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

bottled
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RATINGS: 639   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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppyman (34) - Quebec, - JUN 8, 2002
Definitly not a biere de garde.Kind of like a oud bruin/scotch ale hybrid.Huge aromas of scotch,caramel and some kirsch.Big fluffy head to go with a beautiful medium-brownish red color.Smooth mouthfeel with notes of caramel,aniseed,burnt malt to go with a moderate clean and bitter orangy finish.The one I had was past its best-before date so that might explain why it developed scotch and spirits aromas which i dont remember getting with the ones i had before.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (719) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Clear orange pour. Aroma candi sugar pond boozy slight tang. Tastes raisins sweet boozy some bready yeast. creamy mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Japalo (1146) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Tap@ruths hotel Skagen. Huge foam. Amber clear. Bread nutty notes. Gentle slight Caramalty. Fine dry finish. Not much sweetness left in a short finish. Straight and very good supplement for a summer lunch on the terasse.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mothroy (73) - - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Rich amber colour with a good solid, white head. Complex flavours includes roasted grain, earthy hops, caramel and ripe summer fruits. Very good

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcmisko (351) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Amber color, foamy white head. Yeasty smell, with notes of toasted bread. Taste of spicy, wood, yeast, caramel, booze. Quite Carbonated. Caramel boozy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rikstar (693) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
O,33l fles gedeeld met jeroen op zomervakantie in 2014. Amber licht troebel met crème schuim. Geur rozenbottel en gist. Smaak is een tikkeltje alcoholisch met rum rozijnen. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1158) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Amber coloured bright beer with white head. Toasty malts, small hint of yeast, bitterness in finish. Quite clean tasting and pleasant enough. I didn’t quite get the point of this beer - if I want a toasty quaffable ale I can get an Alt or Amber at c5%, and if I want something stronger I get more complexity with any Belgian style for 8.5%, this kind of sits in between.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (901) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2014
(Bottle) Clear rich amber copper with excellent thick white head. Pleasant interesting aroma, mainly spicy and fruity with some complex notes. Medium body, well carbonated. Taste has a nice spicy bite, perhaps largely from the alcohol, from start to finish. This is overlaid on a nicely balanced mix of subtle toffee sweetness and tangy fruitiness. There’s some bitterness in the finish. Overall a very nice strong beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2077) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Amber colored beer with a spicy body of malt. Has dryish notes of fresh herbs like anise. Yeasty as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (354) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Deep but reasonably clear amber with a thick off white head that sticks to the glass. Complex aromas encompassing malt, caramel fudge, hints of orange peel, alcohol, macerated fruits and esters. Similar flavours of caramel, macerated fruit, esters and slight oak notes, although the alcohol dominates and detracts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1055) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
From the archives. Bottle@home. Head: off-white coloured, shrinking. Colour: deep amber. Aroma: hops, red fruit, roasted malt. Taste: nice bitter-sweet body. Palate: mouth warming, bitter-sweet finish. moderate CO2. Overall: very nice.


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