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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 13/20
hershiser2 (1802) - 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 (25142) - 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 (4551) - 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 (1691) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (32942) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a lazinng white head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, lemons, and peasches. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and citrusy hops, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
From tap. Pours clear yellow and with a white head. Smooth fruity, peachy and light citrusy. Smooth, fruity and citrusy. Bitter and citrusy. Crisp hoppy into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14939) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Clear golden - white head. Marzipan. Fruity. Yeasty. Sweetness. Wheaty. Grainy notes. A bit plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks bro! Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a big lasting white head. Moderately spicy, grapefruit citrusy, passion fruit, zesty Belgian yeasty aroma. Slightly tart, bright tangerine/grapefruity juicy fruity, spicy yeasty, a bit bready, lightly bitter, fruity hoppy flavor. Overall not too bad but I probably wouldn’t buy another one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2048) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2013
22oz bottle. Aroma is bright citrus and spices. Flavors include a nice malt backbone that is fresh and full. im guessing the rose hips have added the spicy bitterness. It’s really an interesting and delicious concoction. It’s just what a special release should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4987) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
On tap. Comes a somewhat cloudy pale gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus, florals, and spice. Taste is lemon, florals, spice, malt, and yeast. Interesting.

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