Eden P.

All about Eden

Eden is a member of Odin DBRD.
Eden has logged 4345 beers a total of 5701 times.
Eden's favorite beer so far seems to be Goose Island 2015 Bourbon County Rare: 100 (logged 2 times)
Eden's most often logged beer so far is Black Raven Splinters Bourbon Strong Scotch Ale: 88 (logged 20 times)
Eden's favorite type of beer seems to be Stout.

Eden's Log

Pours golden. Very nice, sour and dry, a bit salty on the lips but with a nice authentic guava flavor.
Round, malty, redolent of unspecified spice. Bitter finish. Tastes like a fruit beer without the fruit.
Pretty strongly bitter, and I hate to say “in a rubbery way” because it’s actually really quite good. Light lemon, some cloudy cereal funk, but all very dry in a way that leads really naturally into the bitterness.
Robust but creamy, mocha notes, high roast, malty as all get out. I enjoyed it!
Blandly sweet nitro red.
Nitro Draft
Looks like they changed the name. First taste seems great - a deeply hoppy, woody flavor that is offset by some cereal funk. It's nice, but on the fruit front there's a lingering citrus oiliness that outlasts the flavor and leaves the mouth dry, just a tad off-putting.
Holds up in character through the nitro, chocolatey, roasty, mellow.
Each new release of this beer seems a little less whiskey and a little more Scotch ale. Fairly thin, but mellow. Barrel is mostly wood and background. A fine beer for my birthday.
Almost nitro-flat but contributes to a very smooth opening. Finishes with a somewhat rounded hop (or rye?) bite at the end that reduced my enjoyment a smidge.
Seemed extremely overhopped for a blonde. I see previous notes like this, maybe it's always been this way?
Whereas I thought the Aloha Death was thin and fake-tasting, this was just the right amount of the right flavors. Otherwise, it's a light-ish stout-ish beer like the other Irish Death variants, and just as enjoyable.
Very tasty, fresh, Deschutes-like IPA. Not too piney.
Sweet, bitter, definitely a bock, but almost maibock-like in strength and sweetness. Almost skirts the edge of syrupy-sweet but doesn't get there, thankfully. Pretty enjoyable.
Lightly tart, champagne-grape notes with sweet cereal. Dry and clean, refreshing, very tasty.
Pretty far away from what I expected in a wit. Musty and vegetal, thin and a bit tart. Reminds me more than a little bit of a ginger or ginseng tea. Did not clock cranberry in this.
Forward-sweet, fragrant and hoppy. Slightly herbaceous. Dries pretty fast into a typically brackish Italian Pilsner finish but manages to stay sweet all the way through to the finish. Quite refreshing.
A decent if unremarkable malty amber. Bit of caramel, muted hops, not much of what I would call a rye bite. It certainly accompanied the food.
I quite liked this. Not sure I got more than a hint of pineapple, the overall impression is of a bitter orange, a nice pucker, but dry and clean. I've never had the cocktail and I gather grapefruit is involved? That's believable. But it tasted more orange to me.
Can at Home
Bright, fizzy pale ale, seemed unusually prickly/spicy, which was a nice surprise. I was well into a hearty meal by this point so I'm not entirely sure I can trust my flavor notes, but I enjoyed it a lot.
Basically my platonic idea of a Scotch Ale, yeasty, nutty, goes down smooth without any particular sweetness or bitterness. Reminds me of imprinting on this style at Black Raven or Bellevue Brewing. Or maybe it's just this pizza place, which is great.
Really delicious, I think. Not resinous or bitter at all, the primary flavor is fragrant lemon-pine hops, juicy, but clean.
Clean and nice, the initial flavor is herbaceous, like a lightly-sweet lemongrass herbal tea, but followed very quickly upon by a dry pineapple fruitiness and a mellowing coconut. More soda-like than beer, although it is dry. Only mid-tart. I'd say this beer is exactly as advertised.
Aged now for seven years, lots of caramel, cacao, and hints of aged balsamic grape, finishing with a nice, clean, tannic dryness. Love to open an old bottle and find that it's still superb.
Bottle at Roy’s
Very light, like a cream porter. Pleasant coffee overtones, and smooth.
White pepper, light, reminds me of a wit more than a Bavarian hefe.
Clean but with slightly more pithy bitterness than the hazy. The rest of the flavor seems just a bit on the watery side.
Light, pleasant pine/lemon hazy IPA. It's spritzer-like, clean and not bitter at all.
