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

bottled
common

on tap
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (9406) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours slighly hazy amber with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel, yeast, pepper or spices, some fruit. Taste is caramel, fruit, sugar , light spicyness. Medium body, middle carbonation. Not bad. 070411

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9365) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9300) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown. Corked and caged bottle as “Red Ale”. Pours a lightly hazed brown with a thin white head. Soft, sweet, malt and toast. Sweet with big carbonation, toasty, sweet musk. Dries out a bit, musk and caramel. Toast and dry musk and caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9253) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9224) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle picked up from Carrefour, Lille, 30-07-07. Poured murky warm gold colour, with large erupting white head of foam. Having had two other Biere de garde’s in recent day’s I’m getting to notice the style now and this seemed quite typical of the style although the alcohol did become a little invasive at times. Some toffeeiness in the mouth, bit malty and sweet but fine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle - thanks Lou! Murky amber pour with a big foamy head. Malty, dark fruit, and some yeast. Almost a little like a dubbel. Good stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9165) - Ursel, 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!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9156) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2012
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, amber colour with a big and loose, slightly tanned foamy head. A bit cheesy yeast-character with hints of cara-malt and nuts in the background. Moderately sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Nutty cara-malty taste, accompanied by mildly sugary notes and a very subtle fruit-character; sweet and slightly bitter finish, again with nutty and subtle fruity accents. Nice but not directly my kind of taste. 08.VI.12

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9081) - 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.


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