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Fireman's #4 - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.08%
Wants: 11
Gots: 104 | 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 +2.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear blonde amber color with a short white head that fades into a medium lace. Nose is somewhat sweet with a bit of floral hops and hints of honeysuckle. Taste begins with sweet honey malt and a light fruitiness followed by some mildly bitter hops to round things out. Not a bad choice as a session beer or as something to enjoy on a warm afternoon.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.63/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy pale orange color with a thin white head that dissappears immediately.

Aroma is alright. Citrus and a little bit of spice.

Taste is unimpressive. A little pale malt showing some bready notes. A little citrus too. This brew doesn't really hide the alcohol well either.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied and adequately carbonated.

Drinkability is about average. Seems sessionable but flavors are uninspiring.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Smells of lemon and a hint of grain. Taste is a hint of sweetness, followed by a tobacco and grassy hop middle and finish. Very similar hop profile to a California Common I brewed that utilized northern brewer hops. Average mouthfeel and carbonation. Overall a decent beer. Refreshing and non offensive.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.83/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bongo BBQ.

A tight whitish foamy head sits atop a straight amber-colored beer. The head dies slowly to a thin film of foam. Nice lacing on the plastic :-( cup.

The nose is slightly sweet with mucho flowery hops. The front is pleasantly malty sweet giving way almost immediately to a flowery middle with hints of tasty sourness and a seriously bitter finish. Creamy smooth.

My first experiences with Real Ale Brewery were iffy, but I think that was due to poor retail storage. This year I've revisited all the Real Ale brews and I think they've my favorite Texas micro.

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow, hazy – countless tiny particles suspended in turmoil. Decent head, very white. Some nice yeast left in the bottle.

Mmm, hops pop out – citric and a little floral. A close second is a sweet malt base. Interesting balance, quite nice.

Light and creamy. Understated wheat edge and body. Powdery/chalky feel. Decent hop tartness. Finishes a slight dry.

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4.75/5  rDev +38.9%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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2.7/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to GlenVargas for this one.

Poured a hazy straw with a big white head that disappeared in the time it took me to turn back around. No lacing. Aroma is really weak. There is a faint, malty sweetness but absolutely nothing distinct. Taste is much the same. There is nothing great, but nothing memorable either. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly dry. It's definitely drinkable. Had a whole lot worse beers then this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a pint glass. Thanks gtermi!

A - Slightly hazy blonde/yellow body with a one finger white head. Decent lacing and retention.

S - Lemons, biscuity malt, grassy and floral hops.

T - Same as the nose. Starts off with biscuits, lemon, and light floral hops.

M - Crisp and well carbonated. Drink ability is quite high.

O - Solid blonde, albeit boring.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.