Larry_Duffman (551) - - 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. johnnymusky (983) - 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! kaser (6313) - 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 Dorkenstein (552) - - 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. mike5326 (1754) - 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.
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bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Draft. Poured a clear golden yellow with a small foamy white head. Aromas of heavy floral and light citrus. Flavor followed the nose and I tasted mainly floral and the rose was easily identified. Medium to full body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation, and a bitter finish. Not bad. seymour (2057) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Shared from brown bomber bottles into Duvel goblets, thanks Scott! It poured a mostly-clear amber with sudsy, long-lasting beige foam and lace. Very nice appearance, great use of bottle conditioning. Solid malty characteristics: nutty, biscuity, bready, caramelly. Equally solid hoppy balance: fruity, earthy, a little peppery and woodsy. Subtle floral and cranberry tannin contribution from the rose hips. Not really any noticeable yeast esters and phenols, which makes me think Ratebeer should consider reclassifying it from Belgian Strong Ale to American Strong Ale. Ironically, we also shared a homebrewed Australian Sparkling Ale (all Australian grain, hops, yeast), which this Southern Tier Compass resembled more so than anything else I can think of. Medium body, spritzy carbonation, faint mineral water essence, lingering bittersweet aftertastes. No trace of the elevated alcohol in the aromas or flavours, but I definitely felt the boozy effects after awhile. Very tasty, I’ll look to buy more of this. djd07 (15067) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at Hopjacks. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is belgian yeast and grain. Medium mouth, fruity malt, strong yeast, light booze, decent. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bright citrus, lemon, lime, slightly floral. Clear orange with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, hot, with a bitterness not unlikejuniper or gin. Light-medium bodied. emusche (209) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours straw yellow with big ivory head that fades quickly. Flowery, almost perfume-y aroma, the rose hips are there, but faint, the citrusy hops noted on the label are lost, at least to me. Taste is complex, almost like a wine, beer mix, especially with the bubbly carbonation still present five minutes after pour. Lemon, grape, rose, a little bit boozy. This was an impulse buy, but I’d pick this one up again.