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

bottled
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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. 11/12/14. Pours translucent amber with a fluffy, fast-fading off-white head. Aroma is very fruity, dark berries, cherries, some grapes, earth, farmyard, salt, leather. Taste is fruity, berries, leather, vanilla, earthy, bubblegum, fruit esther qualities reminiscent of Belgian yeast strains; finish is fruit and earthy with an unfortunate hint of oxidation. Lacing is full and dense throughout. Medium carbonation with small but active bubbles. Mouth feel is medium-full bodied, a bit oily. Tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MBlessing (671) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
Helles Braun starker Schaum, Geruch malzig leicht nach trockenfrüchten, Geschmack malzig leicht nach dunklem Karamell, recht schöne bitternote im Abgang, recht alkoholisch im Geschmack aber bei 8,5% auch nicht so verwunderlich

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2015
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a medium sized white head. Aroma is malty with yeast and caramel notes. Taste is caramel malty with notes of dried fruits. Warming alcohol in the end. Soft carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (661) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2015
33 cl bottle. Dark amber with medium beige head. Malt and yeast aroma, caramel malty sweetness with notes of raisin, dry end. Nice one

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2007
A nice looking beer with a pillowy beige head on a hazy copper brown base. Musky aroma with some caramel malt beneath. Some sourness is also evident in the early whiff, but not on tasting. Quite bitter with a touch of funkiness lurking in the background, and a warming alcohol level that is well contained. A very interesting beer that is quite unique from anything I’ve had so far.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
Overwhelming head... Reminds me of a Duvel head. Very hoppy aromas... floral... grassy... woods like... a few spices... very lite pepper ... This is a somewhat flat beer even though it looks like its very carbonated... coriander... After a few minutes and room temperature, it has a realy creamy caramel taste and aromas of a little more alcohol... Anywho... this beer is overall ok !

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andriesradu (643) - ROMANIA - NOV 8, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is malty, olives can be felt. Flavor is somewhat sweet with notes of olives in the aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2011
Amber beer with a big white head. Sweet and dry with a strong taste of yeast and malt with too much alcohol aftertaste. Quite fruity smell

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle in LA. INtensely malty, some caramel, but not sweet. finishes medium dry, very clean, I was expecting something more like a saison but the yeast has a very clean finish. Big malty beer - pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours a murky brown with large off-white head. Somewhat unusual aroma, raisins, citrus, dark malts. Flavor takes quite a bit of getting used to, and was extremely intense for the first few sips, with a sharp (think cheese) bitterness. Sour at times, lingering brown bread, black tea, and malt finish, lively carbonation. On the dark end of the biere de garde scale, not unlike a thin bodied dubbel as well. Certainly got better as it warmed.


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