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


on tap

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RATINGS: 704   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12697) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2009
About 1/3 of the content jumped on the table immediately after opening. The rest porured hazy ruby to dark copper wit a huge, fluffy and slightly tanned head. Sweet caramel and creamy toffy on the nose. Bready malts, dark fruits, raisins and some plums. Burnt sugar or syrup and touch of alcohol in the finish. The taste is dryish malty with some sweeter fruitness and sugary elemets. Quite alcoholic finsih. The palate is medium bodied but finishes a bit thin. High-carbonated, sharp and alcoholic texture, ends sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Shared this one w/SkyCop32. Pours a great amber color not like most biere de Garde. Light but strong. Honey sweet but the alchol hangs out a bit to much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a clear amber-brown, with a huge head, excellent retention, but very poor lacing. The aroma is a fairly straight-up caramel, with a pine resin tang coming through. There is a light, floral bitterness to begin, moving into a pleasant burnt caramel and pine finish. A quite simple beer, but well-executed and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Noelweichbrodt (25) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2011
This ends up too sweet-bready, overpowering a nice light sticky body and pleasantly soft carbonation. Aroma of herbs, dough, clove, raisin, appearance hazy, amber, red, body frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, light body, sticky, soft carbonation, astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10109) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Denver. Pours slighly hazy amber with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel, yeast, pepper or spices, some fruit. Taste is caramel, fruit, sugar , light spicyness. Medium body, middle carbonation. Not bad. 070411

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15190) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber/brown with big foamy off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, spices, yeast, little bitter, fruit, hops and notes of nuts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Pours a deep dark burgundy-purple with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, yeast and grass. Taste full of alcohol and malt. Some sourness at beginning letting place to hops warmness and earthy finish. Intense, rough and fuzzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5536) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Thanks Pascal (jaghana). Dark golden body with tall head. Nose is sweet, malts and yeast. Taste is fruity, yeasty, some citrus and sugar. Quite nice. Warming in the finish. Quite sour, too. Enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber almost brown color - not what I was expecting. Aroma is heavily laden with wild honey, some grain, light grassy hops, but it is really the honey character that comes through. Taste is sweet honey, some cereal and very light hoppiness, especially sweet though. Palate is not sticky despite the very sweet flavor, pretty dry although not really relatively to other examples of this style. Not bad but a bit too heavy for me.

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