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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
750 ml corked bottle. Aged approx one year. Pours copper in colour, yeast suspended throughout. Biit of a gusher. Small, off white head. Mild, caramel aroma, taste is similar, mainly caramel malt. Highly carbonated. Enjoyable!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours copper with a huge head. Aromas of malts and yeast, flavors fairly sweet, but not overpowering. Clean finish. Hints of hops are noticeable on the palate, the alcohol is well hidden.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pictoman (803) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
Poured from 330mL bottle. Hazy orangish brown with full off-white head. Aroma of molasses, bready malt, dark fruits - figs, plum. Light taste, a little flat. Caramel and sweet roasted malts. A little lacking on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 20, 2009
21/10/2009. 33cl bottle courtesy of TheGrandmaster. Gorgeous deep rose gold, just off-brilliat, with a huge cream airy head. Pretty clean... Caramel and subtle stewed fruits, with a surprisingly warm alcohol note. Tidier in the mouth, where it seems like a bock fermented with a subtle ale yeast... slips down way too easily. Pretty nice but I can’ figure out if it’s a bus stop beer for those classy French or a beer worthy of its literary association... I like anyway, as confusing as it is.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
This is a Biere de Garde, and it has beautiful creamy foam in a light amber and clear ale. Good fruit aromas rise from the glass and in its aroma you will also find the typical aroma of wheat malt and fresh grain. The taste has soft light butterscotch to begin with and it has an almost creamy fullness in the mouth, where it gently delivers little peach and citrus flavors that blends in well with its malt sweetness. Hop bitterness is continuous and forms a perfect setting for a very tasty and full-bodied ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
Bière sur lie légèrement trouble, presque claire, couleur de cuivre sous un abondant col blanc et aérien. Des arômes capiteux de fruits confits, de céréales grillées et d’alcool. Franche amertûme et une pointe d’acidité. Fine effervescence constante. Finale légèrement amère.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Dark amber color, with huge off white foamy head. Aroma is very malty, slightly sweet, creamy, with caramel and cherry notes, a hint of chocolate. Flavor is malty and sweet, carbonated, caramel, and a bit of sourness. Palate could be a bit thicker.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edsspoon (761) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Hazy amber with a big frothy brown head. Good head retention and some thin lacing. Aroma of malt, alcohol, caramel and some hints of apple. Taste of chocolate, caramel, fruit, sourness and some dark fruits. Fairly dry, very warming. Light carbonation. A wonderful beer.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
llkc (761) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
duft: svag karamel. blid duft. smag: sødme karamel. lidt citrus friskhed. lidt honning

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2004
Great beer with an intens amber color and a fine beige creamy head. Good complex malty nose with outspoken malty aroma’s. In the nose you can notice hints of nuts, wood, rice crispy’s faint touch of apricot and honey. All the aroma’s are well in balance with a clear hoppyness and a faint touch of mint. The taste is very fine, complex and medium boddied. The mouthfeel is refreshing and malty, it brings some mintyness in the taste and the afthertaste is fine and elegant. The alcohol is outstandingly integrated is this top brew. It is Frensh, and it is damn good.


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