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Yearling - Eagle Rock Brewery

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very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GuruDel on 05-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Yearling is Eagle Rock’s take on a Flanders Red sour ale that sees the inside of wine barrels for a year to develop it’s tartness and oaky flavors. Brewed in celebration of the anniversary of Eagle Rock Brewery.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky deep orange. It's the last of the bottle, so no surprise. Small white head.

Smell - A bit of vinegar. Quite a bit of oak. Some fruits, like cherries.

Taste - Sharp sourness. Woody. Still retains its maltiness. Vinegar sourness lingers throughout the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Quite sour. Medium body.

Overall - A little intense, but tasty.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a nice deep burnt orange with a good amount of haze and barely any head.

Smell. Woody and lactic sour, some cherries and a touch of caramel.

Taste. Again, woody with a touch of vanilla and some nice funk, some vinegar and sour cherry, a bit of caramel and maybe a little sour green apple.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, low fine carbonation.

Overall. Really nice for the style. Not as sweet, and a little more sour than most. Diggin' it in this socal heat.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle at Boneyard Bistro, Sherman Oaks, CA

A: The beer is hazy light red in color. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sour cherries and balsamic vinegar are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has much more sourness with flavors of sour cherries and oak with notes of balsamic vinegar.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very tart on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite tart and sour for the style—I found it to be rather enjoyable and pleasant to sip.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, fruit, and vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, fruit, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but quite sour and acidic, especially in the flavors.

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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky rust colored with barely any head. No retention or lacing left on the glass. Like cherry juice.

Tart cherry, lemon juice, plums, white wine, vinegar, slight oak and funkiness. Bit of solvent cleaner as well mingling amongst the complex pleasant tartness.

Brown sugar malt, slightly bready before tart cherry, red grape skins, orange peel bitterness and a flash of vinegar sour. Some oak and wine barrel in the flavor but mostly complex tartness. Acidity is bracing and well integrated.

Medium body with adequate carbonation. Tart then drying. Brings out the oak character nicely.

Impressive Flander's Red from Eagle Rock. Very well integrated despite the age and while not as clean and tightly crafted as some others from the style it is just as complex and enjoyable as any.

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Yearling from Eagle Rock Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.