Eden P.


All about Eden

Eden is a member of Odin DBRD.
Eden has logged 4248 beers a total of 5580 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: 93 (logged 19 times)
Eden's favorite type of beer seems to be Stout.

Eden's Log

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.
Kind of a watery cola opening, pretty thin mouthfeel. Finishes pretty strong in both bitterness and an almost smoky roast.
A little simplistic, sweet. Water fruit. Detergent finish? A bit of that rubbery, acrid bitterness.
Sweet, smooth, a little uric. Leaves the tongue a little tingly. Bitter finish. Pretty standard, decent lager.
Pretty weak for a porter, this feels like a caramel-funk brown, some hop fruitiness poking through. Peanut butter flavor is pretty good but could have used a lot more roast to balance it.
Caramel amber lager. The server said this was in the vein of a Sam Adams, and it may start that way but finishes surprisingly hoppy and very bitter. Obviously I want something to be more assertive than a Sam Adams but this didn't do it in a way I particularly enjoyed.
Lime, clove, hops, funk. It's lightly tart. Something about the whole thing just doesn't come together; I didn't feel any enthusiasm about finishing this glass.
Thin mouthfeel, initially herbaceous, almost minty, but that resolves into a hoppy roundness very quickly. Moderately roasty, finishes bitter.
A lightly-sweet Helles, maybe almost watery, with a somewhat strong smoke flavor. Reminded me of a peaty Scotch in smoke character. It took me a few sips before I started to appreicate it but in the end I think this was the clear winner of the flight.
Coming to and going back to the hospital seemed as good a reason as any.
Chalky, a little too bitter. Saved it for last and I’m glad I did because it would have blown out my palate.
In no way does this blueberry taste real, but it tastes enjoyable. Continues to be compelling in an unexplainable way.
Very good blonde; opens with a round fruitiness, vaguely apple/strawberry? Very quickly transitions to a buttery cereal with more than a little funk. I liked this a lot.
Pretty much an exemplar of the kind of hazy IPA I like. Clearly primarily hoppy, light hints of fruit (citrus, pineapple) and a mellow cereal finish. Bitterness is subtle, but does build.
Moderately bitter, cereal lager with a hint of citrus. Keg blew so this was on the house. And I can get behind this trend of bars inside supermarkets.
Draft
… and an even straighter stout. It’s not as sweet as the Kali Ma, but it is on the sweet (cocoa? butter?) side. I had somewhat hoped for at least one beer today to be firmly in the humorless roasty category but looks like I didn’t choose well for that.
Hits the notes that Hubbard’s Cave missed. Sweet coffee with a light bodied stout, no weird, extraneous flavors. Still a bit on the sweet side and no roast to balance it, but positively normal after the past two outliers. Firmly in what I would consider breakfast stout territory.
Undrinkable! Intensely flavored, almost like dry cola syrup. Forward sweet, tacky, more unpleasant than the Hubbard’s Cave, which is saying something.
Lack of checking maltlog bit me here. Not good. Vegetal, weirdly smoky, super sweet. At least it’s not sour to boot, but more on that in a sec.
Thickish as you’d expect from Parabola. Strong mocha, fainter coconut… something of a stronger bitterness than expected to finish.
Slightly smoky, deep roast, medium thick mouthfeel that has a creamier and more caramel smoothness than you’d expect from the opening. Clearly very strong.
Wet - Grassy - Cereal - Sweet - Candied lime rind - dry - perfume
Dry roasted biscuit, yeasty bitterness, leaves throat fairly dry. Caramel.
Refreshing, tart, but clean sour raspberry. Only the tiniest hint of funk, this really doesn’t resemble a beer. Only knock is that off all the berry flavors, raspberry is my least favorite.
I got it again because I knew I didn't write anything down the first time! And then I forgot! I do remember thinking this was good.
Bottle at Work
Only had a sip, it was pleasant, a bit funky, but I didn’t have a chance to make a real impression.
Not at all what I was expecting in a Helles, this was cloudy and lemony, a bit dry and tacky on the finish. Somewhat insipid, sweet cereal finish.
