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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (735) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 21, 2009
The bottle poured tawny red with fluffy tan head, into a snifter. Fair retention and good lacing, the aroma has nice caramel and yeasty, bread crusty notes. I like the balance between alcohol, intense caramel and hoppy acidity. And it opens up nicely with a bit of warmth. One of my favorite French brews to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
proesti (58) - Lille Nord, FRANCE - NOV 14, 2009
Superbe bière brune with fine caramel and mocca flavour. Aroma is sweet and slight roasted with mild hints of caramel. Taste is a little the same ans the smell. a very tastefull beer with a rich and complex aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (4026) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Pours a perfectly clear reddish orange with a decent enough head. The aroma is fruity and deeply nutty with some root herb. The hoppiness is both bright and earthy. The aroma is rye bread and some mild fruity sweetness. Overall this beer is nicely dry and has some complimentary pear and peppery notes. The carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2011
An amber beer that has the appearance and smell of a vienna lager, it transforms completely upon quaffing. Aromas of amber malt as it reaches the mouth, there is a sudden burst of mild, flowery hops with a hint of spice and hay, tiny bit of acid in the finish nicely accompanied by a barnyard scent. Aftertaste lingers; toffee and smooth caramel, hint of chocolate and herbs. Very nice beer, a surprising mix of ale and lager-like qualities with a hint of wild fermentation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2011
According to the bottle i had it was 8,7% abv. Might be an older or newer version. Nice scoring beer. I like the colour and smell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emayer4322 (7) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2011 does not count
Amber color with off-white frothy head. Malty and fruity aroma with hints of alcohol. Up front caramel malt sweetness followed by a quick bitterness. Long sweet fruit finish. Well balanced, creamy, full bodied beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2011
I got a very nasty shoc when I opened this bottle. The hiss of the cap being opened preempted a rush of amber beer cascading over the shoulders of the bottle and all over the table, my computer keyboard and nearly all over my new cellphone. What was left in the bottle turned out a gorgeous brown-amber with aromas of gum, spicy stewed apricots with allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Full aromas and sweet malt. The flavour is spicy again and there’s definite stonefruit, flan and biscuits. But it’s much more complex than that. There’s tang to it and a gentle warming bitterness that lingers long after the fluid has gone down the neck. This is full and very tasty. Memorable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours with a huge foamy tan head. Beer is a hazy brown/orange, kind of like iced tea. Very sticky. Strong sweet and alcoholic aroma, with red fruit. Taste is fruity and boozy with ample sweetness. Very light bitterness. Bit of a pleasant musty/yeasty taste. Body is very dry. Overall, the best French beer I’ve had and very different than what usually turns up in North America. Makes me want to try more of this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
noelM (167) - Málaga, Andalusia, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2012
Cerveza tostada, sus 8.5% se notan en el sabor. Aromática y con un toque dulzón al final. Muy buena

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauroruellas (792) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 2, 2016
Escura acobreada,espuma bege densa e cremosa;no aroma,malte tostado,caramelo,leves notas condimentadas ao fundo;sabor adocicado,encorpado,apresentando frutas secas e vermelhas,ameixa,caramelo,notas amadeiradas e perceptível presença de álcool,corpo médio,bem carbonatada,retrogosto adocicado. Bierre de Garde diferenciada,me lembrou uma Dubbel,boa,gostei.

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