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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8041) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3686) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1470) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4902) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35986) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Pours fuzzy blonde . Good white head No real smell Low but sharp carbo . Grains , typicaltriple taste . Dont get uch hay though , as in other saisons ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23768) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
Draught at Beer Temple. Hazy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aoma of hops and citrus peel with notes of grass. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1723) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Tap - good size foamy head, nice dark amber color, balanced spicy aroma and flavor, sweet malt, peppery, fair earthy hops - pretty good saison ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjay44 (2996) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, well retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is heavy cereal, hints of toffee/caramel from the malts, mild herbs from the hops, hints of clove from the yeast......taste is heavy sweetness, with light hints of toffee/caramel plus cereal from the malts, mild herbs, with light finishing bitterness from the hops, light clove, hints of lemon, earth from the adjuncts.....mouth feel medium, sticky, no astringency, carbonation low, with a mild acid finish. Although this is a beer, it really isn’t a Saison. It is heavily sweet throughout, lacks acidity, has low carbonation after the initial burst, is a bit high in alcohol and the phenolic are wrong being clove, rather than pepper in direction. A bad attempt from a usually good brewery. BJCP 6/3/10/4/5

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