La Guillotine | Brouwerij Huyghe

BA SCORE
87
very good
380 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:
380
Reviews:
117
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
96
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 380 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of KitoUY
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrfehon33
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LocusSolus
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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 -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mlockman
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good example of the style, but nothing so delicious that I felt compelled to drink another.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chebode2
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
2.42/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Playing Tomb Raider 2015. Strongly herbal-soapy, making it hard to drink.

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

Photo of mikebu
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnTurano
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of constantine_272
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dzu
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Beutiful light-amber with a nice foam head.
S: Fruits and sweets.
T: Bittersweet (more betterness), weak caramel taste.
F: Long aftertaste. Alcohol very good hidden.
O: Classic belgian pale ale. But not of my favourite styles.

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Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Miket13
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitschiguy
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a cloudy, light yellow with lots of bubbles and a big frothy head which hung around. Looked good. Some good lacing.

Nose - yeasty and some spice. A little citrus.

Palate - Rich and quite complex. Yeasty with banana, spice and lingering alcohol in the back of the mouth. Finish is quite long with strong bitterness coming through.

Mouth is good. Quite full. A bit sticky afterwards.

Overall a very enjoyable beer but the lingering bitterness at the end put me off.

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Photo of Trosevear
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark yellow almost amber with a nice puffy head and a lacing that is beautiful down the side.

S: Extremely coriander, slightly citrusy with a slight sweet smell to it.

T: Super sweet with a slight bitterness from the hops, it also has a little bit of coriander taste to it and almost a little wheaty.

F: Slightly carbinated and has a great feel to it.

O: Actually a pretty amazing beer and would defiantly would have this beer again.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

La Guillotine from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.9 out of 5 based on 380 ratings.
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