4 Pines Brewing Company Reviews




Ngejo
2.8
4 Pines American Amber Ale
Tap. Hazy, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.
Monday, May 30, 2016

hawthorne00
3.2
4 Pines Schwarzbier
Bottle. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of bread, caramel, pepper and other spices, some coffee. And so it tastes. Slightly sweet, malty with some modest roasty touches, peppery accents. Quite dry at the end, lowish bitterness. Enough to keep you interested but it is a bit thin. Itís well done and has everything I tolerate about the style.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

hawthorne00
3.1
4 Pines Keller Door Coffee Porter
Bottle, 9C. Very dark brown, fine doming light tan head that lasts all the way. Aroma dominated by medium roast coffee. Some molasses and berries too. Sweet and slightly creamy with dark bread and lots of coffee. Coffee has a bit of greenness to it. Fairly bitter at the end. Too much coffee, not enough beer.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Muggus69
3.6
4 Pines Beast of Bourbon
Taster @ GABS 2016, Melbourne Deep amber beer, beige head. Aroma of cigar smoke, charred oak, butter, toast. Body not particularly heavy for strength. Quite dry & bitter on the finish.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Joe_O
4.2
4 Pines ESB
A great example of true ESB, with a neat cut in the back palate to modernize it. Great for Aussieís, Americans, kiwis etc. drinking English styles, and a great example of English brewing in Australia
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

M_Sack
3.6
4 Pines The Bastard Children of the British Empire - Australian Pale Ale
Bottle. Hazy gold with frothy white head. Fresh floral aromas, along with Passionfruit, honey and solid malt background. A touch of stone fruit, passionfruit, honey and biscuity and slightly sweet malts. Low bittering at the finish does just enough to clean up the sweetness. Smooth mouthfeel and a very good representation of an Australian Pale Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 21, 2016

bmeup
3.6
4 Pines Black IPA
Part of The Black Box set. Dark, head clings. Roasty malts are held back against citrus and fruity hops. Little bit of bite there in the finish, pleasant enough though.
Monday, May 16, 2016

bmeup
4.1
4 Pines Schwarzbier
Part of The Black Box Series. Clear very dark brown with some redish highlights , minimal head, some bitter chocolate, caramel and bread. Pleasant flavour of a malt driven dark lager, dry, with moderate carbonation. Fantastic food beer and pretty much nailed this for style. ..............(not a Rauchbier, smoked beer).................this is a very good Dark Lager.
Thursday, May 12, 2016

mkel07
4.2
4 Pines Black IPA
Bottle at The Spotted Cow 100516. Enjoyed this beer with my dinner of lamb cutlets. The hoppiness of the beer cut through the fattiness of the lamb nicely. Impenetrable black colour that had a glossy sheen to it. The best of the Black Box beers that I have tried so far.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

bmeup
3.1
4 Pines Keller Door Coffee Porter
From Beer Cartel. Part one of four of the Black Box of Dark Ales. Deep brown with a hint of red. Roasted coffee and sweet chocolate same in flavour with a little fruit.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

mkel07
3.7
4 Pines Keller Door Coffee Porter
Bottle from The Spotted Cow 100516. Smooth and full of coffee with a trail of fine tan foam left around the glass. Aroma is coffee beans and there is bitter aftertaste that is not unpleasant. There is some maltiness that cuts through the coffee. All in all a good beer.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

mkel07
3.5
4 Pines Schwarzbier
Bottle from The Spotted Cow 100516. Part of the Black Box of Dark Ales limited edition series. Midnight black in colour and full bodied in the mouth with a long dry finish. I like my Schwarzbiers abut smokier than this but if is certainly drinkable. Worst thing about this is the label on the bottle so hard to read - black on black.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

