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RATINGS: 325   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 brewerís 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.

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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22oz bottle into a tulip. From yesterdayís notes. A: Pours a hazy golden color with tons of sediment. The one finger white shaded head retains very nicely and leaves behind some lacing on the glass. The hazy look isnít the most aesthetically impressive, but usually yields an enjoyable brew elsewhere. S: Aromatically, itís mostly citrusy hops combined with an herbal component. Yeast seems to come through with a phenolic note, unfortunately. Otherwise, the nose is decent enough. T: First thing that hits the tongue is some citrusy hops. This builds up to a yeasty, bready finish with an herbal aftertaste. Some aspects work, some aspects donít. M: The body has a light feel (not to be confused with an insubstantial one), but isnít quite as crisp as some other unfiltered ales. Astringency is fairly heavy and distracting - probably my least favorite feature. Still, for a 9% pale, itís both drinkable and devoid of booziness. O: A textbook average brew thatís only a couple of tweaks away from being really good. I enjoyed it for what it was, but wouldnít buy it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (406) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Poured from a couple of bombers, citrus, creamy, sticky, strong, dry at the end, going to need a compass to find my bed or Iíll wake up on the floor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark banana yellow color with a one finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Pretty good retention with streaks of lace left behind. Earthy, slightly floral aroma with grassy and piney hops, pale malt, flower petal and bready yeast. Some wheat beer character with bread, banana and citrus peel. Subtle potpourri presence blended into a hoppy wheat beer-like aroma. Medium body with tight carbonation and crisp hop bitterness along with rose water and a pale malt backbone. Hints of biscuit and cracker along with malted wheat, banana bread and subtle peppery spice. Basically a decently hopped light wheat beer with strong flower petal bitterness. Easy to drink with a well masked ABV but not terribly interesting. The flower presnce is too strong for my liking, overpowering the hops and wheat beer elements. Also the malt profile could have been a bit more prominent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (1071) - - NOV 9, 2015
light, amber color; nice light, citrusy, floral hop aroma; smooth, citrusy hop flavor; light, biscuity malt base; very smooth and easy drinking; great, bitter, floral finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5094) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Pencil shaving, lemon zest, grass aroma. Hazy amber, medium head. Malt and lemongrass, lightly sweet, lagery. Medium body, warm, spritzy. Drinks like a moderately hoppy bock, not a lot of Belgian character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 4.0 A: Clear medium yellow color. A bit of yeasties floating around. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is very good and plenty of lacing is left. 4.0 S: Citrusy hops - orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Moderate herbalness that I assume is the rose hips. Neutral maltiness and clean. Not super complex, but it smells great. Nothing to complain about. 3.75 T: Pleasant neutral maltiness sticks out more so than in the nose. Orange, grapefruit, and lemon citrusiness. Moderate, well integrated herbalness. Again this is a winner. 4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant creaminess. 4.25 D: Supremely and infinitely drinkable. No complaints. This is a winner. ★ 726 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 06, 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (246) - - SEP 9, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a Stella Artois glass. It pours orange with a big white head and nice lacing. The aroma is orange, hops, and yeast. The is big on orange with some biscuit, salty cracker, spice, and booze notes. There is a nice bubbly crispness to it, which surprises considering the alcohol content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (747) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Another fantastic beer from southern tier....tons of fruit and hops...very enjoyable and perfect one to close out the session...great brews today!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Golden orange pour from bottle at home. White head. Fruity and dank aroma. Rosey, floral, fruity, berries and a little hoppy. Pretty tasty

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (257) - - JUL 24, 2015
The aroma is very great; rose water and grassy hops with some sweet malts and alcohol. Taste is rose water and sharp piney hops, grounded with a solid pale malt base. Some oaky tanins in the aftertaste and alcohol warming in the chest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1399) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Medium floral aroma. Medium body with a strong floral flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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