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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: 660   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.


hoppyman's rating

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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (251) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2015
33 cl bottle. Dark amber with medium beige head. Malt and yeast aroma, caramel malty sweetness with notes of raisin, dry end. Nice one

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jice (139) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 5, 2015
Belle robe cuivrée, mousse aérée et persistante. Notes de céréales, malt, caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scanovajr (659) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2015
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a medium sized white head. Aroma is malty with yeast and caramel notes. Taste is caramel malty with notes of dried fruits. Warming alcohol in the end. Soft carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bewyder (158) - FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
Très bonne ambrée de la Flandre française, assez forte, une belle puissance et complexité. Oublié la provenance, bue le 15/07/2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (492) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2014
One of the better Biere de Garde’s that I’ve had. The flavor is a little muted, but pleasant. It blends caramel sweetness with hints of Flemish Red/Brown character. Just sour enough to keep it interesting. Full mouthfeel. Yeasty, astringent. Smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dEnk (4069) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Slight gusher. Aroma is faint yeast and malt. Flavour is caramel, cardboard, dust. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4750) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
One of the best de Gardes so far. Thick and full bodied with a nice fruity mixture of aromas combined with a nice mouthfeel, some balanced carbo and that high ABV in its background is a good choice. Thumbs up.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4751) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from trade with Calisky - many thanks, Fred! The beer has got a deep dark amber-brown colour with ruby hints, medium body and steady head, Mild carbonation. Aroma of malt, herbs and flowers. Taste of malt, barley, dark bread, wine, plums, nuts, flowers and herbs. Easy drinkable and very quaffable. Enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3358) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
ON bottle from Beermerchant online. Golden color, good foam. Meidum aroma intensity; fruity, light honey, good yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. Ok bitterness, some sourness- ok balance. Enjoyable

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (453) - - NOV 8, 2014
Is very acidy. Has quite a bite. Not hoppy and a bit of a malty going on. Julie says meh. She gives a 1.2


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