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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: 657   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.


3.1
   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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (1163) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark red/brown with a medium off-white head. Hints of chocolate, caramel, toffee, and dark fruits. Sweet malty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Smelled like Belgian sugars... poured a cloudy brown. Maybe it was past the normal date... it tasted somewhat metallic... not that good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 Bottled. A mid brown coloured beer with a thick whitish head with an angel delight consistency. The aroma is malty and fruity with light berries (maybe cranberries) noted. The taste shows signs of caramelized fruit, maybe strawberries, whilst the alcohol is well hidden. Score 2.9
Subsequent rating scored 3.2. Average becomes 3.0

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
33cl bottle from Auchan. Amber colour with thick beige head. Toffee malt. Drying hop on finish. Not too strong tasting even given the 8.5% alcohol. Bit grainy in mouthfeel. Fine, just not very excitng

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2941) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2006
Aroma:butter,caramel... Appearance:Clear golden-orange,huge head... Flavor:alcohol,spicy,caramel......

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 Bottle... Lightly hazy orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Malty, fruity aroma. Smells a bit like fruit punch. The flavor is a little too sweet. Malty and vinous with light bitterness... port wine. Medium-bodied and scouring with moderate carbonation. Finishes bone-dry and lightly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Copper color with lasting head - floral, perfum-like aroma, with background spicy hops - a bit one-dimensional for the style - it drinks more like a standard amber ale - a very dry, toasted bread flavor dominates, with a hint of honey-like sweetness near the finish - drinkable, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3539) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2006
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a massive bubbly head. A bit excessive with the effervescence in my opinion. Light yeasty aroma. Flavor is also a bit yeasty. Also a touch of malt sweetness. Little, if any influence from the hops. I didn’t dislike this beer, but I wasn’t crazy about it either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
An unclear dark amber beer with an OK beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of both caramel and yeast. The flavor is sweet matly with primary notes of caramel, but also light notes of dust, hops, and citrus - I guess it all stems from the hops. I find it good for being Frensh.


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