Single Speed | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Single SpeedSingle Speed
BA SCORE
29.8%
Liked This Beer
3.51 w/ 161 ratings
Single SpeedSingle Speed
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 Copperhead on 10-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,034
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
161
Liked:
48
Avg:
3.51/5
pDev:
11.11%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by jmint:
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Photo of rudzud
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Worth noting this was a short 12oz bottle, not a 22oz bomber.

A - Pours a very nice crystal clear light golden hue with a nice thick one finger of white head that fades to leave a thin creamy blanket. Quite nice.

S - Aromas of crackery grains, faint sweet malts, light floral notes (not perfumey, more field like). Not much in the way of hops. Light and inviting.

T - Taste is well, definitely jasmine. More of the crackery grains, sweet pale malts are in the background. Absolutely no hops here, just soft floral jasmine notes. As someone else said, the slight bitter finish comes from the jasmine flowers instead of the hops. Quite interesting and unique.

M - Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, nicely carbonated. Super crisp and clean, incredibly drinkable.

O - Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. If there was more hops in here, then the jasmine would have to be more heavy handed which can lead to a potpourri/soap like aroma and taste. The way this beer was done though the jasmine is allowed to shine through in a gentle floral quality. Very, very nicely done and definitely delivers what 4 Hands set forth to accomplish.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
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 t2grogan
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DuckDodgers
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light golden in color with a half inch head of tightly knit head of off white foam. Brussels lacing. Aroma of light grains and a bit of jasmine. The flavor is light grains in the front of the palate and then a more powerful finish with judicious use of jasmine in the finish. The body is light and crisp.

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Photo of rwilde
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Gary63
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
2.47/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Major gusher, lost most of the bottle. smells of shampoo and tastes like soap. get some jasmine on the finish

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Photo of slee196
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I get a very vegetative note with this one. Almost like green peas.

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Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Beezee
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on draft at St. Louis’ Ready Room club anticipating a Ministry show.

Appearance: Clean golden amber. Not much suds nor any lace here.

Nose: Honey malts. Mild.

Taste: Malts rule the day here. Honey, a touch of toastiness. Hops here are definitely dialed back. A good beer, perfect for craft newbies or hot summer days, but not overly complex or unique otherwise.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
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 hooliganlife
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light straw color with fingers of pearl white head. Fairly average head retention & lacing

S: Grainyness, apricot, white pepper, jasmine & other perfumy notes

T: Delicate grassy & floral notes, as well as cold cereal up front. More cold cereal notes, grassiness & floral notes faint apricot, melon & lemon notes as this warms. Finishes with wet cereal and melon

MF: Light bodied, delicate carbonation

Drinks easy but doesn't really hold your attention would be much more to my liking on a blazing hot day. Not one I would buy again...

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Photo of AdamAlway
2.07/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of caustin90
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Single Speed from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 29.8% out of 100 with 161 ratings
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