Eden P.

All about Eden

Eden is a member of Odin DBRD.
Eden has logged 3798 beers a total of 4998 times.
Eden's favorite beer so far seems to be Fremont Brew 1000: 100 (logged 2 times)
Eden's most often logged beer so far is Firestone Walker Parabola Imperial Stout: 94 (logged 18 times)
Eden's favorite type of beer seems to be Stout.

Eden's Log

Cereal/malty, just a hint of esters, brackish finish, not too boozy (which can be a danger with Maibocks). This was pretty much what I was looking for.
Held up well in the recapped bottle, even after four days.
Bottle at Home
The Cherry was just on the edge of cough syrup but was nicely countered with some dark chocolate bitterness. It’s still fairly sweet so probably best delivered in a desert context and in small quantities.
Bottle at Home
Cola-like, lightly-sweet, nutmeg-forward. Sticks a little in the throat, but overall not a bad pumpkin ale at all. Also: super cheap.
Bottle at Home
Delicious, as usual. I wish I'd taken more notes at the time, though.
Toffee, malt, hints of raisin. Sticks in the throat a bit, but overall quite tasty.
Can at Home
More cereal funk than I expected. Lightly bitter, background pine. Slightly brackish on the tongue, but finishes clean.
Delicious, caramel, sweet, lightly fruity. I liked this a lot better than what I remember of the Brew 3000, but the difference may be because it was on draft.
Chocolate milk sweet, fairly strong. Pretty one note, except the can art, which was distressing enough that it probably affected my enjoyment.
Can at Home
Way too sweet, notes of cherry and wood. Syrupy. I couldn't finish it.
A very weird beer, medium-sour with a biscuity-mellow finish that tastes a bit rooty or medicinal. I couldn't tell if that was the base sour or if it had to do with the nitro finish. Pretty good, though!
Nitro Draft at Malt & Vine, Redmond
This beer is almost savory, roasted, a little too thick in the Evil Twin fashion. I thought I tasted barrel but it's not in the description. Not bad, but didn't love it.
I think this beer might have been skunked, or it certainly skirted the edge. I think there was a pretty good, flavorful Kolsch here, once.
A light, piney IPA with a kind of acrid sweetness, like marshmallow layered on top of bitter grass. Kind of a retro east coast IPA flavor from the days before haze took over. Finishes clean, but the bitterness kind of lingers behind the scenes.
Has the aspect of a sour, sparkly merlot more than a beer - grape, tannins, caramel, prune, wood. Refreshing, it was not.
Much lighter in body than expected but with a Pilsner-like bitterness. Chocolate and coconut add a light sweetness but this is a nice change - it tastes like a beer rather than a dessert.
A well balanced blonde, lightly fruity with assertive Pilsner notes to counter. Uric and noticeably bitter. I liked it.
Slightly tart stout. Maple/burnt sugar, vanilla, slightly fruity with hints of blackberry. Much lighter than you’d expect from the description.
Tasty at first, citrus IPA on the slightly sweet, clear, juicy side. By the end of the tall it though I was just tasting booze and I just chose to stop drinking it. Which is never a great sign.
Fruity, estery Belgian pale, slightly tart, strongly reminiscent of apricot. Finishes with caramel and wine/grape notes. Definitely wears its high ABV on its sleeve, but quite pleasant.
Growler at Home
Mild coriander-flavored saison, with a fair amount of bitterness that sneaks up on you after a while. The server said this was modeled after Boulevard's Tank 7.
Mellow, slightly vinous Belgian; not spicy, or tart but with the plum / prune hints you sometimes get in Belgian darks. No real funk, very pleasant.
Puckeringly tart, clear red wine notes in the fragrance. Not identifiably cherry-like in my mind, the sourness kind of overwhelms everything else. Not bad but a bit of a chore to get through the whole bottle.
Bottle at Home
Sits somewhere between rounded strawberry and lemon-pine. Bright, clear flavor with maybe just a little too much alcohol poking through. Finishes clean if slightly bitter, but always seems to be almost at the edge of crossing over into something less pleasant.
There's a syrupy quality to this beer that seems pleasant at first but becomes highly disturbing. Take the malt from a normal Vienna lager and dial it up past 11 until you're at 18 or so and you might be in the ballpark.
