Thursday, July 30, 2009
Ratebeer 3.4 81st percentile
Beer Advocate B+
Gavroche is a "Biere de Garde" generally brewed in France during the winter or early spring. It was meant to be stored, or kept, for drinking during the summer. Brewing can be hard during the summer months because some yeasts to not like high temperatures. They can be similar in flavours to Saisons.
It was hard to smell through the huge fluffy head on this beer, but you could make out cereal, yeast, herbal and roasted grain. At the start you have a heavy carbonation which meshed nicely with the tart dried berry flavours. This dismounted and the sweet ride of spicy, warming toffee swarmed all over the gastronomic crevice that is the mouth.
The most pleasant, long coating of (light) spicy toffee.
Alcohol Content +1 8.5%
This was a nice surprise, hence the warming.
This was a nice brew, but I think it cost me over 4 bucks. It was not that nice.
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Tried out the Dam map for L4D. I think it must be my aftershave, but those tanks love me.
This was a nice beer, if you like the style.
Le Merle Saison