4 Pines Brewing Company Reviews




bitterlady
3.5
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
This really lives up to its moniker. Light and breezy, with a beach foam thick citrus head. Deeper sips and the lemon tackles the senses, a quencher with no real lingering aftertaste, no strong hops, possibly passionfruit, bottom line this is really fresh and perfect for the climate
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dervock
3.6
4 Pines Keller Door Cherry Coconut Brown
Bottle - pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is coconut, some cherry and chocolate. Taste is coconut with some fruit up front and a creamy coconut finish.
Friday, April 21, 2017

danlo
3.8
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 4
Tap at 4 Pines Brewery, Manly. Golden amber colour, white foam head leaving lacing and tropical fruity orange hop aroma. Taste is malt, caramel, mango, marmalade, orangey, woody pine, with resinous hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

danlo
3.5
4 Pines Wet Hop IPA
Tap at 4 Pines Brewery, Manly. Yellow gold colour, white foam head leaving lacing and tropical fruit hoppy aroma. Taste is malt caramel, tropical fruits, mango, citrus, pine and resiny hop bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

danlo
3.1
4 Pines Keller Door Rooibus Tea Ale
Tap at 4 Pines Brewery, Manly. Amber colour with a white foam head leaving lacing and malty grainy aroma. Taste is malty, earthy bitter with herbal tea notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Quite OK.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

danlo
3.1
4 Pines Keller Door Cherry Coconut Brown
Tap at 4 Pines Brewery, Manly. Dark reddish-brown colour, beige foamy head leaving lacing and aroma of cherry & coconut. Taste is cherry, lots of coconut, with marzipan notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Quite OK.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

danlo
3.2
4 Pines Keller Door Sour Cherry Brown Ale
Tap at 4 Pines Brewery, Manly. Reddish-brown colour, tan foam head leaving lacing and cherry aroma. Taste is chocolate, cherry, tart, with some barnyard funk. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry sour finish. Quite OK.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Muggus69
3.5
4 Pines American Amber Ale
330mL bottle from Boozebud. BB 28/9/17 Bronze sort of body, holds a decent beige head. Malt aroma, quite good - caramel, toasted nuts, sweet biscuits, some sweet ripe stonefruit, sultana & tobacco leaf hop character in there as it warms. Medium body, nice slightly sticky malt texture, moderate carbonation. Flavours are nice - browned toast, biscuit, rich toffee, red fruits, leafy hops, touch of sultana again with a moderate sort of finish. Tasty brew!
Thursday, April 20, 2017

danlo
3.6
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
500ml bottle from Dan Murphy, Hurstville. Pours a dark brown-black colour with a reddish tinge. Foamy tan head leaving lacing. Aroma of roast malt, molasses, toffee, vanilla, orange. Taste is sweetish, roasted, malty, brown sugar, toffee, with an orangey hop earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy roasty bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

mkel07
3.3
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 4
080417. This installment of 4 Pines fresh brewed IPA was a touch less flavoursome than the previous few releases that I have tried. I had this on tap at Hoo Ha Bar. A little lighter in colour than I am used to for an IPA but there was no mistaking the aromas of tropical fruit including pineapple, mango and passionfruit. Modest head of foam and a medium body in the mouth. Well hopped but not overdone.q
Friday, April 14, 2017

KeefOz
3.4
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 4
Draught at Hoo Ha Bar, Southbank, Brisbane. Poured a crystal clear amber 5mm of bright white foam that diminished quickly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation extremely low, slow and coarse. Aroma of sweet citrus, grapefruit, pine and hints of tropical fruits (pineapple, maybe mango). Taste of grapefruit, pine, and sweet all very flavoursome; moderate bitterness. Light to medium body. Crisp, refreshing and slightly dry with a nice bitterness on a moderately long finish. Quite easy drinking.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

