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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (866) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Poured from a can into a Chimay chalice. Pours a clean gold with big head and lace. Aroma of bread, straw and floral hops, amber malt sweetness, light citrus spritzer. Medium carbonation and a modest mouthfeel. Flavors of floral hops, light melon rind, Cheerios, kava kava root. Overall significant body, hops, and a nice creaminess with slighty bitter and dry finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4508) - 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 (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 (14748) - 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 (13808) - 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 (22533) - 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 (4599) - 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 (312) - 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 (266) - 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 (10809) - , 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 (4827) - 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.


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