Eden P.

All about Eden

Eden is a member of Odin DBRD.
Eden has logged 3197 beers a total of 4177 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: 95 (logged 16 times)
Eden's favorite type of beer seems to be Stout.

Eden's Log

Smooth, creamy, sweet Porter on nitro. Finishes noticeably hoppy and bitter. Incongruous.
Nitro Draft
High alpha hop bomb. Nice flavors and not too pungent but it hits you in the face and not very pleasantly.
Chocolate roast Amber with a significant hop presence. Finish goes from Irish red style caramel to quite bitter in a hurry.
Clean, straight sour. Passion and orange are obvious, guava not so much. Cereal finish, Berliner Weisse-like
Belgian pepper and clove, mild yeast tang, sweet cereal finish
A pleasant surprise, sweet-ish, honey cereal opening, just enough vanilla to balance out. Smooth, milky finish. This is pretty much like drinking cereal milk as a beer.
Worked with the meal, but this isn't much more characterful than a Budweiser. Thinnish, slightly sweet, some uric flavors.
Bottle at Soi, Seattle
Round, cleanly tart and fruity up front. Definitely reminiscent of "dragonfruit flavor" rather than dragonfruit itself. Some berry. Light, pale ale finish. It's tasty and drinkable, but I think the character is more like a radler than a beer beer, you know?
Best beer of the flight, but still topping out at a "Decent." Mellow, thin stout. Bit of roast, a sesame-ish unguent character on the tongue. Not too sweet. Smooth and drinkable.
Sweetish grapefruit IPA. Not super-remarkable, but pretty pleasant.
Fruity but not tart. Peach is subtle; main flavors here are coriander-clove Belgian spice. I don't normally gravitate to that flavor profile, but this was quite decent.
Disappointingly mediocre offering from this brewery.
Unusually cloudy for a Pils. Mild forward bitterness, coriander-ish funk. Finish is a bit cereal, a bit bitter.
Medium tart, musty flavor. Hint of bit cucumber. Okay sour but not something that stands out.
You know, it's pretty fine for a CDA. I'm just reminded that I don't really enjoy the style.
Flat and pithy, with a distinct kind of chemical, Lemon Pledge flavor.
Grassy and bitter, with pretty high alpha and an unpleasant, raw cabbage-like edge to the flavor. Did not scream fresh to me at all.
Clean, slightly sweet Brut IPA, less funky and bitter than previous ones and more of a clean pilsner character. Super refreshing.
This was about as good as you could expect of a non-barrel aged stout; creamy, sweet, slightly boozy and roasty. I still don't know what I had back in Chicago, but it could have been this. Who knows?
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Watery caramel scotch ale. Bit of wet hay.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Main flavor here is hazelnut, creamy and nutty. It really manages to overcome the sweet umami heaviness that usually characterizes this family of beers. Only real complaint here is that the chili was pretty much a non-entity here. I didn't taste it at all.
Watery lager. Doesn't taste premium at all. Might beat a Coors Light, but not much more than that.
Green Jalapeño flesh, dry and bitter. Slight cereal and fruit to finish, but primarily chili. Not spicy, just a hint of building warmth.
Flavor is somewhere between a hazy and a brut. Grapefruit, and grape; fairly bitter finish. I mean, this was perfectly fine? But compared to the previous two bruts I've tried, this was definitely the weakest.
Slightly funky, slightly tart peach to open, mellows into a light lager very quickly. An unusual combination of flavors, but pretty good. And anytime you get peach that doesn't taste like canning syrup, you have to count that as a win.
Fruity but not fake. Like a strawberry pie. Not tart, just a round, bright flavor.
Just hints of spice, primarily caramel. Super mellow, less booze, more barrel.
Pure resin. I'm sure a lot of folks I know would love this beer, but me not so much.
Very similar to the pale, but with a fair bit more high bitterness at the end.
A mellow pale with a medium resin-on-the-tongue hop presence. Really drinkable and fairly tasty.
Really sweet, candy lemon flavor. Like a Lemonhead, I think. All hop character is basically overcome by the sweetness. I really didn't like this, but the folks with sweet tooths seemed to take to it better.
High alpha, very hoppy IPA. Didn't finish the glass, but I think more due to its strength than dislike of the flavor.
Caramel, slightly fruity (in a round, cola-esque way), still very drinkable.
Very rich, butter and cornflakes, yeast Tang and grass. Takes a little away from crispness, but it is tasty.
Superb pale, piney, touch of Mandarin orange and buttery diacetyls. Super mellow finish.
Loving this new style. Sharper than the Bellevue version but just as good, if not better. Vinous and bracingly bitter.
Sometimes you get a second pint.
Slightly clearer than a hazy IPA but with similar characteristics. Slightly dry opening, a clear resin character throughout. Sweet cereal finish mellows it out. Very well-balanced.
A very interesting blonde, kind of a murky, rooty opening but with very nice honey / buttery notes featuring prominently. Reminds me of my mom's ginseng tea. Clean, thin body with a light cereal finish. Would be interesting to compare to Double D but that wasn't an option. Yum!
