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


on tap

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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11782) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Dark red ale. Slightly sour taste almost like a granny apple. Very juicy. Rated 8/9/08

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of light carmel and light fruittiness with a crisp lightly fruity finish. Nothing special here, definitly not worth the $10!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11703) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
cloudy orange small yellow head.flowey fruity aroma. Caramelly. Flavor is caramelly, flowery, bitter yeasty, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11640) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. [thank you for bringing this from France, sysadm]
Pours a deep orange with a big, bubbly off white head with a slight yellow hue. Aroma is mild, some caramel, some roasted, some herbs and spices. Medium carbonation. Flavour is spicy peppery at first, then caramel sweetness and a spicy and oaky dryness at the end. Not really vinious despite the high ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2006
Dark golden beer with an extra onctuous off white head. Lightly spiced malt aroma with light hops. In mouth, sweet malt with nuttyness, scotch notes, and warming alcohol. Light vanilla and wood notes develop later. Very nice. My dad says: uplifting! From Joanette, 2.69$ a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2003
Red copper color, big frothy head. Apple aroma. Very good lacing, in fact prickly. Medium bodied. Malty flavor with alcohol, just a hint of smokiness, some licorice, apple and grapes. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A bit vinous. Not bad, especially for a French beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11307) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2011
Color is a hazy dark orange with quite a big head. Smell is ok, taste pretty good, lightly bitter. Good body and nice carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle purchased at Coaltrain Wine and Liquor. Pours hazy amber with a large, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, herbs, grass), average yeast (horse blanket, barnyard) with notes of apple, grape, wine, and dust. Medium bodied, slick texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (10913) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 10, 2001
amber colour, nice foam, caramel aroma, sweet

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Gavroche French Red Ale
Date: 08/03/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy light amber, fine creamy white head, sweet biscuit malt flavor with some nice toasted, light bitter finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

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