La Guillotine | Brouwerij Huyghe

BA SCORE
87
very good
375 Ratings
La GuillotineLa Guillotine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe
Belgium
delirium.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
375
Reviews:
116
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.51%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
95
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of khmel
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow - light and transparent. Good carbonation. Nose is almost pale ale like. A little hoppy, wheat, orange. Taste is really nice. A tiny bitterness immediately, but then a really nice earthy citrus peel taste. Bitterness quickly disappears. Classic Belgian golden ale. Lovely.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bottle from a Supermarket in Brussels.

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Photo of dadplusbeer
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an incredibly interesting beer on the account that it sips like a high ABV amber with a belgian back bone. Really thought this was a great find for something out of the ordinary. Not an every night beer but one for good food and good conversation.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maxist
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTuomi
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a bubbly golden color, somewhat murky. The head was minimal, 1 finger, white, and dissipated quickly. The nose is is fruty. I also get some sour notes to it. The taste I get like a sour apple flavor. I'm not a big fan of that flavor palate. The feel has a nice bubbly feel to it. Technically, it's a strong beer, but it isn't for my palate.

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Photo of Sid_Smith
4.69/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of logicalparadox
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scratch69
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kenstogie
3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

it was good .not great but good... i think it may have been stored improperly.....

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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierman9
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had a 0.33l bottle of this at Olivier in Utrecht on 25SEP16; cost was €5.70.

Poured very clear, with a medium-golden color and steady, fine carbo. Had a 1" fluffy, marshmallow-white head which ebbed slowly with nice lacing. Nose was somewhat crackery with a little lemon zest and mild, subtle spiciness. Had a solid medium body and minimal prickle.

Was crackery and dry on the palate. Was a touch fruity, with some green apple and pear present, and a hint of sourish astringency in the chalky, dry finish. Mostly an "nbd" bier.... Cheers!

3.81/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KitoUY
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrfehon33
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LocusSolus
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From the corked, caged, and foiled 750 ml bottle with an 05/16 bottling date. Sampled on August 16, 2016.

Yellow-orange carbonated pour leading up to a big, white head that lingers.

Big aroma of crackers, Graham crackers, Orange zest, butterscotch, and grass.

Light to medium body.

Effervescent fruitiness in the taste along with toasted bread, crackers, and a clean, moderately bitter and fruity finish.

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Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.91 out of 5 based on 375 ratings.
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