kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a growler,and poured an amber color with a nice head.Aromas were of caramel and malt.The flavor was nice with hints of caramel,honey,malts and citrus.This is the first beer I tasted from Climax and thought it was pretty good ESB.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Barcade: Copper pour topped by an off-white head. Nose has some caramel/crystal malt notes and a mild/sweet citrus note. The flavor as some soft caramel notes along with a nutty hint in the background. The finish is mildly bitter and has a hint of orangey fruitiness. A decent Bitter Ale.
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint draught, Barcade. Dark amber colour. Slightly cloudy. Soft malty flavours balanced by noble hops. Smooth flavours. Very nicely balanced. Malty.
evilempire (129) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
draught at Hop Devil, New York. not as hoppy as expected, this was a fairly malty, pale amber, beer, with slight caramel flavour.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at PCBF 08. Pours a translucent amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of nice grainy malts, biscuit, nuts, some honey and a touch of hops. The flavor was much of the same grainy maltiness/biscuit along with a nice touch of hop flavor and bitterness. REally like the malty nose on this one.
HoppityHop (163) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coloring, aroma, and flavor are all spot on for the style. The buttery, biscuit flavor with an underlying nutty character, and lower carbonation make this easy and enjoyable to down. Lacing on the glass was above average. A nice, well made, ESB. The best I’ve had from Climax, for sure!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught: Difficult to smell because of cigarette smoke in the bar. Smelled of caramel malts and floral hops. Poured amber in color with a small, rocky, white head that lasted throughout. Very good lacing. Very hazy. Light to medium bitter flavor. Tastes of caramel malts, floral hops, blueberry, strawberry, and chocolate malts. Light to medium body. Thin, watery texture. Average carbonation Bitter, salty, malt finish.
taeagan (9) - USA - MAY 2, 2007 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just about a perfect beer. Wonderful biscuity malt aroma with a slight hint of fruity esters. Perfect body, mouthfeel, and palate cleansing bitterness for the style. Definitely deserves its place in Michael Jackson’s list of the top 500 in the world!
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Crystal clear amber with a tart fruity aroma blessed with a slap of toffee malt. Head was weak due to growler packaging. Very balanced with a light toasty malt character and a nice rise in hop bitterness near the swallow. Lightly bitter lingering aftertaste leaves the tongue wanting more. Nice nutty earthiness.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pint at Barcade. Clear amber in color. The aroma of this beer was predominately sweet caramel and grains, didn’t get much of any hop character at all in the aroma. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, maybe some dry munich, overall alot of malt and some light fruits and not much hop presence, which I would have expected in an ESB. Slightly cloying, and very difficult for me to drink a full pint, I quit after 2/3 of the glass.