Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewtopia 11-12-05, This was a middle of the road brew. Nothing great, nothing offensive, nothing to remember.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer was a let down - but then ESB’s are not my favorite. Althought other Climax beers were good . ..
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mildly hazy deep amber supporting a 2 finger light khaki head and light lacing. Aroma of malt, hay, almonds and hops. Definately a malty beer but not aggressively so. Aside from the center stage of lightly toasted malt were supporting performances by caramel, vanilla, and toasted nuts all at the subtle direction of hops. Very dry and clean finish. Overall, a refreshing ale.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured with no head from a growler. kinda flat. I bet if there was some carbonation, this would be a really good beer, because the maltiness is nice, and the hops present but not overpowering. it just looks so much like apple cider.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Since I have been unlucky enough to find this on tap...or is that lucky enough to enjoy some other fine brews at this beer’s expense? Well, this is Climax ESB’s turn. I finally had the cojones to buy a growler, even if it was split in cost with someone else. Smelled good, looked good, although it had an almost anti-head, which I don’t mind since it came from a growler. Props for "keeping it real" and only going for kegs and growlers. I <3 Climax for that. The malt in this was abundant but not overpowering. Hops hung out like check this bitter, yo; without getting all in your face. Nice ESB
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Andy’s/. Light orange and clear in color with a nice white head. Caramel, nutty aroma. Some hops. Big malty flavor. Not bad. Malty finish.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Andy’s. Poured light orange, clear with a white head. Had a carmel almost nutty aroma, with a touch of hops. Flavor had a big nutty malty component with some hop bitterness. Malty finish.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark copper color with a small, creamy, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Buttery, sweet caramel, citrus, and light nut aroma. Light citrus hoppiness, more nuts and sweet caramel in the taste.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Andy’s. Amber color with medium sized lasting head. Aromas are citrus, hops and floral. Taste is a nice ESB. Very well balanced with a hint of caramel and roasted grains.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the 2004 Kennett Square BF. Poured a medium orange color with a small head. Subtle aromas and tastes of oranges and apples. Very lightly bitter.