Eagle Rock Brewery

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Eagle Rock Brewery
California, United States
Old Ale
3.68 | pDev: 11.41%
Mar 23, 2015
Dec 10, 2010
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Rated: 3 by LakerLeith from California

Mar 23, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by PretzelCity from California

Jan 27, 2015
Rated: 3.44 by Nickgiraud

Dec 08, 2014
Rated: 3.4 by Rollzroyce21 from California

Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Nov 13, 2014
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Reviewed by laituegonflable from Australia

2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours a musky red colour, ochre decent film of head when poured, but now just a thin rim. Sticks to the glass OK. Yeah, OK.

Smells tart, and very phenolic. Touch of berry in there, with some medicinal notes, dark cherry and an oddly sweet molasses character. Bit weird.

Taste is very sweet-seeming, quite heavy. Malty caramel notes upfront, then some dark molasses and nectar notes before phenolic and boozey finish. Tastes a lot like ethyl alcohol from simple sugar fermentation. Heavy, boozey, without the warmth or body to back it up. Feel is bland, fluid.

Not sure what's intended here, but it's simple and mostly unpleasantly boozey. Lacking complexity and balance.
Aug 06, 2014
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Reviewed by lacqueredmouse from Australia

3.24/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
22oz bomber purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. Brought back to Sydney and shared with Sam and Rich.

Pours a slightly hazed, but pleasant deep orange amber, without a great deal of carbonation, and without much propagation of head, even when poured vigorously. Body looks pretty fluid, but what carbonation it has hides in a fine mesh when tilted, making it seem a bit thicker than it is. Looks decent enough.

Nose is quite spicy, and perhaps a bit woody: certainly with a little Old Ale-style oxidation to it. Some nutmeg and brown sugar, a touch of something a little sharper, perhaps cinnamon or allspice, even maybe a suggestion of dried ginger. It's interesting.

Taste is similar, but with a true lack of sweetness. This means that while there's more of that nutmeg and cinnamon richness on the front, the back just drops off, leaving the spices sitting exposed and astringent. It also makes it feel slightly solvent-y on the back: certainly sharper and weaker than it should be. Feels very dry on the finish, leaving nothing in the feel except a bit of heat and that prickle from the spices.

Overall, it's not bad, and there are certainly interesting things to it. But it doesn't work as a whole, and feels a bit harsh on the back. Not something I'd want to drink a lot of, but something I'm glad I experienced it once.
Feb 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Fern13 from California

Jan 29, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by JAHMUR from Connecticut

Jun 02, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by BeerBeast from Florida

May 26, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Summer78 from Illinois

Mar 28, 2013
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Reviewed by ngeunit1 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy tan-khaki head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet caramel and bready malts, banana, clove, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, some citrus zest.

T - Sweet caramel and bready malts, English yeast character, clove, banana, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, some citrus zest.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Nice winter warmer mixed with old ale. Good overall balance.
Mar 21, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by imperialking from Illinois

Feb 13, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Feb 10, 2013
Rated: 3 by Gonzoillini from Illinois

Jan 20, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by miadw3 from California

Jan 10, 2013
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Reviewed by Uncle_Jimmy from California

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle into a glass

appearance- poured a slightly hazy orange color with 1 finger of cream colored head that lingered a little while . Some head retention and fine bubbles. didn't notice legs or lacing

Smell- Ginger graham cracker, slightly medicinal/clovey but not off putting. whole wheat bread. nutty maybe some butterscotch.

Taste- not as spicy as i imagined. carmel hints of gingerbread. mildly fruity some clove. Seems a little lacking in malty sweetness for an old ale. It seems almost belgian in the fruity department. It said it was made with molasses but i didn't taste that.

Mouthfeel- Incredible smoothness for something this strong in ABV. slightly dry finish with subtle alcohol warmth (this could sneak up on you at that holiday party).

Overall- seems a little fruity and lighter for an old ale. It lacks a malty robust characteristic that I kind of associate with that style. Its not particularly "spicy" either. But I would order another one of these, infact I would love to taste it as an actual old ale (as in aging it a year or more). See what happens to that alcohol. heck throw it on some Oak! In its defense i could see it tasting really good with pumpkin pie, gingerbread or molasses cookies, even a slice of fruit cake. You know those tasty holiday desserts!

Tasty brew for sure !
Jan 04, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by csmartin6 from New York

Dec 26, 2012
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Handsome brownish amber in the St. Bernardus chalice. Really nice foam erupts as you slosh the glass, which means a pleasant sudsiness in the mouth.

This has all the character of a good holiday season beer-- buttery, nutty, and lots of fruit. While very malty there is just a little sweetness. The richness comes from so many flavors and that dry butterscotch undertone. They don't say what goes into this "Spiced Old Ale" but it has some slight cinnamon and clove flavors without overdoing the spice. A bitter edge to the aftertaste but no real hoppy aromatics. Dry raisiny finish. Highly sippable.

One of the better examples of the Old Ale style to my taste. I would argue that this is not a "Winter Warmer." From the 22 oz bottle bought at Best Damn in San Diego. Label says 8.1% ABV.
Dec 18, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by drewone from California

Dec 05, 2012
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