Single Speed Session
4 Hands Brewing Co.

Single Speed SessionSingle Speed Session
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Style:
American Blonde Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 9.09%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
54
From:
4 Hands Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
82
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Single Speed SessionSingle Speed Session
Notes: Our American blonde ale is brewed with elderflower, red wheat, and three different varieties of hops. Elderflower adds a soft floral element that accentuates the red wheat. Single speed pours straw in color with floral undertones.

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russpowell from Arkansas

3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed gold with 2 fingers of egg-shell colored head. Stellar lacing &good head retention, clears up nicely

S: Floral & hay notes, perfumy notes

T: Wet grass, floral notes, hay & crackery notes up front, some hints of elderflower, plus aspirin bitterness also. More grassiness & bitterness. Finishes with aspirin like bitterness & hay notes

MF: Light body, lively carbonation, passable balance

Fairly easy to drink, but also not very memorable. Not one I'd buy again

Sep 22, 2013
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Bucktron18 from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy straw appearance. Huge foamy six finger head even from the most gentile pour. Stick around for a while and slowly falls to a broken lace. Smells of thin grain, crackers, and faint esters. Taste like a weird version of a PBR. Grainy, with a mouth puckering middle and a slightly bitter crisp finish. Mouthfeel is tingly with a quick dry finish.

One of my first blond ales so not much to compare it to in the style. Reminds me of an adjunct lager a lot more than I had anticipated. Not what i was expecting compared to how much I love the other beers by Four Hands.

May 25, 2013
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Jake_Ramrod from Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thx to macher0 for the bomber.

A: I briskly poured it and came up with about an inch of light head. It quickly dissapated and left some decent lacing. Very carbonated.

S: Definitely floral notes right off the bat, but some pungent funkiness, too. Grassy.

T: Crisp and clean tasting. Perfect summer beer. A bit floral for my tastes, but I get what they are going for. Grassy and wheat flavored, but a nice little peppery kick at the end.

M: Pretty slick.

O: A good representation of what they were trying to achieve - a sessionable summertime ale. Nothing groundbreaking. Almost a pilsner, noble-like quality to it. Light and refreshing. And, I'm sure I probably won't ever buy one again. But, I think they did an admirable job anyway.

Mar 30, 2013
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facundoCNB from New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a clean golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head giving off great amounts of lacing. smells of pilsner malt, lemon citrus, honey. the flavor is quite bland, mostly bready with a hint of grassy bitterness in the finish which actually makes you thirst for a bit more. EXCELLENT execution for a session ale. light tasting, light body, highly carbonated, very refreshing.. very mild flavored ale with a slight bitterness.. not a huge fan of session ales, though i do appreciate their function in the beer world.

for the style, it's decent. a little bland, but hey - that's kind of the point. nothing TOO fancy, but something simple enough to make the ABINBEV customer happy enough to drink this for a night.

Feb 20, 2013
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Monkeyknife from Missouri

3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a clear gold tone with two fingers of white head.

Aroma of floral and herbal notes, light tropical fruits and grainy malts.

The tastes matches the aroma. Grainy malts upfront followed by light floral and herbs and tropical fruit notes. Finished with a salty bite.

Lighter bodied and dry with a sharp carbonation.

Overall, a bit on the bland side. I much prefer many of their other beers over this one.

Dec 23, 2012
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hooliganlife from Missouri

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a straw yellow, slightly hazed, lots of head.

malt, bread, biscuit, some zesty floral herbal hops.

similar to nose, very malty through out. flower and herbal flavors through out balance.

pretty light and easy, finish has this dankness that changes the way you taste it. my only beef is waaay over carbonated.

overall, an easy drinker. perfect for summer.

Dec 15, 2012
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Up from Jacksonville FL and stopped in at the brewery.

A: Single finger head with little lacing on a clear right golden body.

S: Wheat, hint of floral hops and musty grain.

T: nice full grained flavor which isn't too sour and finishes a little tart and peppery. Has a bit of a noble and floral hop character.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: nice drinkable beer. The flavor is rich and full and mildly complex. A nice everyday beer.

Nov 15, 2012
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GossageBrewery from Missouri

3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this American Blonde Ale , on tap at the brewery in a pint glass. This ale poured a hazy yellow color, produced a thin white head, below average retention and it left some lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of cereal grains, grass and caramel. Light in body, this ale consisted of sweet toasted grain, and a noticeable piney hop finish. As far as blonde ale's go, this one was well made, and flavorful. Much better then an AB produced Blonde ale that I recently tried. Safe entry level craft beer. Glad I sampled this one. Prost!

Sep 12, 2012
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Flamingo Bowl in downtown St. Louis.

A - Poured a hazy, golden yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy rings of lace.

S - It smelled floral and of fresh cut grass. Some caramel notes, too.

T - It had a nice caramel sweetness with a nice spicy hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale.

O - This is a nice sessionable brew. Glad I found it.

Jul 04, 2012
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Tone from Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight yeast, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Blond Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, hint of hops, and a hint of floral. Overall, good appearance, feel, body, and blend.

Jul 02, 2012
Single Speed Session from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 54 ratings