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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: 657   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14113) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13799) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Dark orange with thin tan head. Aroma of alcohol, grass and malt, Flavor of caramel, a bit of sourness towards the end. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13002) - 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 (12789) - 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 (11988) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, herbs, and mustiness. Flavor of toasted malt and caramel with a carbonated mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2007
(33cl bottle, thanks artusory) Medium beige head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange, caramel, some peach. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, chocolate/caramel, light orange peel sourness. Medium-full body, somewhat creamy. Alcohol well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Aroma of stone fruit and yeast, almost berry or cherry. Deep reddish amber color with a beige head that was vigorous and laced a minim. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, something of a tart cherry flavor. The malt is something yeasty or musty or earthy, and the finish is kind of balanced between the malt flavors and some fruit bitter, like sucking on seeds or pits. This real ale needs to be slowly sipped. Fantastically rewarding.


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