La Guillotine | Brouwerij Huyghe

La GuillotineLa Guillotine
382 Ratings
La GuillotineLa Guillotine

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2002

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3cl bottle bought and consumed in Budapest at a little cafe in front of Staint Stephans catherdral. Dull spritzy gold, medium sized white head with some foamy lace.

Smell is very nice, somewhat saison like quinine and limestone, tropical fruits, softer but complex.

Taste has the nice tropical esters but also some soapiness, robust hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is dry and light.

Drinkability is solid, very nice and textured blonde, depth of flavor, balance, some nuance.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

A - Hazy medium gold with a creamy, thick, white head.

S - Tart funk, wet straw, woody, citrus, lemony.

T - Sweet malt followed by bitter orange peel, dried apricot, a grassy finish. Definite spicy, yeasty funk.

M - Sharp, stinging carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.

Complex and interesting. I enjoyed this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

appearance = golden pour with a great lacy small/medium white head, a bit hazy

smell = fruity - hint of banana, pineapple, mandarins/oranges. Spicy, malty aroma

taste = very sweet fruity citrus start with a bitter finish, personally great combination, considering the ABV, not too overpowering, very pleasant and goes down smooth.

mouthfeel = creamy, great complexity of sweet/sour notes

overall = for a belgian strong, I love the sweetness start with the bitter/sour finish, easy to drink and not overpowering.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 382 ratings
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