hawthorne00
3.2
4 Pines Hop Hash XPA
Tap. Clear gold nice with a lovely dense white head that lasts all the way. Aroma - Mandarin some passionfruit, light biscuit. Moderately sweet and fruity; the biscuit is merely supportive and a little sweet.Dry & q bitter at the end. OK but a little dull really.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

nobiggie
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
This is a pricey beer. ~$9ish dollars a king brown style bottle. But worth it for the experience. Straw in colour. Subtle floral and citric aroma with a hint of ester, similar to the banana flavour you find in a hefeweizen. Lightly carbonated and thinly hoped this beer has a medium to light body. Palate - think a tame Elvis Juice. Forward, balanced bitterness that carries through. Obvious ruby grapefruit and the associated sweet, sour and bitterness that finishes late. All in all an amazing beer, probably wouldn’t buy again, purely based on the desire to consistently try something new, but certainly wouldn’t snub it if it came across the bar.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

sm89walt
3.9
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 4
Keg. Poured an effervescent golden amber with a small and fading white head. Juicy and tropical - tangerine, mango, pineapple, peach - with grapefruit, pine and resinous hints. Some sweet malts through the mid-palate. Medium body, medium carbonation and a moderate to full length and intensity bitterness to finish.
Friday, March 31, 2017

mkel07
3.7
4 Pines Hop Hash XPA
160317. This was a surprise find on tap at Hop and Pickle. Another in the Keller Door series this beer poured a dark amber colour with a flat layer of white foam spread across the top. Big juicy hop aromas with some pine and also floral notes in the nose. Full bodied in the mouth and a little chewy with a strong hop aftertaste. This is a well rounded beer and one of the best beers that they have brewed for a while.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

mkel07
3.7
4 Pines Keller Door Spiced Chocolate Stout
120317. I had this beer on tap at Statler and Waldorf as part of a Brewsvegas event. The beer was supposed to be served with a bowl of soft serve ice cream but as my luck would have it the ice cream machine was broken. Poured a deep black with a beige head. A little underwhelming in the chilli department as I was expecting more heat. Smooth and velvety in the mouth with a moderate bitterness considering that it is a stout. Not sure if the Ice cream would have made the beer any better or worse.
Sunday, March 26, 2017

explosivedog
3.4
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
500ml bottle muled back from Australia. Pours very dark brown with a little white head. Lots of orange, grapefruit, lemon, touch of chocolate malt and some roastiness. Very peppery finish. It’s pretty nice, but at 8% I’m just expecting more. More flavour, more body, more oomph. As it is, pretty nice is about all I can say.
Thursday, March 23, 2017

sm89walt
3.7
4 Pines Hop Hash XPA
Keg - Avalon RSL. Clear golden amber in colour with a small, creamy, lasting and lacing white to off-white head. Aromas of pine, peach, mango, pineapple, tangerine and biscuity malt. Mid-weight, medium carbonation and a moderate to full intensity and length bitterness. A little aggressive but appealing enough.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

ALLOVATE
2.5
4 Pines Keller Door Coffee Porter
Fourth from the ’The Black Box of Dark Ales Series’.
At cellar temperature and into a tulip. It was a gusher once the cap released. A good lot of beer for the bench and a little for the glass. Once it was settled it was back, seemingly opaque with a lofty tannish crown that needed to be chewed off. Woody, nutty, coffee, vanilla and marzipan dominated aroma. Showing more character in the nose, the palate seems second fiddle compared. Just coffee in flavour - and not your well balanced freshly brewed Ristretto. Has a cold infused, tannic and astringent taste to it. Bitter simply because the coffee was mistreated. Lengthy coffee swallow, woody and granular. Zero for sweetness, no malt balance perceivable, no hop presence. Thin but kicks above its weight. Clumsy in mouthfeel overall. Not impressed by this one but then I’ve had a bad run with ’coffee-infused’ brews. Not my cup of..... (50cL, BB 11/04/17, The Liquorshed, Jandakot)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

sccp1910
3.8
4 Pines ESB
Saborosa, amarga e com ótimo paladar. Avermelhada e de espuma bege. Aroma maltado e agradável.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

