Fireman's #4 - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by scottblaze:
3.38/5 rDev -1.5%
Real Ale's website says this is 5.1% ABV
As hard as I tried I couldn't pour more than 1/2" head, lacing almost nonexistent, clear straw yellow, looks like a macro lager. Not much on the nose, a hint of shaving lotion (probably floral notes of the hops) above a thin malty backdrop. At least it doesn't taste like shaving lotion, not much stands out good or bad, actually fairly tasty in the same vein as Shiner Blond. Mouthfeel is nothing spectacular but easy drinking nonetheless.
A solid middle of the road brew, would make good session beer or an outstanding lawnmower if it was cheaper.
02-29-2008 00:17:19 | More by scottblaze
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.