See notes on Slackwater, because this beer was very similar. This one had a bit more alpha, somewhat less resin, making this a little more one-note in flavor (bitter, sweet). Very similar finish. Good, but I did like Slackwater better.
I liked this -- a lot -- last time but it didn't work so well today. Maybe because it was last in the flight after stronger beers, which is unlucky. Light, almost watery, nice coffee notes, slightly musty.
The server assured me this wouldn't be sour like the other P-51s. The server was wrong. I mean, it wasn't as bad as I remember, slightly sour, slightly burnt. Otherwise decent smores flavors on top, but still not great.
Round hops, lots of caramel and a fair bit of toasted malt. Constant background of bitterness, but a nice, wintery kind of amber.
Smells like a fruity red, tastes like a fruity red. Well, with stout caramel on top, which makes it taste a lot like prunes. Tacky sourness lingers in the throat. Maybe this'll get better with age, but ... meh for now.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Sweetish drip coffee but with an unpleasant vegetal flavor right up front. Not so convenient.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
This was really tasty. Reminds me a little of some Brett IPAs I've had, though this doesn't seem to have Brett. Slightly grapey, fruity but very dry. It's got the crispness of a nice champagne but definitely some hop fragrance and bitterness as well. If this is the new trend, I'm looking forward to it.
This was... kind of nasty. Smells good, but you're hit by a really funky, sweaty-something flavor to open. It goes fairly quickly to a sour, decent peach flavor, but the very next sip starts 100% funky all over again. Unlike many sours, this doesn't get better the more you drink.
The Herbfarm's menu says this is a pale ale, not a lager, although the flavor sits in the middle. Hoppy IPL-like, resin and sweet cereal.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Caramel coffee with light hop/yeast character. Comes off as fairly sweet-tasting. Not super in love with this, although I've definitely had worse in this style.
Pungent wood-sap IPA. Good flavors but quite bitter.
Absolutely disgusting. Sickly sweet, smoke is like a tire fire, acrid and bitter.
Really interesting. Bracingly tart on open, with a hop-bitter-sourness (not at all salty). Finishes clean, and all fresh grape. Each sip was a flinch followed by pleasure. Basically unlike any other sour I've had.
Grapefruit-passion juicy IPA. Slightly more dry/bitter than others I've had, although like the best examples ends with the promise of bitterness rather than actual alpha.
As is usual with this beer, it was a bit much. Bit of caramel-soy and thick-sweet. What makes this beer solid though is its smooth, nutty, toffee finish.
Excellent lager; buttery cereal, slightly sweet, with a notably and unusally toasted-grain body. Very tasty.
A straight, crisp lager in the American style but with plenty of flavor. Grassy, clean bitterness. Very refreshing.
Slightly rooty sweetness, slightly herbal bitterness, but otherwise clean lager with some fruit notes. Really nice.
Tastes like a very dry Belgian pale; yeasty with esters that are stopped short by non-sweetness. It's a chewy-yet-light sort of beer. Not exactly refreshing, but pretty tasty.
This didn't taste like a beer at all. Unusual in that this was way more like a Moscato d'Asti or other sweet sparkling dessert wine more than other doesn't-taste-like-a-beer-beers. Sometimes I score highly even if a thing doesn't taste beer-like but I'm not feeling so generous today.
A juicy pale; grapefruity-opaque beer with just a touch less fruit and much less thick than the Skookums and Wally's of the world. Slightly dry, slightly bitter. I didn't love it, but I didn't dislike it either.
Crisp, clean saison with an effervescent, slightly tart, white winey curl on top, in the vein of a Saison Brett or what I remember the Pour les Oiseaux being. Excellent pick for this style.
Didn't taste at all like my last review. Acrid, alpha bitterness over everything else, kind of like sucking on an alcoholic tire.
A light doppelbock; not too spicy but with a dry yeast profile. Thinner than most and less characterful than other examples of this style, but loads more interesting than a standard Moretti.
Very bitter, alpha pale. This could easily be classified as an IPA by other, less over-the-top breweries, but for Three Floyds this seems about right. Fragrant and oily.
The most normal of the beers. Somewhat thinner than most breakfast stouts, tasting like a cream coffee porter. Slightly sweet and more than average roast.
I wish I'd taken better notes. I do remember this being very tasty, and a little unusual; possibly wit-like? I'll have to try again to be sure.
Draft at Hilton Amsterdam Hotel Schiphol, Schiphol
Bottle at Pasta Chef Monti, Roma
Draft at Doppio Malto, Roma
Not gonna lie, the beer was good but this pizza was the real star. This was the house beer, a sweetish blonde with a touch of fruitiness on top, very easy to drink.
Bottle at Trieste, Roma
Lots of head but still a touch flat. Good Märzen flavor, slightly sweet on the back end, but solid. This bar has really good burgers, by the way.
Draft at Open Baladin, Roma
They called this an "Egyptian style" - not very beer like, more like a plummy ginger tonic. Cask-like flatness and a lightly maltt finish. Pleasant but bland.
Draft at Open Baladin, Roma
