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


on tap

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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle and served in my LA Chouffe tulip: Deep amber with reddish highlights topped by a huge frothy head and excellent lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and rye bread malts, old herbal hops, pear and fig, cardamom, a dusty yeast esters. The taste is sweet and malty with a bit of fruit. Mild classic hop bitterness towards the finish. Consistently bready in nature. The mouth feel is lively and sharp but lacks depth. Okay beer but left wanting more.

GoLdFiNgEr (111) - La Pocatière, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
Très belle couleur avec une bonne mousse, elle dégage un léger goût fruité. Un peu forte en alcool par contre. Semblable aux bières typiques belges.

pootzboy (1790) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle: Hazed copper-amber ale with a great cap that laces. Aromas are malty, sweet, yeasty...wisp of alcohol. Sweet caramel maltiness, some wood, smoke, tobacco, earthy dried fruit tones...nice subtle complexity...finishes wet and with a lash of licorice from the alcohol. Nice little strong ale for a French brewer.

thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 11.2oz bottle: pours a hazy chestnut brown with a HUGE HEAD. aroma was almost not even there maybe a hint of hops and alcohol. flavor has a taste of alcohol with an added nut taste. overall i wouldnt buy again but wouldnt turn it down if offered would rate higher if i couldnt taste the alcohol so much. but its no so strong that it should keep you from trying this beer.

Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2007
pale golden color, with a very one dimensional aroma - just hops. The head was huge in the glass and lingered almost until the last swig. The taste was a bit thin, but it did wash done clean with a very little aftertaste. All in all, the best I can say is that it is a very average drinkable beer. At worst, I can say it is ’very French’. C’est la vie.

drpimento (3736) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Sensual beer. Commercial description fits it to a T. Complex, good head and lace. Very slightly hazy amber. Mouth filling good body. Lots of malt. Long finish. Good beer. Had this at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, WI.

fonefan (50751) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle. [ Thanks to oh6gdx ] Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, molasses, bread, roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (271007)

jrob21 (3774) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Mmmm big yeast aroma and a slight funky bitter flavor. My bottle says it’s a French Red Ale and red it is. The color is a deep red almost brown. The head is big, off white, and slow to dissipate. First impression is a crisp, clean, sour drink. The pungent experience stays with you for a while. The malt balances it out a bit and increases as the beer warms. There are some red fruits in there as well.

Packman (6) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2007 does not count
Really awsome beer. I would say a pure taste beer. No food, no exageration, just degustation. I really liked that one. Fall beer (as in the season not the action lol)

Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2007
its quite good. The Alcohol actually hits you hard at first, caramel and slight cereal makes this good. the malts is nice and hops are little in presence. The rest of the beer is a pleasant expirence.

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