Mellow, sweet cereal, hint of fruit.
You can definitely tell the family resemblance in this. Bready, a bit spicy, but clean, bright, almost metallic. Still, this was the most normie beer of the flight.
Hazy dry with a prickly carbonation that heats up the back of throat almost like ginger.
A dry hoppy saison, actually not that different from the rice lager but with less funk and a little more bite.
Super clean, fragrant, lightly dry, faint funk.
White pepper, coriander, citrus, dry, clean, mellow.
Brackish and dry like you might expect from an Italian Pilsner, but with a lemon pine hop sheen on top. Veers a little acrid but not bad.
Thick, caramel, intensely sweet but with a chew that matches. Lightly tart on the finish with plum/apple. Did not detect peat at all.
Luminosa hops, apparently. Lighter tasting than I expected, but very nice for sure.
Super clean, fruity, mango. A bit spicy.
Bracingly bitter, dry, brackish, and yet impressively clean. Hops are peppery, not fruity.
Hazy, oily, like concentrated hip essence. Borders on spicy. It’s definitely extreme without feeling over the top but it’s not exactly refreshing. One to explore if you just want to feel one with the hops.
Hit much nicer today, but I was fresh. Very smooth, light spice, murky and pumpkiny. Plus it’s nice being back at the Pine Box.
Light, lightly tangy, got that watery corn syrup flavor but otherwise crisp. I don't know how this compares to Bellevue's own Vacuna but wouldn't be surprised if it's very similar.
Opens pretty strongly fruity, tangerine-like, sweet, before transitioning to a high-alpha bitterness. The perfume from the opening lingers, so does the bitterness.
Pours blonde, opens a little musty, a little fruity, but resolves to cereal sweetness rather quickly. Brackish finish. Can't tell if there's a lime overtone to this? I just ate pho.
Sweet and port-like, strong in flavor all-around and pretty much what you might expect based on the description. You can taste the barleywine underneath but the barrel is pretty dominant here. Save this one for dessert.
Light, sweet milk stout with nutmeg-dominant pumpkin spice added. It's got a relatively thin mouthfeel but this still tastes a little bit on the cloying, candy-like side.
Super-interesting. The hops up front are dominant, a weirdly thick mouthfeel with lemon, bitterness, almost tart, before dissipating into a classic sweetish, cereal, almost buttery German pilsner flavor profile.
Cask-poured, complex with citrus and a somewhat marked transition to herbal, vegetal bitterness.
Starts lemon pine and gets deeply pungent very quickly. Murky, resinous and finishes with almost a numbing tingle on the tongue, and yet this is much more compelling than this type of beer would normally be for me. Reminds me of that old Stone Belgian IPA with its pepperiness and yeasty bitterness.
This is... a bit much. Maybe it's because it was at the tail end of a lot of beers, but this was over the top malty, over the top hoppy. One could say this is by design for barleywines, but I've had many that were a lot more enjoyable than this.
Not as good as I remember. Pumpkin spice and cream dominate and the base beer is a little lost, but it's pleasant enough.
A little weak, a little sour, this is a non-assertive roast. Reminds me a lot of what I don't love about nitro stouts without actually being on nitro.
Not as successful as the Log Boom as this one has a sweetness that kind of goes on too long.
Definitely the Log Boom and definitely a sweet, almost candy-like but realistic POG flavor that frankly overwhelms the finish. Not sure it ever resolves into a single flavor, which is the biggest problem.
High and sweet hop opening fades quickly. This is a piney, light pale ale, with a finish that hints at a dry champagne. Not bad.
Mostly just a taste, to compare with the tangelo. Without the fruit, this just tastes watery.
So light... Compared this with the regular Sammamish and this is definitely fruitier, although still a very kind of dilute experience.
Light but dry, transitions directly into a dark, cloudy, roasted malt flavor. Definitely a lager, but not sweet at all. Brewed by Bellevue Brewing.
Clean, lightly floral, hints of corn. Light, or watery? I think in this case it might be the former.
Brewed by Bellevue Brewing under the house label here. Lots of caramel, grassy, rounded hops, medium bitter finish. Strong. The caramel lingers in a sweet aftertaste. Would be interesting to compare this directly with Bellevue's Scotch ale.
Really, really good. Clean, dry mouthfeel with bright strawberry-like flavors, hints of florality, and a tart-to-clean finish. Had to buy a bottle of the Hanami afterwards, which looks related (but sencha based).
