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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: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


annunz123's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (925) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2012
22 oz. bottle with a complicated flip top that should have come with a manual. After some quality time with a screwdriver and a corkscrew, this pours cloudy reddish brown with a generous head. Caramel, candy sugar, and maybe a little apple in the aroma. Taste starts with bread a caramel. Finish has a little smoke, more hop bitterness than I expected, and some alcohol. Nice.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1174) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 18, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl au kilarney. Couleur ambrée grosse mousse effervescence moyenne. Nez caramel faible Attaque caramel. Grillé café alcool

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful clear amber pour with a thick head. Aroma is sweet and bready, some fruit and caramel, quite nice. Flavour is also sweet, fruit and bread, a bit cloying without much bitterness to balance, but some nice flavours.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (953) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2015
I had this bottle for some 3 years before finally opening it. Brownish amber - I rarely use the word "amber", but here I think that it does apply. Lovely aromas of sweet caramel and booze. Nice, malty on the tongue, sweet and rather spicy, more of the bakery stuff, such as allspice, with dried apricots and stone fruits.Full bodied, great concoction!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magela (89) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 8, 2015
De cara apresenta um tom marrom pouco comum. Seu aroma já deixa claro que é uma cerveja mais encorpada; uma mistura doce com um "que" de álcool. Seu sabor é maltado forte característica tipica de uma cerveja com fermentação extra pós envase. Final prolongado.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanderings878 (60) - ITALY - JUL 28, 2015
Bottiglia. Colore ramato intenso, schiuma non molto abbondante e poco persistente. Aroma di caramello (molto evidente), note di frutta dolce e malti. Gusto dolce ma per niente stucchevole, ben equilibrato, caramello sempre in netta evidenza. Finale lievemente amaro e secco. Ben carbonata e molto piacevole da bere. Positivamente sorpreso, birra molto buona.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
This is a Biere de Garde, and it has beautiful creamy foam in a light amber and clear ale. Good fruit aromas rise from the glass and in its aroma you will also find the typical aroma of wheat malt and fresh grain. The taste has soft light butterscotch to begin with and it has an almost creamy fullness in the mouth, where it gently delivers little peach and citrus flavors that blends in well with its malt sweetness. Hop bitterness is continuous and forms a perfect setting for a very tasty and full-bodied ale.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
llkc (761) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
duft: svag karamel. blid duft. smag: sødme karamel. lidt citrus friskhed. lidt honning

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (961) - CROATIA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle; pours a clear copper with a large white head; aroma is caramel with yeast and malt; taste is caramel with malt and yeast; light bitter finish; I haven’t had too many of this style but I thought this one was pretty good

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Godfather50 (115) - SCOTLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Pours copper colour with finely conditioned head. Sweet with strawberry and sour fruit that quickly becomes very dry. Warming after from the ABV. Just not enough complexity to justify the one bottles your limit ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vidmidia (93) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - MAY 10, 2015
Vermelha escura, límpida. Espuma abundante e duradoura. Aroma de ameixas e uvas. Sabor equilibrado de ameixas, bem frutada. Álcool perceptível. Retrogosto de longa duração com final levemente amargo e salgado.


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