Solidarity - Eagle Rock Brewery

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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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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+

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From notes. Poured from bomber into a nonic pint glass

Appearance: Pours very dark and cola-like with a thin beige head.

Aroma: Smells very nice. Roasted malts hit the nose with traces of char. Sweet burnt caramel scents as well.

Taste: starts off with a smoky/char like flavor, I like it. However, the taste disappears rather quickly, none of the flavors linger as long as I would like and I get a sour-like taste towards the end of the drink.

Mouth-feel: thin to medium, a tad watery

Overall: I will admit this was my first beer from the brewery and my first English Dark Mild as well. I wasn't sure what to expect so I can't knock the beer for that. The aroma was the highlight for me, if it was replicated in the taste I would love this beer. I look forward to trying more from Eagle Rock, gotta support the LA area breweries!

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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.

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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.

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Solidarity from Eagle Rock Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.