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


on tap

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RATINGS: 687   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Bottle. Dry musty malt aroma. Reddish amber with gigantic head initially that collapses quickly. Sharp acidity hits the tongue first followed by light musty malt with a moderate hops finish. Light body but the mustiness linger quite a while after swallowing. Good but could use more body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 22, 2011
750mL c&c Gavroche Red label thanks to wickedpete at Shenandoah Throwdown. The pour is a clear tea amber topped by a giant, beige head. Ice cream rockiness persists. Awesome appearance. The nose is odd- candy corn and sugar moving to some odd metals and iron. Taste is big candy corn, mild soap, malt forward but not rich and doughy. Lemon finish. Perhaps some toasted malt qualities. Unimpressed compared to Page 24 Biere de Gardes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (9303) - Tel Aviv, - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
33 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt. Sampled on October 28, 2011
BB 22.09.13
Clear copper color, yellow head. Sweet, malty, cream, faint estery scent. Sweet, malty, some alcohol taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2008
330 ml bottle. Finland. Absolutely huge foamy head. Malty aroma. Caramel and warming alcohol flavour. Colder than advised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2002
Beautiful ruby beer. Light put pleasnt aroma. One to savour, although it is a little thin. Better than the sum of its parts. Oh, and it’s woozy woo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9083) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
11.2oz bottle, shared by Jay. Labeled "French Red Ale". Code on back reads "1522". Clear red - orange color. Thin off-white head. Little ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Softer carbonation. Lightly dry texture. Nice clean malty, lightly spicy flavor. Interesting, unique, pretty tasty malt profile. Lightly sweet taste, nice light spiciness. Alcohol is well hidden. This seems like it’d be a delicious beer to enjoy with a meal. I liked this more than I expected to... It grew on me as I sipped it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber, good sized creamy head. (3+) Alcoholic aroma, light malt notes. Dry alcoholic flavour with occasional moment of sweet yeast malt, light spice notes. Needs more flavour to round out the rough alcohol edges in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2006
330 ml bottle. Hazy orange-amber beer with a thick creamy off-white head. Sweet toasty malt, some peppery notes and a pronounced dusty character as well. Sweet, slightly fruity (apple/peach) and a distinctly earthy, UK-type of maltiness. Flavour is also quite fruity, soft but persistent earthy/herbal bitterness. Okay beer, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (8935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle from Superbest, Rřdovre. Amber oclour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, yeast, caramel and grains.

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