4 Pines Brewing Company (AB Inbev) Reviews




localbarman
3.2
4 Pines Pale Ale
Bottle. Aroma of pine and malt. Pours amber in colour, thin off white head. Taste malt and slight bitterness. Moderate carbonation.
Saturday, January 13, 2018

samsomuk
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Best Bitter
Served on cask handpump at the Brewpub, Manly. Pours clear copper amber with an off white top with lacing. Aroma: earth, bread, caramel, straw. Taste: light sweet, light bitter, light to moderate malty, caramel, light citrus, fruity hops. Light to medium body, frothy car, smooth mouthfeel, dry light bitter finish. A very accomplished English best bitter
Monday, January 8, 2018

samsomuk
3.4
4 Pines ESB
On tap at 4 Pines Brewpub, Manly. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma: toffee & caramel malt, toast, nuts, dried fruits. Taste: moderate malty, light to moderate sweet, caramel, toffee, nuts, raisins, herbal hops. Light to medium body, moderate carb, dryish lingering bitter finish. Overall possibly a little too sweet for the style but it was very drinkable all the same
Monday, January 8, 2018

samsomuk
2.9
4 Pines Keller Door Chin Chilli
On tap at the brewpub in Manly. Pours yellow golden with a white top. Aroma: biscuit malts, fruity hop notes, no real [email protected] of chillis. Taste: crisp, pale malts, lightly floral but the overriding flavour is the chilli aftertaste, leaves a tang in the throat. Light bodied, soft carb, dryish finish
Sunday, January 7, 2018

samsomuk
2.8
4 Pines Hefeweizen
On tap at the brewpub in Manly. Pours hazy pale gold with a white head. Aroma: sweetish, wheat, cereal malts, bread, light banana & clove. Taste: light sweet, yeasty, floral, citrus, light esters, banana & clove. Light bodied, frothy carb, light sweet slightly bitter finish
Sunday, January 7, 2018

samsomuk
2.9
4 Pines American Amber Ale
On tap at the brewpub in Manly. Pours clear dark red amber with a white top. Aroma: sweet malts, bread, caramel, dried fruits. Taste: light sweet, moderate malty, caramel malts, fruity, hints of toffee, caramel, spices. Medium bodied, average carb, soft dry bitter finish
Sunday, January 7, 2018

samsomuk
3
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
On tap at the brewpub in Manly. Pours clear yellow golden with a white head. Aroma: Grain & cereal malts, light tropical fruit, a little pine. Taste: light bitter, moderate malty, crisp, clean, citrus, light pine. Light bodied, moderate carb, dry, light bitter finish. Refreshing but run of the mill
Sunday, January 7, 2018

samsomuk
2.7
4 Pines Kolsch
On keg at The Australian Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney. Pours lightly hazed pale golden with a white head. Aroma of dough, cereal malts, light citrus. Taste is light bitter with biscuits malts & citrus, mainly lemon. Light to medium body, moderate carb. Dry light bitter finish
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Skarecrow
3.6
4 Pines Stout
330ml bottle Black pour with huge tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Sweet malty taste with dry finish. A good Stout.
Monday, January 1, 2018

MrTipple
2.9
4 Pines Keller Door Great Northern Beaches Lager
21Nov2017 Sweet grain and cereal malts, molasses, straw, hazy. Clear, pale gold, small, frothy, white head. Light bitter. More sweet grain malts, caramel, bread, sweet citrus fruits, bitter straw, grass, lively carbonation, medium bodied. Alright. Keg at the brewpub, Manly. Bottle at the brewery, Manly.
Sunday, December 31, 2017

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.4
4 Pines Kolsch
Another of my gifts from Australia: 4 Pines Brewing Kölsch 4.5% A somewhat cloudy gold with a fizzy white head. A honey rich bready aroma. The dry light body adds to the flavors of honey, oats and wild fruits from the fields. It evokes a summer breeze. Very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, December 29, 2017

samsomuk
3.1
4 Pines Pale Ale
330ml bottle sampled during Aussie trip 2017-18. Pours clear amber golden with a white head. Aromas of light biscuit malts, light citrus, floral hops. Taste is light sweet, moderate bitter, some pine, gently floral. Light to medium bodied, moderate carb, dryish moderate bitter finish
Thursday, December 28, 2017

IPAWhisperer102
4.8
4 Pines Keller Door Citrus IPA

Thursday, December 28, 2017

macca147
3.7
4 Pines Keller Door Australian DIPA
500ml bottle. Pours a clear copper gold with a white head. Aroma: citrus, pine, nettles, peach, orange peel, and earthy notes. Taste: pine, nettles, marmalade, peach, orange peel and mild citrus flavours. Thin to medium bodied. Mild sweetness followed by a moderate to high bitterness finish that lingers on the palate. Not fruity. Quite an earthy flavours balance. This was quite nice and a little bit different to the style of DIPAs usually made in Australia.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

GuideDogSaint
3.3
4 Pines Stout
330ml bottle at House of Belgium, Shapowei. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma of chocolate and roast malt. Dry bitter finish.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

