BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013Mario80 (29) - Galicia, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear medium orange hued body with a large, bone hued white head. Aromas are malt forward, deeply toasted, biscuity, grainy, medium ester, some isoamyl acetate, a bit of spicy phenol, 4vg like clove, some nutmeg, and something else that I cannot place. Flavors are medium bitter, very toasty, moderate melanoidins. Pretty dry finish despite the malty character. Peppery phenol, neutral to bitter balance. Lingering tobacco like spicy/rustic dry quality. Lively carbonation, dry, medium-light bodied. Something odd in the finish that I cannot place. Pretty good overall.
One of my favorite beer! Pours gold colour beer with a medium head. Well-balanced! Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Really nice looking beer is amber color with frothy egg shell head. Aroma is bubble gum, wheat bread, banana, clove, and earth. Taste is belgian amber ale. Bit sweet and quite malt forward. Odd beer but not entirely bad. X (172) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2015
bottle. Oddball sort of a beer here. Big clumpy off-white head that last forever gives this one a five star appearance. The nose is fruity. The taste is very malt forward with a robust malt profile accented by un-sweet fruits and finishes with minerals and old world spicy hops. The palate was a bit oily. In summary a nice little quaff that is a good alternative to the Dupont standard. Gerardgathier (512) - - DEC 30, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them. chinchill (4899) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2014
22 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Excellent looking: copper body woth a large, durable head that leaves a fine partial coat on the glass.
The aroma says "farmhouse ale" but without leather or barnyard; its floral and fruity rather than funky.
The flavor largely follows but has a surprisingly pronounced and complex maltiness. Good balance and complexity.
Feel: medium-light body with medium-high but soft carbonation.
O: worth seeking out.
teorn88 (7670) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at the Rake, London. It pours a clean amber color with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity and estery, lightly funky with notes of citrus, red berries, hay and grass. Taste is yeaty, malty, grassy, with notes of banana, bread dough, banana, grapefruit peel, citrus juice. Finishes lightly yeasty and dry. Medium bodied wit lively carbonation. Overall, quite tasty CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Poured from bomber a nice coppery hue with a thin off white head of foam that quickly dissipated. Aroma of Belgium yeast, malts, spices and grass. Flavour of pepper, coriander, caramel malts and apples. Overall decent saison beer. fonefan (48555) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014
stevoj (4950) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Draught @ BeerTemple, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 250, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1012 RR.
[ As Anchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, light grass. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity tart, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Nice saison style from Anchor, a little tart with dry finish. Fruity, spicy nose, hazy orange golden body, minimal head, minimal lacing. Lighter body, slick mouth feel, taste split between spicy and bitter, coriander, pepper. taste lingers long after finish. ganache (5846) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Another oversized Anchor bottle, this one 22 oz. Nose is strongly spicy and floral, thick rustic malt with light wheat and lemon, a little roast/toast under the phenols, intriguing and attractive. Pours dark, hazy pink-orange with a huge rocky beige head. Light body with wheat (but no slime), lots of spice, as if from added adjuncts on top of potent Saison yeast. Malt ends up thin and relatively undistinguished other than a mild sliver of toast; clove phenols remains but the fruit is meager and somewhat artificial, and the esters have disappeared entirely. Distinctive herbal quality gains steam and comes out in front just before the finish line, matches and passes the lightly astringent herbal bitterness that makes itself known in the long aftertaste. Disappointing compared to the last I had from the series, and, though not bad, not something I’m itching to revisit.