River Brew Review: Real Ale Brewing Co. Firemans 4 Blonde Ale

Firemans_4_real_ale_texas_beerWe spent 2 weeks in Aransas Pass, TX. Surprisingly, to us at least, it was awesome! The only semi bummer was a distinct lack of a microbrew scene. A mixed six-pack of Real Ale Brewing Co. beers was pretty much the best that I could get at the local HEB. Everything else about Aransas Pass was great!

We walked flats or fished channels every day, and we caught fish! They weren’t always big, they weren’t always what we were trying to catch, but we had luck and a ton of fun.

George helping Aimee wring out her socks after a day of wading.

George helping Aimee wring out her socks after a day of wading.

George helping me look for redfish.

George helping me look for redfish.

Speckled trout love flies, we caught a bunch of them, but no biggies.

Speckled trout love flies, we caught a bunch of them, but no biggies.

Rat Red!

Rat Red!

Who says mullet don't eat flies?

Who says mullet don’t eat flies?

Aimee with the biggest DIY redfish we caught!

Aimee with the biggest DIY redfish we caught!

The Real Ale Brewing Co. six-pack sampler was also a win. We loved the Full Moon Rye IPA, I know super surprising since I don’t like IPAs, but it was delicious. The Blonde Ale was perfect for the heat, and the Devil’s Backbone Belgian Style Tripel was good, too. If you find yourself in Texas, definitely give them a try.

firemans pour

Appearance: Blonde. See what I did there? Clear yellow with lots of visible bubbles. Little to no head, but lots of lacing.

Smell: Very grassy with a bit of yeast. Hint of citrus.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Ultra bubbly! Very sessionable. A slightly bitter finish.

Overall: Not my favorite beer from Texas. If you are looking for a light beer go for the National Beer of Texas. If you want to sample the Real Ale Brewing Co then try their Rye IPA. We drank those so fast that I didn’t have any leftover to review!

2 out of a Six Pack Scale©

2 out of a Six Pack Scale©

Stats:
ABV: 5.10%
IBU: 23
OG:12.00
Brewery: Real Ale Brewing Co. Blanco, TX

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