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

bottling
unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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.

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3.9
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle, from Noel Cuveliers, Abele. Warm copper, beautiful mountains of thick sticky butter-colored foam. Aroma is a very difficult thing to dissect. Amost more of a mood or a place than components: a field of sweet peas, just coming up: a cold wet spring day. Big foamy carbonation, under which gentle flavors make mild-mannered appearances. A nice Munich malt touch, herbal, noble hops, lingering grass. Exceedingly light and delicate for the abv--so drinkable and restrained.

3.7
ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear reddish brown colour with lively large white foam. Dryish aroma of nuts, yeast, immature red berries, wood, honey and herbs. medium-bodied with notes of toasted malts, yeast, berries, wood, grass, nut-shells and anise. long dryish and yeasty finish with touches of red berries, spices and bread. Nice one, intriguing and well-balanced.

3.4
Jerre (3391) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle 33 cl. from Van Uxeem. Amber color, with beige head. Aroma caramel, sweet, fruits, malts. Medium body. Taste some spice, caramel, sweet, malts. Not bad.

3.9
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Now that it is past cinco de mayo I can feel free to rate this French beer. 330ml bottle from Discount Liquors, Milwaukee. Hazy red-brown with medium creamy, long lasting, tan head. Aroma is fruity, nutty, brown sugar, yeasty, a mixture between dark and red fruit, very nice. Red fruit and nutty, brown sugar upfront with yeast and alc in the back but basically a very malt forward beer. Medium and very creamy body. This is a very nice beer all around, my only complaint is that in the flavor the alc takes away from making the flavor a completely full flavored, malt accentuated, well balanced masterpiece.

3.5
3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2008
330ml bottle pours orange amber. Mild spiced bread in the nose, some spoiled red apples and bartlet pears. Similar flavor, apples, pears, wheat, mild spiced bread crust, overall quite nice, but nothing special. Effervescent and frothy.

3.1
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2008
11.2 oz bottle, poured gently so only a thin head developed, light amber color, smells like aged fenceposts, sweet malt, biscuity, some mild earthy hops. taste is malty, some nice yeast character, mild hop balance. Finishes bitter, lingers a bit. Some alcohol in the nostrils. Nice beer, evidently a Biere de Garde, although the bottle says French Red Ale and the commercial description is of a strong amber- I would call it an amber- Decent enough, but for the money there are better ones out there.

3.1
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2008
I had higher hopes for this. Amber pouur with an off white head. Aromas of spices and dark fruits. The taste is much the same with a hint of molasses.

3.2
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2008
Sweet spicy malt nose on this brown beer. An interesting malty taste. Slight raisin before the finish. Thanks to lawstudent09,

3.2
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - APR 10, 2008
Bottle, Moderate malts, some darker fruits, no hops, nice fluffy tan head, alcohol. Spicy yeast flavors, nice dry finish, not a quaffer but nice and enjoyable.

3.1
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 8, 2008
Chestnut brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of over-ripe fruit, toffee, ginger. Sweet flavor - caramel, plum, bitter and floral hops. Quite a big dose of alcohol in the flavor as well. Full bodied, smooth carbonation.


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