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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Every holiday season Eel River Brewing Company brews a specialty beer called Climax Noel and each year it’s a different style. 2010’s 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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3.7
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
22oz Bomber – 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA
Great aroma with lots of hops and malts. The flavor was very rich and flavorful. Filled with light spices this was a terrific beer. This was a dark amber color that was clear and nice head. Great beer.

3.7
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2009
22 oz. bomber. Pours smooth, a cool clear copper color with an active head that falls away swiftly. Nice spicy, malty nose. A little sweet on the uptake, with the hops following along to cut into the soft underbelly. A totally drinkable strong winter ale.

3.6
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
22 oz bottle from bottletrek.com. Pours a clear mahogany with a fluffy head. Sweet matly nose. Flavor is mainly sweet caramel malts, candy, with a slight bitter finish. Definitely a hint of subtle spice. Alcohol gives a slight warming feeling. Not bad.

3.1
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2008
On tap at Baileys taproom. Dark red pour with a soft off-white head. Doughy malt sweetness up front, caramel and a soft spice to it. This beer tasted a bit under attenuated, worty and cloying, but not all that bad.

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hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 26, 2008
New from Eel River, this was from a 22 oz bottle that poured a rich dark red with a very robust off white head and good thick lacing. Very attractive pour. Nose was of caramel malts and floral and pine hops. Mouthfeel was rich and creamy. Flavor is both bitter and spicy and the finish is bitter as well. This was listed on the bottle as an Imperial Red but I would classify it as a winter warmer, because it was indeed just that. I have a feeling this will keep well in my beer cellar so in case this is going to be a limited offering I intend to lay in a few bottles.to entertain my beer loving friends this winter. This is excellent stuff.


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