sccp1910
3.9
4 Pines Hop Hash XPA
Amargor marcante, mas sem comprometer o paladar. Cor dourada escura e espuma branca. Boa cerveja!
Friday, March 10, 2017

sccp1910
4
4 Pines Stout
Cor negra e espuma marrom. Sabor amargo com notas de café e com ótima sensação no final do gole. Muito parecida com a Guiness.
Friday, March 10, 2017

sccp1910
4
4 Pines Pale Ale
Uma cerveja saborosa, de forte amargor mas que enriquece o paladar. Cor dourada para avermelhado e aroma envolvente.
Friday, March 10, 2017

ALLOVATE
3.5
4 Pines Russian Imperial Stout
Third from the ’The Black Box of Dark Ales Series’.
Into a chalice at cellar temperature. Black as midnight with a little ruby showing in the very shallows. Steadfast, tannish pad atop yields to the legs of the beer. Strong notes of dark leather, char-grilled beef and molasses on the nose with just a touch of muscatels, raisins and mesquite smoke. Quite mellow and mulled on the palate. Alcohol kicks like a mule on first sip. Long ashen, pasty and smooth swallow. Mouthfeel is similar - very smooth and silken. Heavy roast, almond meal, charred red meat and a sticky, burnt sugar treacle front surmise it. Ashen and smoky, slightly astringent swallow. It does hit home but just doesn’t lift the extraordinary I was hoping for. Uncomplicated but lengthy stout. Not bad, just not great! (50cL, BB 19/04/17, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

Friday, March 10, 2017

macca147
3.3
4 Pines Pale Ale
On tap. Pint. Pours a deep amber, with a minimal white head. Moderate to strong carbonation. Aroma: Mild citrus, pine, and biscuity malt aromas. Not particularly an aromatic brew. Taste: Quite hoppy for a pale ale. Mild citrus and biscuity malt flavours followed by a bitterness that lingers on he palate. A nice brew, and a great easy drinking beer, but there is nothing captivating about this beer. A good pale ale, and would work well with pub food, but not great as a stand alone beer.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Camons
3.4
4 Pines Hop Hash XPA
Draught @ Keg & Brew, Sydney, Australia. Pours golden with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, fruit, ciitrus, grapefruit. Flavor is fairly bitter, malt, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit. Medium body, average carbonation, dry and light bitter finish. 100317
Friday, March 10, 2017

ALLOVATE
3.6
4 Pines Black IPA
Second from the ’The Black Box of Dark Ales Series’.
Into an IPA tulip at just on chilled. Half beer, half monstrous, mountainous foam that rises a good two inches from the lip. Cola brown with ruby shining through in the shallows. Steady, it needed to be chewed off and I think this was where all the hops were - woo it was bitter. Has a sweetness to the nose hinting at cumquat conserve and stewed plums - not what I expected from a Black IPA. Otherwise it has a hint of oxidisation and port wine but no noticeable hop character. A different beer on the palate. Quite creamy and soft with a rounded, medium mouthfeel. Ample dark malts, chocolate and roast, bitter charred wood and ash hit head on into pine needles and pinewood. Lightly resinous malt and hop bitterness to the swallow with a dampening touch of chocolate ice-cream that lingers between each sip. The fruit of the nose slowly builds as the olfactories go into high gear. This is not too bad a drop all things considered. The aroma just didn’t fit! (50cL, BB 11/04/17, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

