Equinox | Eagle Rock Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery
California, United States
eaglerockbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by SShelly on 03-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration that I brought myself.

Pours a murky light yellow with a tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is sour and tart with a slight amount of funk and some mineral and slightly sulphur-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a nice lemon-like flavor as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good sour with a better taste than smell.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Some white foam on vigorous pouring. Light body with modest carbonation. Quite salty. A fruity acidic nose rather than the vinegar smell. Tart rather than sour on the tongue. A touch of malt.

Some fruity pear flavor followed by a mineral taste. Not as much of the Brett character as most beers that use the fungus. Quite drinkable but I don't see the attraction for this, especially at fifteen bucks. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

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Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Sour Fest

A: The pour is a pale straw color with a white head.

S: Smells more like an adjunct lager than a wild ale. Lots of straw, grass, and a bit of...corn? Sour lemon and random spices with a bit of oak and leather.

T: The flavor doesn't impress me either. Acidic and lemony with a bit of bread and musty funk. A light oak and green apple character. Not really too much going on.

M: Light in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: This was very disappointing. I thought that Yearling was decent, but this really missed the mark.

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Photo of Duff27
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleJ
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 38 Degrees, on to the beer:

In a tulip, this beer features a pale pee yellow color. There's some solid lacing sticking around the glass. Its nose features a great deal of vinegary notes mixed with white wine.

Like the nose, the taste steers into a lot vinegar notes. There are some unique green apple notes which add a little extra fun. The tartness is sharp, even for a sour ale. And who knew vinegar could be refreshing? Well, this beer is refreshing, easy to approach...that's good enough for me, even if it isn't the most complex wild ale around.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Halcyondays
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of HopHead84
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6/26/2011

Draft at Stone Sour Fest 2011.

A: Very light in color, a transparent apple juice color. Big white head.

S: Lots of Brett, imparting musty and leather notes. Some light fruits such as apple and lemon. The aroma is mellow but enjoyable.

T: Lemon and apple with a little Brett. As with the aroma, the flavor is mellow. There's a little wood. Lightly tart in the fruity finish with a little vinegar. 

M: Light in body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is dry and sticky.

Overall: Light, mellow, drinkable, and enjoyable on a warm summer day such as this.

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Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Jwale73
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jedwards for opening this one. Well, the initial appearance does not really instill confidence - urine yellow is what immediately comes to mind, minus any foam or bubbles. Nose expresses a tart and slightly funky character as well as some hints of cork. Taste reveals light, tart fruits and a slightly salty character. Mouthfeel is light, lively and refreshing with a slight astringency. Overall, I was surprised at how good this beer was. A truly palate cleansing and refreshing offering. Perhaps not the most complex or funky American Wild, but well worth trying this beer if the opportunity presents.

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Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of rawfish
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FosterJM
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1301st Review on BA
Bottle to Tulip
750ml C/C

30th Birthday Party
Shared by UclaBrewN84

App- A lighter yellow with some small fizzy bubbles on the top. Didn't leave much in terms of cling if at all.

Smell- A little all over the place on the flavors. On one sip you get some Brett intermixed with fruit and on the next you get some pressed wood flavors. A little spotty but tasty none the less. It was good and I want to rate higher but with the quality of sours on Fri. Hard pressed to raise it.

Mouth- A bit of a dry medium body with a medium carbonation level. A little bit of the pressed wood and the fruit remains.

Drink- Wasn't the worst sour nor the best. Pretty run of the mill. I think some time would do this one well.

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Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of PG2G
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Equinox from Eagle Rock Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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