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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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You’ll notice a slight bitterness in Compass derived from our use of rose hips accentuated by high effervescence. Drink it cold from a fluted or tulip glass. And by all means, avoid sea serpents.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle: Pour is clear light golden with a modest, fine bubbled white head In this glass. Retention is poor, with light lacing here. The nose lacks the traditional belgian aroma, but there is a heavy grassy, floral hop nose here. overly sweet, grain dominant bready malts are present; theres a bitter hop presence initial, with lemon grass, florals, with a hint of soapiness, moving to sweet bread and I suppose it lacks depth at the finish line. An american double golden ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin fizzy white head. Aroma was floral with citrus, yeast, lemon and some pale maltiness. Flavor of citrus, fruit, pale malts, herbs and a touch of pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2013
Light citrus with an effervescence. Not an overly heavy beer and easy drinking, but on the whole a little disappointing given the pedigree this beer comes from.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13178) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Golden beer with a decent lasting offwhite head. Fruity aroma, citrus, grapes, yeasty notes, some spices, hoppy, grassy, roasted notes, some chocolate. Hoppy fruity flavor, yeast notes, spices, hay notes.floral, some warming alcohol. Fruity finish, boozy and with some oranges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2424) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle. Light to moderate grain and straw for the malt, moderate flowers, herbs and lemon for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with a hint of pepper. Head is average to large, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy, but murky on the last pour, light yellow/amber. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes faintly sweet, lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a carbonation between lively and fizzy and has a tart finish. Light and refreshing, and full of Belgian Strong Ale tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Pours golden yellow with a thin white head. Sweet pine hop aroma leads to a refreshing sweet citrus body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1357) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
$6.99 bomber bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a golden with a quickly disappearing white head. Smells of grasses, roses, citrus. Tastes of grapefruit, rose, grass, wheat, and pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and citrus peel with notes of spices. Fruity flavour of hops, citrus peel and grass with notes of yeast. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4361) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pounds a cloudy syraw gold with red orange highlights. Two fingers of white head. Nose shows citrus rind, some sweet fruit, and tropical stuff. Flavor is pretty rich up front, lots of citrus rind, slightly grassy, dextrinous bready malt notes. Pretty aggressive bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Bomber. I really dig this beer. Pours a cloudy yellow with a large head. Aromas of floral hops and lemon. Not sure what rose hips smell or taste like, so I can’t comment on that. Taste is pretty bitter with a lingering stickiness. High carbonation. Good.

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