Anchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale

 
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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.

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3.2
MikeJslc (778) - Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Copper, slight haze, off-white head. Aroma: caramel, bubblegum, banana, light spice. Flavor of bready malt, caramel, bubblegum, light spice, other light fruits. Sweet and fruity.

3.5
MarcoDL (5478) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 I understand Americans want to brew saisons as well, but they?re stil inferior to the Belgian brewers. This one is quite decent, but not as grassy, spicey and dry as the great original Belgians.

3.4
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2013
Draught at Beer Temple. Cloudy yellow - white head. Light tea spicy. Fruity. Light malty. Toasted. Citrus. Nice aroma. Soapy notes. Pleasant - a bit simple.

3.4
kermis (14999) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2013
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours clear amber witha thick off white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Clove coming out strong in the palate with caramel and Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Weird but not unpleasant take on the saison, if you can even call it that anymore.

2.9
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow with a big fluffy white head. Citrus and spice on the nose. Yeasty taste along with grass hay and slight maltiness. A bit sweet. Nice beer but not as light and fresh as some. Finish wasn't clean. A bit sweet. Medium bodied.

3.2
DrewFace (970) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours a hazy light orange color. Sweet malt, big Belgian yeast phenolics. Sweet, peppery, citrusy orange, coriander flavor.

2.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2013
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is mild, moderately sweet, some bread, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some caramel, light spicy. Light-medium body.

3.3
anders37 (27658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a clear golden color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

2.9
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Earthy and fruity with pepper and cloves. Not bad.

3.7
beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pours a golden orange color with thick white head. Yeast, wheat, clove, fruit and spice aroma. Wheat, yeast, spice, malt, clove, hop and floral flavors. Light body and a fruity clove finish.


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