I don’t love the style but this is pretty good in that context. Cacao, light roast, hops poking out in the right balance. Similar bitterness buildup as the Aloha. Finishes clean.
A really nice combination! Light tropical/grapefruit hazy flavors with a bit of complex dryness from the hibiscus. Very clean finish.
Rogue Dead ‘n’ Dead (unknown release)
Good, but smooth it is not. Imagine an Oktoberfest märzen mixed with straight whiskey.
Similar to the Cult Classic on the surface, a little more simplistic, almost watery compared to expectations against the “lighter” style.
Sweetish lemon pine pale, light with a clean, drying finish that recalls a Pilsner. No cloying flavors. I really liked this.
Ultra brackish, almost metallic, but otherwise the flavor is very clean, lightly grassy, not as sweet as a Helles.
A really high quality IPA - lemon-pine, lingering bitterness and fragrance without being over the top. Strong without feeling unbalanced, although there is just a hint of perfume-like artificiality around the lemon flavor.
Bottle at Home
Perfect temperature, just cooler than lukewarm, barely fizzy, herbaceous hops and strong bitterness but in great balance.
Nutty, hints of cocoa, thematically not that different from the afraid of the dark but honestly I can’t get behind the nitro (even though it’s better than usual)
Dry and light dark lager, more amber though less sweet than a Vienna, barely fruity, bready.
Lemon cereal IPA, dry and bitter finish, but lager-like and really refreshing.
Light plum, caramel, tastes strong and also festive. Somewhat vegetal finish.
Opens as a mellow tripel that is slightly amped up on the cloves and then gets uncharacteristically hoppy. Has a similar finish to the Julius.
Orange, vanilla, hops, cloudy cereal finish. Initial impression is sweet but it’s well-balanced after the flavor transitions to hops. Aftertaste is somewhat bitter. Solid.
Clear, bubbly, banana-forward Belgian ale. Has a lager-like brackish bitterness that offsets the initial brightness and makes the overall experience feel more complex and balanced.
Watery, diluted corn syrup impression from this beer. Definitely a big step down from the Oktoberfest.
I don’t know what was up with the last time, but this is very good again. Still hits every flavor I want from an Oktoberfest-Marzen.
I found any crispness here to be absolutely overwhelmed by the oiliness of the hop juice. Borderline skunky on the nose, although that can happen quickly on a day as sunny as today. I could see how this could be somebody’s thing, but it isn’t my thing.
Just the platonic ideal of what I want in a Kolsch.
Anything’s gonna taste good on Ichiro Mariners Hall of Fame night tbh
As brackish a beer as I've ever had. Flavorful, but not light, and not crisp!
Like a light version of the Empress... but either my palate was blown out or this just ended up being insipid and watery in direct comparison.
Cinnamon, bread, light hints of caramel apple (perhaps this is the only hint of bourbon I got? But it was faint). Pleasant if not mind-blowing.
Bready and light, with a toasty finish. I think this was the favorite of the flight.
Lightly tart, fruity, maybe fig? Closes into a bit of a cloudy cereal/chocolate funk. Word of note: none of the barrel aged beers I had today really tasted especially barrelly.
A densely flavorful Hazy IPA that sits right on the edge of being too dank but doesn’t quite cross over. Citrus-pineapple, and something that reminds me a bit of some coconut IPAs I vaguely remember.
Decent enough is the best description I can give here. The amount of coconut is right and it’s on top of a medium-bodied porter that is not too dark and not too sweet. There’s a little bit of sourness over time that isn’t ideal.
So maybe because it was super-chilled, but this was a lot more mellow than it seems my first try was. Still intensely green, the matcha gives a sweet grass kind of smoothness to the opening, and the rest is basically a somewhat bitter bit light IPA.
Quite good. It was a wedding, I honestly don't remember more.
Thick, sweet, caramel; honestly, if I weren't in the right mood this might have crossed the edge into syrupy but I think it is on the right side of the law here. Smooth, burnt sugar finish. I really liked it.
So it says key lime, but don't think pie. This is more like a lime creamsicle with an overtone of... nutmeg? Maybe? Still, it was unusual, and therefore nice.
Tastes like the filing of an unidentifiable berry pie, a little bit of brown sugar, maybe, light and not too sour. Definitely falls into the "almost not a beer" category.
Pretty smooth for a barleywine. Somewhat of a wheat ale character, faintly tart, not notably hoppy except maybe in the aftertaste. Nice!
