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


on tap

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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2002
[1 year after the exp. date] </br>Cloudy brown-amber colour, too much carbonation. Malt nose, nuts. Good malt taste, too much alcohol, liquorice; warming. Ordinary palate. Doesn’t age well, and gets some Madeira character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5881) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2004
Clear redbrown color, medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is sharp alcoholic, caramel malty and some vinegar, very weird. Aroma is sweet and malty, light fruity, but also sour vinegar and some alcohol. Sticky palate and alcoholic finish burning in the throat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours a murky brown with large off-white head. Somewhat unusual aroma, raisins, citrus, dark malts. Flavor takes quite a bit of getting used to, and was extremely intense for the first few sips, with a sharp (think cheese) bitterness. Sour at times, lingering brown bread, black tea, and malt finish, lively carbonation. On the dark end of the biere de garde scale, not unlike a thin bodied dubbel as well. Certainly got better as it warmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3773) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 18, 2005
Winey aroma, notes of port and alcohol. Amber color, small head. Port wine flavor, light sharpness, medium body. Quite alcoholic. Astringent, sourly and hopbitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle conditioned, from Beer Cellar in Lincoln . copper bronze, moderate off white head and aggressively high condition. Obvious alcohol in the nose with some Barley wine type maltiness. Full bodied and alcoholic but quite sharp in the mouth with the assertive co2 levels and an apple citric note. Dry finish with some maltiness, lingering yeast and mushroom notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Bottle has "order # 1001" stamped on the side, not sure if that’s botlling code or not. Amber with huge off white head, tiny carbonation bubbles, eventually fades to film, and a ring of bubbles. Quick swirl brings it back. Very yeasty bread and malty aroma, lots of caramel and toffee. Also getting some fruit, leaning towards raisin, hard to pinpoint. Flavor is sweet caramel malt up front with quick dose of fruit through the middle. Towards the finish alcohol shows up, alot more alcohol than I expected at 8.5% (maybe because it’s 9am). Finishes very mettalic with grassy/slightly skunky hop bitterness. Just my opinion, butnot the best beer to start with on Sunday morning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2006
330 ml bottle. Major foamy head with big bubbles. Cloudy orange color. Oranges aroma. Caramel taste. Strong alcohol after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, herbs, and mustiness. Flavor of toasted malt and caramel with a carbonated mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2006
Great amber color not like most biere de Garde. Light but strong. Honey sweet but the alchol hangs out a bit to much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2006
330 ml bottle. Hazy orange-amber beer with a thick creamy off-white head. Sweet toasty malt, some peppery notes and a pronounced dusty character as well. Sweet, slightly fruity (apple/peach) and a distinctly earthy, UK-type of maltiness. Flavour is also quite fruity, soft but persistent earthy/herbal bitterness. Okay beer, but not great.

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