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

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RATINGS: 721   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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3.6
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 23, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 33 cl bottle. Cloudy amber colour and quite fizzy. The head is big and beige. Malty and spicy aroma, with also yeast and some alcohol and roasted notes. The flavour is overall sweet, with some bitterness in the finish. medium body, average carbonation, medium finish. Surely lacks something to be called a classic, but is a very nice beer.

3.5
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Bottle. Pous a clear amber with a large long lasting off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, yeast, and biscuit malt. Taste is the same as aroma with a hint of pepper. Medium mouthfeel that finishes dry with a high amount of carbonation and mild biterness. Very good.

3.4
Baramba (1038) - 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

3.4
Sregnar35 (1032) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Poured a nice brown with a fast head. Aroma is mellow sweet. Flavor is sweet and slightly tart, finishes too clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Amber brown pour, with a ton of head (overflowed out of my Unibroue tulip, actually). Fruity aromas: raisin, apple, pear. Flavor is sweet, with some caramel notes and malts. Smooth and velvet-like on the palate. Recommended.

3.2
dandeman (1027) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Évaluation no. 104 - Juillet 2011. Au nez, de légers houblons et de subtils caramels. La couleur est cuivrée et floue. La mousse est abondante et très persistante. L’attaque est assez houblonnée avec des notes légères de caramel. Combinaison alcool et acidité très défini. Rappelle les lambics.

3.5
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a gorgeous copper with a big fluffy white head. Aroma has rust, lots of yeast characteristics, ester, lemon zest, pretty rural with the farmhouse yeast. Taste is quite malty, caramel, hayish, rural and a lot of yeast characteristics, esters, lime. Pretty decent.

3.3
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Despite, or perhaps correlated with, this bottle being a gusher, this beer looked great. Big ass lively even creamy head with a crystal clear reddish orange hued body. Became a bit cloudy when I pushed the pouring thing. Toasty biscuity malt nose. Subtle. A bit creamy. A hint of fruit. Not awe inspiring, but not bad. A full lively mouth. Small even bubbles. The flavors are pretty much in step with the nose. Big toasty biscuit malt. Bread. A good bit of fruit. Some alcohol sneaks out. A bit of tannic stuff going on. The style seems to support less alcohol usually, so it’s a it odd here. Significant hops, floral. A bit of acidity. Not a huge fan, but not a terrible beer either. Interesting at least.

3.2
budedou (1003) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2016 - Grain and bready sweet malts. Bit hazy copper with a rich beige head. Slight sour bitterness, caramel and bready malts, booze and fruity finish. Dry in the end and actually quite nice

2.9
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2008
Pours a slightly hazy copper with a small layer of foam and some minimal lace. Aroma of pennies, diacetyl, and amber malt. Tastes oddly sweet - almost sickeningly so at first, but then the hops kick in and attempt to balance the finish. Lots of diacetyl, some alcohol. Thin creamy body, low carb. Not a fan.


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