Fireman's #4 (Dry-Hopped) | Real Ale Brewing Company

16 Ratings

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lawl3ss on 07-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 1
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(From notes)

Room-temp cask to 12 oz. shaker. No head given.

Look- Hazy straw. Light foam, film persists until glass is emptied. Just a touch of sediment.

Smell- Fruity, cracker, bubblegum, candy, pineapple, starfruit, lemonade.

Taste- Better than expected after having one of the F4 cans also released at the anniversary event. Follows the nose. Fruity, juicy, almost hefe feel. Very mango-like. Finishes with light biscuit, some sweetness, and just a touch of herbal bitterness. Very nice. More complex than anticipated, very refreshing. Almost APA-like, but light amber malt and soft fruit retain the place of honor.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, soft carb, jucy, medium body. Moderately dry, mineral water finish.

Overall- Pretty darn good, particularly for a blonde ale. F4 is a decent everyday beer, but this blows it out of the water. The dry-hopping in the cask adds a very fresh, fruity, citric feel without adding too much bitterness. I feel like they may have brewed this with more residual sugars than usual to compliment the flavor, but that's just a hunch. Recommended, if you can get it.

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Fireman's #4 (Dry-Hopped) from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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