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B-Sides Brewing: Gigantic La Formidable | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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3.89/5
Very Good
76 Ratings
B-Sides Brewing: Gigantic La FormidableB-Sides Brewing: Gigantic La Formidable
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beaus.ca

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,268
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
76
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of cyrenaica
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

600ml bottle
6.9% ABV
Main/Bronte LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
May 11, 2015
$5.25
The beer pours a hazed honey gold colour with a creamy white head. The aroma is yeast, citrus, tropical fruits, and grains. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is tropical fruit, citrus, spices, grains, and weak yeast notes.

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Photo of StormAles
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of binno
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew_Darrymore
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abbott
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong grapefruit , Belgian malt makes it very interesting

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Photo of mademers
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SSS
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy yellow with a hint of orange. White head dissipates quickly
S-Aroma is Columbus hops for me, dank and herbal and borderline fruit
M-A little peppery feel from the carbonation and yeast
T-Sweet upfront and then a smooth bitterness that lingers and remains for a while
O-I quite enjoyed this beer although maybe more of a west coast type IPA than a Belgian...

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Photo of beerguyjoe
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of theDuck
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Geosuds
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sgt_Schultzie
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimT01851
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CRObighit2
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fortyfield
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Supergenou
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rukeli76
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beau's bottle with a cool B-Side/Gigantic label. Bottled 11/09/15.

Golden pale ale colour. Cloudy with visible yeast chunks floating around. A big, effervescent, Belgian-looking head that dissipates quickly. A little bit of lacing.

Fruity, slightly piny hops. Peppery yeast.

I fear the hops might have faded in this two-month-old bottle, but this is really harmonious-tasting beer with good balance between hops, malt, and the Belgian yeast esters.

Like a slightly effervescent American IPA. Pretty much what you'd expect.

A solid, well-executed example of the style. I definitely preferred this to most of the other Beau's beers I've tried, but it still seems a bit steep at $5.95 for a 600ml bottle when you could just as easily pick up something like Duvel Tripel Hop, Urthel Hop-It, or Houblon Chouffe.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of al_al1357
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Long813
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.98/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

600 mL bottle packaged on 3/27/15 at 42 degrees into snifter
Received in trade with @SebD
Aroma weak, wet grain, doesn’t last
Head average (2.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy with rocks, diminishing to irregular two to seven mm frothy ring and frothy partial layer
Lacing fair – partial rings and islands of tiny to small bubbles
Body medium orange, hazy
Flavor begins bitter with no yeast phenolics, no distinct flavor, just bitter; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 2.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.25. Another ho-hum IPA.

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Photo of iamstevetay
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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B-Sides Brewing: Gigantic La Formidable from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 76 ratings