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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: 652   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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 Bottle. Beautiful, totally cloudy auburn pour yields a firm, sticky head. Aroma is slightly tart at first pour, though quickly transforms into a spicy autumn type brew... cinnamon, green apple pie, roasty malts, nutmeg, plump plums. Very nice. Flavor is dissappointing, considering the great aroma... malty, and very harsh, overwhelming minerals and a chunky, bad almond kind of aftertaste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Medium Gold Coloring wtih White Head. Dark Malt...Chocolaty with a Belgian Yeast Aroma. Belgian Yeast, Dark Malts..Syrapy Caramel and Chocolate.. Light Spices. An Overall Note of Cardboard. Dry Yeasty and Spicy Ending. Perhaps Requiring Aging Before More Palatable...Currently I Find it a Bit Challenging to Have a Good Understanding With.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2694) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2007
11.2oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear orange with slight red highlights and a one finger+ light yellowish beige head. Pretty good retention. It should be noted that this gushed and foamed all over while I ran to the sink--overall loss was probably only a couple ounces. Aroma is yeast, cinnamon, sugar cookies, some cherries and light cough syrup. Flavor has strong alcoholic notes, stale bread dough, some light cherry tang, spices (cinnamon being predominant), Semidry finish with a little stale bitterness. Light to moderate carbonation, medium body. This beer seems past its prime.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2008
Brown-red colour, white head. Alcohol present in aroma, along with some maltiness and fruits. Flavour is malty and fruity. Warma finish. Don’t know exactly what to think about it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 8, 2008
Chestnut brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of over-ripe fruit, toffee, ginger. Sweet flavor - caramel, plum, bitter and floral hops. Quite a big dose of alcohol in the flavor as well. Full bodied, smooth carbonation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2008
I had higher hopes for this. Amber pouur with an off white head. Aromas of spices and dark fruits. The taste is much the same with a hint of molasses.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2008
11.2 oz bottle, poured gently so only a thin head developed, light amber color, smells like aged fenceposts, sweet malt, biscuity, some mild earthy hops. taste is malty, some nice yeast character, mild hop balance. Finishes bitter, lingers a bit. Some alcohol in the nostrils. Nice beer, evidently a Biere de Garde, although the bottle says French Red Ale and the commercial description is of a strong amber- I would call it an amber- Decent enough, but for the money there are better ones out there.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3612) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Bottle: Poured a brown color with a foamy mess of off white head, once it decreased it left a lacy residue. Aroma is candy and caramel with a slight metal. Taste is a metallic coppery with a bit of caramel malt in the finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7238) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2008
330 ml bottle. Finland. Absolutely huge foamy head. Malty aroma. Caramel and warming alcohol flavour. Colder than advised.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dado93 (145) - ITALY - APR 21, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Amber-brown color with fine white head, aroma of sweet roasted malt, the taste is with toffee, sweet malt and light liquorice/chocolate notes, full creamy body... One heavy beer for his body and sweetness


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