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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale (7.2% ABV) is a Belgian-style farmhouse ale with a California twist. The unique bitterness and earthy spiciness of Yerba Santa, a native California herb, perfectly complement the fruitiness and clove-like flavors created by a local saison-style yeast. And in addition to hops, barley malt, and wheat malt, we used toasted Belgian wheat malt, which gives our Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale its distinctive maltiness and burnished bronze color.

Zymaster Series No. 4: Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale will be available in draught and 22-ounce bottles and will be poured in select bars and restaurants throughout the United States, as well as the Anchor Taproom, starting June 2013.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4236) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Slope-shouldered anchor bomber, decent label. Fluffy, bone colored head on a misty, tea-orange brew. Raisiny, leathery, lightly smoked aroma - peaty and mildly sweet. On the dry side, moderately bitter, a little astringent, leathery, stale golden raisins, smoked peat. Lightish body, slightly metallic finish. A bit indistinct, not loving it. Quick-n-Save, E Tennessee St.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nakedwhendrunk (2199) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Tonight’s beer was this. I poured it into a tulip. The appearance was a ruddy brown color with a decent haze trying to overcoat the transparency trying to come through. Still, I see a decent light carbonation rising through to feed the one finger white foamy head that ends up dieing at a moderate pace and ends up leaving some light adequate lacing. The smell, well, it took a while, (I’m thinking I had this too cold), but nonetheless, once I got it to the correct temperature, there were some spiced apples over top of a light Belgian spices all combined and coming through in a rustic sort of earthiness. The taste was sweet and herbal with a slight earthy Belgian spiciness. The aftertaste was a sweet and herbal apple-ness leading into a sweet sticky finish. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability aspect to it. Is it really there? Hmmm....it wants to be, but I ended up sipping it for the most part. The carbonation is somewhat smooth but drying a bit as it runs over my mouth and tongue. Overall, not a bad saison, but not one that I think I’d really seek out again. It seemed like there wasn’t enough yeasty earthiness going on to be a true saison, however for me, I think I could come back to this if I wanted to. Its just not one to seek out again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1010) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a pale amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma of funk and spice. Taste of bread, a bit of funk, and hay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (2970) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
It's got a wild funky tasty and feel with a super malty love and has a taste if soapy hops at the end. It does the beer style right ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
nick76 (4234) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2014
The aroma is slightly wild with malt and hops. The appearance is amber. The taste is very much like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall not my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3259) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2014
~14 oz Tulip draft at Bridger’s Bottle Shop in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a hazed golden orange with a well formed light tan head. The head falls slowly with pretty lacing. The aroma is herbal yeast along with hay. The taste is herbal medicinal straw along with a lightly sweet honey yeast finish. The yeast character gets really medicinal and a bit muddled in the aftertaste, particularly as the beer warmed. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with low carbonation and the medicinal finish. Nice enough, though not as crisp as I normally like my Saisons.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (326) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
Better than their saison, so not sure why they didn’t mass manufacture this one. Typical anchor malt profile, zang, alcohol masked, yeasty. Nothing mind blowing but was well balanced, blended together. Nice touch using local ingredients.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3325) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
16.6 oz bottle 4/12/14 (Crown Liquor-Fishers)-Pours a murky light amber with a small off white head. Aroma of funk, wheat, and spices.Taste of the same with with a bad metallic taste. This light bodied brew is not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
NIce and quite refreshing too. Some fruit features and thick too. NIce bottle, differet from the other of the series.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (298) - Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
A softly hazed dried apricot body sits beneath a durable 2" tight off white head offering dense erratic lace all around
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Juicy citrus initially greets the senses with tropical fruit merging in and green melon rounding and finishing out the fruit components, accenting and at times interjecting notes of evolving herbs and tea, an overtone of floral earth with a sweet bready caramel malt grounding the brew, all on a quaffable body on the light side of medium forming a sticky sweet and herbal finish with lightly spiced residuals, a lasting tack coats the palate offering sweet echoes of orange juice

22oz capped bottle code 3YQ served at 45º and warming into 15.5oz Stölzle Weinland water goblet



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