The Royale | Gigantic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gigantic Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
giganticbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dirtylou on 11-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
For Trade:
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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.

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Photo of wil19b85
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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.

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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.

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Photo of wembly13
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jodan
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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.

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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

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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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Photo of AxesandAnchors
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jokemon
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of iKrystin
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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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Photo of MaximalC
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque, apricot color with a moderate head of white, soapy suds. Complex, fruity aroma smells of passion fruit, nutmeg, bubblegum, white pepper, and dare I say horseblanket. Speckled lacing adorns the glass as the beer recedes.

The taste features a peppery bite up front along with tangy yeast, nutmeg and gentle lactose. Crackery malt lives beneath the more aggressive flavors. The chalky, spicy yeast in particular really rules the roost here. Passion fruit develops some with warming, but it isn’t especially pronounced. Medium body and high carbonation afford a smooth yet lively mouthfeel that’s par for the course for a Belgian blonde.

Overall, this is a unique beer, but it may have a bit too much going on, and it doesn’t entirely jell. The spiciness is a little aggressive for my tastes, though I will say I was pleasantly surprised by the way the lactose complemented the more conventional Belgian flavors. A bit of an avant-garde offering that may appear to the adventurous Belgofile.

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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.

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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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Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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The Royale from Gigantic Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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