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The City Never Sleeps - Gigantic Brewing Company

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very good

60 Ratings
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-27-2012)
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Photo of chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-06-2012 02:49:26 | More by chickenm
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

10-28-2012 04:01:16 | More by Cookeeman
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

Imperial black saison, enjoyed at Mondiale 2013. Something weird and interesting. Getting chocolate, sage,carrot, dill, yeast. Very unique and weird. A little funky, very weird.Black with orange peel,cloves, lemon, roast,rice, but not a blackbier. Quaffable...once.

06-03-2013 23:12:20 | More by Sammy
Photo of dirtylou


3.43/5  rDev -10.7%

black is back, baby? The black IPA trend took off with some mixed results and now on its heels is the black saison. The style itself is the definition of an oxymoron.

on tap, bottleworks

appearance: served in an unbranded shaker pint - ebony body, light tan film. looks like your standard american stout

smell: light belgian yeast, bakers chocolate, roasty

taste: A fine tasting beer, but a style that just doesnt make sense to me. belgian yeast, light roastyness, bakers chocolate, smoke

mouthfeel: medium body, creamy with moderate carbonation

overall: meh - not a revisit for me

07-30-2012 01:24:51 | More by dirtylou
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

08-02-2013 02:48:03 | More by Hobbit
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-10-2013 03:12:38 | More by sjstraub
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-21-2012 21:57:01 | More by Gerasimos
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-04-2013 20:44:54 | More by MCDub
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +7.6%

Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown, almost black with close to three fingers of creamy tan head with good retention.

Smell. Chocolate, light belgian yeast, some floral hops.

Taste. Sweet chocolate and roasty malts, some dark fruits and maybe some oranges.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with just below medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice new beer. Fairly big, but easy to drink and enough going on to keep you interested. Works well and for the overall score, the sum is greater than the parts.

Looking forward to something sour from that big ass barrel I read about, Gigantic!

07-23-2012 01:35:08 | More by Rutager
Photo of JohnGalt1


3.45/5  rDev -10.2%

Picked this up at Bier Thirty..

Pours with an okay dark brown head.... the brew is surprisingly "black" for a dark saison..

A bit fruity... char and cocoa.. some background esters and sorta spicy phenols....

Flavor is much more subdued.... dark fruit.. and light char... estery... cocoa with warmth..

Saison... no chance.. Too much body, not enough carbonaton.. aromas and tastes are sorta square, but this is a "never gels" brew. I really hoped to enjoy it more than I did... but it never comes to the starting line for the style.


08-17-2012 06:49:52 | More by JohnGalt1
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New York

3.23/5  rDev -15.9%

Sweaty bottle from LetsPour.com. Been spinning for a solid month now & haven't landed on a coupon. Throw me a bone LetsPour!

Ommegang Chalice. Weak half inch of fleeting tan head. A greasy, dark brown on black color.

Smells of burnt vanilla wafer cookies. Foliage. Coffee with a whole lot of brown sugar.

Tastes of charred marshmallows & toast. Gritty/earthy dark chocolate, bitter plant parts, & ugly yeasties. Small, scotch-like note. Somehow it all remains mellow.

Initial soft/silky texture turns dry & gritty once the prickly carbonation & crackery malt kick in. Medium light body. Lightly acidic.

Tastes like a dirty brown ale to me. /shrugs

11-26-2012 09:16:04 | More by PEBKAC
Photo of LiquidAmber


4.33/5  rDev +12.8%

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours pitch black with a nice fine two finger light brown head with good retention. Looks nice. Aroma dominated by toasted malt with only a hint of saison yeast. Interesting flavor, dominated by roasted malt and coffee with a bit of chocolate; then a lighter saison, almost Belgian yeast flavor presents itself, finishing toasty and malty with a hint of smoke. Most resembles an export stout crossed with a Belgian pale or saison. The saison yeast is present, but overwhelmed by the dark malts. Different, but works quite nicely. I liked the flavor combination better than most export stouts. Nice medium body with creaminess. This ale pushes the envelope in a very successful way. I will try this again and this makes me want to try other Gigantic beers.

07-14-2012 03:48:55 | More by LiquidAmber
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a rich black colour and forms a thin tan head. Kind of hard to process the nose on this as there are some aromas that don't normally go together—saison yeast and dark malts, primarily—vying for attention. The combo results in something vaguely vinous—a bit fruity, a bit smokey. On the palate there's a nice bit of sweetness to the dark malts and there's a hint of ripe dark fruits. Complex and interesting.

08-08-2012 23:58:44 | More by CookstLiquor
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-23-2012 03:26:53 | More by mendvicdog
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-02-2013 13:31:08 | More by papat444
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-09-2013 19:53:15 | More by liamt07
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-17-2012 20:42:44 | More by jsapping
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-08-2013 19:41:56 | More by Smurf2055
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-18-2013 01:17:21 | More by LampertLand
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-12-2012 20:37:41 | More by bluckbeyes
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-07-2014 03:42:23 | More by Kurmaraja
Photo of cmadd

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +8.9%

A: Tar black and just as opaque. One finger of head with fantastic retention and lacing.

S: Chocolate and saison yeast and roasted malt and the slightest coffee.

T: Light figs and plums and burnt sugar with a hint of bitter chocolate, finishing with a dry yeast astringency.

M: Round and creamy while light and refreshing – a fantastic accomplishment. Somehow balances the fullness of a stout with the dryness of a saison.

O: This beer approaches an uncommon style and executes it masterfully.

07-15-2012 05:04:55 | More by cmadd
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-30-2012 00:41:18 | More by nmann08
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

12-07-2013 00:02:43 | More by DaveHack
Photo of HuskyinPDX


4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

A - Pours a medium to dark brown with a fairly large medium brown head consisting of small and large bubbles. Good retention.

S - Subtle roasted malt with a hoppy background.

T - Light roasted chocolate and a subtle hoppy earthiness.

D - Good carbonation and a thin, light body.

O - Good chocolate and roasty saison. I like what I have seen from Gigantic so far.

07-16-2012 04:24:38 | More by HuskyinPDX
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The City Never Sleeps from Gigantic Brewing Company
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