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4² (Four Squared) - Real Ale Brewing Company

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very good

256 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 32 | 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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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appareance- I don't think this beer was meant to be an amber/ red, it's light yellow and golden with a thick cratering head of eggshell white

Smell- super floral and citrusy of the centennial variety of hops, herbs and grassy, some pale malt sweetness too

Taste- interesting first note is the tangy hops followed by a bready and grainy malt with a nice bitter and herbal finish

Mouthfeel- light and watery, crisp finish

Overall- I'd really love to try this from the tap, I think it would have much more character than from the can

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a snifter. Thanks to BA CanadianGhetto for the hookup with this. The brew appears a hazed golden yellow color with a finger plus white cap. The head remains with solid retaining powers producing patchy lacing as it fades.

The aroma is pleasantly hoppy with notes of citrus like lemon peel and orange rind. A hint of grassy herbs and faint pine. Somewhat catty with a fruity to floral aspect that increases with intensity as the brew warms up along with a soft touch of solvent alcohol.

The flavor is resinous with hoppy bitterness that is catty and herbal with a zesty component of rind and pith of oranges, lemons and grapefruit. A touch of bready malt backing before finishing more fruity to floral with a faint noticeable touch of alcohol. As the brew warms up, it gets a bit green with a almost vegetative yeastiness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is quite enjoyable with a mellow yeastiness and alcohol feel. Probably the best real ale offering I have tried to date. Thanks again Will.

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4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.