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La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe

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La GuillotineLa Guillotine

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very good

244 Ratings

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 21
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website

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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Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

metter98, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of MaevaS
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

MaevaS, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

rudabegga9, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

vhmf1978, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Norseman, Apr 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Nihilistkid, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

GreenMountainBoy, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

kylehay2004, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

VeganUndead, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Beejay, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Rilesmiles, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a tasty belgian blonde, lost somewhere between a classic tripel and a belgian pale or strong golden. its hazy and pale yellow, with a few yeast bits and a nose of cut grass and fruity yeast coming off of a several inch tall white head that rings every sip. the taste has a little bit of floral hops on the front end, and a pretty sweet and sturdy malt base for its color, but it flavored predominantly by a classic belgian yeast strain thats got hints of pears and apples to it, without being cloying or artificial. a decent bit of residual sugar in the finish gives body by arrests drinkability significantly, and even effervescent carbonation cant cut it or lighten it up much. a hearty brew for its looks, and one that while i enjoy it quite a lot, its a one and done for me. just a bit filling and sweet for all day drinking, but its alcohol is well hidden and its quality is at the forefront of the experience.

StonedTrippin, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

nmann08, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

MickeyMonk, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Raziel313, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Chemister, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ShepardCommander, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Evil_Pidde, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ncelauro, Jan 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

d_brommer_nh, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

frontalot, Jan 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

wonothesane42, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

2GOOFY, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Saind, Jan 06, 2014
La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.