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Yearling - Eagle Rock Brewery

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very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GuruDel on 05-30-2011)
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kevanb

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle, poured into an Eagle Rock snifter.

The beer pours a deep amber, burgundy color, hazy complexion with a slight khaki head that vanishes immediately and leaves no film or lace behind. The aroma is nice, lots of wine barrel character, tart cherry, red grape, oak, funk, and light vinegar. It's complex for sure, the wine qualities are really nice and while it doesn't dominate the beer, the subtleties it brings are really great. The flavors wonderfully integrated, lots of tart cherry, earthy oak, vinous red grape, a little caramel, mild vinegar and a hint of funkiness in there. I'm really surprised how well this is tasting for being so young. The mouthfeel is nice, lots of lively carbonation, but very smooth, the finish has a nice amount of zip without being abrasive or too uncomfortable and the finish is just lightly dry.

Verdict: A really surprising Flanders Red from Eagle Rock. I was a bit skeptical of some of their previous sours, mostly done in stainless, but since they've been oak and wine barrel aging their wild beers, they are really starting to hit the nail on the head. Certainly one of the better interpretations of the style to come out of America. A real sleeper beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 02:17:58 | More by kevanb
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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.

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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.

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Yearling from Eagle Rock Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.