4 Pines Brewing Company Reviews




Pyobon
3.6
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 4
(Can) Pours clear golden with small loose white head. Nice aroma of pine with citrus notes. Medium body with great carbonation. The foretaste is a nice balance of tangy citus fruit and biscuity malt. In the mid palate the fruit dies away and hoppy bitterness starts to build, and this carries over into a long finish. Very nice.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

macca147
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
500ml bottle. Pours a pale clear honey gold with a thin white head. Aroma: Citrus, pine notes dominate. Mild grass and grapefruit notes. Taste: Pine and citrus flavours dominate. Mild grapefruit and pineapple flavours. Mild bitterness. Mild carbonation. Thin body. Tasty but not a complex flavour balance. Very easy to drink and would happily drink this again, but it is not amazing.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bootlegger007
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
Aromas of tropical Fruits and citrus, golden appearance with a good sized creamy white lasting head, light malt flavours with light spice and bitter aftertaste, its a medium bodied ale with lively carbonation, I enjoyed the lovely lingering bitterness along with the tropical fruit characteristics.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ALLOVATE
2.5
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
After recently trying the raw product I couldn’t wait to find a beer that has utilised this powder and whether the hype could be justified. Here goes with this one - bit skeptical of its incredibly long shelf-life date code.
Into a tulip at just on chilled. Settles with the appearance of a classic Australian Bitter Lager of the ’80’s. Bright, medium gold with a single stream of bubbles rising up to a sudsy wash of white that barely holds past the first mouthful but messes up the glass well. Aromatic, herbaceous and resinous roughage on the nose almost as though raw earthy stale hops and cannabis buds have been infused into the beer. Quite weedy, camphorous and forest floor grassy. Bitter as ’insert chauvinistic joke here’ on the palate. Astringent and slightly puckering with a heavy, ashen, tobacco and resinous ’dope’ flavour in back that is lasting. Creamy, soft mouthfeel with a light, but rounded body. Sharp and acrid with a hit of lemongrass and under-ripe grapefruit. Camphorous, fly spray, almost medicinal taste kicks into gear quick. Mild note of raw minted pea that developed was unusual. This is a little all over the shop. Like an RSA I had to kick this beer out because it was drunk. Reminiscent of a teenagers party, mid nineties with Technohead ’I wanna be a hippy’ playing in the background. Not my thing at all. Unbalanced and a little palate wrecking to be sessionable. Packs a punch though, a cut above its own weight. Just hope it is up from here with hash hops, though doubtful! (50cL, BB 09/06/18, Cellarbrations Lynwood)

Friday, July 14, 2017

varanid99
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
Clear gold pour from the bottle, thin white head. Lime, pine, resin, caramel aromas. Taste is citrus, pine, malt, fairly bitter and dry at the end
Friday, July 14, 2017

KeefOz
3.6
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
BB 09/06/1918. Poured a crystal clear dark amber with a one-finger bright white dense foam head that retained very well and laced very well. Carbonation high, lively and medium to coarse. Aroma very nice and strongly of citrus (lime, grapefruit, hints of orange, hints of lemon) with lots ’n’ lots of hips characters. Taste of citrus (as for aroma) but not overly done with hops bitterness as malt characters come through. Light to medium body. Clean, crisp, refreshing with a smooth, thin mouthfeel. Tasty.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

fonefan
2.9
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale

Can 375ml. @ [ The Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Højbjerg - Aarhus, Denmark.

[ As 4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale ].
Clear medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, frutiy malt, moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity hops. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, cardboard, fruity malt, pale malt, frutiy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170617]
6-3-6-3-11

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

fonefan
3.5
4 Pines Stout

Bottle 330ml. @ [ The Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Højbjerg - Aarhus, Denmark.

[ As 4 Pines Stout ].
Clear dark black - red brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark malt, chocolate, coffee, dusty malt, light to moderate roasted. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dusty malt, bread, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170617]
7-3-7-3-15

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

rchung
4.5
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
One of my favourite beers for a summer day. Great balance of citrus, earthiness and bitterness. As refreshing for an ale as it gets.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

northropfrye
3.5
4 Pines ESB
On tap at 4 pines Sydney. Amber. Bubblegum notes. Malt. A really nice flavourful ESB
Monday, July 10, 2017

northropfrye
3.4
4 Pines Canadian Ale
Had to try this. Light Amber. Bubblegum. Pine. On tap at 4 pines Sydney. Nice beer.
Monday, July 10, 2017

northropfrye
3.2
4 Pines The Bastard Children of the British Empire - New Zealand Pale Ale
On tap At 4 Pines Sydney. Yellow hoppy light. NZ hops. Decent IPA from 4 pines.
Monday, July 10, 2017

northropfrye
3
4 Pines Keller Door Best Bitter
On tap at 4 Pines Sydney. Warm cask. Bubblegum notes. Sweet dry Low carb. Not bad.
Monday, July 10, 2017

