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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: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (6975) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6691) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Sweet amlt and caramel aroma with light yeast and light citrus. Sweet malt and craamel flavor with light spice and light citrus. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and caramel/toffee linger with light spice and light yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (6388) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2011
Color is a hazy dark orange with quite a big head. Smell is ok, taste pretty good, lightly bitter. Good body and nice carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (6377) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Medium high creamy and lasting off-white head. Slightly hazy amber body. Apple pear peach barley malt caramel honey alcohol aroma. Powerful fruity creamy peach dominated flavor with a dry and dusty note. Very well balanced so that you do not taste the relatively high alcohol percentage as it is well hidden by the fruith flavors and the sweetness of the beer. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
A delicious, well-balance brown ale. Though it isn’t anything spectacular or amazing.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (6333) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2008
Pours copper red with a white head. Smells vegetal with some sugary hints. Tastes spicy with a tarte finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle Best before 2009. Pours fine haze of amber hue, large frothy lightly tanned crown. Gentle smooth nose of yeast and medium dark malts accented with aromatic hops. Like a dark rye bread with caramel topping sprinkled by dry hopped powder. Medium bodied with light earthy character up front, medium is more malty and as suspected finish mildly bitter. All this is very smooth and drinkable. Alcohol has shown good warming qualities, none of the dry stuff here. Very nice all around ale. Remind me of a blend of bit strong British ale and saison.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6196) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2011
Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma is sweet, yeasty, pepper, notes of dark bread. Sweet flavor, a texture of laqurice, faint acid, moderate bitter finish. Creamy and dry texture. Lively carbonation.


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