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RATINGS: 155   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (1998) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Pours a deep golden color with two fingers of white foam. The nose has some yeasty esters, lots of bubblegum and a bit of earthy malts. The palate, though not as sweet as the nose, is a touch disjointed. Yeasty phenols, pepper, apple, earthy doughy malt and bubblegum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
(Draught at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 25 July 2013) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, spicy nose with dried fruit, toast and hints of wild yeast. Malty, spicy taste with notes of dried apricots, orange, gentle flavours of wild yeast and a certain spicy bitterness in a fairly dry finish. More than medium body, quite dry. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
How: Draught.
Where: Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman, Amsterdam.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, spices, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, hops, spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
29th August 2013
Tap East. Keg. Thanks (I think) to Rich Dinwoodie for the reommendation. Clear amber beer, little pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, slightly soft. Fine carbonation. Light creamy malt. Bright banana ester with banana cream. Finishes semi dry. Not bad but very banana!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5936) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Tap. Slightly hazy orange pour with a small white head. Fruit and clove, kinda weird but decent. I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on August 23rd, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a maroon cloud.
Aroma: Really light aroma of spices.
Taste: Light wheat, caramel, lightly yeasty.
Palate:Light body.

Summary: Interesting mix, didn’t really feel the saison flavors of this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6726) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a cream head. yeast and light lemon aroma. Caramel and yeast flavor with light lemon and light banana. Medium bodied. Lemon and yeast linger with caramel and light banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4582) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, Belgian yeast, light banana, and faint pepper. It pours a transparent amber with a yellow-tinged off-white head that leaves behind a lot of sticky webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus, lighter banana, and some Belgian yeast. The finish has light lemon/orange peel, pepper, clove, and the slightest touch of floral notes. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and moutfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (255) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Great fruit aroma and bronze color. Crystal clear. Distinctive Belgian taste with a little more malt and hops that expected. Overall a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2124) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap at Zeitgeist in SF, very nice, easy to drink saison, nothing crazy here but good

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