Ladyface Guillotine Flemish Red
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
(Barrel-aged March 2011 - July 2012) Blind Ambition Belgian Abbey ale was introduced into ’07 Justin Cabernet Sauvignon barrels in March 2011. Applying a time-honored tradition using Drie Fonteinen yeast with Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus, the result is Guillotine, a complex sour ale with strong alcohol, tannic and tart sensations as it rolls across the palette. A high carbonation level yields a dry champagne-like effervescence, and the touch of sweet cherry purée adds a leathered fruit note, and the perfect ale to slice through rich, creamy desserts. This special Belgian Flemish Red-style ale is a long-anticipated release and this year’s fourth and final release of Ladyface’s "Ingenuity Series." Tapped on France’s "Fête Nationale," Bastille Day celebrates the freeing of political prisoners and sparked the French Revolution in 1789.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 On tap at the brewpub. Normally there beers are served a bit cold, but not near frozen. This was. Served icy cold. Poured with a hazed red hued body with a lasting white head. Once warmed: aromas of red wine, cherry pit, lacto, leather, medium funk, esters, dates, medium oak and some alcohol. Flavors are acidic, medium acetic acid, medium to medium low malt presence, dry. Red wine, funk at a medium. Low tannin. Some warmth, slightly tannic finish, lively carbonation, dry.

Sourfest. Would have given it a slightly lower score. Pours with a murky, orange hued body with a small tan head. Aromas show a huge raw oak vanillin, red wine, currants, fruit, low funk. Flavors are medium tart with tons and tons of oak. Dark fruit, vanillin, wood, low funk. Mildly acetic, medium bubbles, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Sample at GABF 2014. Comes reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, wood, and alcohol. Taste is tart fruit, barrel, alcohol, and a bit of funk. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Tap@ Ladyface. Clear red copper color with no head. Big tart dark fruit, cherry lemon, wet wood aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Very nice wet wood, spicy cabernet wine flavors with tart dark fruits, lemon, and some dark caramel sweetness----very tasty sour___

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Cask at Ladyface. Flat, clear red tea pour. No lace. Nose is incredible vanilla, buttery cake, bourbon barrel. Taste follows suit with rum cake, shortbread, bourbon barrel abounding. Moderate blackberry juice acidity. Dry finish is par for the course for Ladyface with their heavily efficient house yeast. Tart berry juice and lingering butter save this from being overly dry and tannic mouth puckering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2012
(Draught) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, cherries, vinous. coconut, wood, and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla, wood, caramel, cherry, some citrus, and raisins with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Draft, dark reddish brown our. Sweetness, cherry, lemon, lightly finky, and tart. Some barrel character. Rather thin, but still decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pours a murky dark orange/amber color with an off-white head. The lactic acidity comes through nicely up front, lots of lemon to it. Only a mild funkiness with some oak, red wine, and a bit of must. A solid aroma. The flavor is kind of a let down. It’s a bit watery, but it is moderately tart with some grape, cherry, and lemon fruitiness. A little bit of oak and wine flavor, but very minimal funk. Would have been really good if not for the watered down flavor.

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