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RATINGS: 160   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1540) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6858) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4820) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (257) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2547) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap at Zeitgeist in SF, very nice, easy to drink saison, nothing crazy here but good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4404) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours gold into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Bubblegum and sour clove aromas. Medium bodied with bubblegum and caramel upfront turning dry in the lasting clove finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MADVIKING32 (1) - ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013 does not count
This beer is super legit for all you Belgian/ saison lovers. If you like high abv and low IBU this beer is for you!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (566) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours clear copper with a white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, sweet grains, and some spices. taste follows nose

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2614) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2013
15 aug 2013, tap. Dark yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is copper malt and bananas. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Bitter copper malt and some bananas. Okay

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3333) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours a clear, bronzy amber with a fluffy and rather persistent buff head. Malty aroma has a fruity underpinning and more than a hint of hops. Refreshing flavor has malty, hoppy and fruity notes, minimal bitterness and sweetness, mostly just good ol’ beer. Texture is firm, smooth, and rather fizzy, leaving a hoppy and fruity finish.


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