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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
Rasmus40 (20645) - 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
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
[email protected] 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
bytemesis (8397) - 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
ZacM612 (717) - 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
lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, 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
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Can. Pours yellow. Nose/taste of alcohol lemon, vegetal, soapy grain. Lighter medium body.

1.8
vtafro (7445) - 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.

3.1
williamstome (1875) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Pale gold, lightly floral aroma, flavor heavy of rose, eucalyptus and other floral notes, slightly bitter finish.

3.7
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Can thanks to my Winter Secret Santa. Mostly clear gold pour with a nice 1 finger head that fades to a thin film and a medium ring. Aroma is very piney. Love it. Some underlying malt smells like sweet, corn bread. Yum. Tastes more bready and the hops take a back seat. Light sweetness and light bitterness. High carbonation gives a nice mouthfeel. Medium body. This is not a golden ale (probably a pale ale). Solid beer.

2.9
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured medium urine colour with a slightly lacy head. Faint nose. Thin in the mouth. Disappointing.


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