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

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82
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158 Ratings
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Anchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross FarmhouseAnchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Fatehunter on 06-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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2.53/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Not a farmhouse saison in my opinion

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.79/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Gorgeous color; the look of great scotch. Aroma is off. Super ester-y. The mouthfeel is almost cask-ish, and the the overall favor is caramel, floral, and, unfortunately, banana. Lingering esters are overwhelming, in general a wholly unbalanced brew. Wouldn't purchase again

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2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours with a bountiful tan head.

Then the exciting fades a bit. Nose is really light for me, got a breadbox, and some banana, but not a whole lot coming through for me.
Taste is roasty seltzer water - a bit wanting. Mouthfeel also leaves a bit to be desired - a slight fizz, relatively weak here, though some improvement after drinking more of this one.

This brew will be one and done for me.

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2.94/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks nice enough in the tall Saxo tulip. A fine white cap of foam and lots of champagne bubbles with a brownish amber color. A very strange aroma. I first think of yesterday's damp bathing suit. Light body with plenty of spritziness.

What is that odd and distracting flavor? I'm thinking cedar chest, furniture polish, mahogany plywood. Something faintly like blackberry. Quite dry from start to finish. Little if any maltiness. It's all a thin faintly grainy flavor with a hint of citrus. Long bitter aftertaste, with a green tea flavor. Drinkable, but austere, and I wouldn't drink it again because of that weird perfumey woodiness.

I, too, hope they keep experimenting, but I don't see Anchor as coming up with any winners for the 21st Century yet. From the 22 oz bottle bought for six bucks at Barons Marketplace on Point Loma Blvd.

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Anchor Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse from Anchor Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 158 ratings.
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