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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
We rely on age-old tools in the brewery despite being surrounded by high technology. As a sort of compass, we use the six pointed brewer’s star to help navigate uncharted brews. The cardinal points of water, malt, grain, yeast, hops and a brewer make the baseline. From there anything goes. Sometimes the journey is as important as the destination.

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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2015
Pours an almost clear golden. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Light nose of rose hips and citrus over biscuit. Light body that has smooth moments. Very well carbonated with a lively prickly effervescence from the middle on. The flavor profile is laid back, but nicely balanced and has a bit of complexity. It begins with a mild mixture of slightly sweet citrus, that never separates. The middle effervesces into a mild bitterness that has both rose hip and hop qualities over a biscuit sweetness. The finish is dry and prickly had leaves you with a slight pucker. The 9% ABV is completely covered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
650ml bottle, hazy honey gold hue, with a thick pillowy white head, with a nice candyish honey and lemon lollipop nose, with some light lemon marmalade, candied lemon, grapefruit peel, light lemon pie crust, honeyed pale, pilsener, caramunich, toasted malt accents, and a mild floral herbal citrus, leafy hop, lemon cake, mint leaf note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth sweet honey, lemon candyish lollipop, lemon marmalade, fruity, citrusy, doughy, yeasty, candied lemon, grapefruit rind, flowery citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy character, with some lemon pie crust, panettone cake dough, subtle lemon pepper, lemon mousse, honeyed pale, pilsener, caramunich, toasted malty flavours, leading towards a warming fruity, citrusy yeast, panettone cake dough, candied lemon, grapefruit peel zestiness, candyish lemon, honey lollipop, lingering leafy, citrus hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (1240) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
650ml bottle, thanks Peter. First of all, this is by no means a Belgian Stong ale, at best it’s between a Strong ale and a IIPA. Aroma: citrus, orange, grain, caramel, floral. App: hazy orange small head, little retention. Taste and palate: medium body, lots of grain, light sweetness, light dry bitter finish, sparkling carbonation. Doughy feel a tad. Overall: reminds me of a session IPA but less bitter, more malted and with grain. With this citrus aroma, I was expecting something way more bitter but still.. A great and different product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
samsmith33 (772) - - FEB 27, 2015
Aroma is floral, hoppy. Taste is a little pasty. Sweet/sour. Not bad. Needs some meat and potatoes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Temptation (257) - - FEB 26, 2015
Precious brilliant golden colour, it looks like champagne. Sparkling, white and shortlasting head. Elegant mouthfeel, plenty of nuances like citrics, pine, caramel or raw grain. The overall is perfectly balanced and delicious. Superb beer, really excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle- pours a clouded gold color - puts a rocky white 1 finger cap on the top, Lively effervescence, Bight fresh nose and flavor. Aroma is citrus-floral with a sharp spicy element to it. Flavor is fairly well balanced between fresh biscuit maltiness and bright citrus-fruity tones - finishes warn and dry with s muted soft bittering - very nice offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
2015-01-24. Hazy dark yellow-orange body with a nice frothy off white head that fades. 3++ Aroma is mildly alcoholic, weaving around a hop character that is sufficently nuanced that it escapes my initial definition. It is fruit, with notes of guava or mango like tropical fruit, ubderpinnings of a more general ale yeast fruit character. Flavour is fairly bitter throughout, with a good amount of hop character. Moderate muddle citrus and resin, the hops aren’t particularly bright but neither is the bottle super fresh, they grow more prominent as the glass warms up. Good amount of warming alcohol in the throat is moderate on the tongue, but amplifies the bitterness. Nice pale malt core is subtly rich, with pleasant bready cereal character. Average plus to medium bodied palate, good carbonation, suits the beer. 3+ Enjoyable overall, not one I’d reach for often but dangerously drinkable. Bottle from the LCBO unintentionaly cellared for several months, Toronto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2015
bottle - Pours hazy gold with a big, billowy, off-white head. It has a citrusy, floral aroma. It’s well balanced with very tasty citrus accented hops bitterness coupled with smooth, sweet malt. Easy to drink and so good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maximet (157) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Hazy golden with a white creamy head. Floral aroma,tropical fruit, light sweetness from the malt, cereal and some alcohol. Mainly sweet in the beginning with a bitter aftertaste. Slick brew, lively carbonation with a little something harsh in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a bright lemony yellow. Medium white head. Aromas of citrus, yeast and floral highlights. Light crisp palate, with flavours of citrus, with the addition of sweet malts. Hints of sugar in there as well. A fairly sweet beer. I’d imagine this would go down scarily easily (it’s 9% abv) on a hot summer day. Pretty drinkable in the middle of winter too, judging by how easily I made it disappear.

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