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Fireman's #4 - Real Ale Brewing Company

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562 Ratings
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Ratings: 562
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 43 | 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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5/5  rDev +45.8%

11-02-2012 21:47:19 | More by Bobble10
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Texas

5/5  rDev +45.8%

01-25-2014 19:35:14 | More by JamieLopez17
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Pesci

Texas

5/5  rDev +45.8%

02-22-2013 20:34:25 | More by Pesci
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Korea (South)

5/5  rDev +45.8%

11-26-2012 12:24:03 | More by Trogdor_The_Beerinator
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4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

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phishbone23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

01-25-2013 13:57:38 | More by phishbone23
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

03-24-2012 16:13:52 | More by MaddDogg84
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Amd210


4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

06-13-2014 00:04:51 | More by Amd210
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beersands

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle. Thank Ninkasi, they distribute it now! I read an earlier post, and this was originally known (in San Anonio area only) as Alamo Golden Ale.

Ap- Pours a Nice white foamy head. Straw color which says "blonde". Little lacing remains between sips.

Sm- Yeasty, and crystal hops

Ta- slightly tangy to dry malt. Light, tangy finish. the tang lingers and becomes dryness after several moments

M- Med-light mouthfeel

D - Tasty with an aftertaste that starts out very pleasant and degrades slowly to a dryness that begs another sip. Sessionable. I don't know how to style this beer is, but it is a good alternative to the fake beer that both fake beer drinkers and real beer drinkers can both agree on (especially on tap)

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2007 23:25:36 | More by beersands
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Onioncreek512

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

02-18-2012 03:21:22 | More by Onioncreek512
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harrylee773

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

02-19-2013 02:27:57 | More by harrylee773
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batt6343

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

09-19-2012 00:43:59 | More by batt6343
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thugherman

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

09-08-2013 22:34:16 | More by thugherman
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AR_Rios

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-09-2012 02:39:09 | More by AR_Rios
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DavidP

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

01-05-2012 18:15:52 | More by DavidP
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champ103

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Hay Merchant in Houston. I love that they have this on cask instead of super rare bourbon barrel whatever.

A: Pours a perfectly hazed golden/yellow color. A one finger white head forms with excellent retention and rings of sticky lace. Looks just like a lighter cask bitter. Very attractive.
S: Grassy and floral hops are big right up front. Biscuit, bready malts and a light sweetness in the nose. Simple, but excellent. Perfect for a well kept cask.
T: I am amazed at how much grassy and floral hops come through. Very bright and clean. That is really well balanced with a light sweetness from some pale malts. Bread and biscuit. Again, excellent.
M/D: A light to medium body. Good carbonation. Very clean and refreshing. So easy and enjoyable to drink. All day with this.

I close my eyes, and I am back in the UK. This really reminds of many excellent bitters I had on cask in the UK. All around excellent. This says volumes about Real Ale as a brewery and Hay Merchant as an establishment. Both for making/serving this properly. Highly recommend on cask.

Serving type: cask

04-21-2012 00:02:01 | More by champ103
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.38/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Real Ale’s Fireman’s #4 Blonde Ale has a medium, fluffy, white head and a somewhat hazy (especially after the bottom of the bottle is swished), yellow appearance, with lots of bubbles and a good amount of residual lacing. The aroma is of faint lemon and white wheat bread. Taste is of soft, white bread, lemon, and mild hops. Mouthfeel is medium and spongy, and Fireman’s #4 finishes mild and refreshing. Overall, this is a good one to have.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 14:09:14 | More by RonaldTheriot
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klmcmachen

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am mostly a dark ale drinker, but this one surprised me. I had the Real Ale Brewhouse Brown Ale and enjoyed it. I thought I would give this a shot. It pours light with a a small head. very common for blonds. The smell is similar to a lager but with a hint of hops. The mouthfeel and taste is very refreshing with a hint of something sweet, maybe molasses. I would say this is a perfect summer blonde ale. I am interested to see what it would taste like in a beer batter or on a steak.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 13:12:12 | More by klmcmachen
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mjurney

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Golden color, touch of chill haze. Lots of fine bubbles rising up to the top. Big soapy head. Leaves a nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Bready malt, spicy hops, earthy, a little fruity.

Taste:
Bready, biscuit, slight caramel. Hop bitterness is light-medium, mainly spicy noble hops, a little lemony. I taste some fruitness towards the end. Finish is crisp and semi-dry. Body is light-medium, refreshing, sessionable, well carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 23:57:18 | More by mjurney
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Jacobus79

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

04-19-2014 23:11:41 | More by Jacobus79
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gsumers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

06-22-2014 20:53:11 | More by gsumers
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Ford

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

02-02-2013 03:20:38 | More by Ford
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Lukebell15

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

10-06-2012 20:47:32 | More by Lukebell15
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fjordhook

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Admittedly this one of my favorite beers so my review is biased. Pours with a lighten golden color, minimal head. Transparent body. Has a smell of malts with traces of citrusy fruits. Taste is very smooth with a high amount of carbonation along with the fruits. Very easy beer to drink, has a light beginning and ends with a crisp bite. Not overpowering and a wonder to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 02:36:41 | More by fjordhook
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very pleasant brew, don't drink it too cold or you probably won't taste anything

A- Pretty golden blonde color that looks like generic beer with plenty of different sized carbonation bubbles rising all over

S- Smell is sweet and inviting

T- Taste is also sweet, relaxing, almost earthy malts but with a slight Noble hop twang brought out by the carbonation. Got some roasty taste once is warmed a bit

M- Feel is excellent, with great carbonation and a light body

D- I could drink these for hours but would pair with food because there isn't a whole lot of flavor. Although ABV% is not listed I assume it is between 4%-5%.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 21:57:19 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 562 ratings.