La Guillotine | Brouwerij Huyghe

BA SCORE
87
very good
374 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:
374
Reviews:
116
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11.51%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
93
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.81/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of pat61
4.73/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fruit and malt on the nose. Pours brilliant orange tinted amber with a vigorous, long lasting, 3” white rocky foam cap. A fruity palate starts with orange, peach, and a hint of banana, spice, light caramel, a touch of bread, pepper and a light bitterness on the finish. Medium body and medium high carbonation. A delight to drink.

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4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

lets party! Possibly the bast name in beer

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4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Ochsenblut
4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A one centimeter white head sits atop a hazy peach colored body. The carbonation is very active, replenishing the head constantly throughout the session.

This beer smells of spice, apples, and mandarins. It is also fuming alcohol slightly.

The taste is smooth. Soon after the carbonated bite subsides, there is pepper, orange rind and medicinal phenols. This makes for a complex balance between sweet and spicy, which is especially pleasing. The alcohol is warming and is very understated. The aftertaste is medicinal and only slightly acidic.

La Guillotine is nothing short of delicate and is clearly a finely crafted beer. To reach this sort of balance whilst maintaining a smooth mouthfeel AND high carbonation is something special to behold.

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4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another beer that I am happy to have discovered during my stay in a foreign land. Pours a cloudy golden tinge with a small, but impressive looking white head. Loads and loads of sediment were swirling around this beer, as well as a few other darker sediment particles that did not look attractive, but didn't seem to bug me. Smell was excellent, fruit throughout such as cherries, apples, passionfruit, pineapple. There was also a light medicinal smell in there. Taste was amazing, juicy fruit, and sweet sugary honey dominated, with some mild sour trangs coming through as it went towards the back of the palate. It was somewhat syrupy, maybe due to the honey tastes I noticed. As for drinkability, My God if only I had this beer around every night, I would be in sheer bliss. I swear this beer came straight from Hades to tempt us all with its deliciousness. Indulge

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4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Veiled golden color with a powerful storm of activity. Thick creamy and super frothy white 5 fingers island cloudy head, lasting more than 20 minutes, creating thick leggings. Flavors of cheese, coriander, banana yeast, strong presence of grains, floral bouquet, some hops, hints of wood and a nice vinous and roasted feel. Some ester fruits like apples, a hint of honey, oaky, grassy, and orangy clove. Pleasant sugary feel yet sharp and bitter. Slick light body with champagne like carbonation. Medium to strong finish of long length, ending with a burned malty tongue coat, hoppy grass feel, warming alcohol, yeasty, barrel aged feel, and fruity grapefruits. Overall this is an outstanding craft with rich delicious yet accessible flavors for the style and strength. Very fresh but the smell is a little rotten yet still pleasant. Incredible quality stuff. Complex, balanced, well intensified, filling, warming, a pleasure to drink.

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La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.91 out of 5 based on 374 ratings.
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