Nice, creamy, cereal sweet, but with a funky, fruity wildness that just peeks through.
Caramel, whiskey, notably chocolate. Smooth on its face but the finish is really dominated by a strong, clear, whiskey flavor. Compared directly against the Splinters it fares poorly but it's pretty good.
Musty watermelon candy, quite sour. Do not taste one iota of mint here, which is a shame, because it might have brightened the flavor.
More straight caramel sweetness than the Mort. Strong notes of the barrel but less straight whiskey.
Clean, lemon-pine IPA with a buttery sweet overtone. The flavor is a bit oily and builds up a bit over time. Has an edge.
I wish I'd taken more notes here, but I didn't. I think it was my second favorite of the flight though, after the Rule #5.
Light coffee and cream. On nitro but feels exceptionally flat even in that context. A faint bit tart, but otherwise the flavor's okay.
Fine, but suffers in comparison to the Rule #5. Doesn't help that it was kind of room temperature. Light body, light cereal and a bit of a bubblegum sweetness.
Very flat, with a flavor like murky tropical citrus juice... and there's a rubber-ish quality to the bitterness that is off-putting.
Sharply sour pineapple with an unexpected clear vanilla note on top. The flavors aren't inappropriate, but I really don't think this worked. Didn't finish the taster.
Cloudy, strong cereal flavors; what I'd expect from an assertive but typical American lager but with a light florality on top to keep it elegant.
Can at Home
Bottle at Home
Yeasty, somewhat tart. I mean, I was in Galaxy's Edge so nothing was going to be too disappointing.
A roasty, lightly smoky porter, perhaps a bit more bitter than I would normally like but in the context of a fun day was pretty enjoyable. Definitely felt the ABV in this one.
My description from last time holds. Clove a bit stronger in the smell than flavor, very nice aftertaste. No lemon slices here!
It’s been a good while since I’ve had this beer and the fact I’ve already had a grandfather raven means it’s hard to judge this impartially, but this is still very nice. Caramel, lightly plummy, thin but assertive. I think this lives up to my memory.
Strong but mellow, roasty and lightly fruity. I think in the past I have been rating this with the great grandfather raven in mind which is not fair. Strong for sure.
Orange, coriander, starts out with a positive impression but over time a musty wheat funk starts asserting itself. Clean finish.
Opens with a tart but very believable mango flavor, like you might get from a shrub. Stays clean and lightly fizzy all the way through, maybe just a hint of salt on the lips but not very funky at all. Nice brewery space. Wasn't hungry at all but the food smelled good.
Really tasty... Clean guava, strawberry, maybe apple? The impression here is of a slightly puckery fruit punch. Very summery and nice, and unusual for guava notes to come out so fruity in a beer, but MAYBE THIS IS NOT EXACTLY BEER-LIKE?
Pepper, clove, coriander, banana, yes, this is a Belgian pale. Slightly sulfuric turn before it finishes.
Mango, lemon-pine. Lightly dry and clean, very drinkable.
Brackish and hoppy, mildly sweet. Good enough. A bit put out that this taproom told me I could bring a cat in a carrier to the patio (over the phone) and then reneged when I showed up. I had to correct for this negativity after the fact.
A nice Belgian pale, effervescent. This says spices added but honestly nothing sticks out too much beyond what you might get naturally from Belgian yeast, so maybe they had trouble replicating that flavor profile?
Bottle at San Jose, CA
At this point I can't judge things impartiality, but while this wasn't as hoppy as the brown, it was definitely much hoppier than I'd expect a "dark lager" to be.
If this was roasty at all it was completely obscured by the hops. Probably will tell you all you need to know if I call this an india brown ale from now on.
Sweet, chocolate cake-like, but a thinner mouthfeel than most beers with this flavor profile. Still bitter ont he end, but th eone beer here that I can't classify as dry.
Light roasty porter with lots of coffee and hints of cacao. Hop fragrance pokes through just a little, and that clashed a bit with the mocha character.
Profoundly opaque, grapefruit/pineapple tropical flavors. Some sap-like dryness but finishes relatively clean.
A little oily. Not sure I like the initial flavor, which is danker, skunkier than expected, which combines with a brackish texture to not seem all that quaffable Right finish though.
I honestly don't remember too much about this beer.
Spicy, rooty, hoppy. Pungent. Finishes bitter with a notable amount of resin, although it doesn't linger.
Dry but clean, lighter pepper and clove character than the Hefe, toastier as well. I liked it.
