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La Guillotine - Brouwerij Huyghe

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very good

251 Ratings

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 21
Gots: 28 | 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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KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Blumstein, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dmorgan310, May 18, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

superspak, May 11, 2014
Photo of lwillitz
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

lwillitz, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ThatsStout, Apr 26, 2014
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
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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
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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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La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
88 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.