RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Every holiday season Eel River Brewing Company brews a specialty beer called Climax Noel and each year its a different style. 2010s Climax Noel is a selectively dry-hopped organic imperial red ale. Eel River Brewing Company used the finest Pacific Northwest organic malts and dry-hopped it with organic cascade, Amarillo and centennial hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Sampled from 22-oz bomber. Pours a semi-hazy reddish brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a hint of raisin, candy orange sticks, and a hint of grassy hops. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of caramel malt, some plums, toffee, a hint of molasses and some grassy hops. Finish has a little alcohol burn with brown sugar plum and a mild hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2446) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a cloudy light brown colored body. The aroma is a pleasant barnyard, grain and lemon mixture. The taste is a sharp malty sweetness, a hit of lemon bitterness, caramel and pine. The texture is thicker with moderate carbonation. A bold red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2675) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Reddish amber, moderate head, decent lace, really good retention. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, fruity, light alcohol. Medium to full body, somewhat dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
a touch of oxidation. some aged fruit aroma. murky amber. interesting melange of sherry, aged fruit -- cherry --, alcohol. a bit tart, with finishing bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: I was real worried about buying this because of how long it has been sitting on a shelf outside of a cooler, but I had never seen it before and decided to take a chance. Has already started to develop a lot of dead yeast which is visible as a dark cloud of brown in a glowing tea brown hue. Thick formation of a soapy head that fizzes with noise and takes several minutes to retreat. My nose detects a sweet and chewy caramel scent backed with a hint of spice and old malt and yeast. The flavor has started to deteriorate and has morphed into a tart and mess of malty goop. Must have been much better when it was Christmas time but rating stands as tasted. Should have known better since this as organic ale and even if it has only been 5 months or so, that can result in a seriously disgusting beer. Breweries need to take their expired inventory back or risk the chance of receiving low ratings on their expired beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2295) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 5, 2013
Draught at GLB Portland ME. This beer did not do it for me. Too thin, too spicy, and uninteresting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2621) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
nice candied fruit nose with some pine way in the backround. slick and sticky sweet the brew has a nice Ruby Orange hue. some sweetness and mellow alcohol with light gingerbread and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
22. 2010 vintage. Pours a crystal clear bright rubied amber with a dense and creamy tan head that doesnt stick around for long. Sweet gingerbread, candied plum, molasses, and toffee nose. Sticky thick body with very little carb. Sugary mid palate with plums, molasses, and gingerbread. Sticky sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Clear reddish copper pour, white head. Aroma is malty, lots of caramel, breadiness, and candied orange. Tastes hoppier than I would have expected... still has caramel and toasty bready flavors, but moves to a big hoppy bitterness, kind of grassy with more sweet orange, a touch of lemon rind. Nice, kind of seems like what often gets called a "double red."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
On draft at Capones. Pours an orange caramel with a medium sized frosty off white head. Aroma of light spruce, orange peel, coriander and hops. Taste of orange peel, coriander, hops and caramel.

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