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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (969) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
Slightly cloudy yellow, thin white head. Ripe soft fruit & citrus in the nose. sweet. Middle is creamy lightly kilned malt, tangy hops, and a brush of alcohol. Finish is mildly bittersweet. Different

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
Can. Golden pour with a white head. Nose is biscuit, light grain, tons of citrus and pine, grapefruit. Flavor is biscuity, orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, pine, delicious hop profile. Some residual sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4767) - Connecticut, USA - APR 24, 2013
12oz can. Looks golden with some white fizz. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops, some pale malts, and little bit of dough. Flavor about the same with a lot of hops for this style. Average texture. Not a bad beer for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2013
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours a clear golden color with a moderate white head. Aroma is hoppy with hints of pine and pineapple. Taste is moderately hoppy and piney upfront with hints of pineapple on the end. Average carbonation with a clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2013
hazy gold, white head. pine, herbs, peppers, bread, citrus. really peculiar. light sweetness, lightly bitter, umami. medium body, slick feel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4415) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
Can. The look is orange in color, lacing white head, and clear. The smell is dry hopped, grassy, hops, resin, and fruit. The taste is hops, fruit, bitter, grass, and peaches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bright golden orange in color with a white head and slow but populous carbonation, this is how Firemans #4 should be. A light. Caramel and fresh, spicy pine hop aroma is just what Firemans #4 was missing and makes for a freaking awesome nose. In the mouth, hops dominate from intake to finish with a delicious bouquet of varieties, even ending with some heavy bitter flavors that linger for quite a while. The hop flavor is accompanied subtly by notes of light caramel that barely keeps the hop intensity in check. I really like this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2835) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Big Texas Beer Fest. Light pour with a big, white head. Aroma is lemon, grainy, and sweet. Taste is citrus, lots of bread and a nice finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
mmmbeer (1323) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2013
Pint glass at DH- served a transparent orange brown color, 2.5 mm white bubbly head formed and tried it’s best to lace upon the vessel. Aroma of uncleaned grain silo- like grain that was stored for a year that didn’t reach below 30 for dryness (all the farmhands on here will KNOW what that means), left with the door half open on some days, then used. Yeah, el yummo like earlier. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt definately tastes "uncleaned", hops in the middle, finish was watery. Nyet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
Tap flight at Flying Saucer San Antonio. Light , almost straw colored pour. White head with excellent lace. Aroma is somewhat mild dank dishwater. Taste is citrus and tropical fruit hops. English bitter hops follow. Quite drinkable and flavorful for a session beer. Thin bodied.

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