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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 Shared at GregFest 2013 from a big brown bottle into a nonic half pint glass. It poured a mostly clear orange amber colour with off-white foam, long-lasting with lace. Interesting aromas: mate, herbal tea, grass, rising bread dough, definite banana esters. Great banana bread flavour too, grainy, malty, with hints of caramel, toast, black pepper. A cool hybrid of brown ale and saison. Medium body and carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel, warming but otherwise well-concealed alcohol, dry herbal finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (2108) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Banana. Herbal. Golden. Foamy. Thin lacing. Quite earthy. Light body. thanks Seymour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6719) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2013
This beer is clear and cinnamon hued. A fairly big off white head has good retention. I smell farmhouse malts and yeast and they are both soft. Gentle fruit as well. A robust beginning greets the first sip and it leaves a harsh after taste. Alcohol is tasted. Some interesting fruit that I cannot well describe. A little spice adds to the interest. Too soon this became a below average saison. Not horrible, at all, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8107) - Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent golden orange with foamy white head. Smells doughy, yeasty, and spicy with notes of clove and mild fruit. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Tick-tock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours an orangey red color with a small white head that fades quickly. Aroma is fruity. Bananas, Belgian candied sugar, and a lagerish grassy smell. The taste is fruity as well with some banana, wheat, light cloves, there’s a bit of a Belgian thing going on here. This is a really good fruity, sort of light ale that I really enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7019) - Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle thanks to Doug
Clear golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma and flavors of ripe fruit, spices and earth, some sweetness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Rating #125. Hazy copper color with a off white head. Fruity sweet aroma, light banana and brown sugar. light toast and hoppy bitterness with a little more sugar sweetness. (2880)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2827) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, big thanks to Doug. Big bubblegum aroma. Hints of spice, earthy, lots of sweetness in the flavor, finished dry. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - NOV 23, 2013
Copper, slight haze, off-white head. Aroma: caramel, bubblegum, banana, light spice. Flavor of bready malt, caramel, bubblegum, light spice, other light fruits. Sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (4128) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 I understand Americans want to brew saisons as well, but they?re stil inferior to the Belgian brewers. This one is quite decent, but not as grassy, spicey and dry as the great original Belgians.

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