Like a less yeasty version of the Moretti Grand Cru. A maibock to that here's weizenbock, is the best comparative way to put it.
Draft at L'antica Birreria Peroni, Roma
Very light cereal lager beer, goes down very easily. An Italian Miller Lite.
Bottle at Boutique Hotel Nerva, Roma
Slight fragrance of candied citrus peel. Mellow, sweet cereal lager. Way more interesting than a regular Moretti.
Bottle at Ristorante Il Biondo, Siena
This imposing 750mL bottle was less than €4. Estery like a weizenbock, slight raisin, very slightly spiced. I enjoyed this a lot.
Bottle at Canto degli Scali, Firenze
Bottle at Terazza Cafeteria Bartolini Galleria Degli Uffizi, Firenze
Bottle at Ristorante Buca Mario, Firenze
Decently drinkable. For something "non filtrada" this was remarkably clear. Tasted somewhere between an American wheat and a lager.
Bottle at Giardino, JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Venezia
In America we'd call this an IPL. Fairly hoppy. Surprise -- didn't love it.
Bottle at Sagra, JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Venezia
Boulevard Saison Brett (unknown release)
Well, they're not lying. This is sour, and it tastes like cucumber and lemongrass. It's only mildly sour, but since the other flavors are not sweet at all, it'll pucker you a little bit. It at least will not make you think of savory Vietnamese food. It's not bad at all.
A profound stout. Starts thick and malty, a combination that very often turns to overwhelming sweetness (see: Skookum). This one, though, turns a bit bitter, almost savory. A very nice way to finish. Yum!
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Don't smell or taste bergamot, which is most disappointing. Honey-like sweetness, some bready, tripel-like Belgian body. Pleasant but forgettable. And not Earl Grey! For that, try Breakside.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Thick, milshakey stout. Not an overwhelming finish, but still dessert-like, with a creamy marshmallow flavor. Directly in this flight, I liked the Holy Mountain a lot better than this.
A creamy, roasty porter, medium-bodied. Smooth finish. Hints at an English-like yeasty tartness but doesn't actually go there. Still, it's comparable to a Samuel Smith... a quintessential oatmeal stout.
This beer seriously tastes like someone took half a glass of dry white wine and blended it with have a glass of pithy IPA. Starts wine, finishes beer, and never really feels like the two halves combined into a single drink.
I like the joke in the name, but I don't much like this beer. It's a pithy, boozy IPA like you'd expect from Stone, but the peach (it doesn't really read as peach) gives this kind of a straight-through insipid sweetness that takes this to a new level of displeasure.
Bottle at Home
It's not exactly a beer. It's like a pomegranate juice cocktail, maybe some apple or peach. Just a hint of cereal to remind you is a beer. Sometimes this is a ding on the rating. Today I'm feeling kind.
Medicinal bitterness, like a licorice candy. Interesting, not bad, though not exactly purely enjoyable to drink.
Don't taste Pineapple at all. Pithy/grassy bitterness but otherwise mild.
Just a splash, picking crowlers. Smooth, lightly sweet, definitely not as intense as most tripels. Will have to have more to tell more.
Just a splash, picking crowlers. Not especially cranberry, just a medium fruit/tart porter. Need more to get a good feel.
So weird, this smells of sweet vanilla, hits you with a ton of sharp acid, and then end with a bit of almond cookie, smooth and sweet. The vanilla is a touch perfumey. Ok, but weird.
Maybe my least favorite Hazy IPA yet. Typical opening grapefruit flavors, but very quickly goes very bitter and pithy.
Very hoppy porter, round spicy underneath the burnt caramel Porter flavor. Unpleasant
Same creamsicle flavors as the previous beer, but on a sweet Belgian base
Sweet, creamsicle like with clean round orange notes. A tiny bit fake tasting
Easy-drinking dark ale; a good roastiness giving way to notes of dark chocolate. Thin body.
Strong example of a German pilsner, clean hop bitterness, cereal, some uric tang on the finish.
A very dry saison with lots of Belgian spice, particularly clove. Not the most harmonious blend.
I had wanted Reuben's Hazy IPA, but they were out. This was advertised as juicy, but it was more of a standard Northwest IPA flavor. Excellent IPA, though, clear and fragrant, fruit and pine. Clean cereal finish, no oily bitterness. Unsurprisingly good, given the brewery.
Robust. Medium thick. Profound bittersweet chocolate flavor.
Delicious - light wood-smoke, caramel, dissipating into an incredibly clean finish.
This had turned, I think. Smelled like a scotch ale, but tasted like sour celery.
Bottle at Odin Lounge
Much less wine than I remember; this tasted more like a straight up dubbel or quad. Lots of caramel, some boozy notes. I did like it better the old way.
Hoppy and juicy; I'd call this more of a wheat IPA than the name implies.
Fairly tart, yeasty saison. Unidentifiably fruity with some phantom spice notes. Dry, clean finish. I didn't love it, but Firestone Walker set the bar really high for this weekend.
Firestone Walker Feral One (unknown release)
Just as good as I remember, light,tart, vinous, clean. Doesn't stick around in the throat, and I appreciate that it wasn't an ABV bomb too. Cause on a day like this... Anyway, see my previous entry for this.

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