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Solidarity - Eagle Rock Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SShelly on 12-08-2009)
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

t0rin0, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On nitro tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a solid 1/2 inch creamy tan head that lasts. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt and some nutty aromas. Taste is of roasted malt, roasted nuts, and some minor coffee flavors. A mild roasty bitterness after each sip along with a slightly sour quality on the tongue. This beer has a nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel from the nitro tap. Overall, this is a pretty good mild but the sour aspect got to bit too much towards the end of the pint.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On nitro at Eureka!Burger Claremont

A: The beer pours essentially black with a creamy khaki head.

S: Smells sort of bland, probably due to the nitrogen. I get some nice coffee notes to it and a fairly strong roasted malt aroma. Mild toffee sweetness, dark chocolate, and a hint of nuttiness.

T: The flavor is dominated by the coffee flavor. A mild to moderate level of bitterness to it with a lot of roasted malts as well. Some dark chocolate and earthy hop notes on the back end.

M: Light in body with a slight creaminess.

O: I would have preferred this not be on nitrogen, but not much I can do about that.

womencantsail, May 14, 2011
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

SocalKicks, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very dark brown in the pint shaker. Not quite a stout shade of black. Beige foam is an attractive topper. Light body but a mouthful of flavor. Not much aroma.

Black charred malt is the main feature. On the sourish side, and very grainy. More charcoal than malt. Pleasant sudsiness til the end.

I'm trying all of these low alcohol beers, which seem to be a nice experimental trend-- the search for great flavorful beers when you don't have time to sleep it off. Eagle Rock is doing a good job with the less powerful beers, but this is not one of my favorites. On tap at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach.

mactrail, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served on-draught into a taster glass at Eagle Rock's tasting room yesterday. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a khaki colour head, one finger in thickness. Nicely creamy. Okay thickness. Average (~2 minute) retention.

Body colour is a dark rich amber. Opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: A bit of roast. Nice dark malts. Cream. No yeast or alcohol comes though. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Dark malts, cream, caramel. Tasty for the style. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Nicely balanced, but not complex or subtle. Enjoyable overall.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit creamy. Good thickness. Good body. Suits the flavour profile well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I like it and would probably get it again at a good price. I definitely prefer the Vanilla Solidarity (and its nitro serving type), but this is above average for the style. Hides its ABV well. Unrefreshing.

C+

kojevergas, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

drewone, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Halcyondays
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood II,

A: Pours a dark brown to black with a creamy light tan head leaving light lace.

S: Notes of toffee, roast, licorice, not too heavy.

T: Good direct malt flavour. The notes in the nose go directly to what I tasted in the actual flavour of the beer. Very minimal hopping, I really couldn't taste any though I know it's there. A true mild.

M: Light-bodied, very easy drinking. Creamy, soft carbonation.

O: Really we need to see this style on cask, and we need to see more of it. A solid example of this rare (at least in the US) style.

Halcyondays, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I meet Jeremy (the owner of Eagle Rock Brewery) over 18 months ago at a bottle share. Now I get to try one of his beers, a mild ale, which is a style slowly becoming more talked about in the US. On to the beer:

Very dark brown, almost black in color. Could it be a porter? Or a coffee drink....I smell perfumy mocha teasing me. There's less mocha flavor to taste, but it has more of a slight burnt edge. Light in the mouth, but nowhere to being watery, which surprised me. Pleasant to drink.

Yum. Solidarity takes a different path from another local mild (Prohibition Mild), but end up with a similar amount of goodness.

DoubleJ, May 25, 2010
Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

dmorgan310, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Duff27
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color. Head is a light mocha. Decent head retention and lacing.

Smell is great. Roasty chocolate. Yum, similar to Surly Mild.

Roast does not hold up to the smell but is there. Kind of has a popcorn aftertaste, strange.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Man, if the taste was half as good as the smell I would be trading for more. That said, I feel like this could be a world class mild with a small tweak. Would have again.

