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La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe

La GuillotineLa Guillotine

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BA SCORE
88
very good

194 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 194
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002)
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Reviews by markaberrant:
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - I hate these stupid bottles, you can't see the sediment. I was just about to tip up the bottle after a beautiful pour and then... plop, plop, plop, massive chunks of yeast do "cannonballs" into my glass and now I'm left with something resembling bubble tea. It was clear, gold with orange hues, big puffy white head, and ample carbonation. Doesn't leave much for lacing.

S - mild acidity, otherwise your typical tripel character, sweet pils, lemon/orange zest, herb and spice

T - I don't really get any of the acidity in the flavour, but I do get a distinct lemon lime character that reminds me of 7Up or Sprite, but in a good way. Moderate amount of sweetness upfront, finish is decidely dry. Pepper is mild, which is good because the alcohol is really dry.

M - When I'm not straining yeast threw me teeth, it is bubbly, mouth filling but light. The alcohol is certainly noticable, but is not warm.

D - maybe not the best tripel I've ever had, but tasty and unique enough to be recommended.

Pretty good, finish is exceptionally dry. The acid in the smell is a little odd. Worth trying once, but I'd stick with their Delirium Tremens which is far superior.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2008 00:18:48 | More by markaberrant
More User Reviews:
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear dark golden yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short head consisting of large bubbles on the surface that eventually completely faded away, leaving only a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of Belgian yeast and pale malts are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops and fruity esters. Hints of candi sugar become noticeable once the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the fruit is a bit stronger—apples seem to stand out in particular—and there are subtle bits of sweetness. There are also some hints of peppery spices towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This beer didn't seem to be as complex as other beers in the style, but hid its alcohol rather well and therefore was quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 02:22:16 | More by metter98
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a tasty belgian blonde, lost somewhere between a classic tripel and a belgian pale or strong golden. its hazy and pale yellow, with a few yeast bits and a nose of cut grass and fruity yeast coming off of a several inch tall white head that rings every sip. the taste has a little bit of floral hops on the front end, and a pretty sweet and sturdy malt base for its color, but it flavored predominantly by a classic belgian yeast strain thats got hints of pears and apples to it, without being cloying or artificial. a decent bit of residual sugar in the finish gives body by arrests drinkability significantly, and even effervescent carbonation cant cut it or lighten it up much. a hearty brew for its looks, and one that while i enjoy it quite a lot, its a one and done for me. just a bit filling and sweet for all day drinking, but its alcohol is well hidden and its quality is at the forefront of the experience.

Serving type: bottle

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La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.