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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MaltAndHopsFC
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Thanks ward for sending this local gem
The beer pours an inky black with trace tan head swirling around the glass circumference. The nose has subtle notes of roasted coffee beans, grains, and bitter cocoa. Hops don't enter the picture until I take my first sip, which resembles a mild porter with a grainy, roasty, slightly bitter aftertaste. This is definitely a malt forward, mild-medium bodied beer that opens up more as the beer trends towards room temperature. Tasty, drinkable, fairly priced, but unfortunately has difficult availability... I'd drink this beer again, but would let it warm up more before pouring.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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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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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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