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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Youíll 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (363) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2014
This looks great, pours great, and is really pleasant. I didnít find it hoppy at all. I noticed a persistent sweetness both in the taste and in the aroma that made this a nice beer to drink.. So to recap : Iíve got a lovely pouring, and looking beer with a head and lacing. Iíve got a fine mouthfeel and a muted low level of bitterness, but a beer that has a really low and persistent sweet note. It has a great aroma. All the things that should make this a spectacular beer. What it does have in spades is no indication at all about how much alcohol youíre quaffing, because this is a quaffing beer, I like it, I donít love it. and Iíd love it again when Iím next in the store stocking up .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (901) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours a slightly murky straw-golden color with tiny vegetable particles suspended in the beer. A short white head is noted. Texture is a little oily Sweet lemon nose. Clean flavor of how lemon furniture polish smells. Nice lingering bitterness. Probably accentuated by the alcohol I note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2003) - USA - JAN 11, 2014
Wheat, lemon oil, flowers, ginger, lemon-poppy seed muffin, and a touch of herbal funk in the aroma. The taste is unexpectedly sharp, with wheat, pale ale hops, and lemon peel. There are some Belgian elements for sure, but the hops are more assertive than in your usual abbey ale. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1498) - Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2014
22 oz bottle- Pours cloudy straw golden with a nice one finger white head and decent lace. Aroma is floral, wheaty, yeasty. The taste is sweetart, floral, citrusy, Belgian, alcohol. Good beer, I wish it hid the alcohol a little better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (675) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
citrus hop smell and taste......a bit too hoppy on taste for me...that is main taste I get...bit too heavy on the palate...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1401) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Back home from California, bomber with Zachary , pours a golden clear pour , effervescent with a nice foamy wispy head. Nose is sweet with a mixture of floral and fruity notes, quite pleasant . Taste is sweet , citrusy and hoppy and bathes the palate pleasantly. Flavorful and delicious. Finish is sweet , could passa as a sparkling wine or champagne. Nice. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1358) - 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 (1124) - 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 (37) - 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 doesnít 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 (164) - 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.

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