Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Backstage Blonde | Four String Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
24 Ratings

Brewed by:
Four String Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Ryan011235 on 04-10-2012

Bros Score:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by stewarbd:
Photo of stewarbd
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

More User Reviews:
Photo of xdefeatsy
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of j_hollings13
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of zimm421
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a growler. Drank and reviewed within an hour of growler fill.

Poured into a DFH shaped pint glass. Appears fairly clear with a slight haze. The nice yellow color you would expect from this style. Has a below average, white head that dissipates pretty quickly and leaves no lacing.

Nose is spicy, with hints of sweetness and banana. The spice is definitely the dominate feature. Tastes sweet up front with a slight balancing factor in the middle and finishes spicy. Black pepper, a slight hint of citrus and banana.

The mouthfeel is slightly flat, with a medium to light body. Finishes light and refreshing. Overall, a nice brew to finish off a hot day with. Something to change things up, and very refreshing. This is something I will most likely purchase again, as the fiancée loved it.

 801 characters

Photo of DiscGolfRobot
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of angeepangie
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of csustar001
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Rasheedw30
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of TheBierBoutique
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Ryan011235
1.88/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap in a pint glass at Woodlands Tavern on 1/30/12

Pale, watery straw gold with a mild haziness. The head is under a finger's worth, becoming nothing but a skim in moments.

Aromas of fermenting apple juice, pear, veggies, metal shavings, wet and grass, clove, stunted spice and a floral bent. It smells like New School Columbus.

The taste is pretty impressive in a "we tried to make dirt taste like hop bitterness and toasted grain" sort of way. Biscuit grit is accented by brash carbonation. Notes of fruit are watery and the overall feel is thin. Spices linger on the finish. It's dry enough, but that weird bitterness picks up toward the end, too. Somehow the back end exhibits a burnt, charred flavor. What the hell?

Overall impression? I can't say I'm impressed. Maybe an ok start? This is no worse than any random Neil House beer. I'll wait to see what the APA is all about.

 895 characters

Photo of gregcordle
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ksp1978
1.75/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Farky87
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of dlin0sbb
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of doldham
4.5/5  rDev +40.2%

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of nineworldseries
2.25/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of rcjennings
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jordanimal
2.59/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OB1
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of mjw1200
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Backstage Blonde from Four String Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 24 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.