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


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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hallinghansen (1737) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber body with a large offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, light hops, malt. Flavour is hops, malt, caramel, alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
satanda (410) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2013
Chutove velmi specificke pjvo, hodne podobne barley wine. Neni to uplne muj salek caje, proto takove hodnoceni. Lahvac z francie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2006
Deep amber with a medium beige head. Aroma had notes of orange zest, caramel, coriander, some alcohol. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. The flavor held some sweetness tinged with alcohol. Nothing remarkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
almost clear light auburn color, glaciery rocky head, quite lace inducing. Nose was a mess of tin and strange adjuncty spoilage...Flavors were metallic, dirty, and like old budweiser. Mouthfeel was significantly fizzy to the point of being absolutely distractive, but with this beer, that was probably a good thing. I kept burping...i guess past the metal, it tastes like...some more metal. This is not going anywhere. The carbination is like pop rocks, the flavors are like sucking on regular rocks...this is completely pointless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (2837) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2010
At a tasting, thanks Oren, pours an orange with a nice head, aroma of malt, bread and biscuit, flavors of caramel, mushroom, some herby hops and yeast, medium body, ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
milewide (1394) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Average amber ale. Big head from bottle fermentation. Little aroma. Taste was malt with little funk or bitterness. Not worth the $4.65/11.2 oz. bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
islay (896) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle, labeled as “Gavroche French Red Ale.” Strong aroma features, red apple, sour/rotting apple, rhubarb pie, candy sugar, apple juice, and caramel scents. Pours a cloudy, effervescent amber to dull copper. Much small, suspended particulate. Huge amount of thick, uneven, frothy, taupe/peach/light tan head. Produces good lacing. The taste is sweet in a lightly floral sort of way. Caramel flavor. Tastes a bit artificial. Numbing, chalky, dry finish. None of the funky, sour complexity that is in the interesting but flawed aroma, for better or for worse. Light to medium body. Soft, silky, and frothy in the palate. Little of the liveliness that the large amount of head suggested it would. The palate improves upon multiple sips. Not disgusting, but also not all that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UM02 (294) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
Strong alcohol taste that kills any other flavour other than some sweetness. Tastes a bit like a bock beer with some cheap whiskey added to it. Not impressed at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2011
This thing is bottled up like it contains the elixer of life itself...rediculous. Pours red-copper with a moderate off-white head and tenacious lacing. Nose isn’t particularly great, with generic malt, herbs, light hops, and a touch of skunk. Flavor is both sweet and a little sour and again herbal with light bitterness. Very uniform. Finish is bland and sticky. This is nowhere near worth the effort or the price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1007) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Bottle. Pours red-brown with a thin, cream-tan head with some lace. Nose is faint with smoky and fruity elements. Bitter on the tongue, with dark roast, nutty, and almost ashy elements. Finish is long and warm, but remains bitter. It’s all right, but I’m not crazy about it.

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