1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe

Not Rated.
La GuillotineLa Guillotine

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 217
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 21
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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)
View: Beers (67) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of La Guillotine Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 217 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SnatchyMcPants
SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

5/5  rDev +26.6%

01-16-2013 23:57:30 | More by SnatchyMcPants
Photo of GuinnessRegular92
GuinnessRegular92

Florida

5/5  rDev +26.6%

06-25-2014 02:58:15 | More by GuinnessRegular92
Photo of NicDacey
NicDacey

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +26.6%

03-01-2012 19:56:20 | More by NicDacey
Photo of codasnap52
codasnap52

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +26.6%

03-01-2012 19:52:59 | More by codasnap52
Photo of drno904
drno904

California

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-18-2011 07:31:50 | More by drno904
Photo of justplainlawr
justplainlawr


5/5  rDev +26.6%

07-13-2014 06:06:30 | More by justplainlawr
Photo of BoringBunny
BoringBunny

Russian Federation

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

03-15-2013 20:27:23 | More by BoringBunny
Photo of morfius85
morfius85


4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

07-11-2012 13:42:36 | More by morfius85
Photo of Vylo
Vylo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

12-30-2013 03:05:15 | More by Vylo
Photo of Nihilistkid
Nihilistkid

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

04-12-2014 07:22:18 | More by Nihilistkid
Photo of Pilsgrimage
Pilsgrimage


4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

03-24-2013 13:11:26 | More by Pilsgrimage
Photo of BGM_22
BGM_22

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

07-25-2013 04:21:33 | More by BGM_22
Photo of Naftali
Naftali

Israel

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

10-07-2012 13:36:41 | More by Naftali
Photo of Ochsenblut
Ochsenblut

Italy

4.68/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 21:36:25 | More by Ochsenblut
Photo of jamie2dope
jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 10:10:18 | More by jamie2dope
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-11-2013 16:00:49 | More by JeffreyJDavis
Photo of d_brommer_nh
d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

01-20-2014 23:46:30 | More by d_brommer_nh
Photo of vhmf1978
vhmf1978

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-16-2014 02:35:24 | More by vhmf1978
Photo of nleaders
nleaders

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-02-2014 22:29:47 | More by nleaders
Photo of WynnO
WynnO

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

09-08-2012 04:51:29 | More by WynnO
Photo of REDAMI
REDAMI

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 19:02:24 | More by REDAMI
Photo of adityashekhar
adityashekhar

India

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-16-2013 14:04:58 | More by adityashekhar
Photo of pma7779
pma7779

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-26-2013 12:47:40 | More by pma7779
Photo of shama84
shama84

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-01-2012 17:27:05 | More by shama84
Photo of MojoIRL
MojoIRL


4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-19-2014 21:27:09 | More by MojoIRL
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.