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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: 641   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle - Contents exploded upon opening. Slightly cloudy copper colour. Huge beige head. Fruity aroma. Malty, caramel, dark fruits, treacle , spicy, earthy. Slightly frothy mouth feel. Medium to full bodied. Medium to high carbonation. A very nice drop. Pleasant and lasting bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper liquid with a huge frothy off-white head with good retention and beautiful lacing. sweet malt with caramel, yeast, alcohol, metal, herbs and spices. Very warming aroma. Flavor is also dominated by sweet malt and caramel at first, then, yeast makes itself noticeable. The second wave is very grassy and spicy with a fair amount of hops and warm alcohol in the final. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. I was very surprised by this one, it is much better and complex than what I remembered.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AJofDenver (71) - Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2010
The color of this beer is that of dark brown with hints of a light orange color towards the outter rim. This beer has a sweet piney like flavor that attacks the nose.The taste is that of spicy malts coupled with a sweet earthy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2259) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
First of eight brews a friend brought back from Europe. The pour results in a big fluffy-foam tanned head. The retention is very long and the colour is orange-amber. Lacing is uneven, but present. The aroma is mostly fruity with strong hop. Starts with a sweet taste and finishes with a hoppy bitterness. The aftertaste left is of red apples. Slight tart mouthfeel. Definitely worth a try... if you can put your hand on it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle from La Bon Marche, Paris. Very earthy, dry, dirty aroma with a bit of caramel malt, some wood, dust, cocoa . Pale amber with a low fine head. Flavor of dry cocoa, dust, some light orange, zest, alcohol apparent, dry and austere with a nice sweet underpinning. Very complex, challenging, and interesting. Strong farmyard charcter. Interesting as hell, and a step above the others we have tried on this stay in Paris.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2012
11.2oz bottle - pours a little murky but amber with dense tan head and decent lacing. Nose is fruit, alcohol, and brown sugar. Flavors adds caramel and butterscotch. ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!! VIVA ESPANA!!! Medium body with a dry finish. Very tasty and I will remember this one!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5009) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2012
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.5%. Beautiful clear amber to copper colour, large off-white head. Nice malty and slightly spicy aroma, with notes of caramel, brown sugar and dark dried fruits. The flavour is medium sweet, malty and spicy with distinct notes of caramel, also brown sugar and raisins. Moderate hops in the finish. Warming mouthfeel, very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - OCT 2, 2012
Thick head. Strong carbonation which keeps the beer light and fresh. Full bodied. Complex flavours. Brioche, toffee apple, earthy, champagne finish. I want some more please.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadie (664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Il se sent léger dans la bouche mais il a un gôut fort et complexe. Un peu de malt, un peu d’houblon, lègèrement sucré avec un goût faible d’alcool avec le chaleur qui l’accompagne. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xav_lefridge (32) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
À l’oeil : De couleur rousse-ambrée, la Gavroche crée une mousse explosive et persistante dans le verre. Une belle effervescence habille les côtés du verre. Au nez : Odeur de céréales et d’alcool qui annoncent bien les saveurs qui vont suivre. Au goût : Malt caramélisé, alcool et une belle amertume pour le style : La Gavroche est très bonne bière forte en saveurs !


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