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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

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31
Ratings:
102
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
23.87%
 
 
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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 charlzm
2.81/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Consumed April 13th, 2010 at Tony's Darts Away, Burbank CA.

Beer presents a clear, deep ruby with garnet highlights. One finger tan head that is very smooooth.

Odd, wild aroma. Musty, wheaty, sweet, some kind of light spice.

Slightly musty wood flavor. Caramel and chocolate (?!?) malt flavor: kind of porterlike. A bit on the thin side. An unusual, smoky flavor at the finish.

Didn't have any trouble finishing this beer, but I can't say I'm a fan.

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