Fireman's #4 - Real Ale Brewing Company
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4.6/5 rDev +34.1%
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)
07-28-2007 23:25:36 | More by beersands
4.45/5 rDev +29.7%
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.
04-21-2012 00:02:01 | More by champ103
4.38/5 rDev +27.7%
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.
08-20-2012 14:09:14 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.28/5 rDev +24.8%
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.
07-17-2012 13:12:12 | More by klmcmachen
4.28/5 rDev +24.8%
Golden color, touch of chill haze. Lots of fine bubbles rising up to the top. Big soapy head. Leaves a nice lacing behind.
Bready malt, spicy hops, earthy, a little fruity.
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.
10-30-2010 23:57:18 | More by mjurney
Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.