An unusual flavor, dark roasted sesame with a bit of funk. Like the other beers here there's a bit of sourness on the end and a somewhat oily texture, but it finishes clean. Not bad.
The best of the flight. Sour cherry / grapefruit flavor but not bracingly tart. Cloudy funk on the finish; a pleasant cereal that builds up without any sweet overtones.
Like the Rye Pale, this is quite dry. Not resinous at all and the hops are not as assertive as you'd expect from a DIPA, but there is a rooty bitterness and just a hint of skunk. Bit of an oily sheen.
Pastry fragrance. Dry, mellow, spicy. A bitter, slightly sour finish. I like the aftertaste, which had an unusual "curl" to it, can't really describe it better.
Mellow, caramel, a touch of barrel or smoke. Finishes yeast-bitter and grassy. A little too bitter for me to love but it’s not boring.
Very fresh, piney, hoppy but balanced, but just a touch overwhelming on the alcohol flavor.
Generic, light, lager with hints of apple and a sweet but clean finish. Good for a ballgame though.
Chili and peanut are the primary flavors here. Disappointed by the complete absence of Sichuan pepper as far as I can tell, but otherwise it's not too far off from the Mexican chocolate stout flavor profile. Let it warm up a little before drinking. Shows every bit of its 11% ABV.
Can at Home
Crystal clear, with rich cereal flavor, but quite bitter. A brackish, hard-water quality to the mouthfeel doesn't help a whole lot.
A little too sweet, more than I remember from last time, a thin, insipid kind of sweetness. Thoroughly underwhelmed.
Can at Home
A super-resinous hop-bomb of a hazy IPA, the kind of beer I intensely dislike, but the coconut really mellows everything out. I couldn't tell if it ever became a harmonious experience or if my brain kept switching between "yuck" and "yum" but I guess it averaged out to decent.
The oddness of this beer paired very well with a sublime bowl of Hakata ramen at Betsutenjin.
This... wasn't bitter at all? It tasted awesome. I don't know if my taste buds were burnt after two strong beers, but this just tasted light, sweet, and unexpectedly refreshing.
Pretty good, hazy grapefruit-citrus. Spicy rye on top and a somewhat bitter finish. I liked it, but it wasn't as good as the beer that came before it or the one that came after.
Pours clear, tastes of mellow caramel and bourbon. Lightly sweet and finishes clean, not a hint of bitterness. Very yummy.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Always good. Not top tier, but quite tasty. On the roasty side, with a slight build up of ash, maybe. Noticeable but not overbearing whiskey flavors. One to nurse for a while but worth the whole glass.
Sweet and vegetal, about where you start asking the question: “how hazy is too hazy?” At least it’s not bitter.
Like drinking a spruce tree. Very bitter finish.
Quite good, wish I had my wits about me.
Ends like the Misguided Youth but the start is more bitter.
Starts the same as the summer IPA but gets resinous fast.
Light and cake-like, with agreeable raspberry flavors (I usually hate raspberry!). Cordial-like. Easy and mellow.
Sweet, light, nutty, pretty well balanced
Much more chocolate than orange, but maybe I got canceled out by the blood orange Millie, still super balanced in sweet vs roast
Sharp tart clean nice cereal at the end
Sweet, on the verge of syrupy, pine resin IPA with a strong hit of alcohol. Not bitter but that’s not quite enough to make me like it.
Creamy, sweet (but not too sweet) stout. Strong milk chocolate all the way through. Slight weirdness on the finish, chalky and burnt.
Mellow tripel with some cherry-apricot notes, maybe from the barrel. Whiskey sheen on top.
Smooth. Burnt bitterness. I think this one is now clearly on the side of over-aged - it's definitely missing a lot of the complexity and there's nothing to buffer the finish.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Molasses, smooth florality from the lavender. Just on the edge of a fruitiness. If Botan Rice Candy were a beer this would be it.
Smooth, unsurprising lager flavors. Sweetness from honey and alcohol combine nicely.
Creamy, slightly sweet, dry, just on the border of over-roasted. Maybe just a hint of coffee but there’s no way that “tiramisu” is the primary flavor effect for me.
