4 Pines Brewing Company Reviews




sm89walt
3
4 Pines Keller Door: Middle Man
Keg - 4 Pines, Manly. Clear golden yellow with a small and mostly fading white head. Subtle citrus, floral and pale malt characters throughout. Easy session stuff. Light body, medium carbonation and soft to moderate intensity and length finish.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

sm89walt
3.4
4 Pines ESB
Keg - 4 Pines, Manly. Poured a deep copper brown with a small and fading off-White head. Mid-fruits, biscuity, bready malts, nutty characters and yeasty complexities across nose and palate. Mid-weight, medium carbonation finishing with a moderate length and intensity malt-centric, roasty bitterness.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

sm89walt
3.5
4 Pines Schwarzbier
Keg - 4 Pines, Manly. A deep ruddy brown with a small and mostly lasting light beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Finished with a burnt, slightly ashy roastiness. Mid-weight, medium carbonation and a moderate length and intensity finish balance between bitterness and dark fruit/liquorice.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

sm89walt
3.4
4 Pines American Amber Ale
Keg - 4 Pines, Manly. A deep but clear ruby with a small but lasting and uniform lacing white to off-white head. Nutty malt aromas, bready malts and light caramel/toffee notes combine with zesty cities and mid-fruit hop characters. Mid-weight, medium carbonation and a moderate length and intensity roasty, nutty, zesty bitterness to finish.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

sm89walt
3.4
4 Pines German Pils
Keg - 4 Pines, Manly. Clear golden yellow with a small and mostly lasting, lacing white head. Crisp and fresh aromas and a flavours of citrus, some herbs and a light buttery malt character. Good pale malt, mid-weight and refreshing with moderate carbonation and a medium length and intensity bitterness to finish.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

M_Sack
2.8
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Can. Straw coloured with medium sized frothy white head. Bready malts and passionfruit aromas. Thin and watery, with limited flavours of bread, passionfruit and lemon blossom. Would be an acceptable afternoon session beer, but pretty disappointing to be honest.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

StevieT
3.3
4 Pines English Barley Wine
On tap at Armakeggon 2016. Pretty tasty with vanilla and biscuit flavours upfront.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

StevieT
3.7
4 Pines Schwarzbier
From a bottle. Pours quite thick, minimal head, mild sweet malt aroma, some coffee bitterness and a hint of hop spice.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Muggus69
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Cascadian Dark Ale
Draught @ Young & Jackson, Melbourne Deep ruby, holds a creamy beige head. Aroma is nutty, toasty, burnt crust & licorice malt notes with a good measure of citrus, grass & pine hop. Full body, slick slightly chewy texture. Good toasted nutty malt presence, slightly burnt, licorice-y with an American/Cascade combo of hop flavours dark/cooked citrus/marmalade, touch of green leaves & grass, reasonably high bitterness. Solid malt character is the star here.
Friday, September 09, 2016

Muggus69
3.4
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 3
Draught @ Young & Jackson, Melbourne Clean gold body, white head persists. Good nose - leafy resiny hop, cooked citrus, cut (green) wood, toasty malt. Med-full body, touch of slickness on the palate. Fruit salad & leafy resin hop hop character on the body, not overly intense, moderately firm bitterness accompanying some biscuit, pale caramel malt. Pretty good.
Friday, September 09, 2016

DeliriumT
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
Pours black with puffy off-white head. Aroma of burnt toast and lemon. Nice balanced flavour of burnt toffee and oranges. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Night_Cap
2.9
4 Pines Schwarzbier
Draught (at the Keg and Brew). Waited patiently for it to warm up a bit; served with a slight chill. Pours a dark brown (almost black) with a slight haze. Head is lightly tanned, averaged sized and mostly lasting. Aroma is of roasted malts, cooking chocolate (milk), black coffee, salted liquorice and dried blueberries (light). Flavour is smooth with a very light roasted bitterness; weak black coffee, (milk) chocolate bullets, dried currants (light), and notes of toasted white bread in the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation, a watery texture and short finish.
Sunday, September 04, 2016

