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Fireman's #4 - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

616 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 9
Gots: 75 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-23-2003)
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Reviews by Durge:
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Durge

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +5%

Found at Pappadeaux's restaurant in Austin this blonde ale shows a clear pale gold
color with very fine carbonation that looks pretty active. The head is snow
white, thinnish but it holds well and leaves modest lacing. The nose picks up
only a subtle wheat and maybe a very light grass. The flavor jumps right out
with a hardy grass and wheat malt. Simple but well balanced and pleasing. This is relatively light bodied with a very crisp feel. A flavorful choice for the style.

01-27-2013 18:15:49 | More by Durge
More User Reviews:
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TxHopHead4

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-21-2014 23:26:09 | More by TxHopHead4
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

3.83/5  rDev +11.7%

This beer is a cloudy, dull, straw color with a very thin white head. Nose is weak and musty, get some grassy hop.

Taste is spicy upfront, nice lemon flavor without any citric acidity. Big, deep, biscuity, malt base with cracked grain piping up at times. I get a liitle white pepper and the taste then darkens slightly to something I'm associating with bay leaf for the finish. I love this beer but feel it is kinda all over the place for blonde and could be brighter. Fortunately I'm not feeling like a style nazi. Mouthfeel is mid-bodied and grippy.

07-04-2007 05:32:18 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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withliterature

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-13-2013 15:00:51 | More by withliterature
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Tiernan

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

09-11-2013 18:20:56 | More by Tiernan
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Oktavio

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-03-2011 08:53:28 | More by Oktavio
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Brauntasaurus

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

01-06-2014 00:44:46 | More by Brauntasaurus
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dill

California

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%

served on tap in a pint glass.

A - body is a straw color, a bit deeper than i expected. i didn't even realize this was a blonde ale when i saw it.

S - a bit of fruit comes through as well as a bready aroma.

T - similar to the smell. a bit of hops comes through as well but doesn't last.

M - medium bodied with a low amount of carbonation.

D - quite easy to drink. great for when the sun is still up.

04-09-2008 02:32:08 | More by dill
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-27-2013 03:30:06 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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sbartnik01

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

04-30-2013 01:50:53 | More by sbartnik01
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locckdown

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +16.6%

03-24-2012 22:27:22 | More by locckdown
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nothunder

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-15-2012 22:51:33 | More by nothunder
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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

11-27-2011 07:31:36 | More by dcevans
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Mora2000

Texas

3.53/5  rDev +2.9%

This was a bottle of Alamo Golden Ale, which is the same beer as Fireman's #4. They are two distinct beers on this site, but since the brewers said they are the same beer, I put the review under this entry.

The beer pours a hazy straw yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat, lemons and grassy hops. The flavor is lemons, wheat, grass and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very drinkable. Not too exciting, but there is nothing wrong with the beer.

08-24-2010 03:50:58 | More by Mora2000
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

06-16-2012 00:22:05 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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awalsh

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-12-2013 05:11:05 | More by awalsh
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far333

Connecticut

3.28/5  rDev -4.4%

Pale apricot colored with a firm beige head that lingers long and leaves sheets if jagged lace up the sides of the glass. No aroma. Even flavor of breast malt, slight corn and grassy notes. Even mouthfeel, full and creamy. Tasty beer, not overly complex.

04-08-2011 21:12:36 | More by far333
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Dello

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

07-16-2014 22:47:41 | More by Dello
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whoneeds8

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured into pint glass. Pours out Golden yellow with a nice 2 finger head. Very good lacing.

Smells very Lager like.

The taste isn't all that impressive. It's just a little too generic for this style. But it's not a bad taste. Overall, this is a very good drinkable beer. But don't expect anything to knock your socks off.

11-02-2008 03:13:36 | More by whoneeds8
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-08-2011 18:16:07 | More by valkyre65
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daveytheformer

Oregon

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-17-2011 05:23:21 | More by daveytheformer
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glid02

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%

On-tap at Pesca in San Antonio, TX.

Pours a clear straw color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of light malts with a tinge of hop bite - mostly floral notes but with hints of earthiness.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet light malt flavors are tempered by solid amounts of hops, imparting a good amount of bitterness and slightly leafy flavors. The hops carry through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is alright. It's got a nice thickness however the carbonation is a bit on the heavy side.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer however the flavors weren't robust enough to be anything more than that.

04-19-2010 21:04:58 | More by glid02
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bdk1417

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-01-2014 20:47:57 | More by bdk1417
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

12-12-2013 17:20:16 | More by LXIXME
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cisteve

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-07-2012 02:02:50 | More by cisteve
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Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.