Fireman's #4 - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 104 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-23-2003)
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Reviews by xare:
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2.53/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours as a clear yellow honey color with massive carbonation and a nice full white head that's about 2 inches tall. Can't wait to dive into this beer.

Aroma is of alcohol and a touch of grapefruit. It's mainly alcohol though. I'll have to see how it tastes.

Taste is a bit odd. Tastes like corn, alcohol, and something tastes a bit 'off' to me. Not sure if I want to go ahead and drink this one down. Tastes like a watered down macro lager, although admittedly with more flavor.

Mouthfeel is smooth and then there's a big bite at the end and aftertaste is a bit clumpy and lingers well past what I'd like it to.

Drinkability for this one is low in my view. I'll pour this beer out and probably won't seek this one out again - brought it back with me from my trip to Texas.

More User Reviews:
Photo of legalag11
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of TxHopHead4
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of withliterature
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Nelguz
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Oktavio
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Brauntasaurus
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of dill
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of sbartnik01
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of locckdown
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of nothunder
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of dcevans
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Mora2000
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of ryancl
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Catfish0807
3.64/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of awalsh
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of far333
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Dello
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of whoneeds8
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of daveytheformer
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
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