La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe
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3.95/5 rDev +0.3%
Very enjoyable. Pours a hazy dull gold color with a huge frothy white head into my Chimay goblet. Head retention is great for a Belgian ale. Plenty of spotty lacing on the glass.
Solid if not spectacular aroma. Mostly light fruit, Peaches and pears. Some belgian yeast and rich malt.
Taste is more of the same. There is a touch of alcohol presence (not quite a "burn") to go along with the sweet fruit, malt and yeast. Still very tasty.
Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. You know there is a warming alcohol presence but it is not overdone.
Overall a good solid Strong Pale Ale.
06-20-2013 02:50:29 | More by JayQue
3.68/5 rDev -6.6%
On tap at the Delirium TapHouse. (Reviewed from notes dated May 27, 2013).
A-The beer has an orange-tinted, golden-amber color. It is clear with a stray bubble or to two of carbonation. There is some nice lacing left on the glass by the fat, one-finger head.
S-The smell has the underlying banana doughy, sweet, Belgian yeast smell that is similar to Tremens. There is a bit of spice and floral notes from the hops, but I would hardly call this bitter, even by timid Belgian bitterness standards.
T-The taste is similar to the smell at the start, with sweetness, bread, dough, and banana up front. Towards the finish, the hops kick in with a mild, bitter spiciness. The finish is on the bitter end of the spectrum, but is quite abrupt.
M-The feel is lightly oily with a medium heft and a fine, smooth carbonation.
O-I had a difficult time getting into this beer. The flavors did not integrate very well with one-another. It is as if they took Tremens, which I enjoy, and injected an unnecessary hop note that just doesn't fit very well. While I did not hate this beer, there are other Belgian bitters that I would go to first.
06-13-2013 03:06:56 | More by spoony
4.29/5 rDev +8.9%
A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a yellowish color and a clear texture. There was a foamy, two inch, long-lasting head. Lots of good lacing.
S: A powerful aroma of fruit, malt, and yeast.
T: Tasted of malt (a lot of malt - more than I might have expected), Belgian yeast, fruit, and some esters. A lively flavor, with just enough complexity and power to make it interesting.
M: An off the charts amount of carbonation (I haven't had anything this bubbly in quite a while), with a prickly finish. Medium-bodied.
O: A well made, vibrant, and very drinkable beer.
05-04-2013 20:17:33 | More by avalon07
3.31/5 rDev -16%
Poured a bomb of a fluffy white head. Lots of carbonation, and erm, enough bits floating around to make it look like some sort of orange snow-ornamen that you shake. No lacing (unless you count the sediment clinging to the sides of the glass). This from a half-bottle pour, so the sediment wasn't sitting in the bottom and I poured in one mighty go.
Egads! Never seen anything like it. Looks like a million small goldfish in a beer glass.
Moving on - aromas of mandarin and some strong yeast, yes we are in Belgian territory
Taste is both sweet and sour at the same time, lovely complexity. More mandarins and citrus and hops bundled together. Nicely carbonated in the mouth.
04-04-2013 10:14:39 | More by newton99
La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.