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Fireman's #4 - Real Ale Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

605 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 70 | 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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Ratings: 605 | Reviews: 166 | Display Reviews Only:
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-14-2012 21:48:02 | More by vbiliyar
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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-14-2012 02:08:26 | More by truesolution
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Pwidget

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.6%

04-11-2012 19:23:44 | More by Pwidget
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cisteve

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

04-07-2012 02:02:50 | More by cisteve
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MadBurgerMaker

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

04-04-2012 14:01:03 | More by MadBurgerMaker
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FATH3RH0P5

Colorado

4/5  rDev +16.6%

04-02-2012 15:29:41 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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beerhorn12

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

03-28-2012 04:37:15 | More by beerhorn12
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match1112

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +1.5%

a: cloudy pale straw body with a two finger sudsy whity head. retention is poor but lacing is good.

s: light biscuit malts, some grass and light fruit aroma.

t: malts and light fruit with a low hop presence.

m: medium to thin body, good carbonation. clean grassy finish.

o: decent blonde, just kind of a bland style for me, but very enjoyable and drinkable.

03-25-2012 18:25:04 | More by match1112
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rab53

Washington

2/5  rDev -41.7%

03-25-2012 00:45:03 | More by rab53
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locckdown

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +16.6%

03-24-2012 22:27:22 | More by locckdown
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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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Robo


3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-20-2012 20:35:00 | More by Robo
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Billykop


4/5  rDev +16.6%

03-14-2012 03:29:09 | More by Billykop
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JedSeed

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-12-2012 07:52:30 | More by JedSeed
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-12-2012 01:51:41 | More by martyl1000
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ChanceK

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-09-2012 00:27:52 | More by ChanceK
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gtermi

Texas

3.55/5  rDev +3.5%

A: This beer pours a golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades to nothing. There is also a bit of lace left behind on the glass.

S: Smells like lager yeast was used for this beer and has a corn/ grain smell.

T: This is a perfect spring/ summer beer for sure. It has a great lager taste with a nice amount of malt that lingers for a while. It has sort of a corn and biscuit taste too.

M: The mouthfeel is very nice. It goes down very smooth and has a nice tingle on the tip of the tongue and the back of the throat. Just so easy to drink.

O: Just another good beer from Real Ale. This is just so easy to drink and has a very nice taste.

03-07-2012 05:52:59 | More by gtermi
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Bondaddyjr


3/5  rDev -12.5%

03-06-2012 17:47:51 | More by Bondaddyjr
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bullcrapp

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

03-05-2012 04:03:36 | More by bullcrapp
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bkrbdan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2012 18:52:00 | More by bkrbdan
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Astrosopher


3.85/5  rDev +12.2%

The one thing I enjoy thoroughly about it is its nutty character. It has a grainy and lasting mouthfeel. It is in some ways similar to Real Ales Octoberfest when it comes to the nose. I love hopping back and forth between the two in a 22 oz mug, the wofts are euphoric, the warmer they get the better the stank. As the carbonation dies down the better the flavors come through. Real ale is underrated for sure, esp. if your a steady beer drinker. I like it, recommend it, and will drink it again. FYI its better than their rye, pale ale if your staring at the planogram and don't know which one to roll the dice on. Peace lkeys.

02-29-2012 17:05:09 | More by Astrosopher
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Labeerfinder


3.23/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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.

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%

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.

02-26-2012 03:57:24 | More by TwinButte
Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.