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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
deep gold from the tapline .. woo! really tasty .. . crisp and lightly hopped .. slight wet dog and green hops .. great brew .. . . And it was fine for the 1930s; the country was doing great back then. Everyone was into talking. But now, in whatever year this is, the audience wants action. And seats with beverage holders. But mainly action.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
This is a good one they should try again. So much better than the #4 and so refreshing. I had two since I knew I’d probably never seen it again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Fireman’s 4 is a solid everyday drinker but this is much better all around. Very very good. I could drink lots of these on a summer night even though Blonde Ale generally bore me.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1522) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at Oak Street Tap House Denton. Light gold and slightly hazy. Very light nose almost imperceptible. Interesting hop flavors with a malty backbone. Deeper, darker, danker, than the original. A different and better beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Hazy yellow with a whitish head. Fruity and floral, this is really well done. A vast improvement over the regular Fireman’s No. 4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012
(draught) cloudy light gold, lasting creamy White head. Nose of lemon zest, bit resiny, gold raisins. Taste of golden raisin, cereal grain, nice and sweet, super drinkable. Reall well done!!

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Tap at Flying Saucer, Sugarl Land.
Pours an average yellow with a nose of weak grapefruit and light orange peel. Flavor is detergent and hops, with a light floral and honey finish. Soapy mouthfeel. This doesn’t work for me; the blond is fighting the hops and the drinker is losing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap- pour is golden with a white head..Nose is hops, citrus,pinecone, sweet..Taste is hops,citrus,light tropical fruits, sweetness,honey..Taste like a very fresh pale ale/ ipa..Palate is very light bitterness with sweet hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Cask at Petrol Station. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with small off white head diminishing quickly. The aroma is strong floral hops, pine,and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a strong bitter hop bite with resin and citrus flavors and lingering bitter finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. A very nice variation of the Firemans 4.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
(Cask) Pours a cloudy golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of orange, pineapple, biscuit, and passion fruit. Flavor of grass, orange, caramel, and light florals with a moderately bitter finish.


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