BrettC
3.7
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Poured from can. I can't detect much aroma on this but what I can smell is slightly hoppy. It's a very nice golden color that looks like you should be drinking it outdoors in summer. The taste is not quite what I expected. With "Indian" in the name I was expecting more of an IPA but it's closer to a classic American pale ale. It reminds me of 5 Barrel from Odell Brewing Co. Not the cleanest palate but the linger is pleasant. It leaves you wanting more.
Friday, December 22, 2017

ANZUShophunter
2.7
4 Pines Kolsch
From bottle in footed pilsner. Pours clear deep golden w/nice frothy head and modest citrus aroma. Taste is let down a bit by the finish, the bitterness seems a bit stale
Thursday, December 21, 2017

mkel07
3.3
4 Pines Keller Door Lemon Melon Wit
On tap at Brewhouse Brisbane on 9 December 2017. Great beer for a Saturday morning as it is light, clean and refreshing in the mouth. Quite clear in the glass and there was a small white head sitting atop the beer. Feint traces of lemon in the flavour.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

BenCL
3.3
4 Pines Keller Door Australian DIPA
Drank on 19/12/17 from Cellarbrations Yokine. Appearance: 2.5 – Orange, clear, nice head on pouring with nice lacing Smell/Aroma: 2.5 – Sweet malts, slightly fruity, mango, pineapple, some dried fruits, a little citrus. Taste: 3.5 – Big bitterness, but nicely rounded, pine, a bit resinous, citrus bitterness, grapefruit pith, really unsure what else, a slight peep of sweet malts and maybe the 9% alcohol thats very very well hidden. Mouthfeel/Palate: 2.5 – Not cloying, no viscosity, just big hops bitterness that then fade nicely ready for another sip. Overall: 3.5 – Surprisingly good for such a big beer.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tezminator
3.4
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Aroma: tropical fruit and melon with hint of caramel. Taste is similar with some cereal and weak pine. Mildly bitter finish. Feels perhaps a bit thin in comparison to the best ones in the style, but still a really good summer beer.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

MrTipple
3.4
4 Pines IPA
Bittersweet tropical fruits, overripe mango, mango peel, pine, grass, wet straw. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More juicy tropical fruits, mango, passion fruits, papaya, bittersweet citrus fruits, orange, tangerine, orange peel, wet straw, pine, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

MrTipple
3.4
4 Pines Keller Door Citrus IPA
Intense pine, sweet, overripe tropical fruits, light savoury flavour, grain malts. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bittersweet tropical and citrus fruits, orange peel, overripe papaya, pine, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Alright, lacks balance and complexity. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

MrTipple
3.5
4 Pines Stout
Dark roast coffee, dark chocolate cacao, burnt, charred malts, earthy. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More dark roast filter coffee, dark chocolate, baking cacao, earthy, charcoal, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

MrTipple
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Best Bitter
Sweet grain and cereal malts, rye bread, straw, hay. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy off-white head. Light sweet. More bitter straw, hay, grass, lightly sweet grain malts in the background. Decent. Cask at the brewpub, Manly.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

MrTipple
3.4
4 Pines Hefeweizen
Sweet grain and cereal malts, wheat, molasses, esters. Hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Light sweet. More sweet grain and cereal malts, caramel, molasses, esters, yeast, wheat, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

MrTipple
3.4
4 Pines American Amber Ale
Dark, sweet grain malts, dark molasses, straw, grass. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter. More bitter grain and cereal malts, set straw, grass, floral notes, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent for the style. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

MrTipple
3.5
4 Pines Pale Ale
Tropical fruits, unripe mango, passion fruits, pine, straw. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bitter citrus and tropical fruits, unripe mango, bitter tangerines, more pine, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

MrTipple
2.9
4 Pines Kolsch
Grain and cereal malts, straw, bread dough. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bitter grain malts, wet straw, grass, medium carbonation, medium bodied. Alright. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

MrTipple
3.3
4 Pines Keller Door Lemon Melon Wit
Wheat, esters, sweet grain and cereal malts, caramel. Slightly hazy, pale gold, small, creamy, white head. Ligh sweet. More sweet grain malts, caramel, sweet fruits, lemon, melon, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Alright, quite sweet. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

MrTipple
2.8
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Light topical fruits, grain and cereal malts, straw. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More bitter grain and cereal malts, straw, medium carbonation, light bodied. Boring. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dervock
3.2
4 Pines Keller Door Citrus IPA
Bottle - pours amber with a white head. Aroma is floral, citrus, caramel and doughy. Taste is cereal malt tyen a transition to a floral, citrus finish.
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dervock
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Lemon Melon Wit
Bottle - pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is banana and chewing gum. Taste is bubble gum with a little c8trus in a spicet finished. Very little lemon and no melon but a nice wit!
Friday, December 1, 2017

