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Fireman's #4 - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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584 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 55 | 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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Labeerfinder


3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden and slightly cloudy with a modest head with minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus, floral, and maybe a bit of yeast. Flavor is similar to aroma, very smooth, even somewhat creamy, with mild hop aftertaste. Nice, drinkable blonde ale but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 20:18:41 | More by Labeerfinder
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samogletree

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a mug. Best by 4-16-2012.

A- A nice golden color with a solid tan head which dissipates fairly quickly.

S- The smell is very lemony with hints of sweet malts.

T- You can taste the lemons and what i would describe as a biscuit flavor followed with a slight bitterness.

M - More carbonation that most other drinks. A good crisp feel.

O- I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. It had a great flavor and a nice appearance. I look forward to drinking some more.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 07:59:46 | More by samogletree
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-26-2012 23:01:18 | More by Danobold
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TwinButte

South Dakota

3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at our hotel bar in Dallas. doing an expedited review.

Not a whole lot to write home about with this one. It seems to be the go to local brew for most of the bars here in Dallas. A stepup from the normal BMC that they serve along with Shiner Bock (as I expectected). I was hoping my trip to Texas would have allowed me to try some new brews but it would appear the TX beer taste buds have not evolved much yet.

This one is a good upgrade for the BMC switchers/tweeners who want to branch out. Good earthy hop bitterness and some lemony enfluences too. Good carbonation.

It's beer. I drank it. End of post.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2012 03:57:24 | More by TwinButte
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cjtwigger

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-24-2012 21:43:34 | More by cjtwigger
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jhn109

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

02-21-2012 05:10:19 | More by jhn109
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texasMade281

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

02-18-2012 03:47:40 | More by texasMade281
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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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at The Holy Grail Pub in Plano, TX.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a half finger thin white head. There is very little head retention or lacing present in this beer.

S: Hints of citrus hops with pale malts and a slight presence of adjunct malts.

T: Flavors of citrus zest (likely lemon), earthiness, and hop bitterness with the slightest hints of grains/corn.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation and a dry finish.

O: Not something that I would go out of my way to have again but not something that I couldn't bring myself to finish either. I guess I would describe it as too average, there is a nice balance in the beer and the highlight for me is the hints of critrus.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2012 01:04:13 | More by dbrauneis
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

02-15-2012 04:39:14 | More by ChaseTheAce
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garyford

Texas

2/5  rDev -41.7%

02-14-2012 23:05:18 | More by garyford
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DimeBox

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

02-07-2012 05:52:09 | More by DimeBox
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stampfler07

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

02-05-2012 00:58:24 | More by stampfler07
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bpackertx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-26-2012 05:24:07 | More by bpackertx
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RandyKemka

New York

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-25-2012 20:00:04 | More by RandyKemka
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txwestern

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-25-2012 04:22:52 | More by txwestern
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BadLemur

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-24-2012 21:37:12 | More by BadLemur
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Goobastic

New York

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-24-2012 19:55:51 | More by Goobastic
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agammon

Alabama

4/5  rDev +16.6%

01-21-2012 17:17:37 | More by agammon
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kew

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-20-2012 02:12:29 | More by kew
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dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

01-20-2012 00:50:13 | More by dumptruck81
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-19-2012 01:47:46 | More by BeerHunter76
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GreatBloomer

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-17-2012 02:23:23 | More by GreatBloomer
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kgoings

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +2%

01-13-2012 11:20:17 | More by kgoings
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Sarunas7

Kansas

2/5  rDev -41.7%

01-12-2012 06:16:11 | More by Sarunas7
Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.