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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: 673   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14905) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle. It pours a clear, golden body under a huge, diminishing off-white head. Lightly milky nose with some fruityness and a touch of yeast. Yeast, milkyness notes, fruityness and some licorice-ish, or fennel maybe, hints. Caramel. Medium body. Fruity finish. Overall, a decent beer, I don’t care too much for the aroma, but the taste is nice, although a bit low on bitterness. Not low on bitterness according to style. 110917

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14842) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 33cl bottle from Auchan. Amber colour with thick beige head. Toffee malt. Drying hop on finish. Not too strong tasting even given the 8.5% alcohol. Bit grainy in mouthfeel. Fine, just not very excitng 3.0/5. Re rate bottle at Firkin Alehouse. Clear orange brown colour. Malty tasty. It’s a decent amber Flanders ale. Some lager elements some Belgian ale but without the yeast. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14486) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle @ 12.000 Celebration Tasting, Odense. Pours clear amber with a small white head. Caramel, bread, fudge and grain. Medium bodied. Sweet malty. Quite chewy. Pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle from Skjold Burne. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, yeast, fruits, nuts, malt and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle, 8.5%. Weak sugary aroma. Hazy brown colour, small head. The flavour is OK malty, slightly sweet with a hint of cream. Some marcipan to flavour along with a little rough bitterness. Rough and mild in a good combination. High carbonation and good alcohol level.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13700) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2005
Bottled (BB 01/2008)
Hazy dark orange-amber color, huge tanned foamy head, lace. Malty, earthy aroma, also some horse blanket. Liquerish palate with the typical bière de garde earthy notes and licorice flavor. Toffeish and slightly alcoholic and metallic aftertaste. I haven’t rated so many bière de gardes but I think this is a good example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
Hazy amber colour. Yeasty aroma with firm malts, light spiciness. Hazy yeastiness, light maltiness. Not bad, but rather nondescript and overly yeasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (12901) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2011
Clear golden orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. High carbonation. 020811

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle. Golden beer, nice lasting offwhite head. Malty aroma, some spices, bready notes. Malty bready flavor, spices, hops, some perfume, maybe some alcohol. Pleasant beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (12169) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber/brown with big foamy off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, spices, yeast, little bitter, fruit, hops and notes of nuts.


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