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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1316) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with an off white head and aroma of fruits and floral scents. Taste is of fruits, citrus, and floral notes with spicy, yeasty coming through leading to a slight bitter, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1105) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottled sample from happy Harry's. Pours golden. Thin head. Yeast settled to the bottom. Lived the rose hip flavours. Well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersorcerer (26) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
I really like this "belgium" style strong ale. Clean aroma with hoppy fruity yeastees at the finish. And the Rose. Nice head that dissipates to a thin lace at the edges. Beautifully color on the light side of "belgium" style strong ales and more on the side of tripels. Great taste in the middle of the tongue that doesn’t go away. Carbonation is consistent and the taste is yeast rose yeast hop alcohol with a tiny touch of malt. I really really like this one, and mention ST rarely fails to deliver and this one is no exception.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunk_again (159) - GREECE - DEC 15, 2013
on tap. hazy golden color, thin head, nice lacing. aroma of citrusy hops and spices balancing with sweet malts. taste is similar with some floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokinsilihok (4) - - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
I enjoyed the special rose taste. A good beer with hazy pale color and citrusy aroma. On tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - DEC 6, 2013
"Bottle conditioned sparkling ale brewed with rose hips & citrusy hops." Bloody hell... sold! $8.00 exactly for the 650mL bottle purchased from One Stop Market yesterday evening. To long-stemmed wine glass, it pours a sediment-heavy amber golden sustaining a sloppily sudsy snowy white head 1 fingernail in length. Aromas of hibiscus, pralines, shortbread, crystalized ginger, lemongrass, denim, peanuts, and sea salt. Tastes flowery, dainty, and bittersweet, with notes of lavender, juniper twigs, roses, Pilsner malt, and orange peel. Sage, an explosion of yeasts, Hungary water, rose water, and Hass avocado at swallow. Impressive. A lot of flavor in this one. It’s either going to be a hit or miss using rose hips, but I congratulate them for trying this recipe out. Not bad; different. Has an intriguing watery thinness and hides its alcohol content quite well. Would have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1267) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2013
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 05/03/13. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a while. There’s also a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells really floral, the rose hips really stand out in the aroma. There’s also citrusy (lemon peel, grapefruit) hops and some peppery spice noticeable. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some pineapple and bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it’s a good overall brew, but I’d like to try a fresher bottle next time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
it reminds me of a field of flowers, the malt are strong and biting while the hops are stingy with a citrus note. its strength is slightly hidden but has its quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 The aroma is floral, malty, yeasty, and citrus. The appearance is cloudy orange with floating particles. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1958) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Citrus, Mild Piney, Mild Rose Hips T: Citrus, Piney, Mild Rose Water M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mild Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, a nice balanced beer with decent hop profile that doesnt display the 9% ABV, decent.

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