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RATINGS: 170   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (6086) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
On tap at Beer Temple. Deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of banana, spice, bubblegum, very much like Leffe Blonde. Flavour is light spicy, sweet banana, esters, bittersweet finish. Light-bodied. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (1021) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
From tap at Beer Temple. Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is a bit yeasty, spicy and slighty fruity. Taste is quite sweet with spices, some malts and a bit of yeast. Medium body and carbo. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (2317) - Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours a hale orange with a good, off-white head. Aroma is like a Belgian blond. Fruity with apple. Taste is a different matter. Caramel, fairly sweet, a lot of spiciness. Caraway, light coriander, earthy. Sticky, a bit light, good carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jstraw (1955) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Draft at Jerry?s. Copper-amber with huge, foamy, white head, wet lacing / Musty nose of toasted grain, honey, light citrus / Light to medium body, thin, lightly sour, mostly dry with bitter finish / Simple flavors of toasted grain with notes of honey, banana, and citrus / Nothing particularly Belgian about this very uninspiring ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Serving: Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a deep reddish amber with a small off white head. The nose is very fruity with notes of apple. Slight florals as well. Odd taste with those fruity notes, florals, and slight plastic phenols. I’m guessing that’s the Yerba Santa. Starts off a little sweet but finishes fairly dry. This one didn’t do much for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2918) - Gray, 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 (7683) - 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 (6310) - Huddinge, 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 (20984) - , 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 (9214) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Tap. Slightly hazy orange pour with a small white head. Fruit and clove, kinda weird but decent. I like.

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