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RATINGS: 329   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat shared at brewdog.
lightly hazy pale blonde with floral rose/turkish delight aroma, gentle spritzy carbonation, medium body, light lemon zest and rich fruity finish. Clean and elegant

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle, thank you Colin! Nice golden yellow with an intriguing haze. Lovely effervescent fruity aroma strong citrus, floral, wild berry - lovely stuff. Taste - medium soft and carbonated body. Quite sweet, some berry, and lots and lots of alcohol. Almost a bit cloying. Lots going on but does not deliver on promise of the aroma - I think the nuances of the rosehips are better served a few points lower in alcohol percentage. Damn enjoyable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Served cold in a tulip glass as per instructions on the bottle. Bright light yellow body with some thin soapy head, not much retention or lacing and quite a bit of sediment. Citrus and kind of a diapery yeast, raw dough, slightly rotting strawberries, but I mean all this in a good way. I liked the aroma. Taste is semi-bitter, and a touch of tripel-esque spritziness, but not a bit too subdued. Abv well masked. Overall, an okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1537) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
I put this on as a wheat Ale though it has malts. It really did not fit any of the catagories offered by RateBeer. Light in color with a nice head, lots of cirus and sweetness, and dangerously smooth for such a big beer.
Earlier Rating: 6/19/2013 Total Score: 2.9
Not really that impressed, nice but not that distinctive from a pale ale. some subtile notes and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
650ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Hazy golden in colour with a thin lasting white head, light lacing. The aroma is floral, light citrus, sweet malts. The flavour is of floral hops, lemon citrus, some sweetness, light alcohol. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, some hops, alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1481) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Bomber. pours a hazy golden to honey colour. Aroma is interesting, floral and hoppy citrus notes with some grainyness, some malty or biscuit like notes and a little honey. ON the palate I find this one boozy on the finish, sports a medium body and it is a fairly interesting brew flavour wise with hoppy/grassy bitterness and sort of sweeter malty or honey character and some resin. I’m happy i tried this one, but man that whiskey heat creeps up on you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
not much flavor in this one. bitter hoppy flavor with a strong alcohol finish. pours orangish yellow in color with a tan head. smells like malt. had this one at bad apple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
bottle. golden yellow with small head. fruity and floral with a dry hoppy bitterness in the finish. mild belgian yeast. pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Smells nice, citrus /piney hops, floral aromas and sweet malt. Hazy yellow, effervescent and creamy white head. Pretty interesting flavor, upfront some citrusy hops, finishes quite bitter with grassy hoppyness and a lot of biscuity malt. Not overly complex, but an interesting beer. Medium bodied and highly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (698) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Cloudy lemon color in glass. Creamy white head. Nose is yeast forward, with dull wheat and flowers. Some lemon. Overall, muted. Medium body. Runs hot. Bubblegum yeast, wheat, peppercorn and clove. High abv is obvious. Uneven, but OK.

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