Fireman's #4 | Real Ale Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
818
Reviews:
186
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.36%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
258
For Trade:
1
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Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of breardon1776
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of azentay174
4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zp6167a
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssimpson89
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 10Crumra
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jaker07
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MinerBob
4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice blonde beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with little to no head. A nice but weak beer smell with a really good flavor. A little more carbonated than I prefer but I could definitely drink it all night.

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Photo of S-Taylor
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beagleyx2
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Texter
2.38/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I don't like this beer at all, it had a smoky/sulphury flavor that was not great.

too many other good blondes out there from texas (southern star and deep ellum are both better).

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Photo of von_kaiser
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Homeless_texan
4.34/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of txmilligan
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured into a frothy head with decent lacing, and settled into a pale yellow, almost a hay color, with good carbonation and effervescence. Little to no aroma evident. First taste was was sharp and tangy, but very smooth. Follow up tasting offered a subtle flavor that was pleasant. No aftertaste to speak of, but a good feel. A very light blonde ale that is crisp and refreshing. This would be a good beer after a long day in the heat. I will get this again.

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Photo of DesertFox24
2.63/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VonZipper
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer many times and most recently at a sushi restaurant.


(L) It has a golden yellow hue and is fairly clear with a thin white head and some bubbles.


(A) It has a modest bready aroma


(T) The taste is of toasted malts, yeast, and some citrus, a bit bland but not very bland.


(F) The feel is slightly creamy, moderate carbonation, a tad watery. Overall it is a pretty good beer but not a top notch beer.

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Photo of wejohnsn
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 818 ratings.
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