mcberko
3.2
4 Pines Cider
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a hazy blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out medium sweet apples and a little syrupy quality. Flavour brings out medium dry apples, with some toffee and prominent green apple quality.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
3.1
4 Pines American Amber Ale
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a hazy amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out a good mix of roasted malt and bready malt. Flavour brings out toasted bready malt and dry hopping on the back side. Not especially interesting, but itís solid.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
3.1
4 Pines Schwarzbier
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and a little burnt coffee. Flavour brings out roasted malt and a touch of burnt caramel. Dry and roasty, not terribly complex, but decent.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
3
4 Pines Keller Door East Brunswick Ale
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out cereal malts and light biscuity malt. Flavour brings out biscuity malt and light cereal notes. Very pleasant but fairly laid back. Meh.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
2.6
4 Pines Keller Door Coffee Porter
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a red-tinged dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out candied sweetness and coffee. Flavour is odd, with some strange candied sweetness along with the coffee. Too sweet and unbalanced. Needs work.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
3
4 Pines Saison
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a hazy copper orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, floral notes and sweet candied sugar. Flavour is not very authentic for the style, with sweet candied sugar, Belgian yeast and floral notes. Itís solid for what it is, but totally inauthentic due to the sweetest. Itís okay.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
3.2
4 Pines Keller Door Russian Imperial Stout
On tap at 4 Pines, pours black with a deep reddish hue and a small tan head. Aroma brings out a pretty light note of dark fruits, not much else. Flavour brings out lots of weird dark fruitiness, some roast, and a spicy toasted malt finish. Haphazardly thrown together, needs some work.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
3.4
4 Pines Black IPA
On tap at 4 Pines, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of roasted malt upfront, followed by piney hoppy bitterness. Flavour has a good balance of piney hops and roasted malt. Nice balance of bitterness and roastiness. Good one.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
3.2
4 Pines English Barley Wine
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a hazy dark reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma is very sweet, with dark fruits, caramel and toffee. Flavour is very sweet as well, with dark fruits and caramel. Nearly cloying with the residual sugars. Not terribly complex but itís a nice slow sipper.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
3.1
4 Pines Dry Irish Stout
On nitro tap at 4 Pines, pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma brings out a cold cup of coffee and light toasted malt. Flavour is similar, with a cold cup of coffee and dry cocoa powder. Smooth and creamy. Solid.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
2.8
4 Pines ESB
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a hazy amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out bready malt and a little English hops. Flavour brings out caramel malts and English hops in good balance. Sweet and not really like an ESB. Itís okay.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
3.1
4 Pines Pale Ale
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out biscuity malt and light floral notes. Flavour brings out biscuity malt and floral hops. Dry and well-balanced but forgettable. Decent.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
2.8
4 Pines Kolsch
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a clear pale golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is very light, with biscuity malt. Flavour is crisp, with crackery malt upfront, followed by some cereal notes. Crisp and drinkable, but pretty boring. Meh.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

mcberko
2.9
4 Pines Hefeweizen
On tap at 4 Pines, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of banana and clove in decent balance. Flavour is quite floral, with lots of clove and candied banana. Generic but decent done hef. Solid.
Sunday, May 08, 2016

ladnewton
3.3
4 Pines Keller Door Best Bitter
On tap at 4 Pines, Manly on 12th September 2015. Copper with lasting off-white part-lacing foam. Rich malt aroma. Malty and fruity in-mouth with leafy herb notes. Herby grassy finish with sweet berry fruits. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Sevenlee
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA
Pours a clear golden amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy finish.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DavidAust
4.5
4 Pines imperial IPA
500ml bottle into glass. Huge Aroma of citrus, pine and passionfruit. Dark side of amber with a lively foam - be careful when you pour. Head holds fairly well but not forever and produces a mild lacing. Amazing taste with massive levels of sweet malts with a back end of hop bitterness. The kind of beer you want to hold and gentle move around your mouth a few times to extract every last drop of flavour. Carbonation is lively and threatens to make the texture thin, yet the chewy malts resist and it ends up fine. Improved as it warmed slightly. No hint at all of the high alcohol. Overall a big beer with complexity, one of the better Imperial IPAs being produced in Australia and by far the best beer 4 Pines have in their stable (so far).
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Muggus69
3.6
4 Pines imperial IPA
500mL bottle from Warners at the Bay Pours a pale amber body, dense white head. Big resiny hop nose - pine, citrus, touch of tropical melons, caramel malts. Thick body, lets it be known that itís big upfront, kind of sticky yet warming. Quite sweet upfront, notes of bitter citrus, pine resin, leafy herbs, ripe stonefruits, even an odd fairy floss sort of note. A big astringent lingering bitterness tries its best at balancing that sweetness - perhaps in vain. A decent attempt of an IIPA, balance a tad off.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Muggus69
2.8
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
375mL can from Slowbeer. BB 11/01/17 Straw body, slight haze, creamy white head. Moderate nose; grainy malts, pineapple, passionfruit & herbal hops. Light bodied, slight bit short on the palate, lifted carbonation. Pleasant but subdued flavours on body - citrus, passionfruit, guava, grainy malts, low bitterness, not much to speak of on the finish. Nice flavours, just a tad thin.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Lunkie
2.5
4 Pines Keller Door Christmas Saison
Citrus hop herbal aroma. Clear Amber colour good head and lacing. Hop floral cirrus aroma. Fizzy palate.
Friday, April 22, 2016

