Fireman's #4 | Real Ale Brewing Company

Fireman's #4Fireman's #4
BA SCORE
3.43/5
823 Ratings
Fireman's #4Fireman's #4
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,771
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
823
pDev:
15.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
258
Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a bottle of Alamo Golden Ale, which is the same beer as Fireman's #4. They are two distinct beers on this site, but since the brewers said they are the same beer, I put the review under this entry.

The beer pours a hazy straw yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat, lemons and grassy hops. The flavor is lemons, wheat, grass and biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very drinkable. Not too exciting, but there is nothing wrong with the beer.

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12oz received as a cool extra in trade with hopsleeroy ... only my second Real Ale BC beer.. I enjoyed this while Matt had a Blue Heron.

Big cap pop ... as soon as this brew touched the glass.. holy shit.. huge head.. very overcarbonated... 1" brew for 4" of head.. took 10 minutes to die down and pour again ... repeat again... lets just say it's pretty fizzy.

Aroma is slightly sour with pale malts as the backbone.. sorta husky.

Flavor is slightly toasted white bread .. there may be hops here.. but there is a slight medicinal quality that is masking them.. slightly metallic.

Just too fizzy .. the carbonation reminds me of tonic water with a little viscosity.

I have a feeling this would be a good brew.. but the carbonation was off the charts.. all the flavors and aromas are there.. but they need to really be dialed in.

As crappy as my review is, I still very much appreciate hopsleeroy for this brew. Thanks Lee, this is only my 2nd Real Ale BC beer.. Now.. on to the Sisyphus.

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12 oz bottle received in a trade, poured into a nonic.

This was a competent, enjoyable blonde whose only real weakness was its appearance (which isn't really all that important after all). Flavor is a blend of light, sweet malts with a slight toast grain edge and a pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. Aroma is simple and inoffensive grassy and pale malt blend. Mouthfeel is thicker and fuller than your average macro swill with a robust body and lingering earthy and grassy finish. Appearance is a pale, unfiltered golden cloud with minimal head produced by a vigorous pour. An average, enjoyable blonde, thanks to whoever sent me this!

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12oz bottle received via trade from SSW117. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" bright white head over the clear light golden brew. Airy head collapses at reasonably quick pace, with minimal lace. Aroma is sweet pale and prominent vegetal. Taste is dominantly pale malt sweetness, with the earthy hops towards the end. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is okay as well. This one could be better.

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Fireman's #4 from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 823 ratings
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