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Fireman's #4 - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 11
Gots: 95 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

scm2787, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
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.


RonaldTheriot, Aug 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Tech_Savy, Aug 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -70.8%

thetinymite, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

dmorgan310, Aug 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

smonice, Aug 10, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dirtygrind (Reddit) for this one.

Pours a pasty white fizzy looking almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace with a bit of lacing, over semi hazy blond wheat colored beer.

Nose has light blond malts, a light cream ale like aroma, hint dry bready malts, light fruitiness, and hint of fruity hops.

Taste is lighter, light blond malts, a hint creamy and toasty but juicy at the same time. A light crisp dryness, and hint fruity like, almost lager like flavors but still somehow an ale. Hint of floral grassy hops and just a touch of bitterness. Finish is semi dry buy creamy, very light bitterness, crisp and drinkable, quick finish.

Mouth is lighter bodied, good carb.

Overall not bad, very drinkable and a definite summer style beer, but overall flavors are a bit too light. However, with a beer like this any real off flavors would most likely come out quickly, and that didn't happen so that's a good sign.

jlindros, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

vinhgoh, Aug 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

zonker17, Jul 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

ssross, Jul 20, 2012
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Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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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.

klmcmachen, Jul 17, 2012
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hansenme, Jul 15, 2012
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fuzznuts, Jul 05, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had from a can at their 16th anniversary party.

A - Light golden and moderately clear. Thin head with low retention and little lacing.

S - Light biscuity malt and a faint yeasty frutiness.

T - Light and mellow flavors with an almost berry like characteristic which I'm assuming must be from the yeast. Very little hop bitterness and quite a bit of malt sweetness.

M - Medium/High carbonation and light bodied. Residual sugars present.

O - Fireman's is a well-crafted beer, but its flavor lingers which is the opposite of what I'm looking for in an American Blonde Ale. Still, it is frequently the best option on tap and I will continue to drink it.

MrBeerExpert, Jul 04, 2012
Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.