Clean finish and crisp but there's an herbaceousness that seems out of place. Lightly sweet.
A Czech wtihout cereal. It's kind of dominated by the sweet buttery flavor that was also present in the German pils. Wish it was either more strident or more cereal.
The better balanced of these two pils, has lots of funky cereal, a bright sweetness and quite a lot of bitterness.
Not exactly a robust stout, but very pleasant. Thin-ish, creamy coffee with sweet-ish caramel notes. Has the same lingering sweetness as the other beers. Not syrupy.
Strong grapefruit-pine hop juice. Sweet sheen, but not very much body underneath to counteract it. My least favorite of the flight.
Definitely the same lineage as the wit; just as bright, lightly fruity, but instead of the Belgian flavors you have a strong cereal body. There's a bit of a noxious sweetness that I think is a characteristic of the yeast and has built up - after two tasters it's a bit strong.
Light, fruity, bright, clear banana notes with subtle clove and ginger on top. Very drinkable, super refreshing.
Pretty good; flavored like some other dry-hopped sours but on the more puckery side. Very dry, but with a profound, somewhat funky cereal body.
Whiskey forward. Light cream stout flavor, hints of cacao and coffee but also a base tartness that comes to be the primary characteristic of the beer. Definitely strong.
Dry and fizzy, initial tartness mellows into a brett-funky, vinous flavor. The finish is almost uncannily clean. I would call this extremely tasty although maybe just adjacent to my ideal.
Bottle
Extremely carbonated, faintly sweet, otherwise a mix of toasted malts, subtle acidity, and a background of cloudy duck. Sort of somewhere between an Irish red and an Oktoberfest.
Draft
Juicy orange/grapefruit citrus reminiscent of a hazy pale, but with a kind of buttery, brett-like funk over it. Finishes clean, just a touch uric. I imagine I wouldn't always be in the mood for this but today it was very nice.
Bottle at Home
Seems to bear out the earlier reviews, which is that in the can this is more assertive than on draft, though still very tasty. The sweetness kind of fades into a raw alcohol flavor by the bottom fo the can, but overall it hit the spot.
Can at Home
Also weirdly sweet. Like a watery chocolate milk stout, a bit tart/metallic on the finish.
Draft
Sweet with a hint of cinnamon, reminds me of a holiday stout except I totally wasn’t expecting it. Unfair minus, maybe, but it was a minus.
Bottle
Smooth, lightly sweet, reminds me of a malt liquor. No edge.
Draft
Really smooth, you can tell there was roast but the edge is definitely taken off. Nice rum flavor, don’t know if the wood comes from the rum or the cherry bark here.
Bottle at A Friend's
TASTES CHANGE, I GUESS
Whatever I didn't like about this before I had the opposite reaction to it this time. It's bold and grassy, flavorful, bitter finish.
Good balance between chocolate milk and roast, thin mouthfeel, somewhat cola-like. Barely tart aftertaste, overall very nice.
A balanced malty/hoppy amber but on the sweeter side. Light roast. Seemed pretty generic.
My notes say "tastes more like a soda than a beer." Surprise! Found out after the fact that it was a hard seltzer. Sweet, fruity, not tart at all... like an Italian soda but slightly more watery.
Good coconut flavor, an almost bourbon-like caramel. Some strength of hop and roast that makes this a lot less smooth than most coconut beers and puts it maybe on the more idiosyncratic side than purely enjoyable. I did really like this last time so I wonder if this suffered in context.
Similar to the Oswald in flavor profile but with amped up juice and hop sweetness. Not nearly as well-balanced.
Piney IPA, a bright flavor with fruity grape/apple notes. Clean finish.
Slightly yeasty, clean, light hop notes and some sweet cereal. A really drinkable, refreshing blonde ale.
Again, murky. But my palate may have been corrupted.
Murky, and yeasty, somewhat tacky in the throat. There's definitely a sweet coffee character, but it's more lost in the murk rather than elevating it.
Hoppy, smoky, but more ashy than woody. Somewhat sour on the finish, which ended up being a theme here today.
