Solidarity | Eagle Rock Brewery

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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

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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:
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 31
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Buzz3d
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great session beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of beerblanket
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap and growlers at the brewery.

I really like this beer. I haven't tried any other English Dark Mild Ales, so there aren't any comparisons to make, but this beer has really grown on me. It pours a dark brown and has a small amount of head retention, with decent lacing as the beer is consumed. You are greeted with a nice roasted smell with notes of coffee, and a bit of chocolate. The taste is roasted malts with a coffee background. It tends to go away quickly, not a lot of aftertaste. The mouthfeel is pleasantly light, with soft carbonation. Some have described it as having a watered-down taste/feel, which is what I thought the first couple times I had it. However, since then, I really have noticed and begun to appreciate the malt flavors. If you weren't impressed with it the first time, I say give it another chance.

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Photo of SShelly
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a couple of glasses at the opening party, going from memory...

Nice thick dark choc. brown/black color with a poofy offwhite head, stuck around for < a minute.

Nice coffee chocolate aroma, dark and slightly roasty.

Damn this thing is flavorful for a mild, the mellow roasty, chocolate character continues from the aroma to the taste. Subtle hop bitterness balances the malt characters and adds a little bit of bite.

This is a suprememly drinkable mild, hell my glass emptied itself a few times, cant wait to get a few growlers.

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Photo of bellafromsocal
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy this beer. It was served to me at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank and was poured perfectly. Very dark in appearance with a thick, tan, creamy head. Chocolate and coffee smell but not a strong taste of it. Sweet and very mild going down. No bitterness at all. I could easily drink a few of these.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of felipe2toes
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at ERB.

Very dark in appearance, almost completely black with a thick creamy head.

Smells of roasty malts, coffee, and milk chocolate.

Mild chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Light body with a little bit of a bitter finish. I thought this was a real easy drinking beer, could drink all night.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark black color with a very thick finger of frothy and creamy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down extremely slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted bitter and sweet chocolate, fruity English yeast esters, and a bit of coffee.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted baker’s chocolate with some English yeast character. Through the middle, some coffee flavor and some sweeter milk chocolate comes through. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some lactose sweetness, English yeast notes, and a bit of coffee.

M - Medium-light with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and roasted finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced and very sessionable. Nice example of the style.

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Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

With a near-black ruby color, it has a nice dark malt flavor brimming with mild straight coffee and roasted barley taste. Although the finish is sultry dry – unfitting for the style – and the carbonation is a little too sharp, the aftertaste is phenomenal and lingering with a good bready aroma. Nevertheless, I recommend the Old Goat’s Oatmeal Stout from San Marcos Brewing Company, the P.M. Porter from BJ’s and even the Stockyard Stout from Trader Joe’s. When Goose Island brings back the Oatmeal Stout, I will recommend that too!!

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Photo of billshmeinke
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a shaker glass. On tap at Beer Belly.

Pours a dark dark brown looks black towards the center, with amber hues on the edges.

Smells of bakers chocolate, coco powder, and cola. Fragrance is pretty mild.

Taste follows smell. Dark, roasty malt with hints of bakers chocolate and coco powder. Nice nuttiness as well. Then some mild estery notes. Finish is light mocha flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Well carbonated. Pretty hefty for such a light beer.

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Photo of RexF
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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Photo of zak333
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sandstone
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Photo of Westsidebuddha
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewery. Poured a dark black color into pint glass. Light roasty smell. The taste of a roasted porter. Light in taste. Nice mouthfeel, not strong. Good drinkability, light enough to drink all night. This was the third beer I had after drinking Red Velvet and Revolution. This was very good as I wasn't expecting the roastiness of the flavor. Light enough to drink but with a very good taste.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I meet Jeremy (the owner of Eagle Rock Brewery) over 18 months ago at a bottle share. Now I get to try one of his beers, a mild ale, which is a style slowly becoming more talked about in the US. On to the beer:

Very dark brown, almost black in color. Could it be a porter? Or a coffee drink....I smell perfumy mocha teasing me. There's less mocha flavor to taste, but it has more of a slight burnt edge. Light in the mouth, but nowhere to being watery, which surprised me. Pleasant to drink.

Yum. Solidarity takes a different path from another local mild (Prohibition Mild), but end up with a similar amount of goodness.

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Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rhino54
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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