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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

217 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | 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 +25.6%

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.

04-28-2013 03:55:28 | More by jjturcheck
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IvanJ126

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.6%

08-20-2014 20:44:28 | More by IvanJ126
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Pesci

Texas

5/5  rDev +25.6%

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


5/5  rDev +25.6%

08-15-2014 01:54:06 | More by sovanyio
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Charles1962


5/5  rDev +25.6%

08-05-2014 04:18:47 | More by Charles1962
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

07-30-2014 18:30:17 | More by Buttstallion
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Amd210


4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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


4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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


4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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.

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

New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

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

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

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

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

04-29-2014 13:58:07 | More by tpgraham
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4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.