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


on tap

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RATINGS: 707   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13314) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13276) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle from Skjold Burne Randers. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Light amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy spicey aroma. Cinnamon notes. Moderate bitter spicey flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Lacks fruity notes. Oily palate. A little boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12958) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
RB Odense Official February tasting. Amber with a small white head. Caramel malty aroma with a fruity hint and some earthy yeast. Dry malty flavour with sharp, hot alcohol, a little spice and some dusty yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12892) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle - Grain and bready sweet malts. Bit hazy copper with a rich beige head. Slight sour bitterness, caramel and bready malts, booze and fruity finish. Dry in the end and actually quite nice, but I couldn’t drink more than a glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12570) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Re-rate 7/9/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Vova. Candies, fruits, sweet, a bit of cardboard. 5/3/5/3/10=2.6

Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Oren. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel hints and some fruitiness. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of fruitiness, alcohol and mild bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. Not bad and doesn’t feel like 8.5% but lacks some character. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12134) - 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.

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