northropfrye
3
4 Pines Pale Ale
Slightly hoppy. Light Amber body. Pretty basic APA. On tap at 4 pines in Sydney.
Monday, July 10, 2017

northropfrye
2.9
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
On tap at 4 Pines Sydney. Sweet fruity elements but overall a pretty basic boring beer. Okay.
Monday, July 10, 2017

northropfrye
3.3
4 Pines Mosaic IPA
On tap at 4 Pines Sydney. Resin and mosaic hops. Slight bitterness. A decent IPA.
Monday, July 10, 2017

northropfrye
3.3
4 Pines California Common
On tap at 4 Pines Sydney. Amber body nice lacing. Malty with a nice hint of hops. Not bad California Common.
Monday, July 10, 2017

northropfrye
3.3
4 Pines Little American
On tap at 4 Pines Sydney. Light slightly hoppy dry. Okay APA. Some notes of pine.
Monday, July 10, 2017

northropfrye
3.4
4 Pines Hefeweizen
On tap at 4 pines Sydney. Lite body. Banana notes. Not a bad little hefeweizen.
Monday, July 10, 2017

explosivedog
3.6
4 Pines Keller Door Cherry Coconut Brown
500ml bottle. Pours dark red brown. Coconut, chocolate, biscuits, some sour fruity cherry in the flavour. Pretty imbalanced, but the flavours are nice.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

aussiealchemist
2.1
4 Pines Pale Ale
Bottle at home. Pours hazy Amber with a small thin with head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has some mild citrus and floral notes. Flavour is mostly citrus and biscuit malt but also some metallic hints that are not pleasant. Also has some of those cleaning fluid flavours that are common in mega swill. Taste is quite strongly bitter with some malt sweetness. Palate is reasonably full with spritz from.carbonation. Overall not great but not horrible. Not something to drink again. Quite disappointed with this as from memory was better at the Manly brewery a couple of years ago.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Dervock
3.5
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
Bottle - pours pale gold with a white head. Aroma is grassy, pine and citrus. Taste is mild citrus upfront with a building hop bitterness into the finish.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

StevieT
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
From a bottle. Heaps of hop flavour bit it’s not over the top, dangerously drinkable.
Saturday, July 8, 2017

JuanFernandes88
3.9
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
Clear golden colour with a thin white head. Hop aromas dominate, with touches of pine, resin and peach. Initial sweet fruitiness leads to a low to medium bitter backend. Solid xpa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, July 7, 2017

MaltSensei23
3.1
4 Pines Pale Ale
light copper in color,, a fruity smokey aroma a deep hopy taste and a nice bitterness nice pale ale
Friday, July 7, 2017

gafferpom
4.1
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
Really good beer, well hopped and not too malty. Only problem I have is that it's the middle of winter. Would have loved this when it was 47C 12 weeks ago. It's 4C at the moment. Good beer though, the hops carry all the way to the back palate with great bitterness. I get mandarins. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 6, 2017

craftyrocker
3.2
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Appearance/Aroma/Taste/Palate/Overall: 2/7/7/2/14. Schooner on tap at Beer Deluxe (with chicken schnitzel and chips). Appearance: Pale clear yellow. Thin head, drinks down to a broken film with a ring. Some lacing. Aroma: Tropical. Reflects the taste well. Taste: Moderate/flavoursome tropical hop initial taste, grainy mid taste and empty aftertaste. Sweet and mildly bitter. The taste often struggled to cut through a regular chicken schnitzel. Mouthfeel: Thin body, average carbonation. Overall: In between a summer ale and a light Aussie APA. Perfectly refreshing and I would not turn it down.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

northropfrye
3.3
4 Pines Stout
Bottle in Sydney. Dark body off white head. Roast cocoa. But altogether a pretty basic stout.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pyobon
3.8
4 Pines Keller Door Hop Hash XPA
(Bottle) Clear golden amber with good dense white head. Lovely aroma of fruits and pine. Medium body with great carbonation - both soft and lively. Hops carry the flavour from start to finish. The start has lovel fruity juicy flavour. The finish has some pleasant bitterness. There’s biscuity malt behind this, and quite a lot of sweetness. Not sure it is quite well balanced, but it’s a great complex mix of flavours. Very enjoyable.
Saturday, July 1, 2017

craftyrocker
3.2
4 Pines Stout
Appearance/Aroma/Taste/Palate/Overall: 4/5/6/4/13. My second non-sweet stout. 330mL bottles, BB30/8/17. First bottle was slightly oxidised. Luckily the second was fine. Appearance: Black/dark brown. After a minute, the tan head settles down to a broken film partly with bubbles. Laces nicely. Aroma: A bit roasty and chocolatey, a little boozy. Nothing special. Taste: Cohesive. Roast malt, slight breadish malt, dark chocolate, minor background hops. Malt/coffee aftertaste. The dry finish is awkward given the beer being slightly sweet. Moderate bitterness. Palate: Viscous body with moderate-average carbonation to suitably get the dry stout across. Overall: Due to inexperience I was surprised this was nothing like Guinness. Interesting, but would not buy again.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

