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Single Speed Session - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 8.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our American blonde ale is brewed with elderflower, red wheat, and three different varieties of hops. Elderflower adds a soft floral element that accentuates the red wheat. Single speed pours straw in color with floral undertones.

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(Beer added by: Tone on 07-02-2012)
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

bsuedekum, Jul 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

tbone64, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

zukoffa, Jan 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Kahlstrom, Jul 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Punkyg0608, Feb 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

mtlasley, Sep 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

FreshZ, Aug 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Respect_the_Saaz, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%

Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed gold with 2 fingers of egg-shell colored head. Stellar lacing &good head retention, clears up nicely

S: Floral & hay notes, perfumy notes

T: Wet grass, floral notes, hay & crackery notes up front, some hints of elderflower, plus aspirin bitterness also. More grassiness & bitterness. Finishes with aspirin like bitterness & hay notes

MF: Light body, lively carbonation, passable balance

Fairly easy to drink, but also not very memorable. Not one I'd buy again

russpowell, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

warnerry, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jaminjohnson, Jul 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Eaglefan344, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Sgbrown78, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

dfillius, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

dt_gbpackersfan, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jklecko2, May 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

thewimperoo, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.5/5  rDev -3%

a clean golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head giving off great amounts of lacing. smells of pilsner malt, lemon citrus, honey. the flavor is quite bland, mostly bready with a hint of grassy bitterness in the finish which actually makes you thirst for a bit more. EXCELLENT execution for a session ale. light tasting, light body, highly carbonated, very refreshing.. very mild flavored ale with a slight bitterness.. not a huge fan of session ales, though i do appreciate their function in the beer world.

for the style, it's decent. a little bland, but hey - that's kind of the point. nothing TOO fancy, but something simple enough to make the ABINBEV customer happy enough to drink this for a night.

facundoCNB, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of Bucktron18
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%

Hazy straw appearance. Huge foamy six finger head even from the most gentile pour. Stick around for a while and slowly falls to a broken lace. Smells of thin grain, crackers, and faint esters. Taste like a weird version of a PBR. Grainy, with a mouth puckering middle and a slightly bitter crisp finish. Mouthfeel is tingly with a quick dry finish.

One of my first blond ales so not much to compare it to in the style. Reminds me of an adjunct lager a lot more than I had anticipated. Not what i was expecting compared to how much I love the other beers by Four Hands.

Bucktron18, May 25, 2013
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from the bottle a clear gold tone with two fingers of white head.

Aroma of floral and herbal notes, light tropical fruits and grainy malts.

The tastes matches the aroma. Grainy malts upfront followed by light floral and herbs and tropical fruit notes. Finished with a salty bite.

Lighter bodied and dry with a sharp carbonation.

Overall, a bit on the bland side. I much prefer many of their other beers over this one.

Monkeyknife, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%

On tap at Flamingo Bowl in downtown St. Louis.

A - Poured a hazy, golden yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy rings of lace.

S - It smelled floral and of fresh cut grass. Some caramel notes, too.

T - It had a nice caramel sweetness with a nice spicy hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This is a nice sessionable brew. Glad I found it.

zeff80, Jul 04, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%

Served this American Blonde Ale , on tap at the brewery in a pint glass. This ale poured a hazy yellow color, produced a thin white head, below average retention and it left some lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of cereal grains, grass and caramel. Light in body, this ale consisted of sweet toasted grain, and a noticeable piney hop finish. As far as blonde ale's go, this one was well made, and flavorful. Much better then an AB produced Blonde ale that I recently tried. Safe entry level craft beer. Glad I sampled this one. Prost!

GossageBrewery, Sep 12, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%

Thx to macher0 for the bomber.

A: I briskly poured it and came up with about an inch of light head. It quickly dissapated and left some decent lacing. Very carbonated.

S: Definitely floral notes right off the bat, but some pungent funkiness, too. Grassy.

T: Crisp and clean tasting. Perfect summer beer. A bit floral for my tastes, but I get what they are going for. Grassy and wheat flavored, but a nice little peppery kick at the end.

M: Pretty slick.

O: A good representation of what they were trying to achieve - a sessionable summertime ale. Nothing groundbreaking. Almost a pilsner, noble-like quality to it. Light and refreshing. And, I'm sure I probably won't ever buy one again. But, I think they did an admirable job anyway.

Jake_Ramrod, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
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Single Speed Session from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.