La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe
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3.95/5 rDev +0.3%
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/5/2012. Pours moderately cloudy golden color with a 3 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Great dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, bread, candi sugar, light pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, light banana, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
05-10-2014 23:55:34 | More by superspak
3.69/5 rDev -6.3%
11.2-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass
A - huge rocky white head over a transparent gold with floating sediment, high amount of visible carbonation
S - orchard fruits, peppery spice, floral hops, yeast
T - fruits (apple, peach), light bitterness of floral hops, peppery spice, yeast, touch of warmth from the alcohol; dry finish with lingering yeast and floral notes
M - light/medium body with high carbonation
O - I'm still not a big fan of Belgians, but this is not a bad beer. By no means my favorite, but quite drinkable and quite interesting.
05-06-2014 22:32:24 | More by lwillitz
3.73/5 rDev -5.3%
A: The beer is relatively clear dark golden yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short head consisting of large bubbles on the surface that eventually completely faded away, leaving only a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of Belgian yeast and pale malts are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops and fruity esters. Hints of candi sugar become noticeable once the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the fruit is a bit stronger—apples seem to stand out in particular—and there are subtle bits of sweetness. There are also some hints of peppery spices towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This beer didn't seem to be as complex as other beers in the style, but hid its alcohol rather well and therefore was quite drinkable.
04-24-2014 02:22:16 | More by metter98
La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.