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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

227 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

javlin624, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

EnojysAnyBeer, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Evanscj1, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

BeersAndBears, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

hoppy91, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

mgr78704, Jul 21, 2014
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2.74/5  rDev -31%
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.

zander4dawin, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

NHbeerfishing, Jul 19, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a blonde?! Cheers to Nick for throwing this in as an extra. Appearance is a golden color with a nice head that quickly dissipates. Smell is crisp and hoppy. They must've generously dry hopped this beer. Taste is fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. Lots of piney hops with a crisp malt backbone. Mouthfeel is smooth and full.

When I first tasted this I thought it was a pale ale. I was shocked to see it's (supposed to be) a blonde. I would definitely have this again in a heartbeat. Cheers!

UnknownKoger, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Dello, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

cmbeddoe7997, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Lukebell15, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Brown1647, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

redfox405, Jul 09, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice summer night and my neighbor brings over a couple of Texan beers. This one in a can surprised me because it started as a blonde ale and I'm a very hoppy beer lover. It was very clean and dry and although not really hopped up it was very pleasant to drink. Balances and tasty.

samlucy, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

77apm, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ChaseTheAce, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Rocketman2013, Jun 26, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

reat nose! Sweet citrus, cotton candy, definite pine. Much more on the malty flavor... Somewhat surprising. Nice caramel, mild breadiness, with a twinge of tartness near the finish. Very nice hops that finishes a pretty solid beer. I don't really like their fireman's#4 offering and was afraid this would be a mildly hopped version of that. It actually is a very nice beer that really showcases the hops around a decent base beer

EGreen, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Jpa, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

dinosvino, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

swedishmailman, Jun 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Amd210, Jun 13, 2014
4² (Four Squared) from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.