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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
88
very good

267 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 8
Gots: 40 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A supercharged version of the Fireman’s 4 with a clean dry finish that went down smooth. The 4-squared poured a hazy gold with a substantial white head. The added hops were readily apparent on the aroma and through the first sips that really transformed the Firemen’s 4 into a fantastic beer. The base Fireman’s 4 flavors are there with a bit more body behind them and more pleasingly bitter hops all around.

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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden in color, this beer is very fragrant, with a nose that combines citrus, mixed tropical fruit, and floral notes. The white head of foam looks nice and it does leave a good deal of lace as you consume.

The taste of this beer is about in- line with the nose. It is fruity and tangy from the hops, with flavors of lemongrass, orange, and grapefruit dominating. Search a little more and you will taste flavors such as honey, bread, pale malt, and some pine. The hops are definitely present, there is no doubt about that. But the overall flavor is not over- hopped by any means and most will find it enjoyable and highly drinkable.

This Real Ale beer is a tasty one and the hops help make it and enjoyable brew. It seems like it would go very well with certain cheeses and its fruity component makes it a good refresher for a summer day- something I wouldn’t normally say for a hoppier than average beer. But this one is definitely one to try and enjoy and I recommend grabbing a six pack or two if you can find it.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fireman's #4 is the least favorite of the Real Ale portfolio for me and I've always wished they would do something more with the recipe. My wish came true with dry hopping added to the process which makes the beer much more interesting.

This revved up golden ale features nice floral spice on the nose that matches the wonderful taste of aggressive, yet not offensive hopping plus increased carbonation[compared to Fireman's #4]. The beer is now a seasonal offering.

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4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.