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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: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 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.

3.1
   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 (3878) - 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 (8285) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2008
330 ml bottle. Finland. Absolutely huge foamy head. Malty aroma. Caramel and warming alcohol flavour. Colder than advised.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dado93 (154) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (1489) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LomYst (616) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2013
Complex medicinal aroma, some peat?!? some wood... finish has hints of candy... simple sweet taste, quite bland... it lacks body though, pretty watery...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Rich ruby tinted brown coloured body with a small, half centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, light apples, earth, sour grapes, caramel, toffee and a hint of peaches - nice, complex and all over the place. Medium-bodied; Assertive alcohol and pungent medicinal flavours at first with a large bitterness from alcohol and earth, some light sweet notes at the end, but are relatively subdued, and a hint of fruits. Aftertaste shows mostly bitterness and medicinal/pungent flavours with alcohol, permanent marker and dry oak the strongest tastes. Overall, an interesting beer - this one smells a lot different than it taste, but unfortunately it only gets worse with time spent with this.Not really worth trying and not really a biere de garde. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from the Phoenicia Market in Houston, Texas on 10-August-2013 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 02-March-2014.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Mild malt sweetness and some rather bland spicing. Doesn’t really seem to go anywhere. Light alcohol.


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