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

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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierdimpfe (624) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Veiled golden color with a powerful storm of activity. Thick creamy and super frothy white 5 fingers island cloudy head, lasting more than 20 minutes, creating thick leggings. Flavors of cheese, coriander, banana yeast, strong presence of grains, floral bouquet, some hops, hints of wood and a nice vinous and roasted feel. Some ester fruits like apples, a hint of honey, oaky, grassy, and orangy clove. Pleasant sugary feel yet sharp and bitter. Slick light body with champagne like carbonation. Medium to strong finish of long length, ending with a burned malty tongue coat, hoppy grass feel, warming alcohol, yeasty, barrel aged feel, and fruity grapefruits. Overall this is an outstanding craft with rich delicious yet accessible flavors for the style and strength. Very fresh but the smell is a little rotten yet still pleasant. Incredible quality stuff. Complex, balanced, well intensified, filling, warming, a pleasure to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChewyBeer (353) - SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 14, 2016
Aroma: slightly sweet malt, coriander, spices Appearance: bright golden, clear, fluffy head Mouthfeel: medium Mouthfeel, high carbonation Taste: malt, spicy, slight bubble gum Overall: fantastic beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2016 Bottle 330ml - cellared for approximately 2 years. Served at room temperature. Pours gold with a slight haze. Head is large, foamy, off white and is mostly lasting. Aroma is of perfumed /herbaceous hops, green apples, lemon zest, orange zest, sourdough, straw, honey, cloves and coriander. Flavour is a medium herbaceous hop bitterness; wholegrain bread, pears skins, green grape skins, orange zest, coriander, green leaves, cloves (light) and a strong spicy/peppery finish. Full bodied with a slightly oily texture, lively carbonation and a decent length finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Perun (162) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - SEP 9, 2016
Светлый, аромат слабый, алкогол& чувству& сильно, во вкусе кислый хлеб и дрожжи

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3328) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2016
From the corked, caged, and foiled 750 ml bottle with an 05/16 bottling date. Orange-yellow pour underneath a big, white foamy head. Active carbonation. I get a forward aroma of Saltine crackers, Graham crackers, orange zest, and butterscotch. Light to medium body. The taste is also very cracker-like with toasted bread and a bitter and fruity finish. Effervescent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ulrikolsen (570) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with tall offwhite head. Aroma is light malty with biscuit and slightly spicy with coriander and a slight hoppiness. Taste is light malty with biscuit and light bread and slightly spicy and hoppy. Finish is rather dry and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
QcBeer (183) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
Couleur dore 100% transparente. Une paisse mousse ptillante recouvre ce liquide forme de grosses bulles avec une effervescence des plus dmoniaque. a sent la fleur ptale blanche, de petit fruit et la levure belge. En bouche, un lger soupon de pomme verte et de sucre brun, on ressent qui a de lalcool mais on ne la gote pas du tout. Une finale sche et lgrement pic. Correct

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geovanicalixto (45) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - JUL 7, 2016
Colorao alaranjada com espuma branca volumosa e persistente. Aroma leve de malte. Alta carbonatao. Excessiva. Mascarando o sabor. Adocicada com toque de frutas amarelas.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fules (1100) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - JUN 20, 2016
Iszony nagy habja van, s rendkvl lassan apad. Szne enyhn homlyos borostyn srga. Friss, fűszeres illat. Finom dtő savanykssg, jelzs rtkű dessggel. Erős keserűssg, ami utzben mg durvbb vlik. Jellegzetes komls zvilg, a lgerekre hasonlt. Testes sr, rezni hogy erős.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Brouwerij Huyghe La Guillotine has strong malty notes but lacks complexity. Pour is a medium amber color but had a scant head. Just a bit of malt in the aroma. Taste is sweet with a syrupy body to match -- not much else going on here. La Guillotine is ok for last beer before the knife.


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