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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dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Says French Red ale on the label under the name. Same label otherwise. Not too red for a red ale. Pours gold, with a massive head that fills 90% of the glass. The aroma is heavy with fruity esters and malt. Heavy body, with a flat mouth feel. A bit sour in the finish.

mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
[071-20061021] 330mL. Boozy aroma, not much else. Clear, amber-orange body with a very creamy off-white head. Tastes faintly of bandaids and citrus but mainly alcoholic and boozy. Medium body, nasty aftertaste. Overall does Not come together well.

Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2006
Brown colored, cloudy appearance with medium sized brown head. Aroma is sweet with raisins, fruits, obvious alcohol, toffee and even some oak. Medium bodied, surprisingly crispy carbonated. Flavor has also obvious toffee with oak and strong alcohol, aftertaste dries with lasting and too strong alcohol, some chocolate aso in aftertaste.

SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 29, 2006
orange-copper with a large, creamy, lasting, cream colored head. malty toasted aroma (similar to an octoberfest) but with a hint of hops and spices. very toasty flavor with notes of wood, caramel, butterscotch, peanuts, ALMONDS and hops. very malty and buttery. excellent beer.

Svesse (8595) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2006
(Bottle at La Gueuze, Paris, 15 Oct) Dark amber colour with explosive, foamy, beige head. Fruity nose with notes of dried apricots, raisins and figs. Slightly metallic. Fruity taste with dried apricots (or peaches?), figs and prunes. Notes of chocolate and plums. Starts slightly sweet, turns drier in the spicy finish. Well balanced and very nice.

jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber, good sized creamy head. (3+) Alcoholic aroma, light malt notes. Dry alcoholic flavour with occasional moment of sweet yeast malt, light spice notes. Needs more flavour to round out the rough alcohol edges in my opinion.

french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
Overwhelming head... Reminds me of a Duvel head. Very hoppy aromas... floral... grassy... woods like... a few spices... very lite pepper ... This is a somewhat flat beer even though it looks like its very carbonated... coriander... After a few minutes and room temperature, it has a realy creamy caramel taste and aromas of a little more alcohol... Anywho... this beer is overall ok !

sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Bottle poured into a snifter. Cloudy, even murky orange with a big, mostly lasting off-white head. Initially a skunky aroma, which mellowed out a bit becoming a meaty or woody yeastiness. Aroma otherwise hard to pinpoint beyond the yeast characteristics. Sweet malt flavor with some citrus, spice and tingling alcohol on the finish. OK to try once, but not all that impressive.

beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
This Biere de Garde pours a medium amber color from a 330ml bottle. Large sized white foamy, long lasting head. Aroma is lightly malty, some fruitiness and some hops. A medium-bodied Biere de Garde Malts are caramel and fruity. Lots of dark fruit and raisin flavors as well. Hops are slightly bitter and a touch floral. Some rye bread flavors. Very smooth taste. Lively carbonation. Hides the 8.5% alcohol very well. Nice sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry, with some spiciness. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2006
Amber colored beer with beige foam. Complex araoma of sweet nuts and caramel, also soft fruity hints. Very tastefull and lovely taste, gateau, pain perdu, and dry raisins with brandy accent. This is a beer I really love. Afthertaste is delicious and ends with a little herbyness. Echt lekker.

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