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4² (Four Squared) - Real Ale Brewing Company

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4² (Four Squared)4² (Four Squared)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 07-01-2012)
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jjturcheck

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE: Mildly hazy golden yellow. Poured from can into a Jester King goblet creating a thick, chunky, soapy looking eggshell hued head. Already it is clinging everywhere to the glass. Final lacing is awesome covering the entire glass.

SMELL: Very very citrusy. Dank hops and subtle lemon notes. Bit of grass and hay with the malt stepping into the background this time around.

TASTE: Superiorly delicious. Massive amounts of hops without it being overly hoppy. I mean it is hoppy and all, its just more dank flavors from the hops than it is bitter. Grass and citrus. Very earthy as well. Straight up awesome.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body. Crisp smooth carbonation, slightly oily and very dry about mid-mouth but finishing wet and clean.

DRINKABILITY: This is the first beer I've given a perfect rating on I think. This is exceptionally refreshing for a hop head as well as a regular beer drinker while being sessionable as well.

Serving type: can

04-28-2013 03:55:28 | More by jjturcheck
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Pesci

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.3%

04-17-2013 22:12:18 | More by Pesci
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

08-22-2013 19:41:18 | More by Theortiz01
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jkn09

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

06-24-2013 03:55:20 | More by jkn09
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thugherman

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

09-08-2013 22:32:36 | More by thugherman
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

05-08-2013 02:14:15 | More by StArnoldFan
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

09-21-2013 20:32:12 | More by steve8robin
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Amd210


4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

06-13-2014 00:05:22 | More by Amd210
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Hdredfern

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-24-2013 18:29:30 | More by Hdredfern
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WritersBlock

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-21-2013 21:00:35 | More by WritersBlock
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DillanWeems

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-22-2013 04:28:55 | More by DillanWeems
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phishbone23

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-25-2013 13:55:43 | More by phishbone23
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kbenson


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-02-2012 05:21:30 | More by kbenson
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-03-2012 02:55:51 | More by duff247
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emergency_beef

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-11-2013 04:28:25 | More by emergency_beef
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Mortarforker

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-10-2013 23:52:59 | More by Mortarforker
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Evanscj1


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-26-2014 23:34:51 | More by Evanscj1
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lancecenter

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first time I visited the Real Ale brewery, they had the dry-hopped Fireman's #4 in a cask. It was absofuckinglutely amazing. I've been waiting for they to bottle/can this stuff...well it's here!

A - Pale golden color with thick billowy head. Unlike the regular Fireman's this fluffy goodness is not going away.

S - The smell blows other blonde ales away. Lots of grapefruit and lemonade.

T/M - Taste somewhat follows the nose, but the key characteristic is the hops. It's not overwhelming though. Very salty/mineral finish.

O - Unbelievably good. Without a doubt, this is by far the best offering from Real Ale.

Serving type: can

05-07-2013 17:24:41 | More by lancecenter
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samlucy

New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice summer night and my neighbor brings over a couple of Texan beers. This one in a can surprised me because it started as a blonde ale and I'm a very hoppy beer lover. It was very clean and dry and although not really hopped up it was very pleasant to drink. Balances and tasty.

Serving type: can

07-09-2014 01:48:58 | More by samlucy
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had first on tap at the brewery, then in cans from the local supermarket.

What a delicious brew this was. I was expecting something a little bigger than regular fireman's 4, but this really matches the brewery's commercial description, and then some.

Tannish yellow with some sediment and a fair head and lace. Looks something like their fireman's four (which is to be expected, since it's a spin-off of that beer).

Monstrously hoppy and pungent in both aroma and taste, with a medium body and ample carbonation. I need to look up what hops they use and try something like this in my homebrewing.

A very tasty beer. Highly recommended.



Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2013 18:29:58 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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tpgraham

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this last year and rated it a 3.5 or so because I found it just OK. I was looking for something easy drinking for the weekend and this was $5.99 so it was a no-brainer. I threw it in the fridge at work so that it would be ready to pop open once I got home while the kids are outside.

WOW! I don't know if it is just super fresh right now but this is an incredible beer!

A - I drank straight from the can but what I could see was a pleasant, hazy orange color.

S - Bright hops and bready malt.

T - Follows the nose with a nice, bright, citrusy taste up front with a medium malt backbone. Delicious!

M - Great medium to light body, perfect for summer time.

O - I will buy this all the time.

Serving type: can

04-29-2014 13:58:07 | More by tpgraham
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EGreen

Texas

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

reat nose! Sweet citrus, cotton candy, definite pine. Much more on the malty flavor... Somewhat surprising. Nice caramel, mild breadiness, with a twinge of tartness near the finish. Very nice hops that finishes a pretty solid beer. I don't really like their fireman's#4 offering and was afraid this would be a mildly hopped version of that. It actually is a very nice beer that really showcases the hops around a decent base beer

Serving type: can

06-18-2014 15:44:47 | More by EGreen
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TBoneJones

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy golden body on the pour into my pint. Nice frothy white head. Decent lacing.
Smells quite hoppy, with some sweet bready malts. Citrus, pear.
Nice enough flavor. The hops come through on the puckering side, with light citrus fruity and earthy bitterness dominating.
Medium carbonation, creamy smooth, drying, slightly astringent.
Overall a very nice beer.

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 20:45:13 | More by TBoneJones
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JMad

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a golden yellow color with a soapy white head that left tons of lacing. Smells of fruity tangerines and grapefruit with some caramel in the background. It tastes of hoppy citrus peel, mostly grapefruit, there is some breadiness and pine in there too. It has a light body and the carbonation is soft, full and silky and the finish is crisp and slightly dry. I really enjoyed this beer, way better than the regular Fireman's 4.

Serving type: can

05-10-2013 23:45:32 | More by JMad
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Dello

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-16-2014 22:50:04 | More by Dello
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4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.