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La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe

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BA SCORE
88
very good

241 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 21
Gots: 28 | 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)
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bostonryan, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml ceramic bottle with red foil cap. 'Best Before End' of Mar 2007 clipped on the back label. Has been aging for over a year. Has tried this one at a Beer Fest, and was quite strong (almost harsh). Let's see what some rest time has done.
Color is yellowy/golden with a haze from the yeast. Not a large head, decent layer of white foam, thin lacing. Yeasty and acidic smell, also get aromas of fenel and anise.
Taste has smoothed out nicely. Lots of carbonation keep it crisp and light. Yeasty flavor, with spice and pepper. A bit fruity, but not sweet, quite dry finish. Slightly alcohol aftertaste, but still well hidden. Complex, and still a bit strong in the flavor department, but has mellowed out nicely.

BigBry, Dec 26, 2006
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Rilesmiles, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

CreekyJarls, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Luiz0930, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Paisan
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sunny in colour. Big white cloud, which burned away quite fast, leaving hardly any trace - might have been the glass. Then again, would you expect a lasting head with a guillotine?
Smell is orange-lemon, hint of spice (coriander). Some earthiness from the yeast.
As promised by the smell, the taste begins with slightly sweet citrus, coriander, builds to a distinct bitter finish, and then rolls back with a strong alcoholic warmth.
Tingly, almost ticklish carbonation, which counters the strong alcohol a bit.
All in all, a very nice beer. Beware of the 9% ABV, or you might just lose your head.

Paisan, Nov 19, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Chemister, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

RedneckBeerz, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Brewsed, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

WilstonOreo, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ncelauro, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

wizo, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

rudabegga9, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

RblWthACoz, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

2Cents, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SoPeL, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JAHMUR, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes: 12oz faux-ceramic, brown-glass bottle with no freshness date.

a Pretty good Belgian ale. This Pale ale pours a very light golden colour with a mammoth head. It had the aromas of sugar, alcohol, yeast and fruit. It tasted very fruity (peaches and nectarines come to mind) with a slightly medicinal alcohol taste in the background. This beer from the Huyghe family brewery was very different to all of the beers in their Delirium line. This was a very interesting beer with a nice, creamy mouthfeel. The drinkability is very good on this one, I could easily drink many of them. A classic Belgian beer!
Cheers!
-F

francisweizen, Apr 10, 2003
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

stevoj, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

MickeyMonk, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

dmorgan310, May 18, 2014
La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.