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78
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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: 725   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (7748) - Shropshire, - OCT 5, 2012
33cl Bottle (funny shaped thing) best before 17 Mar 2014: poured into a Duvel glass on 28th Sep 2012. Huge, huge head on this pour: good job i was prepared and used the Duvel glass: looked good actually, the snowy white mountain of foam filled the glass before I could get all the beer out the bottle. I had the sediment laden remains later. The colour of the body was a copper/orange/deep amber and clear. Mixed bag in the aromas: once the smells could get through the head I found some malty molasses and spicy hop notes, add floral and nut esters with maybe a cherry/almond tart floating in the middle. The taste seemed more ’yeasty’ than the smell would indicate: again it was a mixture of flavours (like the nose), the alcohol playing its part too. originally on the sweet side the hops kicked in mid-sip and the finish was boardering on bitter. Interesting and well worth finding, yet another French beer I’ve enjoyed.


3.9
wilde_joost59 (313) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2017
Thuis uit een flesje, zeer aangenaam. Aroma niet heel bijzonder. Mooie donker amber kleur, goed donkerbeige schuim. Lekker nasmaak, zoetje.

3.5
biilz (234) - SPAIN - NOV 19, 2017
Удивительно неприятный аромат. Запах очень спертый и сырой. Удивительно но вкус диаметрально противоположный по удовольствию. Он достаточно резок на хмелевую горечь. Пиво весьма сладкое- карамельное. Собственно больше никаких оттенков я не заметил. В послевкусие есть весьма чувственная горчинка.

3.4
melush (4816) - SPAIN - NOV 4, 2017
33cl Bottle @ Cervezasonline.com, Massalfassar, Spain
Amber colour with a thin white head.
Aroma is grain, sweet, straw, slightly yeasty.
Taste is grain, malt, caramel, bread, honey.
Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
herrklemann (465) - Graz, AUSTRIA - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle. Tan head on a deep amber-brown body. Some honey, light roasted malts, flowers, bread, caramel, dried plums. Light sweetness, turns bitter, a bit tart. Medium body, creamy, soft but pearly carbonation. Very high drinkability with a well hidden ABV. Nice.

3.1
Porcellini (65) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2017
Muy poco aroma, color dorado. Tiene cuerpo, y notas de sabor a metal y con el alcohol algo presente. Final un poco amargo. Muy similar a las Belgian Strong Ale.

3.2
NZJoe (46) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2017
Poured from a 330ml bottle. Head disappears immediately, leaving a slightly fizzy, amber liquid in the glass, looking a bit like black tea. Very minimal aroma, mainly Im just getting a bit of Belgian yeastiness. Tastes straight away like a Belgian strong ale, with all that musty. oaky yeast flavours going on, but as she goes on you start to notice another level to this beer, where there is a bit of an acidic bite and some bitterness. The alcohol is there, but not too prominent. Its a bit lighter and easier to drink than a Dubbel or a Tripel. Quite interesting, worth trying.

3.2
gyhallmanti (700) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2017
33cl bottle split with SimonBlok. Courtesy of SimonBlok. Pours a clear copper amber colour with a small off white head. Aroma of metal, caramel, grains, dust, slight orange. Taste is medium sweet, soft bitter with a moderate dry finish. Notes of caramel, malt, grain, metallic. Texture is oily, medium bodied woth moderate carbonation

3.3
SimonBlok (804) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2017
33cl bottle split with Gyhallmanti. Appearance: clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma: caramel, grains, dusty and metal. Taste: fairly high sweetness and fairly low bitterness. Notes of caramel, malts, raisins and metal. Palate: medium bodied, watery to sticky texture and lively carbonation.

2.8
MarcoBasile (467) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2017
Pours amber with a slightly off white head.

Aroma of malt, bread, oak, hops.
Taste is sweet with little grapefruit.

Decent carbonation, Watery texture, medium body

3.5
tightslice (1448) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine in Mountain View, CA. Aroma is caramel, oak, fruity malts, sweet floral. Taste is soft carbonation, sweet, oaky, herbal, some herbal liqueur qualities. Great flavors and mouthfeel, reminded me of some solid Belgians in that way, but a bit too sweet.


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