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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: 645   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2008
330ml bottle pours orange amber. Mild spiced bread in the nose, some spoiled red apples and bartlet pears. Similar flavor, apples, pears, wheat, mild spiced bread crust, overall quite nice, but nothing special. Effervescent and frothy.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7944) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2008
bottle. Hazy copper-yellow colour, large white head. Fruity nose. Sweet and malty with some nice spicy hops and afruity touch. The alcohol is clearly detectable and has a warming effect.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7938) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2008
Stupendously huge head, very stable and cream-coloured over clear, deep amber to foxy beer. Rather fresh herbal aroma, like nettles or so, firewood with some dried resin, dried fruits as apricots and caramel malts. Fresh, quite caramelly however, flavour, with good maltbite balanced by slightly metallic hops. Very tasteful, but surprisingly drinkable for a 8.5% beer. Slight liquorice, toffee, but nowhere cloying. Medium bodied, end slickness with some viscosity at last, alcohol remaining hidden. Remarkable – this beer being much better than I seem to remember. A really good one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7871) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. The pour was turbid ruby.coppery with great lacing and a 2-finger off-white head. The aroma was of tart fruit, mushroomy malts, some taint, and some definite sangria/fruit punch hints. The flavor was caramel malty, slightly dry and red winey, with some subdued nuts and spices as it warms. Complex palate that never really gets sweet, but seems to drift ti dryness as it warms. Nice yeasty fruity funk throughout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7867) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7859) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Digging in a mine full of treasures…Abundant daffodils, ginger, anise and honey pop up while you still smell your latte nearby…And of course, there is no digging without that little earthy taste on the lips…Always pleasant to excavate a good beer isn’t it?…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7857) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast and fruity hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7644) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7607) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig malzig, würzig, hefig. Geschmack fruchtig süß, würzig malzig.


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