vanvenlo
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Christmas Saison
Bottle(22-Apr-16)Spice fruit aroma.Clear amber,low head&suds lace.Spice orange flavour.Broad spice finish&orange herbal aftertaste.
Friday, April 22, 2016

vanvenlo
3.2
4 Pines Citrus IPA
Bottle(22-Apr-16)Light citrus herbal aroma.Cloudy amber,low head&suds lace.Sweet citrus,broad herbal flavour.Herbal trop finish&spice herbal aftertaste.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Lunkie
3
4 Pines Citrus IPA
Fruit floral hop aroma. Murky Amber colour good head and lacing. Hop herbal citrus flavour. Fizzy palate.
Friday, April 22, 2016

wrlangin
3
4 Pines Stout
Bottle at Miss Kay's burger joint. Dry stout with good balance of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Nice accompaniment to the burger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 22, 2016

Malrider69
2.4
4 Pines Oatmeal Stout
Pours an opaque black colour with a thick tan head. The aroma is of malt and freshly cut grass. The flavour has a hint of roast malt, but not enough and seems to be over-hopped as it is relatively bitter for a stout. Overall, a bit of a disappointment.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Gonzin
3.5
4 Pines Pale Ale
Probada en botella de 330 ml en Port Douglas, Australia. Buena Pale Ale con pronunciado sabor a pino, malta y cítricos. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Gonzin
3.1
4 Pines IPA
Probada tirada en Riverbar, Brisbane. IPA suave, espumosa y con aroma y sabor a pino. Esta ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 15, 2016

gam
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA
Large creamy coloured head medium carbonation amber pour aromas caramel earthy hops citrus stone fruit the flavours floral tropical fruits spruce apricot pear grapefruit papaw taste of custard apple sweetness so nice crispness fruits are great on the palate the finish rich sharp good bodied Imperial IPA hops do it grand good malt backing lasting spruce bitter taste top stuff
Sunday, April 10, 2016

gam
3.1
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Large head medium carbonation deep gold pour aromas floral citrus biscuit the flavours bit soapy sweet medium bitter citrusy watery note okay stone fruit helps the finish a bit weak but some hops save it earthy notes the best sweet taste but not good
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Davros
2.9
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Pours gold with a large quickly fading head. Nose shows floral and fruity hops as well as some soft sweet-smelling malt. Flavours include bready malt, light grainy notes, as well as spicy and fruity hops.
Friday, April 08, 2016

Hop_Hedonist
4
4 Pines Keller Door Imperial India Brown Ale
Solid - not high octane like a West Coast US ale but very pleasant - some decent hop complexity although again, not like some of the US brews - malt well balanced and quite prominent - like it a lot donít love it to death.
Friday, April 08, 2016

mkel07
3.5
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 2
On tap at Embassy Bar 240316. An enjoyable beer that packs a punch. Looks quite tame in the glass with a soft white head and straw colour but there is a load of hoppiness going on. Citrus and pine dominate in the flavour and the aroma. Sorry that I missed number 1 in this series.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dervock
2.8
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Can - pale yellow pours with very short lived head. Mild hop aroma, cardboard and a bit of fruit. Bit of hop up front then nothing much until a light fruity finish. Bit thin.
Saturday, March 26, 2016

StevieT
4
4 Pines imperial IPA
From a bottle. Thick with oily hop goodness, super smooth and no hint of the alcohol, pine flavours at the back. Very nice stuff.
Thursday, March 24, 2016

babymammoth
3.7
4 Pines imperial IPA
My favourite 4 pines thus far. Aroma like fruity caramel, pleasing! Great biscuit on the nose transferring well into the flavour although the texture may let it down a bit. This is forgotten due to the lingering finish which evolves nicely. Bitter into cake and finished honey sweetness. The acidity is great! Awesome.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

theswiftsa
4.2
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA
Pours a cloudy bright amber. Nose is tropical hops, lots of pineapple sweetness coming through. Mouthfeel is thick and full bodied, tastes of more tropical fruits, pineapple and grapefruit prominent. Ends with a sharp bitterness and a hit of resin. Great series, this is a massive standout beer for me.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

JUDGE_222
4.9
4 Pines Kolsch
This beer is a little lighter than a traditional Kolsch but it is the most exquisite beer I have ever had.
Monday, March 21, 2016

HopMagnet
4.2
4 Pines Keller Door Series Imperial IPA
500mL bottle poured into a TeKu glass. ABV: 9%. Bright orange amber with medium to light head. Aromas reveal a beautifully balanced mix of pine, citrus and banana. The richly flavoured palate seamlessly combines pineapple, stone fruits and a big hit of bitterness. Powerful, long and beautifully balanced. Great beer.
Sunday, March 20, 2016