Best of the bunch, just slightly better than the Reuben's. But I mean, this is a barrel aged dark beer, so it had an unfair advantage.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
This is... not much like the regular Crikey! at all. Super hazy, thick and juicy. Smells super dank but the flavor is much more balanced - I think the resin is there but it's just balanced out enough by the tang and citrus. Liked this one a lot.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Slightly better than the Bruery, but not by much. Strong vanilla, strong clove, A little too sweet. Not great.
Fake cherry syrup and chocolate flavor. Sticks in the back of your throat. I've been pretty disappointed with this whole series so far, and from a brewery that's usually quite strong.
I really thought I liked the Ol' Greg, but this one took the same basic flavor profile and knocked it out of the park. More subtle up front and brighter all around.
Quite a good IPA, piney and bright.
I still do not enjoy nitro.
Nitro Draft
Pours almost-opaque chartreuse, like cleaning a paintbrush. Flavor is quite intensely matcha - grassy and almost creamy-sweet. The IPA part is there too - intensely hoppy and floral. That bitterness builds up, leaves the tongue feeling quite dry, and gets quite hard to take.
Bottle at Home
More immediately enjoyable than the Hazelnut Vanilla Latte variant. There's a rich chocolate scent and flavor that really meets the expectations of the name.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Quite tart, dominating blueberry flavor. I've enjoyed the berry flavors from Cascade maybe less than their other sours, but it was still pretty good.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Thin and cola-like, down to the flavor, which is effervescent and tangier than I expected. Hints of nutmeg or cinnamon and maybe cardamom. At no point during this glass did I come close to thinking "baklava."
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Light, sweet, another beer that really evokes the memory of Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch cereal milk. That's a flavor you'll never hear me complain about, sooooo....
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Decent hazy IPA. Can't remember enough about it to say more.
Clean and fruity, medium tart. In no way would I ever describe this as an IPA. The finish maybe lightly fragrant of hops, and maybe the hint of sweetness is lactose sugar, but there's no cloudiness or dankness as I'd expect from a "Shake IPA." Really unexpected, and quite good.
Pine and sweet cereal, an IPA flavor profile I like. However, there’s a bit of rubber-tree bitterness that intrudes more and more over time.
Caramel-butterscotch and whiskey, fairly smooth. Some fire to keep it interesting. This is a very fine strong barrel aged beer.
Found at Whole Foods today! Smooth, sweet chocolate; light apple flavors and sweet brandy. Caramel. Definitely on the sweet side but not overwhelming.
Milkshake-thick stout, intensely sweet, very much like an Abraxas with some real whiskey flavors added. The habanero lends significantly more heat, and it lingers, warmly. This beer is a lot, but in glad I tried it.
Wanted to try a house beer. Coffee, vanilla, thick, only lightly sweet, but with a heck of a lot of roast bitterness that builds and builds and makes it hard to enjoy more than a taste of this beer.
A little refresher during intermission at HARRY POTTER AND THE TERFED CHILD PART ONE. Quite bitter.
Really tasty hazy IPA - completely mellow, no hint of resin. Pleasant apricot-citrus fruitiness, good texture, clean. Much better than the disappointing restaurant I had it at.
Garden Path The Dry Hopped Streams Well (2nd Edition, packaged 1/9/19)
Bottle at Home
Definitely more yeasty than the Boon, but the flavor comes through as not much more complex. A tart, slightly medicinal cherry with a noticeable yeasty, dry bitterness.
It’s fine. More like a wine cooler or cider; uncomplex, fruity, clean. Juice-like.
Super complex after the Boon. Flavor is almost tomatoey or persimmon. Finishes with an appealing and unusual buttery quality.
Smells like bubble gum and it’s hard to get past the candy-like flavor. Flavor profile is more cranberry juice cocktail than beer and certainly not as complex as I’d expect for a kriek.
Light, subtle barrel notes. Dry character, with Stoup’s customary on-the-edge-of-burnt flavor is nicely tempered by the wood. Barely sour, with a slight uric finish.
Bottle at Work
Musty, funky, with a yeasty soreness and medium high bitterness.
Very hoppy, dry red with some caramel. Unpleasant.
Yes, a macro lager. But weirdly sour. Was it this sour before?
CINNAMON, CHILI, Drawing of a skull and crossbones - that's all I have in my notes for this one.