AtronSeige
1.9
4 Pines Kolsch
Aroma: Medium citrus, orange, caramel, spicy.. Medium-light lemon Appearance: Clear, gold/amber body with a small, white colored head. Small bubbles, fair retention. Flavour: Medium-light bready, caramel, citrus, orange. Medium-light bitterness. Dry finish with lingering organ/caramel. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: A fair beer, but not a kolsch by any stretch of the imagination. This is closer to an APA. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Jean! 5B. Kolsch
Thursday, November 30, 2017

ncarey
0.5
4 Pines New Orleans Breakfast

Monday, November 27, 2017

MrTipple
3.1
4 Pines Keller Door Habanero IPA
Green chillies, vegetable, grass, green pepper. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Intense chillies, quite fiery, vegetable, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Too gold, chilli overpowered. Keg at the brewpub, Manly.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

MrTipple
3.6
4 Pines Keller Door Australian DIPA
Intense pine, resin, overripe tropical fruits, mango, candied citrus fruits, marmalade, orange peel. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More overripe citrus and tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, pine, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Bottle from brew pub, Manly.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

macca147
3.5
4 Pines Fresh in Season IPA No. 5
On tap at The Prince, Kirrawee. Pours a golden amber with a white head. Aroma: orange, grapefruit, pine, biscuity malt, mild stonefruit notes. Taste: pine, orange, grapefruit, biscuity malt and mild tropical notes. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Moderate bitterness. This is quite tasty. I preferred the No. 4 IPA, but this is still a great beer!
Saturday, November 18, 2017

CurlyJoe
3.9
4 Pines Keller Door Australian DIPA
Crystal clear golden yellow/orange with thin lacy head. Citrus pine aroma, some sweet summer fruits too. Whole fruit salad to smell! Sweet fruity taste, mangoes, peaches and maybe pineapple. Green pine taste in the middle, and a clean hop bitter finish. Slightly oily in the mouth, but still full. Sharp. Very very tasty, fresh and seasonal. And a little too easy to drink.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

BubbleAromas3
4
4 Pines American Amber Ale
Pint on tap at Howler, Brunswick (May 2017). A dark amber ale, almost red in colour, with a robust but well balanced flavour and lingering bitter finish; perhaps the most interesting of the 4 Pines ales.
Friday, November 17, 2017

danjs5
3.4
4 Pines Keller Door Australian DIPA
Clear gold in colour and fruity presentation. Outstanding funky and pungent hop aromas. Super sweet acidic mango passionfruit and grapefruit taste. Boozy sickly sweet malt flavours. Smells so promising. Tastes syrupy and standard.
Friday, November 17, 2017

M_Sack
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
Bottle. IPA style gold with strong orange hue, small white head that retains well. Heavy caramel and bread malt aromas, wrapped around a grapefruit core. Deliciously creamy bread and caramel malt, with obvious but not overwhelming grapefruit bitterness and a touch of grog (which doesn’t detract). A really good way to show off the malts. Sadly the last of my 4 Pines beers before the big sellout to AB InBev.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

doriangrey
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Citrus IPA
Pleasant light tangy ipa. Good for summer with plenty of hops and oranges and lemons with a a tasty malty backbone
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

nath82
0.5
4 Pines Pale Ale
Horrible tasteless beer was expecting a lot from the reviews
Monday, November 6, 2017

M_Sack
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
Bottle. Clear gold, frothy well retained white head. Aromas of pine cones, but not in a resinous IPA way, stone fruit and citrus. Delicious flavours combining stone fruits, citrus, spicy moderate and long bitterness with a pine finish and gentle biscuit backing. Freshness of the hops is obvious. Nice to have the hop flavours shown off without the assault of a big IPA.
Friday, November 3, 2017

ANZUShophunter
4
4 Pines Keller Door Australian DIPA

Thursday, November 2, 2017

frumping
3
4 Pines Pale Ale

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Stew41
3.4
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Without a doubt one of the better 'mid strength' Australian beers I've had in some time (no kidding!). Light bodied but packs a clean-as-a-whistle flavour profile with slate and pepper (& a little spice) being the real highlight. Good cut-through. Not quite Stone 'Go To IPA' intensity at the ~4.5% strength but not miles away either. Drink many.
Friday, October 27, 2017

Stew41
3.6
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
Full flavoured IPL that looks a whole lot like an IPA. Firm bitterness (not strong) right through the palate and the fruit notes work very well. Very 'cut and dried' across the palate. A little sweetness to finish. Really good beer and at the top of the tree from the limited number of IPLs I've tried.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stew41
3.6
4 Pines Keller Door Australian DIPA
First Kellerdoor tasting me me (and thought I'd get in quick as of course all 4 pines beer is going to IMMEDIATELY turn to shit shortly following AB's purchase*). Big, juicy, chewy, a little pongy and dank but otherwise very good effort. I don't really dig the style but this is on point. Some funky grassy sweetness runs right through the palate with some aniseed; just a little dead fruited from the abv perhaps? Hides the 84 IBUs but there is a wall of chewy malt to work though.

* = sarcasm alert just in case it wasn't obvious

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

mjdhobbs
2.8
4 Pines Kolsch
Honestly not a bad beer, but definitely nothing to write home about. It's refreshing and a good style but was expecting a bit more
Tuesday, October 24, 2017