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Equinox - Eagle Rock Brewery

Not Rated.

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very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SShelly on 03-20-2010

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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a great young sour beer from Eagle Rock Brewery. It's great cause the brewery is right down the street from my house, and it's exactly what we needed in this area!

A: 4
Pale, cloudy yellow, looks like golden straw. just beautiful to look at

S: 4
Fairly complex nose, with strong vinegar notes. also some citrus and barnyard notes

T: 4
Sour and delicious! I'm new to the style, but this beer really seems

Photo of Jwale73
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jedwards for opening this one. Well, the initial appearance does not really instill confidence - urine yellow is what immediately comes to mind, minus any foam or bubbles. Nose expresses a tart and slightly funky character as well as some hints of cork. Taste reveals light, tart fruits and a slightly salty character. Mouthfeel is light, lively and refreshing with a slight astringency. Overall, I was surprised at how good this beer was. A truly palate cleansing and refreshing offering. Perhaps not the most complex or funky American Wild, but well worth trying this beer if the opportunity presents.

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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Nice to see that someone is making a sour literally 5 minutes from my house.

Pale gold with some fuzzy lacing and a little bit of white head to cap it off. Has a nice unfiltered ruggedness to it.

Smells like under ripe white grapes and has some funkiness to it. Pretty nice! Subtle but present.

Nice smooth thin and slightly tart. They called this a "Young sour" which is very true. It could use some time but it was just so damn refreshing I gave it a 4.

Was a little thin for my liking but all the well, it was a refreshing little beer with some bight to it.

I could drink this all day. Cheers, ERB!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Eagle Rock Brewery

Poured a golden color in a tulip glass. Light citrus smell. The taste of grapefruit is noticable on the first sip. Nice mouthfeel with a light sour taste. Good drinkability with a mellow sour taste. Overall, a good beer to try for a light sour.

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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration that I brought myself.

Pours a murky light yellow with a tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is sour and tart with a slight amount of funk and some mineral and slightly sulphur-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a nice lemon-like flavor as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good sour with a better taste than smell.

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at the brewery.

Appearance is on the paler side of yellow, with some cloudyness and a foamy, lumpy head.

Smell is fine -- a bit of funk, some cool brine, a little straw. Not much malt to speak of. Certainly decent.

Taste is surprisingly complex; I wish I could give a 4.25. There's not deep, resonating funk, but the flavor in here has some true blue complexity, not just one-dimensional sourness. This being said, it is a quite mild, lemony funk, and it floats over a very quaffable, very solid, very nice base brew; if there's one thing that Eagle Rock does really well, it's quality control, and attention to detail. Every beer they present is polished, measured, and focused.

Mouthfeel is fine; there's some nice stiff bubbles here, quite in line with the style.

Drinkability is quite good, but I don't think this would make a great sessioner; it deserves more careful examination and consideration from its drinker. It's a curio, a miniature model, a blueprint. Make yourself an appointment with this one. Color me intrigued.

Photo of felipe2toes
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, though very very pale, yellow. Has a thick white head that quickly recedes into nothingness. No lacing either.

Sour and funky aromas, but in a good way. Perhaps some citrus and apple on the nose as well.

Slightly sour on the palate, as well as a bit of yeast. Nice and mild for a sour beer. Light and crisp as well, with just a tiny bit of bitterness on the finish. Refreshing.

Very drinkable.

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Equinox from Eagle Rock Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.