Peppery, light banana, not too sweet. Dry finish. Solid Hefeweizen!
There's a bit of forward tartness but it doesn't carry through, maybe because it runs up against the same drying bitterness of the other beers here. That works in its favor, as the opening flavors gave me flashbacks to some recent definitely-gone-bad barrel aged beers, and this isn't that - it's pure barleywine, caramel, fairly pungent.
I think this was the most complex beer in the flight and it could have been a winner if I hadn't reached the limit of what I could reasonably enjoy today. Dry like the other beers, but a little smoky, a little grassy, slightly herbaceous. Not a ton of body but it's the one I keep thinking about afterward.
Much, much too sweet. It's not exactly a creamy beer but despite that there's a bit of cocoa quality to the sweetness, on top of an otherwise strong Baltic porter base.
Another lemon pine pale, although this goes curiously dry very quickly. Almost seems Brett, and there is definitely a very faint but hard to refute, funky, blue-cheese-like quality to the smell and aftertaste.
Like a simplistic accentuation of the previous lemon pine hops but kicked up a notch. Significantly more resin, although it does still culminate in a clean finish.
Extremely hazy, and really weird-tasting after the first two beers. Peppery, spicy, acrid. Butter and pine in the aftertaste, but more like an '80s scratch-n-sniff pine. Didn't work at all for me.
My favorite of the set, has the sweet mellow cereal of a German pils with a bit of the same lemon pine that characterized the Fancy Pants. A cleaner finish, marvelously balanced.
Bright, lemon pine, a touch of wine grape? Doesn't succumb to a perfume quality and a brackish finish brings the lager in and grounds the flavor.
Only had about an ounce of this, but it seemed really good. Light, more nutbrown than what I would think of for porter, lightly sweet but with enough roast to balance it in the finish. Seems like decent beer to take the weight off of one of these fluffy biscuits.
Tart, somewhat puckery. Somewhat herbaceous, makes me think of tea, decent amount of malt. The kind of sour that reminds you that there's still a beer in here. Leaves a salty sensation on the lips... Gose-like?
Very sweet, thick, definitely strong on both peanut butter and chocolate. Pretty sure this is a decent approximation of a Butterfinger bar as a beer.
Starts like a pilsner but there's an interesting musty fruit aspect to this - apple? Ends with a bit of bitterness. Really quite interesting, and good.
Pretty solid German pilsner; maybe a bit pungent, but lightly sweet and grassy.
Initial impression very good: roasty, thin mouthfeel, pleasant. Over time there's an acrid aspect to the bitterness that builds up and makes this less enjoyable.
I hate raspberry and this beer exhibits all the reasons I hate raspberry. That said, it’s far from the worst raspberry beer I’ve ever had.
Mixed citrus, juicy, is it Five Alive?? Finishes bitter.
This was my least likely choice but it is about as good as you can expect for a red IPA. Very clean, lightly pungent with resin but no overt maltiness to drag out the flavor. It’s still a red IPA in the end.
Smell is Belgian yeast, white pepper, clove, coriander. Just enough lemon to balance it out, this was a pleasant surprise being that it read the most dangerous pick.
Lemony, bitter, not much body but a bright beer that never veers into perfumey territory.
Not what I expected. Roasty, caramel, thin mouthfeel, lightly smoky? Actually tastes like a scotch ale. Very nice.
Very nice, lightly fruity (banana) mellow wheat. American style it seems.
Slightly syrupy water.
Bitter, clean, lightly buttery, like a Czech Pilsner with added caramel.
Sweet without being syrupy, graham cracker and biscuity. Fruity?
Light fruit, bright, slightly buttery. Flavor is good but empty in the middle, almost vaporous. Somewhat acrid, uric finish.
Quite tart, very passion fruit. Finishes clean although with a bit of cereal funk to make it more interesting than one-note.
Fool me twice. Sour, vinegar-like, burnt sugar/caramel. Buffalo Trace barrels used, we preteneded the first time that it was a wine barrel and we could excuse the taste, or something went wrong, but now I have to assume this flavor is by design.
Just a good solid kolsch, even if it is a bit on the sweet, uncomplicated side. At this point I'll take uncomplicated.
Opens with a really rounded ruby red grapefruit flavor but very quickly gets super dank, to the point where I started thinking of armpits. That's not a good place to be when you're drinking a beer.
Opens with a lemony pine but gets unusually dry really fast, almost salty. Weirdly, after the grapefruit IPA this one tastes more like grapefruit.

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