ALLOVATE
4.4
4 Pines Schwarzbier
First from the ’The Black Box of Dark Ales Series’.
Sultry nose of umami; charred red meat and sauteed oyster mushroom come to mind as does hints of tar, bonfire smoke and next day damp ash, mould on loam and rich, fresh strapped leather - winner, winner...., well you know the rest! Into a Schwarzbier tulip it settled a deepest cola brown with ruby shimmering through in the shallows. A two part pour left me with a good two inches of rocky off-white foam - an inch of this out the lip so gnaw, gnaw, gnaw into it I go. It had cooled a little once I got to try it over almost feeling the urge to Instagram the f&%k out of it. Chalky, powdery and slightly minerally mouthfeel. Foamy and soft and leaving the malts freedom to express themselves. A little sourness melds the hefty, burnt, caramelised and woody grains. Licks of cola, green peppercorn, bitter green herbs and the character of that aroma fill it out completely. It is light in body and with the modest alcohol could have been amped up to the Plato of your typical Schwarzbiers, but there is just something familiar and yet unique about this gem. So much length it will need a good euro-lager to free up space. It is smoky, bitter, sourly astringent, malty and full of nuances of umami. I loved this one. The best of 4 Pines, or the best of Schwarzbiers represented here in Oz!!!! "Just pour me another and ignore me my brother...." (50cL, BB 18/04/17, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

fletchfighters
2.9
4 Pines Pale Ale
Bottle from the brewery 330 ML Brilliant orange amber color, thin, off white head that falls to a small collar. Nose is soft grapefruit, citrus, pine and caramel malt. taste is mostly grapefruit and citrus. Some backing cereal and caramel. Prickly carbonation. medium hop bite and a sharp metallic taste in the back. Nothing that screams out buy me over and over again
Monday, March 6, 2017

sholbert
2.9
4 Pines Pale Ale
Poured from bottle. Light copper color, thin head dissipates quickly. Lots of grapefruit on the nose, a touch of cooked caramel. Mix of flavors - citrus, spice, and sweetness from the malt, but I taste them each individually, they don’t combine. Like a sauce you taste too soon, before all the flavors marry.
Monday, March 6, 2017

Almond0
3.9
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
So refreshing, not over citrussed and a real third quencher with taste! Really easy to drink and enjoyable
Sunday, March 5, 2017

StevieT
3.3
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
From a bottle. The grapefruit aroma is pretty interesting and the flavours aren’t over the top, good stuff.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

M_Sack
3.6
4 Pines Black IPA
Bottle. Jet black with cappuccino coloured head that dissipates relatively quickly. Roasted malt aroma, with cocoa and pine hops. Initially bitter, pine and grapefruit hops work into a sweet chocolate and coffee mid palate, a long roasted finish. All underpinned by moderate bitterness. Medium bodied. From the Keller Door Black Box of Dark Beers series.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pyobon
3.5
4 Pines ESB
(Bottle) Clear ruddy amber with thin off-white head. Nice aroma - toffee, nuts, toast, herbal hop notes. Medium body with good carbonation. Good rich taste that evolves through the palate. There’s some robust dark toffee sweetness throughout. There’s nutty and biscuity notes especially at the start. Hops are present throughout, evolving from a pleasant herbal note at the start to some nice bitterness in the finish that balances the sweetness. There’s some quite rich notes - raisins, cough syrup, port. Very nice beer.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

danjs5
3.3
4 Pines ESB
Amber pour with thin head. Nutty sweet malt nose. Upfront sweet caramel and toffee malt flavours. Decent bitterness to follow. Fairly thin but long lasting malt palate. Sweet throughout, perhaps thin. Fairly good for this style.
Friday, February 24, 2017

danjs5
3.4
4 Pines American Amber Ale
Pours deep ruby brown with compact head. Nose of nutty caramel malt and floral pine flavours. Upfront spicy malt hoppy hit with earthy pine notes that follow. Interesting sweet malt, hop bitterness palate. Great balance. Good depth of almost simple and not quite subtle flavours combine for a very drinkable ale.
Friday, February 24, 2017

