a cloudy orange-red with a tiny beige head. Aroma: Yeast, malt, grapes, leaves, hints of lemon. Palate: Thick bodied, fizzy, foamy, long finish. Taste: sweet start, quickly turns bitter. Small hint of a spicy burnt feeling in the finish. It’s okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Butters (3895) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Was fairly disappointed with this. But probably, only because I was told it was a flemish red, which, while similar, is certainly not a flemish red. Poured a semi-clear amber with fair near white head. Slightly fruity and just a small twinge of tartness. Not all that enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7649) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
11.2oz bottle, shared by Jay. Labeled "French Red Ale". Code on back reads "1522". Clear red - orange color. Thin off-white head. Little ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Softer carbonation. Lightly dry texture. Nice clean malty, lightly spicy flavor. Interesting, unique, pretty tasty malt profile. Lightly sweet taste, nice light spiciness. Alcohol is well hidden. This seems like it’d be a delicious beer to enjoy with a meal. I liked this more than I expected to... It grew on me as I sipped it

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