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La Guillotine

Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bottles: 33cl with crown cap, 75cl with cork and muselet.
Barrels: 15l, 20l and 30l.
Alcohol volume: 8.5% ABV
Colour and sight: Golden blond, multigrain beer with a very persistent, lacing head.
Scent: A complex smell, with a citrus aroma, followed by hop aromas such as Saaz, Brewers Gold and Amarillo.
Flavour: Initially rather sweet, because of the alcohol. The intense taste and roundness mask the presence of high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (144) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Liquid is golden, clear, rocky head, nice lacing. Aroma of yeast, vinegar, spices, banana. Taste: yeast, spices, lime, malt, dark fruits, orange, alcohol. It’s a little too aggressive but still not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
canuck_j (64) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a lovely golden blonde colour with a fluffy white head and an aggressive, large bubbled evervescence. Has a nose of sweet malt with almost no hop character and some alcohol is apparent. Big sugary treacle malt flavour with a candi sugar bite and apparent alcohol warming. Head Laces beautifully and has "legs" too. Dry finish and low levels of esters and other fruity flavours. . Overall a big alcohol beer with a whammy of sugar and eye anole that will surely leave you with a big head in the am if you drink too many!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mile (2744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Light golden, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty – lightly wheaty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and fruitiness, light alcohol and yeast. Body is medium, malty – lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel and fruitiness, light alcohol. Finish is short to average, malty – lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish, faint caramel, light hoppyness and some alcohol. Quite one-dimensional strong ale. Way too much alcohol considering the body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shain (11) - ISRAEL - APR 5, 2014
Very tall foamy white head that collapse to a nice thinner layer. Gentle sweet aroma. Nice golden body. Strong 8.5 ABV - but not much alcohol taste. Taste pleasantly sweet with complex flavor profile and a nice week bitter taste following at first sips. Very balanced flavor leaning slightly to the sweet side. Some lemony sourness, a little distracting. A somewhat salty after taste, a bit metallic. Gentle caramel flavor, with a rich complex structure. Hints of woody-herbal flavors. Mouth feel is foamy and carbonation is gentle but fitting the beer. Overall very good beer, with many flavor layers and richness. A beer that can stand on it’s own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at 3 små rum, Göteborg, 21/03/14. Hazed golden amber with a big old off white head. Nose is spice, bitter citric notes, orange peel, caramel, clove, hay. Taste comprises dark fruit rind, bitter orange, spice, sugars, candied fruit peel, caramel, light booze, light metallic nip. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok Belgique offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (2473) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: 3 små rum, Göteborg.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Yeast, citrus, malt, spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, yeast.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
freretoc (441) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 2, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, une couleur blonde et un peu de mousse, une bière super acide on a l’impression qu’elle est piquée et donc pas normal, c’est peut être le style qui veut ça mais c’est vraiment désagréable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (61) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark golden with a large dense white head. Aroma: orange, apple, cereal, bubblegum. Taste adds hay, alcohol and some spice and citrus. Sweet, smooth, medium bodied, with an alcoholic, slight bitter and herbal finish. Nice enough beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
Bottled at Café 3 små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear golden, meidum white head. Peppery and floral aroma, some bubble gum. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Impression générale très désagréable, un très mauvais souvenir pour moi...

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