Compass - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3/5 rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2013 16:16:44 | More by ThisWangsChung
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4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The label tells it like it is. A cloudy light straw color with slightly floral and citrusy nose. The mouthfeel - for an imperial beer - is incredibly light and bubbly. The taste is biscuity with an understated but nicely balanced citrus quality. I don't taste any alcohol despite the 9% abv. This is a slightly unusual beer. Drinks like a light pale ale but has a much more complex and original flavor. This is a great summer beer but you'd have to be careful with its sneaky abv.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 21:59:27 | More by Qbdoo
Compass from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.