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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: 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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
llkc (753) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
duft: svag karamel. blid duft. smag: sødme karamel. lidt citrus friskhed. lidt honning

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2009
bottle 330ml EXP 11.09.11 from Alko 3€ color copper ,large white head sweet fruity syrup like, dash of sourness in bit sharp aftertaste. Alcohol presents Maybe needs to reserve at cellar year or two. My official night cap today

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful clear amber pour with a thick head. Aroma is sweet and bready, some fruit and caramel, quite nice. Flavour is also sweet, fruit and bread, a bit cloying without much bitterness to balance, but some nice flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b33r (724) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Dark translucent orange color with large off-white head and some lacing. Aroma was very weak with light malts. Flavor had light fruit and malt flavors, some caramel and spices. It did taste a little oxidized, I’m not sure how old the bottle was, but I think it would have been more flavorful if fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (716) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
Hazy copper colour with a persistent, slightly soapy head. Herbal and malty aroma. A nice balance between the sweet and the savoury. Very mildly bitter. Well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2007
[bottle] Reddish amber in color, almost clear. Spicy, alcoholic malt aroma. Sweet fruit flavors balance well with alcohol and some slight acidic complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (701) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Aroma is complex and enticing. The presentation is a knockout: deep and cloudy ruddiness with a frothy foamy head. Nice sticky lacing. Gives the appearance of an old-world classic, as it demands respect. Taste is yeasty and fruity. There is considerable depth, and the beer plays well to a hearty sloshing in the mouth as it reveals creaminess, something toasted, and some boozy alcohol. Reminds me of a fine Trappist trippel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamflower (696) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
This had a very lively head, foamy and active. I couldn’t smell very much, but this was not an aged bottle. Taste was pleasant but not very strong and maybe lacked depth. I enjoyed it, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (696) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2012
Cloudy brick red pour with a thick, lasting off white head. Malty, caramel aroma. Sweet, with a nice caramel/toffee flavour, finishes with very low bitterness, alcohol warmth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2008
11.2oz brown bottle from A-1 To-Go in Gardiner. Pours a hazy golden almost red body with nearly an inch of off-white head. Smell is not overwhelming, but consists of spice, caramel, and fruit. Tastes fruity - like citrus, apple, pear... Some roast, yeast, and slight alcohol is apparent. Very dry, one of the driest beers I’ve had in some time. Fairly clean on the finish Medium in body with vigorous carbonation. A fairly easy drinker considering the abv. Not bad at all, but not necessarily something I’ll be seeking out again very soon. Well worth the try though, very unique.


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