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Extra Special Bitter Ale - Climax Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Climax Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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roconnor, Tuesday at 02:22 AM
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IPAchris, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ahernandez2003, Aug 29, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%

On tap last night at Funcks inn Palmyra, PA. Part of a 4.5oz flight.

When I ordered this, I was asked if I understood what "cask" meant. Being a Brit, I had a fair idea. Was very impresed that the beer was served at room temperature. In looking at it, there were quite a few floaties. Body was yellow with a small white head which dissipated quickly and left only a small ring. Lacing was minimal. Got some bread and a sour vinergary tone on the nose, which carried over into the taste. I'm guessing this is not how it should be. However, It was actually a quite pleasant taste, and I've found that in the summer, I quite like a sour beer.

Overall, was okay tih this beer. Would be interesting to try one fresh and see how different the taste is.

MikeWard, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

ColdWaffles, Aug 13, 2014
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EnthusedAboutBeer, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Vogt52, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

lobos62, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.1%

Jbats, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

podes, May 17, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-orange amber color with a large off-white head and great lacing

S-caramel, toasted malt, slight herbal, slight floral

T-caramel, orange, bready malt, floral,moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and smooth

O-very nice ESB with great flavor and balance, easy drinking

MDDMD, Jan 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

brez8791, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

tbeer40, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

dgherm, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Varkias41, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

blmar311, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

sfsean28, Feb 24, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Barcade in Brooklyn, NY.

Deep Orange, copper color with a pillowy one-finger white head. The sweet, caramel and toffee aroma seemed to jump right out of the glass. Loads of caramel malt in the flavor with a slight roast to it. A buttery smooth finish that rivals any ESB I've had. I don't know if I could drink this all night long as the sweetness might get to me, but I could easily have more than one.

This is one of the best beers in NJ, hands down. Spot on representation of the style and more importantly, just delicious.

Jacobob10, Jan 05, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Climax- ESB

A- Light dark/ orange with a frothy rockey meringue like head. Thick chunky lacing.
S- Light hints of caramel/ toffee malt. Not too hoppy
T- Mildly sweet caramel and toffee malts. Buttery shortbread biscuit and light floral sweet hops. .
M- Smooth! Buttery smooth malt, crisp sweet hops. All evenly balanced. Envelops the mouth with a creamy malty aftertaste.

Overall- I nice ESB

chicagoish, Dec 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Extra Special Bitter Ale from Climax Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.