Duff27, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Gobzilla, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of illidurit
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

illidurit, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of FosterJM
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

929th Review on BA
Draft to Taster

@Bruery Provisions

App- A very dark brown pour. A good mix of lights and browns toward the edges. A small ring of head bubbles but not a good deal of head or cling.

Smell- Fresh pressed coffee ground and a little bit of water and some dirt. Malty and grainular notes.

Taste- It's very light to say the least. The ABV @ 3.8 is really noticeable. Very thin water with some soft malts. A bit burnt roast flavors.

Mouth- A really light body and a high amount of carbonation. A good bit of residual coffee flavors.

Drink- This was strictly a style tick. Not a fan of the style. Its far too watery and light. I guess the profile just isnt for me.

FosterJM, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

ste5venla, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark black color with a very thick finger of frothy and creamy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down extremely slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted bitter and sweet chocolate, fruity English yeast esters, and a bit of coffee.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted baker’s chocolate with some English yeast character. Through the middle, some coffee flavor and some sweeter milk chocolate comes through. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some lactose sweetness, English yeast notes, and a bit of coffee.

M - Medium-light with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and roasted finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced and very sessionable. Nice example of the style.

ngeunit1, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Black and totally opaque with traces of red throughout 1 inch tan head with great retention

Smell: Traces of tobacco and coffee

Taste: The taste reminds me of a more muted version of guinness. It has a bit of roasted malt and coffee

Mouthfeel: Good feel to it like most nitro beers. It has a medium to full body with medium carbonation

Overall: This beer is incredibly drinkable but that is about all it has going for it. Flavor is ok but nothing to write home about

DarthKostrizer, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Eagle Rock Solidarity has a dark brown body that looks black until held up to the light. The brown head is solid and tightly bubbled. Very good retention and lacing. Definitely a nitro pour.

The aroma is somewhat muted, but there is roast and chocolate in there.

I had never heard of Eagle Rock until I saw this beer on tap, but I love to see craft-brewed beers that are low alcohol. I want more of these, especially in a town like LA where everyone drives everywhere. On to the flavors, roast and coffee stick out immediately, with chocolate and caramel lingering behind those.

A very smooth, fairly full mouthfeel from the nitro pour.

This is a solid beer, and I like seeing a dark mild being brewed. I really would like to try this one on cask though.

Hojaminbag, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of notchucknorris
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Stone 15th Anniversary

A: Dark brown color with a pretty thick tan head.

S: Faded coffee, roasted malt and a bit of earth.

T: Day old coffee grounds, roasted malt and a touch of toffee with a slightly watery finish. Mouthfeel is definitely thin and a bit watery.

notchucknorris, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks ward for sending this local gem
The beer pours an inky black with trace tan head swirling around the glass circumference. The nose has subtle notes of roasted coffee beans, grains, and bitter cocoa. Hops don't enter the picture until I take my first sip, which resembles a mild porter with a grainy, roasty, slightly bitter aftertaste. This is definitely a malt forward, mild-medium bodied beer that opens up more as the beer trends towards room temperature. Tasty, drinkable, fairly priced, but unfortunately has difficult availability... I'd drink this beer again, but would let it warm up more before pouring.

ThePorterSorter, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Smarty_Pints, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of PatGreer
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

PatGreer, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of charlzm
2.83/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Consumed April 13th, 2010 at Tony's Darts Away, Burbank CA.

Beer presents a clear, deep ruby with garnet highlights. One finger tan head that is very smooooth.

Odd, wild aroma. Musty, wheaty, sweet, some kind of light spice.

Slightly musty wood flavor. Caramel and chocolate (?!?) malt flavor: kind of porterlike. A bit on the thin side. An unusual, smoky flavor at the finish.

Didn't have any trouble finishing this beer, but I can't say I'm a fan.

charlzm, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Mantooth, Dec 26, 2012
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Solidarity from Eagle Rock Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.