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4² (Four Squared) - Real Ale Brewing Company

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4² (Four Squared)
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88
very good

271 Ratings
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85
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 10
Gots: 44 | 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:
Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 07-01-2012

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Massive, coarse white head spanning several inches crowns a moderately hazy medium golden body. The retention is utterly superb, wit the head little diminishes several minutes after being poured. Scattered . patchy lacing adorns the glass walls. Profuse, fast-rising carbonation renews the head.

Aroma: Spicy, peppery, citric, and grassy hops dominate the aroma. Beneath, there is a little understated pale malt. There seems to be a whiff of alcohol as well.

Taste: Opens with a substantial hop presence, with grapefruit rind, pine tar, and grassy hops at the open. As the taste progresses, the hops rise to ascendancy, with only a little toasted malt as a backdrop. There is a faint alcohol presence in the taste, as well. Finishes with a mild, lingering grapefruit rind hop flavor.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, and full.

Drinkability/notes: An interesting variation of a familiar beer from Real Ale, "Fireman's Four". Very drinkable and refreshing, quite pleasing.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

A hazy bright brass yellow, more towards lemon but a little darker with a real nice fluffy white four finger head. Pock marked top, soapy clumped retention, quite odd looking but hanging around quite a bit there. Pretty aggressive.

Nice hop forward nose. Hints of mellow pine and spruce, with a juiced front slightly on the hop angle. Slight hints of pineapple a bit as well.

Palate works out nicely. Good malted light body with some sweet depth. Good hints of honey and pineapple juice, with a great fruity finish. Light bodied notes of fruit and juiced tropics really hit. Airy herbal to pine spruce like finish as well.

Pretty solid amped up blonde, and certainly one of the better ones I've had.

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4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.