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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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What do you get when you take our top-selling Firemans #4 and transform it into 4-squared? Blonde ale to the power of awesome! You might ask how we’ve accomplished this, and you probably should. We start with the basic Firemans recipe, add more of our premium 2-row malted barley to bring this blonde ale up to 16°P, then add massive charges of hops to give some bulk to this burly blonde. The clean, dry finish and the signature Crystal and Glacier hops are still there -- we’ve simply multiplied it like crazy. Add to that Herkules, Amarillo and a round of dry-hopping, and you’re left with notes of citrus and a substantial hop flavor and aroma. A truly special beer for our 16th year. Casks of 4-squared have been additionally dry-hopped with Zythos hops, a blend of Northwest "IPA style" hops. Piney, resinous, and a boost of citrus.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
On tap @ Craft and Growler. Bright golden brew with a good amount of white head. Nose is great - citrus, sweet grains, resin. Flavor is refreshing and crazy drinkable - what an improvement from the original!


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
35,5 cl can @ Sankt Hans Tasting, Ulfborg
Aroma has cereal, hayish malt and some grapefruity hops. Also mild pineapple juice tones. Flavour has pineapple juice, grapefruity hops, mild mineral tones and tropical fruits. Grainy but refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Can @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, grass and hops. Semi dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (13505) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Can @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 200615

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Canned@fonefanl Yellowish golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some herbal and grassy notes. Flavour is grassy, fruity, some sweet malts. Simplistic, but quite tasty and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4462) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Can. Pours crystal clear orange, medium creamy beige head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is onion, herbs, pine, floral. Light sweet, pine and herbal, light bitter. Light body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (299) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2015
Hazy golden color with tall, white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Piney with a hint of citrus in the finish. Big improvement over #4.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lownote (247) - USA - MAR 15, 2015
Aroma is malty with some piny hops. Pours golden with a ton of frothy white head. Taste is at first pretty bitter, becoming sweetish later on. A lighter sweetness flavor. Hops are mostly bitter, not super flavorful. Still some piny and something a bit brighter. Mouth is a bit thick with some carb. The bitter lingers a while.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (10624) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Can. Pours yellow. Nose/taste of alcohol lemon, vegetal, soapy grain. Lighter medium body.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
vtafro (4654) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Can. Golden pour with white head. Latex, plastic, malty, other aromas. Flavors are plastic and malt, some herbal and grassy tones.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1319) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Pale gold, lightly floral aroma, flavor heavy of rose, eucalyptus and other floral notes, slightly bitter finish.


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