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Solidarity - Eagle Rock Brewery

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BA SCORE
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: SShelly on 12-08-2009

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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 30
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Photo of Auror
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Duff27
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of Mister_Joshy
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of RexF
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great beer.

This is a welcome addition to the Southern California beer scene. We need more beers like this. The nitro gives a big mouthfeel to such a light and easy to drink beer.

Bold roast flavors cover up the lack of heat in a way that makes me want another.

I'm not nearly as into the co2 version, so I won't review it.

Photo of billshmeinke
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a shaker glass. On tap at Beer Belly.

Pours a dark dark brown looks black towards the center, with amber hues on the edges.

Smells of bakers chocolate, coco powder, and cola. Fragrance is pretty mild.

Taste follows smell. Dark, roasty malt with hints of bakers chocolate and coco powder. Nice nuttiness as well. Then some mild estery notes. Finish is light mocha flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Well carbonated. Pretty hefty for such a light beer.

Photo of beerblanket
4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap and growlers at the brewery.

I really like this beer. I haven't tried any other English Dark Mild Ales, so there aren't any comparisons to make, but this beer has really grown on me. It pours a dark brown and has a small amount of head retention, with decent lacing as the beer is consumed. You are greeted with a nice roasted smell with notes of coffee, and a bit of chocolate. The taste is roasted malts with a coffee background. It tends to go away quickly, not a lot of aftertaste. The mouthfeel is pleasantly light, with soft carbonation. Some have described it as having a watered-down taste/feel, which is what I thought the first couple times I had it. However, since then, I really have noticed and begun to appreciate the malt flavors. If you weren't impressed with it the first time, I say give it another chance.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of FosterJM
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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

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Solidarity from Eagle Rock Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.