Simplistically sweet, a standard barrel-aged stout. Milk chocolate / toffee are the primary flavors.
Coriander and nectarine; blackcurrent. Very, very, very nice flavor.
Super alcoholic. Too sweet. Fruitcake? Ew.
Dirty Couch BBCM (unknown release)
Unlike last time, I really tasted the pineapple this time. I almost wonder if the last beer was mislabeled. Hints of canned pineapple, maraschino cherries. If anything this evokes a Christmas ham.
Nothing exceptional, at least in this company. But tasty. Light, balanced.
Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic (unknown release)
Slightly funky. Juicy. More candy-like than expected, especially given other lambics I've had from this brewery.
Fort George Clatsop Mule (unknown release)
Extremely strong lime smell. Sweet, simplistic flavor.
Super smooth, sweet coffee. Highly alcoholic. There's a vegetal, rooty smell and flavor that is a little bit harsh. Ginseng? Tequila? Alex said chicory and I believe it. Once you get past that it's pretty darn tasty.
Smoky! Wood smoke. Too sweet and smoky for me. What's bizarre is that it has no resemblance at all to the beer described in the 2015 log.
Appreciate greatly that it's not sweet. Lightly roasty, on the verge of being sour but not quite (hinting at a classic English porter).
Very cognac, alcohol strength and roast is subdued, making this better than the regular '19 BBIS.
Coriander, sharply but not lingeringly tart, almost like pickle juice.
Medium tart, floral, light berry, cereal.
Sweet, smooth, dessert-like, like a chocolate coffee cordial.
You know when you go to Panera and get that hazelnut drip coffee? This is like the beer version of that. A little thicker, maybe, but the basic flavor matches and seems to work much better as a beer than as a coffee.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
The bottle says "white stout" but there's nothing stout like about this. It tastes like an intensely raspberry wine cooler, juicy rather than tart, and since I dislike raspberry, oh well.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
A very Belgian spice saison, only slightly funky and the guava is even less apparent, just like a faint kiss of fruitiness. It's okay but it's very hard to tell what sets this apart.
I had just a sip or two of this but it was nice.
Last year, we blended the Midnight Orange and Vanilla together to produce something that was more balanced than either base beer. This year, Goose Island did it for us! The orange is subtle, and the main sensation is chocolate, sweet coffee, and just a hint of fruit. As with most new releases in this line, the beer tastes very young and hard to finish.
A red, malty with some spice cake notes, but the flavor is pretty overwhelmingly alcoholic, I thought. Hard to enjoy.
Bottle at COMO, Kirkland
Gross. Very sweet barleywine with a ton of wood smoke. The amount of sweetness makes it sickly, like apple juice that's turned and then been set on fire. And this is coming from someone who loves Lagavulin. I couldn't finish this.
Bottle at Home
Sweet and light, with just a hint of estery fruit. Actually enjoyed this quite a bit today, and for once they didn't chill it to the point where it formed ice crystals.
Quite good. The ingredients on this beer were interesting and usually strong flavors, but none of them came through especially clearly. Not in a bad way, though! I'll chalk it up to good balance.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Light, sweet, buttery coconut and chocolatey stout. Feels a little insubstantial, but it was certainly tasty at face value.
Very not-tart for a Gose; sweet and pie-like with a light lime flavor. I'd say that here the strong emphasis is on the sense of "pie" rather than the other components.
Opens chocolate and roast, but very quickly ends up with creeping hop florality and a strong sense of licorice. The combination makes for a rising acrid bitterness that gets worse over time, by the end I just gave up.
Light, creamy porter with strong smooth caramel, the body itself is not sweet but rather sits at the edge of sourness. There's a slight hint of rubbing alcohol / sake in the booze flavor and that's not exactly delicious. It's way better than the Bale Breaker though.
Piney and fresh but with an abundance of pithy bitterness thqt borders on the acrid.
Smooth, sweet, thick. Primary flavor is molasses, brown sugar. Hints of spice though I would not say licorice is overt.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Mellow then sharply sour then mellow again. Stone fruit, hints of cinnamon, floral tea.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
This is fruit that tastes like feet.
Completely flat, letting the full brunt of the flavor. Creamy chocolate, light plum, a little salty on the finish to balance.

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