Solidarity | Eagle Rock Brewery

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103 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery
California, United States
eaglerockbrewery.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SShelly on 12-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by MaltAndHopsFC:
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2.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From notes. Poured from bomber into a nonic pint glass

Appearance: Pours very dark and cola-like with a thin beige head.

Aroma: Smells very nice. Roasted malts hit the nose with traces of char. Sweet burnt caramel scents as well.

Taste: starts off with a smoky/char like flavor, I like it. However, the taste disappears rather quickly, none of the flavors linger as long as I would like and I get a sour-like taste towards the end of the drink.

Mouth-feel: thin to medium, a tad watery

Overall: I will admit this was my first beer from the brewery and my first English Dark Mild as well. I wasn't sure what to expect so I can't knock the beer for that. The aroma was the highlight for me, if it was replicated in the taste I would love this beer. I look forward to trying more from Eagle Rock, gotta support the LA area breweries!

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse. Served in a nonic.

Red-brown liquid with a thin light desert sand head which persists well and exhibits excellent lacing.

Malt forward on the nose - rich and dark but not particularly roasty. Faint orange notes.

Bread pudding, mineral water, light coffee, and crème fraîche on the palate. The finish is slightly tart and dry with a hint of iodine. Just a touch of bitterness for balance. Diacetyl is a bit higher than I'd like - and reduces the drinkability significantly.

Medium-light, yet creamy body. Low but suitable carbonation.

Properly sessionable and surprisingly flavorful for the ABV - though as I said, the diacetyl gets in the way a bit.

While tasty, this comes across as more of a home-brew as it is a touch rough around the edges. Looking forward to seeing what Eagle Rock comes up with given more time...

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3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Black and totally opaque with traces of red throughout 1 inch tan head with great retention

Smell: Traces of tobacco and coffee

Taste: The taste reminds me of a more muted version of guinness. It has a bit of roasted malt and coffee

Mouthfeel: Good feel to it like most nitro beers. It has a medium to full body with medium carbonation

Overall: This beer is incredibly drinkable but that is about all it has going for it. Flavor is ok but nothing to write home about

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great beer.

This is a welcome addition to the Southern California beer scene. We need more beers like this. The nitro gives a big mouthfeel to such a light and easy to drink beer.

Bold roast flavors cover up the lack of heat in a way that makes me want another.

I'm not nearly as into the co2 version, so I won't review it.

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Solidarity from Eagle Rock Brewery
3.77 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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