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Anchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross FarmhouseAnchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse

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BA SCORE
80
good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 126
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%


Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Fatehunter on 06-09-2013)
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Reviews by Snebbu:
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Snebbu

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into glass from beast of 22 oz. bottle.

Appearance: Clear, copper color. Some complain the yeasties aren't floating around and isn't hazy enough. No bother for me regardless. They just filtered it out or used some fancy mossy stuff. Good head - about a finger tip's worth. Lacing is medium.

Smell: Loved the smell. For a "farmhouse ale," this is the most farm I got - refresshing smell that starts off with sweet bananas, and then turns into a mix of lemons and herbs. Almost a grassy scent that you smell in the fresh air, maybe smelling the grains on a farm.

Taste:As you first taste the beer, the grains hit you with a bit of a "bready" kind of taste followed by a sweeter wheat flavoring. This doesn't last long as a spice-like flavor comes through along with a little bit of pear and again more wheat (sweet malt flavor). The brew finishes clean and crisp and does not linger. I could taste less herbs than I could the spice flavors of the saison yeast.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, doesn't linger. Not really dry, but not buttery or creamy either.

Overall: The Zymaster No. 4 Farmhouse Ale is a good summer beer to enjoy out on your deck/porch/balcony/the grass with good company. Even though the ale weighs in at 7.2% ABV, the flavor is light and finishes with a taste that leaves you wanting to take another sip. And another...and another. I had no problem finishing the large bottle without any friends with me. This is a definite recommendation for your hot and muggy weekend.

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Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 03:55:34 | More by Snebbu
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber from BevMo in early February for $6.99. Bottled on 5-17-2003.

Beer poured with very little head, amber-orange in color.

Nose is yeasty with some fruity esters.

Taste is lemon zest bitterness layered over a good size malt base.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and decently carbonated but lacks the lightness i would expect for the style.

Overall not a bad beer. i get that farmhouse brews are supposed to represent local ingredients but the result is a bit off the saison style in terms of the feel.

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Poured from a 1 PT.6 FL. OZ bottle into a Duvell tulip. Moderate to aggressive hand. No clear date, but the label is stamped 3YQ. Maybe it's a Q. I dunno.

A: Hazy copper-orange body. 1 finger of mostly white head. Below average retention. Scant lacing.

S: Sweet yeast nose with a floral, fruity quality. Bready malt. Biscuit. Fruit is somewhat indistinct, but has a pleasant overall scent. Traditional hops float in the background. Honey. Maybe caramel.

T: Lightly bitter initially with a touch of yeasty spice. A semi-sweet malt appears midway. Returns to a moderate bitterness, relatively heavy for the style, and finishes fairly dry. Mildly herbal and floral, but the malt feels prominent. Little of the fruit noted in the smell. Light alcohol presence.

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S- Sweet dried fruits - peach and pear on top of a hearty malt backbone.

T- Tart and pleasant with the perfect amount of "funk" from the yeast. Sweet, but balanced by bitterness.

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(Served in a globe glass)
A- This beer has a slight dense deep copper body with a butter cream head full of big bubbles. There are strands of microbubbles trailing up the side of the glass.

S- The flinty wet stone aroma, geosmit, has some plastic hop notes in the finish.

T- The slight tart note leads to a slightly tin taste in the slightly toasted malt notes that finishes with a pungent hop note. There is some circus peanut esters that get over powered by some nougat characters as it opens.

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Appearance-deep copper red color, little head
Smell- clean and malty, not what you normally expect from a farmhouse.
Taste- clean with a good malt backbone, but no strong yeast notes
Mouthfeel - medium with sharp carbonation
Overall - good, but with cleaner malt notes than i would expect.

Btw, first time writing a review using this format. Apologies for errors.

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Anchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse from Anchor Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.