RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Zymaster Series No. 5 (7.2% ABV) is made with a special blend of pale, caramel, and Munich malts, which contribute a distinctively complex maltiness and deep golden color. Nugget hops give it a tangy bitterness. But the hallmark of Zymaster 5: Harvest One American Pale Ale is the intriguingly novel aroma of an experimental new hop, which was used liberally in both the brewhouse and the cellar. A late addition to the boil plus dry hopping provides Harvest One with an incredibly lively hop aroma reminiscent of tree-ripened peaches, with just a hint of fresh melon. The result is a uniquely exciting new beer unlike anything brewed or tasted before.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
I wasn’t expecting this flavor profile, but I guess it’s somewhat in tune with other Anchor beers. It’s a definitely unique flavor for a pale ale. Bitter. My first sip was not happy, but it’s getting better as I work through the bottle. Looks nice in the cup and smells malty. Not the best beer in their arsenal. I haven’t tried the other 4 in this series, so I can’t compare. But, I tried it and, most likely, won’t again. Don’t mistake this as me saying it’s bad. Just not my style. It’s all good. I still love you, Anchor Brewing Company.

onceblind (9859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Clear Amber hue with a thin Rocky light beige head. Thick bready malt aroma with a sort of underlying earthy and herbal bitterness. The flavor is initially a bit bitter with some earthy hop resins and bitter orange peel, a little herbal and bitter at the end, with a presence of toasted bready slightly amber malts throughout. A bit bitter and herbal overall.

phaleslu (10325) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2015
500 ml bottle from Homer321- thanks, Sean! Pours a cloudy darkish orange, rich in hue, with a big, frothy off-white head. Notes of banana, tea, caramel, brown sugar, plum, dates, pine, and grapefruit. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a resinous, malty mouthfeel. If I hadn’t read the description, I’d have assumed this was some kind of Belgian beer. Really, really strange. I have no idea what’s going on here.

N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Drank from a pilsner glass poured from a big bottle. Wonderful aromas of malts, peaches, and cherries. Pours a clear light copper color with very little head. Tastes crisp with an odd bitterness to it.

jgb9348 (6321) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Crisp amber and light copper coloured body with a decent, two centimetre tall just tan head. Aroma of crisp alcohol, light malt, a touch of hops and not much else, except for some mild bitter metal. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong metallic flavours up front with some bitter nuts, earth and malts with a touch of hop bitterness and only a small sweet flavour from caramel. Aftertaste is plain bitter with metal battling against the hops and unfortunately metal winning out. Overall, a pretty poor APA with not many good flavours and instead only funky flavours and bitterness coming from unfriendly sources. I sampled this 65 cL anchor-style bottle purchased from K&E Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 14-June-2014 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington on 04-October-2014.

TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
(Bottle). Clear copper complexion with thick head and glass lacing. Malty aroma. Flavor is balanced but with some biting alcohol. Not as smooth as anticipated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

closey22 (1981) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Amber thick bubbly head; aroma is light fruit cherry/plum and malty; Flava is malty balanced with hop bitter and grain; feels medium to thick with decent fizz; finishes dry semi bitter

Onslow (1509) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Deep amber / orange brew with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, tart fruit, green hops, earth. Taste is an upfront mix of sweet caramel malts and bitter / tart fruity hops. Swallow ends iwht more earth and citrus hops emerging on top of it all. A bit ponderous but tasty.

Maverick34 (3250) - New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
Draught from waterfront. Slightly cloudy orange yellow. Lots of fruity sweetness. Kind of yart. OK.

trapped (3220) - New York, TURKEY - APR 11, 2014
Drought. Amber-orange with creamy tan head, doughy aroma, flat sweetish hoppy taste, low carbonation, abrupt finish with bitter aftertaste. A bit thin and flat for my liking.

madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
21st March 2014
Tap East. Keg. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Light crisp palate. Minerals. Smooth malt with a fair bit of toffee - caramel sweetness. Light cream. Bitterish pine on the backend. Light crisp finish. A sweetish and messy pale ale, was intrigued by the new hops but they put so much malt in the way I couldn’t taste ’em. A disappointment!

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