Solidarity | Eagle Rock Brewery

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Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery
California, United States | website

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SShelly on 12-08-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
102
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
23.87%
 
 
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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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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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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at the brewery.

Glad to see someone finally stepping up and making a high-quality session beer. In my opinion, the dark mild has been criminally neglected by the craft community.

A: Very dark. Looks almost like a stout. Pours with a nice white head.

S: Has that nice malty / cereal sort of smell. A little bit of roastiness, but its subtle.

T: A fairly light flavor. You get a bit of chocolate, coffee, general roastiness, but its all up front, and the beer finishes clean. I got none of the diactyl that another reviewer noticed.

M: Beer was well carbonated. Mouthfeel was light, but not out of character for the style

D: On a nice hot day I could easily see putting back a growler of this.

Overall, I found this to be a solid first effort from a new brewery, and a good representation of the style.

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Great session beer. Highly recommended.

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Solidarity from Eagle Rock Brewery
3.77 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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