I was recently able to pick up a six pack of can of 4 Hands Brewing Company’s Single Speed, an American Blonde Ale. The St. Louis Brewery has the beer available year-round. The ale, which has an ABV of 5.00%, uses jasmine to add a floral, fruity taste to a traditional blonde.
Offering: 12 oz can poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: From the can, the beer poured a pretty clear, light gold. There was about a finger and a half of white head, which it retained for a while. A thick lacing was left behind.
Smell: The floral hops are front and center with the jasmine and coriander hinting through. There are also a hint of caramel malts.
Taste: Like the smell, the floral hops and jasmine are at the forefront. There are very little hops in the taste, although the jasmine does as add a little bitterness.
Mouth: This beer feels very light and the carbonation is perfect. It’s something that is easy to drink.
Overall: Single Speed is a good beer. The overall taste is right there with other blonde ales, but the jasmine sets it apart from the other.
4 Hands recommends that this beer be paired with poultry and Camembert Cheese.
The Beer Advocate score is 80 Good; the Bros have not scored it.