Single Speed | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Ratings:
145
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
31.94%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our American blonde ale is a soft and delicate ale brewed with pilsner malt and jasmine flower. The addition of jasmine adds a floral and slightly fruity layer. Single speed pours a crisp golden hue with floral undertones.

Added by CiderGoggles on 10-03-2013

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 145
Reviews by tpaetow:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Photo of rudzud
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Worth noting this was a short 12oz bottle, not a 22oz bomber.

A - Pours a very nice crystal clear light golden hue with a nice thick one finger of white head that fades to leave a thin creamy blanket. Quite nice.

S - Aromas of crackery grains, faint sweet malts, light floral notes (not perfumey, more field like). Not much in the way of hops. Light and inviting.

T - Taste is well, definitely jasmine. More of the crackery grains, sweet pale malts are in the background. Absolutely no hops here, just soft floral jasmine notes. As someone else said, the slight bitter finish comes from the jasmine flowers instead of the hops. Quite interesting and unique.

M - Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, nicely carbonated. Super crisp and clean, incredibly drinkable.

O - Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. If there was more hops in here, then the jasmine would have to be more heavy handed which can lead to a potpourri/soap like aroma and taste. The way this beer was done though the jasmine is allowed to shine through in a gentle floral quality. Very, very nicely done and definitely delivers what 4 Hands set forth to accomplish.

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Photo of DuckDodgers
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light golden in color with a half inch head of tightly knit head of off white foam. Brussels lacing. Aroma of light grains and a bit of jasmine. The flavor is light grains in the front of the palate and then a more powerful finish with judicious use of jasmine in the finish. The body is light and crisp.

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Photo of rwilde
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Gary63
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
2.47/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Major gusher, lost most of the bottle. smells of shampoo and tastes like soap. get some jasmine on the finish

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Photo of slee196
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I get a very vegetative note with this one. Almost like green peas.

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Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Beezee
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on draft at St. Louis’ Ready Room club anticipating a Ministry show.

Appearance: Clean golden amber. Not much suds nor any lace here.

Nose: Honey malts. Mild.

Taste: Malts rule the day here. Honey, a touch of toastiness. Hops here are definitely dialed back. A good beer, perfect for craft newbies or hot summer days, but not overly complex or unique otherwise.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a huge fan of the Single Speed....I get what 4 Hands was wanting here....just not my cup of tea. It pours a straw yellow with no head or lace. The scent is floral which I assume come from the jasmine it is brewed with. The taste is refreshing with hints of lemon and not much bitterness. The mouthfeel is light in body with so so carbonation. Overall its ok....those that like floral will enjoy this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of russpowell
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light straw color with fingers of pearl white head. Fairly average head retention & lacing

S: Grainyness, apricot, white pepper, jasmine & other perfumy notes

T: Delicate grassy & floral notes, as well as cold cereal up front. More cold cereal notes, grassiness & floral notes faint apricot, melon & lemon notes as this warms. Finishes with wet cereal and melon

MF: Light bodied, delicate carbonation

Drinks easy but doesn't really hold your attention would be much more to my liking on a blazing hot day. Not one I would buy again...

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2.07/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of caustin90
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Single Speed from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.