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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3109) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma has notes of tea, caramel and light yeasty spice And fruit. flavor is earthy/spicy with some underlying leather and mild fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is eartny/leathery and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/11/13] Draught at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Clear amber color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of fruity esters – banana and a bit of apples and a faint spicy note. Sweetish fruity flavor with yeast and a slightly spicy finish with light bitter notes. Nothing great but quite pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (633) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours a medium gold with a foamy white head. It has a nice floral aroma wit some biscuit and clove, and a flavor that has some spiciness along with a malty backbone and a spicy, mostly dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Clear copper with a thin foamy head. Nose is very interesting and fun to smell, with earthy toffee and light dark-tea notes and a small bitterness that brings a little farmhouse spice. Flavor is balanced though malty, with gorgeous farmhouse grainy notes and slight black tea earthiness and a wee bit of toffee. Subtle grassy funkiness adds the balance, leading to a bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
On tap @ Sugar Maple, Milwaukee. Light amber-gold, medium white head. Sweet and bready, marzipan comes to mind which is odd for a supposed Saison. Spicy and earthy, but missing the lighter body and dry finish I expect in a Saison. Not bad, but just not really what I had in mind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to Boisebeerguy. Pours out a hazy straw topped with a medium white head. Aroma is fruit, citrus, some gfresh grass, and a hop note. Taste is as the aroma with a nice fruit sweetness, good hop with some pine and citrus. It is nice to see a few new things from Anchor

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1343) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle from Muckey’s. Poured into a tulip. A hazy light amber with a frothy lacy head. Aroma of earth and fruit. Flavor is unique - herb and pepper. Some clove. Nice fruity yeast and light sweet malts. Goes down smooth. tart bubblegum finish. A very interesting brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Looks nice. A light fruit aroma. This is very fruity on the second sip. First sip is light and bubbly. A surprisingly dry finish but fruity throughout. Strange. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle:   Amber, thin foamy white head, little lacing, light carbonation.   Somewhat of a sweet sweaty aroma, slightly rustic, a bit barnish, but not as floral as other saisons.   Soft breadiness on the tongue, light sweetness, touch of caramel and biscuit.   Seems more of a rustic amber than a Saison.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes mealy, bready, and nothing like I expected for a Saison.   Not bright and floral like others.   Not bad, but not what I expected at all.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, light wineous and mild toasted malty. Toasted malty malty. Grassy and towards straw. Bitter, grassy and dry finish.


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