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

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RATINGS: 675   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.


xav_lefridge's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xav_lefridge (32) - Quebec, - FEB 11, 2013
À l’oeil : De couleur rousse-ambrée, la Gavroche crée une mousse explosive et persistante dans le verre. Une belle effervescence habille les côtés du verre. Au nez : Odeur de céréales et d’alcool qui annoncent bien les saveurs qui vont suivre. Au goût : Malt caramélisé, alcool et une belle amertume pour le style : La Gavroche est très bonne bière forte en saveurs !


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (886) - CROATIA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle; pours a clear copper with a large white head; aroma is caramel with yeast and malt; taste is caramel with malt and yeast; light bitter finish; I haven’t had too many of this style but I thought this one was pretty good

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godfather50 (108) - SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Pours copper colour with finely conditioned head. Sweet with strawberry and sour fruit that quickly becomes very dry. Warming after from the ABV. Just not enough complexity to justify the one bottles your limit ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vidmidia (77) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAY 10, 2015
Vermelha escura, límpida. Espuma abundante e duradoura. Aroma de ameixas e uvas. Sabor equilibrado de ameixas, bem frutada. Álcool perceptível. Retrogosto de longa duração com final levemente amargo e salgado.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2927) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle from carrefour@calais, France. Copper beer with large foam head. Aroma of strawberries, caramel and malts. Taste is yeast, malts, hint of strawberry and dry fruit. There is a little alcohol kick in the finish. Very good, a beer to appreciate rather than enjoy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (4414) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2015
750 ml bottle purchased at Cigarette City, Seabrook for a price of $9.99. Amber type color thin lasting head. Aroma is light earthy spice, mild herbs and a different yeast Syrian I don’t remotely recognize.

The flavor has a balance of sweet malts and a herbal earthy character that leads to a dry finish. This could be a slightly better if fresh. Of course without any type of best before or bottle date it’s hard to know if this could be better or not. It’s French so likely this is as good as it gets.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (430) - - APR 7, 2015
Amber coloured. Toffee on the nose. Strong & sweet with a big caramel taste with some fruits. A little too malt heavy. Rated by BrewTom

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (437) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
Butelka, warka do 01-09-17. Olbrzymia, prawie biala piana, ladna, srednio szybko opadajaca, zostawiajaca fajnie nierowna, pofaldowana warstwe, brudzi szklo. Samo piwo prawie przejrzyste, opalizujace, bursztynowo-rubinowe. Aromat w pierwszym odczuciu - kwasne jablka. ale takie fajne, owocowe. Pozniej dochodza mocne karmelowe nuty, troche chleba, generalnie w slodowa strone. NIeco tez suszonych owocow, nieco przyprawowosci i nieco tej nutki charakterystycznej dla BdG (choc wcale nie tak duzo). w smaku - kwasno-slodkie, kwasnosc zanika wraz ze wzrostem temperatury. prawie bez goryczki, za to ze szczypiacym lekko w jezyk, wysokim wysyceniem. alkohol przyzwoicie ukryty. Inne od tych kilku probowanych przeze mnie. Dosc malo ciala. I faktycznie niezle. i przez kwaskowata nute ciekawe, choc smaczniejsze jak dla mnie (i bardziej w stylu) w sumie po ogrzaniu

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19148) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy flavor with yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish with hints of caramel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gaultier (903) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2015
Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 14/3-15. Malty with some notes of caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (630) - Valby, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
75 cl, flaske, 8.5 % ABV, BB 05/03/17, fødselsdagsgave fra Kirsten og Roberto, 22. marts 2015. Klar kobberfarvet Bière de Garde med flot offwhite skumkrone på 3 cm med meget fine bobler. Svinder efter en halv snes minutter til kant og overflade. Aroma af karamelmalt, træ og nødder. Dybere aroma af cognac-noter og lidt ubestemmelig frugt. Smagen er bittersød med overvægt på det bitre. Smagen er anderledes og med en rar alkoholvarme. Medium bitter og let sødme. Kroppen er mellem til solid fyldig med fin tilpasset karbonering på et medium niveau. Konsistensen er olieret. Afslutningen er bitter med ganske let sødme og slutter næsten små-besk af. Dette er, hvad jeg husker, den bedste og mest karakterfulde franske øl, jeg til dato har smagt.


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