Single Speed | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
4handsbrewery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our American blonde ale is a soft and delicate ale brewed with pilsner malt and jasmine flower. The addition of jasmine adds a floral and slightly fruity layer. Single speed pours a crisp golden hue with floral undertones.

Added by CiderGoggles on 10-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Light blonde with only a slight bit of haze. Thin ring of stable head. 20% opaque.

Fresh baked bread, jasmine, and rosemary.

Flavor is super refreshing with lots of classic blonde ale notes; some white bread, pilsner malt, light phenolics, and then the soapy herb qualities come out to play. Ends on oat and herb.

Feel is crisp and clean, wet, cold, and refreshing. Semi-dry cracker-like finish.

Overall Single Speed is pretty decent. I'd have it again no problem. Nice session ale with a creative twist.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of devils3-way
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisroarshack
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

im shocked to see this scored so poorly, i think its the best hangover beer that exists out there right now, and we all need a few of those from time to time right? man, the jasmine gives it this nice botanical softness, and the pils malt a nice bready structure that really is pretty incredible, while also being super light and not hoppy in the least, which is a welcome and needed change of pace after a big night of strong ipa. the jasmine is the perfect touch, not perfumey or anything, but very distinct without a lot of interference from the malt. simple is nice sometimes, and there is just enough nuance to hold my attention as i recover. i love all the bubbles, and i like the pillowy body, quite a bit more richness to this than i am used from basic pils type malts, a great feature as well. wildly carbonated, which also helps settle the stomach. i could see crushing these in the summer on a boat or a golf course, its also a great beer with chilled raw seafood, but its downright special on a hangover. like special medicine made just for me. thank you 4 hands for this amazing recovery juice. great beer even without the hangover, deserves much higher scores i reckon!

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaredsmith83
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another solid 4 Hands beer. If you're not a fan of floral scents, this one could turn you off as the Jasmine is very noticeable both in taste and smell. It pours a light yellow (straw-like I suppose) with very little head on it. The Jasmine scent hits you first, but it also has a tea/herb like scent about it. Jasmine and honey come through well in the taste, its very sweet, not hoppy. Its a light beer at 5% ABV, so it won't overwhelm you with its lighter body. I enjoy this one but again, if sweet/floral isn't really your thing, then you may want to think on it a bit.

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3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eman17
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Standard blonde ale, maybe a hint of jasmine but I don't know what jasmine tastes like

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a huge fan of the Single Speed....I get what 4 Hands was wanting here....just not my cup of tea. It pours a straw yellow with no head or lace. The scent is floral which I assume come from the jasmine it is brewed with. The taste is refreshing with hints of lemon and not much bitterness. The mouthfeel is light in body with so so carbonation. Overall its ok....those that like floral will enjoy this one.

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Photo of ejk99
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmptyPockets
3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of jasmine, malts, some floral notes. Taste is the same. Jasmine up front, some malts, a touch of honey. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of csustar001
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's odd with 4 Hands BC - we get distribution here in PA, but it is scattered to the point that I CAN find some in PHL, some in LNC & still others were returnees with me from CHI. I dig the graphics on the CANs & I am anxious to CANduct a horizontal tasting/review of their CANned beers. When it is over, if you know of a CAN of theirs that I missed, let me know.

From the CAN: "Food Pairings [:] Poultry - Camembert Cheese"; "Ale Brewed with Jasmine".

The Crack! was nice & loud, but I have begun employing a gentle pour of late. Once I had deCANted enough of it into the awaiting glass, I gave it a vigorous swirl, raising a finger of foamy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a sweet, perfume-like, flowery scent which I attribute to the jasmine, underlain by a biscuity maltiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was odd, sort of a vanilla sweetness with a biscuity dryness. I was put in mind of 'Nilla Wafers, which I had not eaten in years until I was an Elementary School teacher during SY 2014-'15. They actually make a nice snack and this made for a nice drink. Finish was semi-sweet since the floweriness did not lend all that much sweetness to it and the malt had more of a drying effect. This was a nice, basic Blonde Ale, nothing terribly special, but easy to drink. I was pleasantly surprised by it.

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2.07/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Single Speed from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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