Fireman's #4 - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by beerdiablo:
4/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is as close to a lager that Real Ale is going to get:
This light bodied blonde ale is perfectly balanced with a touch of Crystal hops for bittering and aromatics. Fireman's #4 is a great choice on any hot Texas summer day or pair it with spicy foods to help you put out the fire.
While it doesn't have the carbonation of a lager this beer does seem
cut out for a session ale. Its not heavy on either malt or hops and is a well made beer that's a good foundation for RA's product line.
Serving type: on-tap
05-01-2005 22:32:16 | More by beerdiablo
More User Reviews:
2.89/5 rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Hazy golden pour, solid white head, looks well- carbonated.
Smells of malt generally, in a bland way, average in terms of a mass produced beer, unappealing as far as approaching a microbrew.
Tastes earthy and of grains, hint of hops..just a bit better than what I expected based on what I smelled initially, but the grain flavor is backed by a dry mineral finish.
Feels medium bodied and well-carbonated.
I wouldn't seek this out, although if at a Texas night spot that serves only Bud/ Coors/ Corona fare, and this one happens to be in the mix, still best to order this.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 20:50:10 | More by TBoneJones
3.39/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet.
A - Color of straw; slightly milky/cloudy. There are a few particles of sediment in the bottom of the glass after the pour. Head is white and formed a thin sheet of tiny, creamy bubbles across the surface. These turn into sticky Belgian lace on the glass.
S - Good balance between cracked grains and noble hops. The hops smell slightly vegetal and skunky, not fresh. The malt aroma is a sharp, grainy note that smells fresh, but doesn't have any complexity.
T - Little malt flavor, as expected for the style. Just a bit of faint grain. Hops are earthy and slightly vegetal, with a floral hint that lingers into the aftertaste. Crisp, dry finish. No alcohol flavors. Clean and simple, as appropriate for the style.
M - Body is thin to medium. Carbonation fairly low, but is there as a light prickly mouth feel. No alcohol burn. Hops bitterness is low to medium.
O - Overall light and inoffensive, as you'd expect. I do believe it is an ale, but it is very reminiscent of an American light lager, with just a bit more body and taste than that.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 04:42:35 | More by Radome
Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.