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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: 649   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 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3780) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1379) - 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 (342) - 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 (549) - 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 (239) - 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...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2693) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 1320 bottle coding. Pours very hazy/cloudy reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, apricot, cherry, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance an complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, apricot, cherry, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. A fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, cherry, apricot, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Biere de Garde style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ingevara (804) - 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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