Started off nice, bright, pine-hop forward, just a hint of sweet cereal, it seemed well-balanced. Bubbly. There was a hard note of resin that grew over time into something more acrid, which knocked my enjoyment back down, but it was nice at first.
Smells of sweet chocolate, almost minty. The first taste is a bit of a shock, dry, a touch tart, and then resolves into a smooth, subdued dark chocolate. If there’s Bourbon it’s mostly showing up as sweetness. There’s a slight soapy quality from the nitro but otherwise a nice light stout.
Light, notes of coffee, a bit like an old Dick's Cream Stout but with the somewhat sour character of an English Taddy Porter. A bit of a punch at the end, not sure if it was hops or rye.
Strongly sour, dark, plummy, bit of molasses. Bubbly. More of a drinking vinegar character which made it a bit hard to keep drinking, and overpowering enough that I didn't get any of the "Black IPA" part of it. I didn't hate it, but also did not finish mine.
Fair Isle Isabelle (Batch no. 1)
This was a super interesting beer, and I was at the collaboration winery so it was a natural choice. This is syrah-dominant -- basically it's wine, but lightened by the beer and given a moderate effervescence. The overall effect is a red champagne, airy but still dry and tannic, hints of raspberry. Felt perfect for a Valentine's dinner.
Nice flavor but somewhat watery, dry and nutty/sour on the finish. Hazelnut and lemon are the most noticeable flavors, if there is raspberry it's more in the smell than the flavor. I appreciate it's not syrupy, but it does seem slightly under-bodied.
Bottle
Thick and sweet, hints of ginger and other cola spices but who even knows since it's so sweet it just overpowers any other flavor. Finishes syrupy and tacky in the throat. Just way too much.
Bottle at Home
Sour base like the other P-51s, a little smoky, although that's balanced out really well by the peanut butter and especially raspberry notes in the mix. It manages to taste dessert-like without being actually very sweet. It's not superb, but it's interesting and enjoyable enough.
Can at Home
Molasses, biscuit, a very assertive brett-like dryness that verges on the sour. Finishes clean and a little funky. I honestly don't know what a Burton ale is supposed to taste like, but if this it, then "Brett saison" is a pretty close match. Just a little too much on the sour side to purely enjoy.
Bottle at Home
Orange/grapefruit and pith, bitter finish, drinks very dry. The alcohol flavor pokes through very strongly in this one, especially later in the glass.
More in the vein of a wheat IPA, dry and citrus, with a lighter ABV and flavor profile. Basically, not at all an American Hefe. Very drinkable, needed with the super salty takeout it accompanied.
Draft at Home
Lightly hoppy pale with an unpleasantly perfumey orange zest flavor. This is a recurring problem for this brewery when the word “orange” is involved. Not sure how different this is from the old Blood Orange IPA but my notes then were similar.
Not sure what makes this winter. Thick in appearance, like a mango nectar. A profound citrus IPA, orange/grapefruit and maybe a hint of passion fruit. Very bitter and woody to finish, though not as much as the Jolly Roger.
Bready, caramel, quite hoppy with an intensely bitter buildup on the finish. A little too much of that to love, although it has an appealing foundation. Lightly carbonated.
Shockingly bad - intensely sour with a musty berry flavor but around the edges, a strong off flavor that I eventually pegged as super-earthy mushrooms, like black truffles or porcinis. The kind of beer that makes you feel queasy almost immediately.
Bottle at Home
Medium tart cider, although this is juicy rather than dry, so the lemonade comes right through. Vanilla is strong at first but the second half of this cider is dominated by the florality of the chai. Unusual, yes, though not sure the flavor really came together for me.
Bottle at Home
Tart, apricot-like, going into a lightly bitter, pretty funky Brett character. Finishes buttery and mellow, very much the prototypical ideal for a sour for me.
Bottle at Home
Light, schwarzbier-like, very easily drinkable.
Bottle at Home

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