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Equinox - Eagle Rock Brewery

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88
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SShelly on 03-20-2010)
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HopHead84

California

3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6/26/2011

Draft at Stone Sour Fest 2011.

A: Very light in color, a transparent apple juice color. Big white head.

S: Lots of Brett, imparting musty and leather notes. Some light fruits such as apple and lemon. The aroma is mellow but enjoyable.

T: Lemon and apple with a little Brett. As with the aroma, the flavor is mellow. There's a little wood. Lightly tart in the fruity finish with a little vinegar. 

M: Light in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is dry and sticky.

Overall: Light, mellow, drinkable, and enjoyable on a warm summer day such as this.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2011 13:07:28 | More by HopHead84
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DoubleJ

California

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 38 Degrees, on to the beer:

In a tulip, this beer features a pale pee yellow color. There's some solid lacing sticking around the glass. Its nose features a great deal of vinegary notes mixed with white wine.

Like the nose, the taste steers into a lot vinegar notes. There are some unique green apple notes which add a little extra fun. The tartness is sharp, even for a sour ale. And who knew vinegar could be refreshing? Well, this beer is refreshing, easy to approach...that's good enough for me, even if it isn't the most complex wild ale around.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2011 18:01:46 | More by DoubleJ
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felipe2toes

California

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

12-04-2010 09:04:48 | More by felipe2toes
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dannyancient

California

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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

Serving type: growler

10-11-2010 02:04:27 | More by dannyancient
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slayer3604

California

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2010 01:26:50 | More by slayer3604
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TheJollyHop

California

3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Eagle Rock Brewery.

Pale straw body with a white single finger of head.

Sour, musty nose with a noticeable vinegar scent, and some lemon.

On the taste the sides of the tongue are very stimulated. Body is a little too full. Much sweeter on the taste than the nose would have you think. Faint citric flavor.

Medium body, decent lingering. Not a bad sour, just needs some age to create some added complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2010 01:58:44 | More by TheJollyHop
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ithacabaron

California

3.9/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2010 04:21:29 | More by ithacabaron
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Westsidebuddha

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2010 20:01:04 | More by Westsidebuddha
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SShelly

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in my erb mug at the brewery.

Light yellow, very cloudy, big thick poofy white head.

Tart and lactic, little bit of hops in the nose. A little bit of barnyard creeps into the nose as it warms.

Light tartness with some phenolics, I guess you can call this a sour saison. Nice yeasty character at the end. Aroma is getting more funky as it warms.

Interesting, funky, tart, I kinda wish it was bottled to age out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2010 01:44:36 | More by SShelly
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Equinox from Eagle Rock Brewery
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