Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Southern Tier Compass - new release

Rated 95/100 RateBeer
Southern Tier Compass....$6.49 / 22oz
Bottle Conditioned Sparkling Ale w/ Rose Hips
ABV: 9.0%
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.

More info:
FERMENTATION: Ale yeast, two types of hops, three types of malts
COLOR: Light straw
EFFERVESCENCE: Generous carbonation
NOSE: Bright citrus, floral notes from the rose hips, slighted black pepper
FLAVOR: Crisp biscuit notes overlaid with fresh tropical citrus and a softer, less aggressive bitterness
DECANT: Pour into a glass, this beer contains yeast.

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