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The Royale - Gigantic Brewing Company

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The Royale
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Gigantic Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dirtylou on 11-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Brad007
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mild golden yellow with an orange tint and thick, frothy white head into my glass. Very nice colors. I was initially confused by the presentation on the label.

Spicy yeast and piney hops dominate the nose. It's a good contrast that seems to work well for ales of this style.

Think of the taste as a chewy, sweet pale ale with plenty of grassy hops and a twang of spice. It doesn't pound you over the head with a profile dominated by the yeast.

The mouthfeel is pleasant too. Very balanced for the style. It's almost not a BPA in a sense.

Definitely worth a try if you've been looking for a balanced BPA.

Photo of canucklehead
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love the nose on this beer, all citrus hops and slight touch of Belgian yeast. This seems like a pale ale version of a Belgian IPA, North American hops with a Belgian profile. Very drinkable and yet quite nuanced in its finish and balance. Gigantic continues to impress.

Photo of iKrystin
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ccrida
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gorgeous label, a nice mix of art-deco and psychedelic. Appearance is a murky pale yellow with a small white collar, no lace.
Yeast BPA, musty, some fruity esters, rather earthy, especially on the nose.
Slippery, medium+ body.
Decent overall drinkability, banana esters and earthy hops, a touch thick. Average.

Photo of AxesandAnchors
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jodan
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a deep golden yellow with a thin white head. You immediately get a huge floral/cannabis/fruity nose that is heavy on hops and Belgian yeast notes. The palate offers up a similar profile. You definitely get the fruity Belgian esters that this style is known for, but there's quite a big hop finish with a bracing lemon rind flavour.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a cloudy orangish color with good carbonation leaving a nice white head, good dose of bubbles and good head retention and lacing

S: Big Belgian yeast leaves some citrus, a little bit of funkiness, hints of spice, light banana and wheat

T: A fruity note of banana, citrus upfront with a Belgian yest, hay, picking up some light butter like phenols but the finish has a dry, spicey lfinish

M: medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit astringent and cloying

O: Not to shabby. Average.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a thin white head tha dissipates to patchy foam and a ring around the glass, slight slippery lacing. Aroma of bready malt, pears, light citrus, Belgian yeast and a hint of hops. Flavor of citrus, grassy hops, light apple juice, bitter herbs. Finishes with a combination of herbal (non-hop) bitterness and Northwest hops. Medium bodied. An odd beer that appears to be more like a Belgian IPA, but dryer and not that well balanced. The apparent combination of astringent herbs and hops might have worked better with a more robust malt or dominant Belgian yeast. Interesting, but unbalanced.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of kscaldef
2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Large, fluffy head in my tulip. Golden with slight haze

S: "Belgiany", but not overly fruity. Some light phenols. Overall, quite muted.

T: Surprisingly dry and earthy. Bottle doesn't say anything about brett, but maybe it's there. Moderately bitter finish

M: medium-high carbonation, mild astringency, light body

O: A fairly uninteresting example of the style.

Photo of harrymel
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just showed up in town here in the last week, so figuring it was bottled recently..

Pours golden raisin with a surface sheet of fine white. Smells of golden malts, lightly of belgian yeast, hint of metal, a little chamomile and sweet clay. Flavor is bitter with a good yeasty peppering and some grassy malts. I like the bitterness provided here. Medium bodied with tight, dissipating carb and a wet finish. Pretty good, I like that they controlled the yeast and prevented it from dominating. Another good one from this brewery

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 11.4.12.

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a one inch foamy head that fades pretty fast.

S - Orange citrus and candy. Very welcoming.

T - Citrus, floral, candy. Subtel and welcoming. Not overly sweet.

D - Nice carbonation and a lighter body.

O - Sweet and floral balance keeps you coming for more.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
2.51/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Slight cream coloured head over honey/amber liquid.

S: Honeydew, honey, apple, pear, flowers and grass.

T: Grass, earth, pears, green apple and a somewhat waxy finish.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium to fine level of carbonation.

O: This dry Belgian Pale Ale doesn't have the best flavour profile. So far it is my least favourite from this brewery.

Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, "Beer #5"

"The Royale is a Belgian Pale Ale. 6.3% ABV, the brew uses Weyermann Pils as its base malt, as well as a bit of Munich and Crystal malt. For spicing and aroma, it is hopped with Cascade, Crystal and Mt Hood."

appearance: sweet label in all aspects - served in my elysian goblet, hazy dark apricot body, 1/3" fluffy white head, just a light ring of lace

smell: bready malt, light citrus

taste: i like belgian pales, but this is fairly mediocre - a bit heavy, not enough of a yeast bite - citrus peel, doughy pilsner malt, bread, flowers

mouthfeel: medium, cloudy

overall: ok, but not worthy of repurchase

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The Royale from Gigantic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.