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La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe

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La GuillotineLa Guillotine

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BA SCORE
88
very good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 21
Gots: 24 | 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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adityashekhar

India

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-16-2013 14:04:58 | More by adityashekhar
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2Cents

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-16-2013 06:42:49 | More by 2Cents
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spoony

Colorado

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
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-11-2013 16:00:49 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-09-2013 00:52:42 | More by GreyGhost4
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freneticamnesic

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-03-2013 14:22:18 | More by freneticamnesic
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-29-2013 16:48:25 | More by TrevorWGrover
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Twal

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-29-2013 02:25:36 | More by Twal
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Dando54

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-27-2013 12:33:43 | More by Dando54
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desint

Belgium

3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-24-2013 11:53:46 | More by desint
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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-22-2013 04:35:35 | More by pin
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-20-2013 04:27:03 | More by Kmat10
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Chrily

Norway

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-16-2013 12:54:27 | More by Chrily
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-07-2013 01:10:13 | More by kkmiller76
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wer3w01f

Russian Federation

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-06-2013 08:49:18 | More by wer3w01f
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avalon07

South Carolina

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
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-28-2013 19:28:18 | More by schnarr84
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leinie13

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-23-2013 02:14:36 | More by leinie13
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Noelito76

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-21-2013 13:45:10 | More by Noelito76
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newton99

Belgium

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
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-04-2013 08:57:49 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Pilsgrimage


4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

03-24-2013 13:11:26 | More by Pilsgrimage
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-17-2013 19:27:23 | More by RblWthACoz
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BoringBunny

Russian Federation

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

03-15-2013 20:27:23 | More by BoringBunny
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mhbarber

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.9%

03-05-2013 15:19:37 | More by mhbarber
La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.