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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: 3 | 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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Reviews by kevanb:
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kevanb

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

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

Nevada

3.6/5  rDev -10%

A darker flanders, brown and red, nice bheige head on it, with decent lacing throughout the life of this beer. Aroma stayed away from vinegar, was just a nice brown malt and sour excursion.

Sourness stayed up on the tongue, mild sweetness, but more brown malt, wood and wine like tannin feel to it. Could use some more sour. Toffee. Improvements would be a little cherry in the mouthfeel, more sourness, slightly more carbonation.

Drank this at sourfest at beachwood bbq.

12-27-2011 04:42:05 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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JasonFromLA

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-21-2013 21:40:33 | More by JasonFromLA
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augustgarage

California

3.63/5  rDev -9.3%

On-tap @ Library Ale House. Served in a tulip.

Opaque bole liquid with a thick soapy raft of papaya whip foam. Pasty pearling lacing; excellent retention.

Vinuous with Fruity Pebbles and pure acidic aromatics (hints of vomit amidst the more appealing aromas).

Mineral-forward, robust, red-wine vinegar, cherry skins, and a touch of toffee on the palate. No real barrel flavor - tartness fades quickly. Finishes with a touch of cocoa.

Decent domestic rendition of the style - though not distinguished among its peers.

07-29-2011 23:15:45 | More by augustgarage
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Beezee

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +22%

On tap at The Bruery 3rd Anniversary bash. Served in a taster glass.

Appearance- Dark red with little/no head

Smell -Vinegar and sweet fruit

Taste/Mouthfeel -Very tart -seemed more tart for a Flanders Red (I've had 6 different versions of this style). Perfect balance of sour vinegar and sweet fruits. Not too sweet and very sessionable. Medium carbonation. Tickled the tastebuds!

Overall -One of the best beers I had that day (and that says a lot). A great example of the Flanders Red style. This brewery has a lot of solid beers to look out for!

06-05-2011 01:14:23 | More by Beezee
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GuruDel

California

4.47/5  rDev +11.8%

Tapped at the Bruery 3rd Anniversary at 12:30.

Pours a mirky red with minimal to no head.

Smell was amazing, sour vinegar, red wine and fruit

taste was amazingly tart, vinegar and finished dry with a fruit taste

Mouthfeel was perfect, dry on the finish.

Overall, I would love to have this in a bottle, truely amazing, one of the best beers at the Bruery Anniversary part.

05-30-2011 02:21:35 | More by GuruDel
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -13%

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.

01-29-2014 03:30:57 | More by Alieniloquium
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

09-19-2013 00:44:45 | More by GRG1313
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

01-19-2014 23:16:33 | More by Rutager
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LakerLeith

California

5/5  rDev +25%

06-13-2014 09:16:21 | More by LakerLeith
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2011 03:44:26 | More by jlb502
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev 0%

06-23-2014 04:55:24 | More by mrcraft
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

03-09-2014 20:16:41 | More by enelson
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metter98

New York

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

11-01-2013 15:17:42 | More by metter98
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BWH999

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-22-2013 05:11:10 | More by BWH999
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wolf_switzer

California

4/5  rDev 0%

09-17-2013 06:20:55 | More by wolf_switzer
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev 0%

11-04-2013 01:46:34 | More by drewone
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womencantsail

California

3.48/5  rDev -13%

On-tap at Sour Fest

A: Pours the suspected dark amber color with a finger of off-white head.

S: This isn't a terribly fragrant beer. A decent amount of vinegar sourness along with a little bit of sweet, caramel malts. There are minimal fruit notes of cherries and potentially raisins.

T: The cherry stands out a bit more on the tongue. Nice sour cherry and fruits, and a moderate acetic character. A little bit sweet from the toffee/caramel malts. There is just a hint of grassy funk in there, too.

M: On the thin side of medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: A decent attempt at a sour, but some fine tuning will be needed.

06-27-2011 13:42:40 | More by womencantsail
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HipHopsHooray

California

5/5  rDev +25%

10-12-2013 03:27:12 | More by HipHopsHooray
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25%

11-07-2013 16:24:55 | More by DaveHack
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-31-2013 09:11:57 | More by nrs207
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Zorora

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

09-19-2013 05:44:44 | More by Zorora
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

11-11-2013 02:40:15 | More by Dicers
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jealousmonk

California

4/5  rDev 0%

08-09-2013 01:45:30 | More by jealousmonk
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.74/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

10-29-2013 03:56:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Yearling from Eagle Rock Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.