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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On nitro tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a solid 1/2 inch creamy tan head that lasts. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt and some nutty aromas. Taste is of roasted malt, roasted nuts, and some minor coffee flavors. A mild roasty bitterness after each sip along with a slightly sour quality on the tongue. This beer has a nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel from the nitro tap. Overall, this is a pretty good mild but the sour aspect got to bit too much towards the end of the pint.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served on-draught into a taster glass at Eagle Rock's tasting room yesterday. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a khaki colour head, one finger in thickness. Nicely creamy. Okay thickness. Average (~2 minute) retention.

Body colour is a dark rich amber. Opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: A bit of roast. Nice dark malts. Cream. No yeast or alcohol comes though. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Dark malts, cream, caramel. Tasty for the style. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Nicely balanced, but not complex or subtle. Enjoyable overall.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit creamy. Good thickness. Good body. Suits the flavour profile well.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I like it and would probably get it again at a good price. I definitely prefer the Vanilla Solidarity (and its nitro serving type), but this is above average for the style. Hides its ABV well. Unrefreshing.

C+

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very dark brown in the pint shaker. Not quite a stout shade of black. Beige foam is an attractive topper. Light body but a mouthful of flavor. Not much aroma.

Black charred malt is the main feature. On the sourish side, and very grainy. More charcoal than malt. Pleasant sudsiness til the end.

I'm trying all of these low alcohol beers, which seem to be a nice experimental trend-- the search for great flavorful beers when you don't have time to sleep it off. Eagle Rock is doing a good job with the less powerful beers, but this is not one of my favorites. On tap at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach.

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Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of womencantsail
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On nitro at Eureka!Burger Claremont

A: The beer pours essentially black with a creamy khaki head.

S: Smells sort of bland, probably due to the nitrogen. I get some nice coffee notes to it and a fairly strong roasted malt aroma. Mild toffee sweetness, dark chocolate, and a hint of nuttiness.

T: The flavor is dominated by the coffee flavor. A mild to moderate level of bitterness to it with a lot of roasted malts as well. Some dark chocolate and earthy hop notes on the back end.

M: Light in body with a slight creaminess.

O: I would have preferred this not be on nitrogen, but not much I can do about that.

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Photo of Duff27
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color. Head is a light mocha. Decent head retention and lacing.

Smell is great. Roasty chocolate. Yum, similar to Surly Mild.

Roast does not hold up to the smell but is there. Kind of has a popcorn aftertaste, strange.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Man, if the taste was half as good as the smell I would be trading for more. That said, I feel like this could be a world class mild with a small tweak. Would have again.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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 Halcyondays
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood II,

A: Pours a dark brown to black with a creamy light tan head leaving light lace.

S: Notes of toffee, roast, licorice, not too heavy.

T: Good direct malt flavour. The notes in the nose go directly to what I tasted in the actual flavour of the beer. Very minimal hopping, I really couldn't taste any though I know it's there. A true mild.

M: Light-bodied, very easy drinking. Creamy, soft carbonation.

O: Really we need to see this style on cask, and we need to see more of it. A solid example of this rare (at least in the US) style.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucnifter
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of PatGreer
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of illidurit
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Stone 15th Anniversary

A: Dark brown color with a pretty thick tan head.

S: Faded coffee, roasted malt and a bit of earth.

T: Day old coffee grounds, roasted malt and a touch of toffee with a slightly watery finish. Mouthfeel is definitely thin and a bit watery.

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Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of FosterJM
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

929th Review on BA
Draft to Taster

@Bruery Provisions

App- A very dark brown pour. A good mix of lights and browns toward the edges. A small ring of head bubbles but not a good deal of head or cling.

Smell- Fresh pressed coffee ground and a little bit of water and some dirt. Malty and grainular notes.

Taste- It's very light to say the least. The ABV @ 3.8 is really noticeable. Very thin water with some soft malts. A bit burnt roast flavors.

Mouth- A really light body and a high amount of carbonation. A good bit of residual coffee flavors.

Drink- This was strictly a style tick. Not a fan of the style. Its far too watery and light. I guess the profile just isnt for me.

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Photo of socon67
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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