La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe
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4.68/5 rDev +18.8%
A one centimeter white head sits atop a hazy peach colored body. The carbonation is very active, replenishing the head constantly throughout the session.
This beer smells of spice, apples, and mandarins. It is also fuming alcohol slightly.
The taste is smooth. Soon after the carbonated bite subsides, there is pepper, orange rind and medicinal phenols. This makes for a complex balance between sweet and spicy, which is especially pleasing. The alcohol is warming and is very understated. The aftertaste is medicinal and only slightly acidic.
La Guillotine is nothing short of delicate and is clearly a finely crafted beer. To reach this sort of balance whilst maintaining a smooth mouthfeel AND high carbonation is something special to behold.
03-14-2011 21:36:25 | More by Ochsenblut
4.63/5 rDev +17.5%
Another beer that I am happy to have discovered during my stay in a foreign land. Pours a cloudy golden tinge with a small, but impressive looking white head. Loads and loads of sediment were swirling around this beer, as well as a few other darker sediment particles that did not look attractive, but didn't seem to bug me. Smell was excellent, fruit throughout such as cherries, apples, passionfruit, pineapple. There was also a light medicinal smell in there. Taste was amazing, juicy fruit, and sweet sugary honey dominated, with some mild sour trangs coming through as it went towards the back of the palate. It was somewhat syrupy, maybe due to the honey tastes I noticed. As for drinkability, My God if only I had this beer around every night, I would be in sheer bliss. I swear this beer came straight from Hades to tempt us all with its deliciousness. Indulge
05-29-2006 10:10:18 | More by jamie2dope
4.5/5 rDev +14.2%
Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.
A - Hazy medium gold with a creamy, thick, white head.
S - Tart funk, wet straw, woody, citrus, lemony.
T - Sweet malt followed by bitter orange peel, dried apricot, a grassy finish. Definite spicy, yeasty funk.
M - Sharp, stinging carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.
Complex and interesting. I enjoyed this one.
09-15-2013 19:02:24 | More by REDAMI
La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.