floydian1
3.7
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
Bottle (500ml, BB 6/7/17). Very dark brown pour with ruby red hue, moderate-large tan head. Aroma has largely roasty dark chocolate notes with background notes of lemony citrus and faint pine needles. Flavour is roasty sweetish malts at first before a dry citrusy and mildly resinous dry hop bitterness. ABV is extremely well hidden, creamy mouthfeel but not too rich and cloying. Recommended if you can get hold of it.
Sunday, September 04, 2016

danjs5
3.7
4 Pines Pale Ale
A current favourite. From a bottle. Very drinkable and pleasant beer, a Saturday afternoon beer with cheese. Citris pine flavours with malt layer. Enjoyably complex, yet smooth and fruity. Smells good.
Saturday, September 03, 2016

mkel07
3.7
4 Pines English Barley Wine
On tap at Armekeggon at Archive Beer Boutique 270816. Full flavoured beer with hints of vanilla and caramal in the flavour. Full bodied and thick in the mouth. Big hit of alcohol in the finish is pleasant without being overpowering.
Saturday, September 03, 2016

ngunity
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Cascadian Dark Ale
Poured dark with hints of pretty amber brown in the light. Drank quite easy with a nice roastiness. Remind me of a more roasty Schwarzbier. Good beer will drink again
Friday, September 02, 2016

StevieT
3.9
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
From a bottle. The alcohol is well hidden in this dark, rich beast of a beer with a complex dark chocolate finish.
Friday, September 02, 2016

M_Sack
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
Bottle. Dark black, frothy off white head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasty malts with citrus backnotes. Strong grapefruit flavours, with lemon and strong malt backing, slight chocolate sweetness, moderate but long bitterness. Rich palate.
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Kurtos
3
4 Pines Stout
Botttle. Pours black. Aroma. Iced Mocha aromas Taste. Mochachino up front, with a coffee bitterness in the after taste.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

M_Sack
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle. Deep black, cocoa head. Aromas of dark chocolate, booze, roasted malts, coffee, savoury/meaty elements. Big, rich, alcoholic mouth feel full of smoky roast malt, bacon with a dry, hoppy bitter/sweet finish. Some good elements but I think they could be integrated a little better.
Monday, August 29, 2016

ANZUShophunter
3.2
4 Pines Russian Imperial Stout
From bottle in porter glass. Pours dark, near black with thin tan head and aroma of roasted malt plus a hint of prunes. The malt provides a bit of smokiness to the finish.
Friday, August 26, 2016

mkel07
3.5
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 3
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique 210816. This beer is certainly fresh with plenty of hop aromas and flavours. Full bodied in the mouth with loads of flavour including melon, peach and nectarine. Clean finish.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jado
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Coffee Porter
500 ml bottle. Deep brown with a sudsy tan head. Coffee, cocoa nibs, cherry and a little liquorice in the nose. Strong black coffee up front in the mouth, before notes of vanilla, cherry and dark chocolate wash through. Medium body. Surprisingly clean finish with a light coffee aftertaste. A delicate dark beer.
Monday, August 22, 2016

M_Sack
4
4 Pines Keller Door Oaked Baltic Porter
Bottle - two years old, shared with Barry. Thanks mate. Dark, dark brown with a small tan coloured head. Licorice, vanilla, dark chocolate and roasted malt dominate the aroma, along with subtle hints of oak and red wine. Low levels, but balancing bitterness along with the smoothness the oak aging adds. Fantastically complex beers and probably the best Iíve had from 4 Pines.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Lunkie
3.1
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 2
Hop herbal grassy aroma. Clear Amber colour good head and lacing. Malt herbal spice hop flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, August 21, 2016

DavidAust
4
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
500ml Bottle into tulip glass. Great beer. Slight citrus aroma with caramel and toffee notes in the background. Tastes the same. Dark black with solid head. Good lacing. Very similar to a black IPA but equally balanced between hops and malt. Medium carbonation and full bodied. You wonít be blown away, but you will enjoy.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

