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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22oz bottle into a tulip. From yesterday’s 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 isn’t the most aesthetically impressive, but usually yields an enjoyable brew elsewhere. S: Aromatically, it’s 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 don’t. M: The body has a light feel (not to be confused with an insubstantial one), but isn’t quite as crisp as some other unfiltered ales. Astringency is fairly heavy and distracting - probably my least favorite feature. Still, for a 9% pale, it’s both drinkable and devoid of booziness. O: A textbook average brew that’s only a couple of tweaks away from being really good. I enjoyed it for what it was, but wouldn’t buy it again.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (622) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Blonde. Beau collet blanc dense. Florale. Malté. Miel. Sucré. Belle amertume. Légèrement fruité. Bleuet. Finale sèche et épicé. Très bien.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (841) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Honey gold with foamy white head. Perfumey nose. Taste- Belgian malt, floral and fruity with a dry, champagne-like mouthfeel. Some warming alcohol as we'll. Nice Imperial Belgian Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTron (397) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow with not much head. Faint fruity aromas but fairly weak. Flavor has a decent malty base with some fruitiness that permeates throughout as well as some grapefruit and yeast. The alcohol is also masked very well and I don’t get much of a warming sensation after it goes down. Probably would warrant a higher score from me, but the sweetness is just a tad too much. Solid offering though.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (369) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Aroma is floral hops, banana spices. Fairly strong aroma. Very nice golden pour with a large white head, slightly cloudy. Very carbonated, grape, slightly hot, grainy. Intense beer, spiced and slightly bitter, good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Bomber shared by Scott. Golden with a white head. Big fruity aroma. The flavour is a touch to sweet which reduces drink ability. Pretty nice beer, doesn’t come across as a Belgian ale at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (418) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Cloudy pale orangey yellow with a very small white head that doesn’t linger. Only faint lace Muted nose with light citrus and floral perfume amidst a light malt. Light caramel supports a medium bitter body with citrus and the rose hips, much more prominent than the nose alone would indicate, adding some spice. Medium oily body with prickly carbonation. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3371) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Une belle blonde belge qui m’allume. La tête n’est pas féroce mais laisse des traces lors de son passage. Au nez, les parfums bien féminins de petits fruits et de fleurs sucrées se font toucher par des arômes citronnés et de malts pils du pays concerné. En bouche, une bière qui montre un côté poivé, des houblons, des malts mielleux, du pamplemousse, des fleurs et des petits fruits comme un mélange heureux de baies sauvages et de choses du même acabit qui mi m’échappent royalement. Le palais est bien réussi. Le corps de moyenne densité, les bulles belges et la texture huileuse s’exécutent avec professionnalisme. En finale, une touche sucrée s’immisce dans les notes surettes et amères qui sont vraisemblablement fabriquées par l’églantier et les houblons. Intéressante concoction. Elle est bien facile à boire. Je n’ai bu qu’une moitié de bouteille mais j’en aurais pris davantage. Merci à ma belle-sœur pour ce gentil partage.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1356) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Couleur paille bien dorée, le liquide est trouble et mi-mince. Le nez est floral (roses) avec des fruits penchant du côté agrumes comme arrière-plan. La bouche est ronde, avec des notes d’orange, un côté acidulé, le tout étant très complexe ; plusieurs gorgées sont nécessaires pour tout cerner. Une bière désaltérante, estivale, et pourtant tellement plus profonde que la majorité des bières qui se prétendent pourvues des mêmes caractéristiques.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (798) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Clean, crisp with a slight hop flavor. Finishes like rose flavored tea. Alcohol fairly apparent. Kind of neat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt notes with some citrusy hoppy notes and light rose hips notes. Taste is a well balanced mix between some citrusy hops notes, a sweet malt base and some light rose hips notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Good beer thought maybe a tad too sweet for my own taste buds.


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