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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
available

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RATINGS: 642   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2008
33 cl. No date. WTF, if this is a "beer for keeping" then put a date stamp on it! Opaque dark copper with some red tints. Gushing head settles to a lasting thick cream with nice lace. Nice aroma of raisin, candi sugar and funky yeast. Similar flavors plus touches of acidic berry, vanilla, caramel, oak and some drying/warming alcohol on the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle labeled "Gavroche -- French Red Ale." Can’t quite tell if this is the same. Pours orangey amber with a huge foamy white head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is quite nice: lots of caramel and toffee, with a good dose of dried fruit (cherry, prune, maybe fig). Very vinous. Some grassy hops. A slight yeastiness. Smells like the midpoint of a strong English pub ale, a German bock, and a Belgian. Flavor follows the aroma, but there’s both more bitterness and sweetness. Thick mouthfeel but well carbonated. Haven’t had too many of this style, but I really like it.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
Pours amber with initial big foamy head and good lacing. Nose is yeasty with some cereal and candy. In the mouth I get an initial fruity hit, backed by a good malt balance and a nice bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body with some creamy-ness and lots of carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentDamon (320) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
La Gavroche n’est pas mauvaise du tout, quoi qu’elle ne vole pas la vedette non plus. Belle couleur ambrée et translucide. Belle mousse et belles bulles qui plus est. Nonobstant, l’arôme ainsi que le goût demeurent assez banals : au nez, le malt prend toute la place. Une petite touche de miel peut-être. En bouche c’est plus intéressant déjà : le liquide offre une belle rondeur, l’effervescence est fort agréable et l’amertume est bien équilibrée. Très beau verre tulipe qui fut donné dans l’emballage. Cheers!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (517) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear bronze with a fluffy beige head that sticks around and leaves good lacing. Lively carbonation. Aromas of peach, caramel, stewed apple and cinnamon. The taste starts out with some deep fruit before a hit of hop bitterness in the mid-palate. That slips away leaving some caramel sweetness. Finishes quite cleanly with some citrus and spice in the aftertaste. Excellent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KennethArd (229) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2013
Pepper, orange and coriander. Golden with white head. Smooth but maybe a bit too sweet.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
txitxi40230 (79) - - FEB 12, 2014
Belle présentation, belle petite mousse, jolie couleur, un goût léger, assez sucré. Bonne bière...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2221) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Sensual beer. Commercial description fits it to a T. Complex, good head and lace. Very slightly hazy amber. Mouth filling good body. Lots of malt. Long finish. Good beer. Had this at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, WI.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (797) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
Slightly hazy. Powerful flavor,lots of malt. Sugar and hops and alcohol in a very harmonic balance. Dried fruit in the aroma, flavor of christmass bread and toasted nuts. Refreshing and tempting.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (743) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Bought it at the St Albans Beer festival four months ago and couldn’t wait any longer. Reddish gold, plentiful carbs and a big off-white head. A hint of strawberries adds to an earthy, yeasty, malty aroma. A pleasant metallic adage also identifiable in the aroma. Taste is bittersweet, doughy and alcoholic (but not too much so). Full creamy texture with the carbonation adds to the palette. Long complex finish. A proper treat. I’m surprised at how nice this is.


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