varanid99
3.6
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 4
Orange/gold pour with a thin white head. Passionfruit, orange, pine aromas, a little peach as well. Taste is grapefruit, passionfruit, resiny, bitter, pretty tasty.
Saturday, June 24, 2017

bizzard
3.3
4 Pines Keller Door Christmas Saison
Gold colour. Good carbonation. Light and refreshing. Clove and cinnamon notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Grumbo
2.8
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Can at Højbjerg tasting. Pours yellow to pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of light hop, citrus fruit, grass and hay. Medium sweetness, very light bitterness. Light body, watery texture, above average carbonation. Dry, citrus finish.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Camons
2.9
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Can @ Johns. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass, fruity hops. Light thin flavor, malt, grass, fruity hops, apples. Thin body, average to lively carbonation. Nice enough, but very thin. 6-2-6-2-13
Saturday, June 17, 2017

chrisv10
2.9
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Can, 4.2%. Clear yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, little citrus and a little floral. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, little citrus, little sweet, little thin and a little bitter.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

HenrikSoegaard
2.6
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Can. Frothy white good mostly deminishing head. Pale yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate. Nice but thin.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Rasmus40
3
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Can @ Saxo tasting. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. Watery. 170617
Saturday, June 17, 2017

saxo
3.3
4 Pines Indian Summer Pale Ale
Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, fruits, flowers and hops. Nice bitter finish.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Camons
3.2
4 Pines Stout
Bottle @ Johns. Pours very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, little coffee, light bread, chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malt, coffee, bread, chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish. 6-4-6-3-13. 170617
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Grumbo
2.8
4 Pines Stout
Bottle at Højbjerg tasting. Pours almost black with a small bubbly beige head. Light aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Moderate sweetness, medium bitterness. Light body, watery texture, above average carbonation.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

chrisv10
3.4
4 Pines Stout
Bottle, 5.1%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is light roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, medium sweet, little liquorice and a little bitter.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

saxo
3.4
4 Pines Stout
Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice and hops. Light bitter and dry finish.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

HenrikSoegaard
3.5
4 Pines Stout
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter nice roasted flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Rasmus40
3.3
4 Pines Stout
Bottle @ Saxo tasting. Clear very dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 170617
Saturday, June 17, 2017

craftyrocker
3.4
4 Pines ESB
Aroma/Appearance/Taste/Palate/Overall: 7/4/6/3/14. My first ESB. Appearance: Clear brownish amber with a white head at the beginning. Drinks down to a thin ring but that suits the beer. Aroma: Toffee and caramel malt, raisins, slight fruits. Taste: Piercing toffee and caramel malt. Medicinal syrup taste. Sweet but really bitter. Strong lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel: Thin. Moderate carbonation. Overall: I do not know what an ESB should taste like, but this is an interesting beer and tastes strong. Schooner in a tall glass on tap at Beer Deluxe, $5.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Davros
3.7
4 Pines American Amber Ale
Pours brown with a large lasting head. Nose shows bready malt and light raisin notes along with a subtle syrupy note. Flavours include bready malt, spicy and earthy hops, soft toasty notes.
Friday, June 9, 2017

macca147
3.5
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 4
375ml can. Pours a hazy orange gold with minimal white head. Aroma: citrus, passionfruit, peach, grapefruit, pine. Not particularly aromatic. Taste: overwhelmingly dominated by bitter citrus and pine flavours. Mild passionfruit, grapefruit and pineapple flavours. Mild earthiness. Malts hidden by hops. Quite bitter. The bitterness lingers on the palate at the expense of any of the flavour. Moderate carbonation. Quite tasty, and quite easy drinking, but it is really just a standard bitter IPA.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Davros
3.6
4 Pines Keller Door Cherry Coconut Brown
Pours dark brown with a large head. Nose shows cherry confectionery, artificial coconut, chocolate, nutty and bready malt. Flavours include more artificial coconut and a bit of cherry too. Some bready malt behind.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

JuanFernandes88
4.1
4 Pines Fresh In Season IPA No. 4
Clear golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of piney, grapefruit hops with hints of stone fruit. Early sweetness leads to a Big resinous, bitter, spicy, bitter finish. Classic dank IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, June 4, 2017

tomer
3.2
4 Pines American Amber Ale
Shared at a tasting, thanks Dudu, smal stable bubbly head, murky pale orange color with quite a lot of floaties, aroma of strawberries, pungent yeast, spiciness and a hint of vanila, strawberry, herbal, vanila flavor with a lemony hint, light to medium bitterness, fruity and sweet feeling, but quite balanced. Nice.
Saturday, June 3, 2017