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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - OCT 2, 2012
Thick head. Strong carbonation which keeps the beer light and fresh. Full bodied. Complex flavours. Brioche, toffee apple, earthy, champagne finish. I want some more please.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
My first French ale, surprisingly good. Nice combination of malt and yeast flavors. It was easy to drink

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2008
I had higher hopes for this. Amber pouur with an off white head. Aromas of spices and dark fruits. The taste is much the same with a hint of molasses.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (447) - - NOV 8, 2014
Is very acidy. Has quite a bite. Not hoppy and a bit of a malty going on. Julie says meh. She gives a 1.2

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2011
This thing is bottled up like it contains the elixer of life itself...rediculous. Pours red-copper with a moderate off-white head and tenacious lacing. Nose isn’t particularly great, with generic malt, herbs, light hops, and a touch of skunk. Flavor is both sweet and a little sour and again herbal with light bitterness. Very uniform. Finish is bland and sticky. This is nowhere near worth the effort or the price.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
satanda (434) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2013
Chutove velmi specificke pjvo, hodne podobne barley wine. Neni to uplne muj salek caje, proto takove hodnoceni. Lahvac z francie.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budedou (430) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2014
- 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (414) - Camarillo, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Pours a nice amber with a huge frothy white head that leaves ample lacing; marmalade and spice on the nose; firm malt backbone with a stone fruit finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2007
Bottle. Big white head. Strong aroma. Scipy but still sweet aroma, a good signs of whats to come. Taste is similar, spicy with hints of citrus and yeast. Nice smooth finish. Alcohol is barely noticeable. A good one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Deep but reasonably clear amber with a thick off white head that sticks to the glass. Complex aromas encompassing malt, caramel fudge, hints of orange peel, alcohol, macerated fruits and esters. Similar flavours of caramel, macerated fruit, esters and slight oak notes, although the alcohol dominates and detracts.


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