Jado
2.8
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
500 ml bottle. Clear amber-gold body is capped by a sudsy but lasting white head. Not much in the way of aromas but some vague citrus notes are apparent. Taste is cracker-like malt at first before a firm grapefruit note kicks in. Crisp finish with a light citrus aftertaste. Decent lager lifted by the grapefruit addition.
Monday, February 20, 2017

sm89walt
3.1
4 Pines Keller Door Australian Mild
Keg - 4 Pines, Newport. A clear golden colour with a small but lasting white head that left a uniform lace. Grassy, pithy citrus hops and gentle balancing biscuity malt. A little earthy on the palate. Light body, medium carbonation, finishing with a short to moderate length and intensity dry pithy bitterness.
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hop_Hedonist
1.3
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
Tap at Norfolk Hotel - oh dear... WTF is this? A beer with no flavour - no grapefruit that I could detect - epic fail!
Saturday, February 18, 2017

mkel07
3
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
110217. On tap at The Scratch. While this beer was okay I probably wouldn’t go searching for it again anything soon. Pale amber colour with a soft white had. Citrus comes through in both the flavour and also the aroma, more so in the flavour though. A little bit thin bodied. for my liking.
Friday, February 17, 2017

hawthorne00
2.9
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
Bottle. Amber with a white head that lasts OK. Aroma of caramel syrupy, grapefruit and other vague citrus, some pasture. Smooth with moderate to low carbonation. Not as dominated by caramel as suggested by the aroma - there’s some clean pale malt there too. The grapefruit too is clearer and fits in well enough. Bitterness is restrained but lingers. Not really my sort of thing but OK.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Shark_Pants
3.7
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
500ml bottle BB 18 Jan 2018. Brilliant clear amber with nice dense off white head. Slightly muted aroma is dominated by tangerine and grapefruit citrus, with a little caramel. The taste has a pleasant slightly honey sweet maltiness, then the grapefruit really takes over in a good way. Smooth bitterness, lively carbonation, light bodied, dry finish. Really quite good well balanced IPL.
Monday, February 13, 2017

k0mpsa
3.9
4 Pines Keller Door Double Cascadian Dark Ale
Bottle from bottle-o geelong. Black color, tanned head. Aroma has roasted malts, some fruity notes, hint of coffee. Nice roasty and fruity taste, great balance, some licorice.
Sunday, February 12, 2017

danjs5
3
4 Pines Kolsch
500ml bottle. Pours clear straw with big frothy head. Slight malty citris aroma and flavour. Some earthy biscuity notes. Fairly subtle, clean and simple with crispness. Refreshing and pleasant.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pyobon
3.6
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
(Bottle) Pours clear golden amber with good dense white head. Prominent pleasant fresh aroma of pine and bitter citrus. Great palate: medium bodied with plenty of carbonation giving creamy feel and brightness. This is a hop driven taste from start to finish. There’s bitterness all the way through, but becoming more prominent in the finish as the other balancing flavours subside. At the start there’s some nice caramel / toffee sweetness and some citrus tartness, still dominated by the hops but nicely pulling the palate in different directions. An impressive beer, but perhaps a little full on (my wife, not a beer drinker, said tasted like wire).
Saturday, February 11, 2017

varanid99
3.3
4 Pines Russian Imperial Stout
Black pour with a thin, patchy tan head. Roasty, coffee, a little fruit on the nose. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, dried fruit, a little dark chocolate. Seemed a bit thin for a RIS
Friday, February 10, 2017

ANZUShophunter
3.2
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
From bottle in English pint glass. Deep golden colour with citrus hop nose. Pithy grapefruit bitterness on the palate. Not too bad.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

bitterlady
2.3
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
Nothing is given away when you take a sniff. As it is my first ’IPL’ not sure what to expect, Creamy head, golden, the grapefruit is there but doesnt last, so thst short finish keeps within the brief of this made up style. Good segment hits between sips. Nothing seems to linger for me except a nice buzz.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

pdmann
4.1
4 Pines Keller Door Grapefruit IPL
Solid beer. Colour is spot on. Hoppy start. Lingering bitterness. Grapefruit isn’t over done.
Saturday, February 4, 2017

k0mpsa
3.1
4 Pines Kolsch
Bottle at venue, surfers paradise. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma has malts, some citrus and fruitiness. Malty body, nice fruitiness, hint of lemon, clean.
Friday, February 3, 2017