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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

204 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 204
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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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ShameAndFailure

Texas

2/5  rDev -49.5%

05-05-2013 01:59:12 | More by ShameAndFailure
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zander4dawin

Texas

2.74/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Let me first start by saying I'm a big fan of both Real Ale and Fireman's 4 but this rendition of the beer is not to my liking. The beer is a bright golden color with a soap bubble head. Nose is extremely floral and citrusy. Beer is a sharp one hit of bitterness and overpowering yeasty flavors that left an unpleasant after taste. The body is light and crisp, almost no malt flavoring to balance. Not something I'd recommend or return to, Fireman's 4 just isn't a big enough beer to balance the dry hoppying.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 22:10:34 | More by zander4dawin
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Lawl3ss

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(from notes)

Had this on tap at the Real Ale 16th Anniversary party alongside Fireman's 4 and dry hopped cask conditioned versions of both 4 and 4^2.

I'm fairly sure this is one of Real Ales' two 16th anniversary releases. Unfortunately, the place was packed and the sheets describing the beers were tiny and inaccessible in the crowd, so I'm not too clear on the details.

Look- Clear medium amber tinged with orange, vigorous carb visible. Served without head, not much lace.

Smell- Biscuit, bready, floury, nondescript bitterness, herbal.

Taste- Just about what you would expect from a doubled-up version of F4, clean bready malt with a hint of caramel, clean herbal bittering. Light mineral finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, crisp carb. Not as clean or light as I'd like with the flavor profile.

Overall- Just about what you'd expect, it's a beefed-up Fireman's 4, but unfortunately the things F4 has going for it (clean, light, crisp, good drinkability- all great in a blonde ale) don't really come through. Still quite balanced and on the refreshing side, but a heftier beer needs bolder flavors to entice me.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 02:03:37 | More by Lawl3ss
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Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -24.2%

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Texas

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Texas

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Georgia

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Texas

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Texas

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Texas

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Washington

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.