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La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe

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La GuillotineLa Guillotine

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BA SCORE
89
very good

280 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 24
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002

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Photo of citylion
4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PTRAINOR
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious Belgian ale. Pale golden color and nice head when poured. Slightly boozy. Crisp with a hint of fruitiness. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of Gilyano91
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is pleasantly juicy with orange and lime backed by sweet vanilla and some waxy graininess. It pours a large, soapy, eggshell-white head and a clear, light gold body. The flavor is tart, spicy, and bitter, as well as slightly boozy and grainy sweet with only a hint of fruitiness. It's highly carbonated, frothy, and crisp.

The aroma is more pleasantly expressive than the flavor, while the flavor seems to be dominated by the spicy and bitter qualities with some grainy sweetness in support and fruity esters only on a very low level.

Photo of Buzz3d
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hakaiya
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tux_alin
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of markgugs
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of bsvi
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%

Photo of snakeayes11
3.88/5  rDev -2%

Photo of DaveBlack
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of Zorro
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear rusty amber colored head with a tall puffy white colored head.

Smells sweet and sticky with a spicy apple aroma. Slight tart scent this reminds me of my grandmothers apple butter.

Starts out mildly sweet with a strong apple flavor. Slight cinnamon and clove flavors. Slight taste of pipe tobacco. Mild bitterness and a slight brown sugar flavor.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall a tasty ale and was perfect for thanksgiving. Try this one with hot apple pie,

Photo of bmaggot
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of NightINgale
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of Meekes
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kofukasho
3/5  rDev -24.2%

A decent enough brew, but at 8.5% it might be too strong for some people's tastes.

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Pours a clear golden color with a very thick head that sticks around a long time and sticks to the glass. A strong amount of carbonation is visible. Lots of sediment at the end of the pour.

Smell – Yeast, a funky spice, and a touch of cider with lemon. Malt becomes noticeable as the head dissipates.

Taste – Cider, pepper, with a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel – Medium body, good carbonation. Goes down easy for 8.5%abv.

Drinkability – Easy drinking, but a bit cidery for my personal taste.

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of R_Kole
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of polopaul20
4.04/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +1%

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La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
89 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.