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


on tap

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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 29, 2006
orange-copper with a large, creamy, lasting, cream colored head. malty toasted aroma (similar to an octoberfest) but with a hint of hops and spices. very toasty flavor with notes of wood, caramel, butterscotch, peanuts, ALMONDS and hops. very malty and buttery. excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2007
bb end 2009. Beautiful clear amber without much sediment at all. Big fluffy head settles down to permanent 2cm icecap with a bulge in the middle. Lovely aroma mixing doughy, peachy yeasty esters, bready malt, caramel, vanilla. warm malt fills all the corners of your mouth, long finish with some faint bubblegum phenols and a trace of sourness. finish of malt and fruit together gradually dried out with a mellow saazy flavour. This is more stereotypically biere de gardy than 3 monts that’s for sure, all about rich melanoidins. bocky malt without bocky fattiness. should do well in winter with a hunk of roquefort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2008
11.2oz brown bottle from A-1 To-Go in Gardiner. Pours a hazy golden almost red body with nearly an inch of off-white head. Smell is not overwhelming, but consists of spice, caramel, and fruit. Tastes fruity - like citrus, apple, pear... Some roast, yeast, and slight alcohol is apparent. Very dry, one of the driest beers I’ve had in some time. Fairly clean on the finish Medium in body with vigorous carbonation. A fairly easy drinker considering the abv. Not bad at all, but not necessarily something I’ll be seeking out again very soon. Well worth the try though, very unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4919) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolpop (1394) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2322) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentDamon (474) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (778) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KennethArd (442) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2013
Pepper, orange and coriander. Golden with white head. Smooth but maybe a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomD (275) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Very nice aroma of toffee and malt. Pours a clear amber with white head. Taste is light to medium sour. Full bodied with a slick texture. This a very interesting beer with a great aroma and palate.

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