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4² (Four Squared) - Real Ale Brewing Company

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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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illy0sis

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-14-2013 22:20:30 | More by illy0sis
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jimmygord

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

05-14-2013 00:44:30 | More by jimmygord
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dvmky

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%

05-14-2013 00:42:45 | More by dvmky
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

05-13-2013 15:45:06 | More by csfcmitchell
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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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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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hsus0225

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-10-2013 05:30:36 | More by hsus0225
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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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tjkinate

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +1%

05-08-2013 00:45:19 | More by tjkinate
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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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Cvescalante

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-06-2013 22:13:35 | More by Cvescalante
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tastymug

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-06-2013 22:12:40 | More by tastymug
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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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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

05-06-2013 02:51:37 | More by BKotch
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ShameAndFailure

Texas

2/5  rDev -49.5%

05-05-2013 01:59:12 | More by ShameAndFailure
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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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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

04-26-2013 18:09:45 | More by drummermattie02
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

04-26-2013 01:50:21 | More by PhatAtUT
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fooziex

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

04-25-2013 23:54:32 | More by fooziex
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obrike

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Saw this one for the first time the other day at my Round Rock Specs.

Nothing really stood out for me on the look. A hazy yellow pour with a head that didn't stick around too long. A thin white ring remained for the duration at least.

Getting some grassy hops and a bit of citrus...nothing too pronounced here, but smells fresh.

Very light citrus/grassy hops and some barley/grain on the backend. A pretty easy drinking beer with a slight bitter finish that kind of makes you want to take another sip almost immediately.

I'd consider this one a summer beer for sure. Offer it to friends at the pool instead of the typical bmc this season.

Serving type: can

04-24-2013 02:52:24 | More by obrike
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Mag00n

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

04-24-2013 02:30:37 | More by Mag00n
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H0rnedFr0gs

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-22-2013 03:17:42 | More by H0rnedFr0gs
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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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jgbiggs

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

04-20-2013 23:52:34 | More by jgbiggs
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-20-2013 23:24:28 | More by cdwil
4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.