StevieT
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Coffee Porter
From a bottle. Really foamed up on the pour, mild aroma, not a huge coffee hit but some sweet coffee on the back. Quite nice.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Dervock
3.5
4 Pines American Amber Ale
Bottle - pours ruby with an off white head. Aroma is caramel and resin jop. Taste is caramel with a hit of hops and a dry lasting finish.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

hawthorne00
3.3
4 Pines American Amber Ale
Bottle. Deep clear amber with a light beige head. Rich aroma of sticky bread crusts, ripe tropical fruit, grapefruit, pine. Lightish bodied, medium high carbonation. Not as malty as suggested by the aroma but thereís some bread and caramel. The hops come through with ease and thereís tropical fruit, pine, grapefruit and some onion at the moderately bitter finish. Pleasant but a bit forgettable.
Friday, August 19, 2016

mkel07
3.3
4 Pines Keller Door Cascadian Dark Ale
On tap at Brewhouse Brisbane 030816. This beer has all the trademarks of a black IPA with a deep black colour, small creamy looking tan head, dark bitter hop aromas and a bitter finish.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Maracuja05
3.7
4 Pines Hefeweizen
[backlog] 15-01-15 / on tap at the brewery in Manly Sydney. Decent Weizen. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 4/5
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Maracuja05
3.7
4 Pines Keller Door Citrus IPA
[backlog] 17-02-15 / bottle in Melbourne. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 3.5/5
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Maracuja05
2.6
4 Pines Kolsch
[backlog] 12-01-15 / bottle at home, Sydney. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 2.5/5
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

StevieT
4.1
4 Pines Black IPA
From a bottle. Damn this is a tasty beer, smooth chocolate finish and fruity hop flavours up front. Loved it.
Sunday, August 14, 2016

vanvenlo
3.2
4 Pines Keller Door Coco Noir
Beer Deluxe ontap(22-May-2015)Choc coconut aroma.Brown,low head&suds lace.Coconut choc flavour.Choc finish&sweet coconut aftertaste
Sunday, August 14, 2016

varanid99
3.6
4 Pines Keller Door Cascadian Dark Ale
Black pour with a long lasting tan head. Coffee, pine, roast aromas. Taste is roasty, bitter chocolate, pine, then coffee, little bitterness but not over the top. Solid.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Dandm
3.8
4 Pines IPA
This is a Keller door FIP IPA. Hard to rate these as they arenít well distributed. Keg at 4 pines Manly. Piny stone fruit. Easy to sniff right up the nose. It just smells so good. Good bitter and sweet balance. Grapefruit tones. Clean aftertaste, leaves you wanting more.
Friday, August 12, 2016

bmeup
3.9
4 Pines American Amber Ale
BB 3.6.17 Deep amber ruby, thick lasting tan head that clings well. Nice malty notes with some roastyness, mild toffee and toast. Hops are up front fruity with firm bitterness that is balanced by the malts. Easy to drink a few of these especially fresh as this sample. Great Amber!
Friday, August 12, 2016

StevieT
4.1
4 Pines Russian Imperial Stout
From a bottle. This is a great beer, rich roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavours, smooth and very drinkable.
Sunday, August 07, 2016

fletchfighters
3.3
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
500 ml bottle from the brewery Dark cola pour, settled black with touches of ruby at the base of the head. Dark tan head. Good thick retention. Falls to a thick collar. Nose is roasted malt and chocolate. No real nose of the hopping. Taste is aggressive pine and grapefruit. Subtle chocolate, roast malt and coffee. Clean beer but short lived bitterness. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Jado
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Cascadian Dark Ale
500 ml bottle. Solid black with a fluffy cream-coloured head that settles to a thin cap. Aromas of lemon, pine and flowers with an underlying black coffee note. Taste is dark chocolate and roasted malt at first but soon eclipsed by firm pine resin and citrus hop notes. Lingering bitter finish leading into a dark coffee aftertaste. Surprisingly well balanced for the style.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

sm89walt
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Cascadian Dark Ale
Keg - Mona Vale Hotel. Poured a near opaque brown/black with a small but dense, lasting and lacing beige head. Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, coffee and roasted malt with a citrus, pine and resin counterpoint. Mid-weight, medium carbonation and a moderate to long finish at first hop-based before fading into coffee-esque aftertaste. Good intensity but balanced throughout so as not to seem overbearing or conflicted.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Countbeer
3.6
4 Pines Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle: Thanks Owen: Served in a Chouffe glass: Beautiful label! Deep dark blackish brown body with a lively rough and airy beige light brown head. Nose is a mix of some roast, coffee, bay leaf, liquorice with light hints of brown sugars, salt, raisin, smoke, caramel and a soy sprinkle. Flavours of roast, bitters, herbal roast, light dry, some bay leaf, coal, liquorice, wood roast and a hint of raisin. Aftertaste is bitter, roast, coal, liquorice and dry... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. Mwah, itís ok, but nothing crazy!
Friday, July 29, 2016

