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La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe

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La GuillotineLa Guillotine

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BA SCORE
88
very good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 26
Gots: 46 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours crystal clear with a very airy head that fades very quickly. A modest nose with aromas of raspberries, alcohol, and cough syrup.

Well balanced in the mouth, the beer is a little bitter up front, takes on a slightly sweet, almost cherry-like flavor in the mouth, then moves to a dry finish that reminds me of fresh cut weeds. Very bubbly in the mouth with crisp carbonation, despite smelling a bit boozy, there is little hint of the 9% (as listed on my bottle) as I sip.

Overall a nicely made offering that drinks easily and offers a worthy alternative to Duvel.

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a chalice, light honey-colored with a short but lingering head. The nose was slightly funky, with a typical Belgian yeast profile and spice, a bit of funk, and a bit of fusel alcohol. The flavor matched, but was a bit more muted...in the mouth, the texture was creamy due to the relatively high carbonation. Overall, this was a well-carbonated, very easy-drinking Belgian Pale, I look forward to drinking it again.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Huyghe into Guillotine glass. Fluffy white head medium retention. High clarity.  Aroma, nice hoppy bouquet, light sweetness. Taste nicely bitter with slight sweetness. Dangerously drinkable.  Very refreshing  No alcohol noted at all. Our guide at the brewery says this is coming to the states soon and also said that the recipe has been tweaked to where they are now very happy with it. Look out. This one is dangerous. 

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a dark golden color can be seen at once and a very big rocky head is formed right away, it is white and leaves a lot of traces behind on the glass. Carbonation is rich and forms a permanent layer on top of the beer.

S: classic aroma mainly formed by the barley malts with high alcohol and some fruity spirit balanced with some little hops.

T: high alcohol but very rich flavors: starting with some fruits then barley malts and finally hops.

M: sensations are complicated well balanced with some little sweetness and bitterness of course alcohol makes a complicated sensation but not unpleasant.

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3.06/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours amber with lots of big chunks of sediment floating round. Large white head.
Nose shows candi sugar, golden syrup, sweet bread and fruit cake. Incredibly sweet smelling.
Flavours include the same sweet bready malt and candi sugar. Way too sweet and cloying.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into my lost abbey stemware glasd

A: Golden yellow color with a thick, fluffy and persistent head. A little bit cloudy and dirty too
S: Belgian yeasts. Fresh malt. Sweet flowery perfume. Citrus and spices (reminds a Triple)
T: Belgian yeasts, malt and spices. Moderate sweet
M: Balanced sweetness, low bitterness and reasonable carbonation
D: High. Despite the high ABV, you cannot feel too much the alcohol. Really easy to lose the head here...

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La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.