La Guillotine | Brouwerij Huyghe

BA SCORE
87
very good
381 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:
381
Reviews:
117
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
97
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 381 |  Reviews: 117
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : yellow (troubled) color, with white foamy head.
Smell : yeast, peppery, and malty aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet and fruity flavours, well-hop spiced.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian strong pale ale.

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Photo of rastaman
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not too good, quite spicy and fizzy, but i really didn't like the detergenty taste that it left in your mouth, it could be quite good, but its just a bit fizzy and soapy for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of YvesB
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of GJ40
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden with incredible clarity and a big white head. Aroma is a little grassy. Flavor is fruity, spicy and slightly sweet. It's got a bit of a saisson-ish taste though it doesn't seem like it was supposed to. Thin feel but silky smooth.

This is an interesting and refreshing beer.

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2.82/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bomb of a fluffy white head. Lots of carbonation, and erm, enough bits floating around to make it look like some sort of orange snow-ornamen that you shake. No lacing (unless you count the sediment clinging to the sides of the glass). This from a half-bottle pour, so the sediment wasn't sitting in the bottom and I poured in one mighty go.

Egads! Never seen anything like it. Looks like a million small goldfish in a beer glass.

Moving on - aromas of mandarin and some strong yeast, yes we are in Belgian territory

Taste is both sweet and sour at the same time, lovely complexity. More mandarins and citrus and hops bundled together. Nicely carbonated in the mouth.

This is really drinking with my eyes closed, tho, and in reality this is bad with that much sediment.

Will review again.

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Photo of adamette
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from a 330 cl bottle purchased at De Bier Temple in Brussels before I left there. Smuggled home in my suitcase and then chilled for the past 24 hours in my fridge. Poured into my Ommegang gold rimmed goblet.

A One inch kind of basic off white head that stuck around for a few minutes over a Belgian Strong Pale Ale body with lots and lots of sediment floating around. Moderate lacing left in my glass. 4.5

S Sweet malt that I expected, a nice Strong Belgian Pale Ale smell but then an unwelcome rubbing alcohol smell that was too strong and obvious. I know that this is an 8.5 to 9.0% ABV beer but the smell does not hide it very well. By the way the front label mentions 8.5% and the back label mentions 9.0%. 3.5

T Well the rubbing alcohol smell did not carry over into the taste I am glad to say. Sweet malt in a Pale Ale dominates, a muted hop profile and a kick of alcohol but it is well eclipsed by other tastes. There is a nice muted citrus taste as well that I appreciated more as this beer warmed. 4.5

M Moderate with big sweet taste, the kick of alcohol but it finishes nice and easy with a pleasant barley malt aftertaste. 4.0

D Fair. This is a big ABV beer so I would say one and done. 3.5

Notes: I was attracted to this beer since the bottle looks much like another beer brewed by this brewery, Delerium Tremens, and I am glad that I followed through on getting it. While it does not reach the level of Delerium Tremens it is a very good beer.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Brabander
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This week i brought some beers to my cousing Peter because we are going to have a beertasting at his place with a bunch of newbies into beer.

Peter however has discovered the special beers some time ago, he loves the Pannepot of the Struise.

Anyway...now to this beer! He gave me this bottle and asked me to drink it and give it an honest review, that's what i did. Best before december 2013.

Poured in my Struise glass this beer has the looks, five fingers big bubble head and a cloudy fluid. Very nice carbonation, that's what i like in a beer.

The beers has the same smell like a Duvel but then a bit better. Yeastnotes and some floral scents.

Taste is absolutely superb, there are only very few strong pale ales who will score better than this one!

So Peter, this a beer which is very very good. When you see it...try it.

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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.9 out of 5 based on 381 ratings.
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