KeefOz
3.3
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
BB 06/07/17. Poured an opaque black with a two-finer tan dense foam head that retained very well and laced OK. Carbonation soft. Aroma of sweet fruits (tropical) and mild chocolate. Taste of medium strong roasted malts with sweet caramel, sweet milk chocolate all with a moderate bitterness. Medium body. Smooth, clean, slightly dry with a moderately strong roasted malt bitterness on the finish.
Friday, July 29, 2016

KeefOz
3.1
4 Pines Schwarzbier
Poured a very dark nearly opaque brown with slight reddish edge tint with a two-finger light tan dense foamy head that retained well and laced poorly. Carbonation lively, high and fine. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, soft subtle roasted notes and bitter dark chocolate. Taste initially of strong roasted malt with a slight burnt character, sweet malt and a hint of dark chocolate; low bitterness. Light body. Smooth, soft and slightly dry with low bitterness on the finish. From their Black Box of Dark Ales release.
Monday, July 25, 2016

KeefOz
3.2
4 Pines Black IPA
Poured a very dark nearly opaque brown with quite a mahogany edge tint. Poured a four-finger light tan dense foam head that retained very well and by clinging to the side of the glass produced great rings of lacing. Carbonation lively, high and fine. Aroma of soft subtle pine, sweet fruit and a hint of roasted notes. Taste initially of sweet malt followed by pine and very subtle citrus/grapefruit, all with a slight bitterness balanced by the sweet malt; low bitterness for an IPA. Medium body. Smooth with a slight citrus bitterness on the finish. From their Black Box of Dark Ales release.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

KeefOz
3.1
4 Pines Keller Door Coffee Porter
Poured a very dark nearly opaque brown with quite a hint of mahogany edge tint. Poured a huge tan frothy head that took ages to settle out. Laced well. Carbonation low. Aroma of strong coffee but with not a lot of roasted notes plus sweet vanilla. Taste initially very strongly of coffee and again with not a lot of roasted notes but these come through a bit as it warms, and also with slight sweet vanilla and slight malt. Medium body, a bit too thin. Smooth with a slightly unpleasant coffee bitterness on the finish. Really nice packaging and well marketed but the bottle content is disappointing. From their Black Box of Dark Ales release.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Dervock
4.1
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
Bottle pours black with a big off white head which lasts. Aroma is roast malt, caramel, chocolate and citrus. Taste up front is choc caramel, which drys into a fruity citrus and roast malt finish. Creamy palate.
Saturday, July 23, 2016

KeefOz
3.1
4 Pines Russian Imperial Stout
Poured an opaque black with a very slight mahogany edge tint at the base. Frothy one- to two-finger tan frothy head that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation low. Aroma of nice soft moderately strong roasted malt and a hint of dark chocolate; alcohol well hidden. Taste initially strongly roasted malt with some burnt tones but then becomes sweet with a slight earthiness and a slight bitterness: alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Smooth and slightly sweet with a slight coffee bitterness on the finish. Really nice packaging and well marketed but the bottle content is disappointing. From their Black Box of Dark Ales release.
Friday, July 22, 2016

neongolden
3.3
4 Pines Pale Ale
(Bottle from BWS Broadbeach) A bright clear copper pour with an average white head and some lace. Aroma is lightly sweet honeyed malt, floral, pine, pale stone fruits, grapefruit peels, a bit musty and skunky. Flavour has lightly to moderately sweet malts, dark honey or light caramel character, biscuit, pine, grapefruit pith, floral, wet grass and green onion, skunky. Slightly toasted, herbal spicy oniony finish is dry and lightly bitter. Light to medium bodied, active carbonation. A decent enough pale ale, a touch malty and not that bright a hop profile but itís rather dry and thus drinkable.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016