Compass - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a pint glass.
AP: Golden colour with light amber hues. Head poured a frothy 2" white thick sea foam and slowly dissipated down to 1/2". Lacing clings to the sides of the glass.
AR: Oranges and tangerines with cereal and crackery grains. Lemon in the background with floral notes (honeysuckle) and a bit of rosewater. Hope this drinks like it smells.
T: Doesn't quite taste like the aroma, which is unfortunate. The aromas in the nose are muted as flavours. There is a very bready (sourdough) and yeasty taste with the orange being more bitter orange rind than fleshy fruit. A bit of pink grapefruit mixes in there as well. The malt base of bread, cereal and grains is dominant at first but gives way to the citrus hoppy flavours towards the end. It's good, but not as lively and tasty as the nose suggested.
M: For a 'sparkling Ale' it doesn't have a whole lot of bubbly carbonation on it. To me that's not bad as I prefer beers that are only moderately to slightly carbonated. It's crisp on the tongue and a bit acidic also.
OV: It's pretty good and would be a quaffable on a warm day or would pair well with lighter fare like chicken dishes, veggies, grilled salmon and spicy Asian food. I just wish the aromas I detected in the nose would shine more in the flavour profile. Worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2013 01:27:20 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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