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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1437) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Now that’s more like it. This is a vast improvement on the original, which was very meh. Now this does not act like a blond in many respects. The boquet is one of many hop varieties: citrus, piney, floral. The color looks like a standard golden or blond with a white head. Heavier palate with good carbonation. Taste was more like a pale or IPA. The malt presence provided a nice backbone for the hops, which kept coming. Decent malt note that had some straw flavors, although faint. Great improvement, just not sure how true it is to style.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zita (5617) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
hoppy grass aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light unharmonic finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Can sampled at Clockworks. Pours a golden body with big white head. Nose is plastic, artificial character and malty. Mouthfeel is on the thin side with notes of weird plastic, grass, soap, spice and vague melon cleaner character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015

Can 12fl.oz.

[ As Real Ale 4-Squared ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, old hops, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average duration, pale malt, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150620]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4692) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2015
12 oz can, purchased at the H.E.B, Austin, Tx. Totally for the experience of floating down a river in an inter tube. Sampled multiple cans, aroma is big dry hopping, big floral and citrus nose, no kidding bold right from the can.

Body is light with a very mild bitterness that cuts throughout the grain body. The texture has a dryness that ends clean. Who is calling this a Golden ale? The brewer?

This is a very nicely dry hopped beer no matter what the style classification. Really great drink ability in the hot Texas sun. Refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7642) - 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 (14997) - 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 (14270) - 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 (22983) - 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 (4762) - 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 (328) - 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.


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