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Eisenbahn Vigorosa (Weizenbock) - Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

Eisenbahn Vigorosa (Weizenbock)Eisenbahn Vigorosa (Weizenbock)

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BA SCORE
84
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%


Brewed by:
Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda visit their website
Brazil

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: soper2000 on 08-30-2005)
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deepsouth

Mississippi

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer poured a hazy brown color with very little head that disapated quickly. the smell was fruity and malty. the taste is a bit sweet and a bit bitter, very well balanced. this beer is very consistant with the style.

i'm very impressed with the two offerings i have had from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2008 19:58:03 | More by deepsouth
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barefootbrewer

Mississippi

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a hazy brown with a decent cream colored head. The aroma is earthy, fruity and grainy. The taste is earthy, sweet and malty - slight banana flavor as well. The mouthfeel is medium and seems well suited. Overall, this is a pleasant surprise which I'd recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2008 00:31:53 | More by barefootbrewer
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: By swirling in the bottle a lot, I was able to produce a brown mocha swirl effect from the yeast, cool looking.

Smell: Yeasty, a little banana, a little floral note like roses.

Taste: Moderately sweet, bready with a good banana bread-like flavor.

Mouthfeel: Seems thinner than it should be.

Drinkability: Pretty rare around here and pretty pricey, I'd have it again though.

Hey, a new weizenbock! Since it's one of my favorite styles, I had to try it. It's a pretty good effort, too bad the brewery's in Brazil and not the midwest.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 23:41:17 | More by Mdog
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Natural510

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, thick head from bottle. Color is medium-brown with yellowish overtone (likely from the wheat).
Taste is bitter, tangy and a bit tart....but overall smoky, much like the smoked lager also from this brand. The mouthful is hoppy & very carbonated. Perhaps not the most drinkable beer, if you do not enjoy smokiness in your brew, but a quality choice which stands on its own nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 21:11:34 | More by Natural510
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sloejams

California

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at the Pizza Port Carlsbad bottle shop, mid-Dec 2007.

I am happy to see craft brews available from South America here in SoCal, hopefully a push forward.

Color is a deep brown, small but persistent head. Nutty aroma with plum and some banana. Only had one 12 oz bottle and it went quickly.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 19:01:17 | More by sloejams
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Glowing persimmon with tangerine trim. The golden beige crown was large to start, but is audibly crackling its way down to a slim one finger by the several minute mark. The foam is completely unsticky and is leaving the glass untouched. Great color, average head, no lace.

The nose is reminiscent of lightly toasted, sparsely caraway-seeded rye bread. It's also a trifle earthy-musty. There's very little fruitiness (banana) and less boldness than I would prefer. I'm not jumping out of my seat yet.

Vigorosa Weizenbock (or 'Unfiltered Wheat Doublebock', as my label reads) is a good version that would be much more delicious if it was bigger. The only characteristics that it lacks are depth and flavor linger. Both are the result of a body that is more APA than weizenbock. The carbonation, that is now a fraction too noticeable, would be less so with more malt sugars running interference.

There's nothing much wrong with the flavor profile. I can appreciate a toasted pumpernickel breadiness, golden brown sugar, bruised banana, piquant ground clove and a dash of earthy pipe tobacco. I absolutely love the sweet-spicy contrast... that becomes even more prominent with warming.

Most of what I've had from Cervejaria Sudbrack has been good-very good beer. Unfiltered Wheat Doublebock could be the best one yet if it was bigger and a wee bit bolder. Potentially exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2007 16:37:55 | More by BuckeyeNation
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.48/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – The beer here is a murky, dark brown with a modest, off-white head.

Smell – There is a mild sense of yeast and toasted malts but this nose is pretty dull.

Taste – I can kind of get the dunkles weizen flavor and a bit of poorly-made bock, but this beer has a funny tang to it that just doesn’t fit with the style and in fact is quite unpleasant. It’s like a dash of orange soda or something.

Mouthfeel – This is well shy of medium-bodied with cheap carbonation and a flat finish.

Sinkability – I don’t know what this is, but it’s not a wheat OR a bock.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2007 05:02:21 | More by RoyalT
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really a fabulous beer! Poured with a fine foamy head that settled down to a light cover. Nice filtered clear maghogany color. Decent body for the style. Intense but classic weizenbock aromas and flavors but with some booziness. Long finish. Good body for the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2007 01:04:18 | More by drpimento
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badbeer

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark amber color with an off-white head that retains well. Smell is very rich of caramel, various spices, dark fruit, and some clove. Burnt sugar and dark caramel sweetness greet the tongue, followed by perfect amount of spiciness (not spicy as in chili spicy, mind you), with a lingering sweet caramel finish with just a touch of banana. Carbonation is on the higher side, but not overpowering, it's just the right amount. Body is full, chewy, but not cloying; no discernable alcohol coming through. Truly an exceptional beer, I'm glad I decided to try it. I will be buying more of this and will be trying some of their other products.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2007 04:28:49 | More by badbeer
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doppelmeup

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a solid beer all around. Poured a pretty copper gold into my Aventinus Weizenbock glass. Not a lot of head, but typical for the style.

Aromas weren't as spicy as I remembered Aventinus..Not nearly the clove or allspice presence. But nonetheless, a sweet, malty aroma prevailed.

Taste as good. Definite doppelbock, sweet, malty, slightly spicy.

Mouthfeel was thick and warming, with just a hint of alcohol presence.

Overall, this was a very nice beer and I would recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2007 21:47:07 | More by doppelmeup
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tayner

Arizona

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is batch 10..
The color is a medium tan with a red hue.. after pouring the 1/2 inch head quickly dissipated to a slight cover with a persistent ring.

it has strong yeasty smells, as well as some fruit.. plum, pear, banana... all very pleasing

surprisingly it is not as bold as i expected from the aroma, but all the complex flavors blend quite nicely to make this a very drinkable beer.

in the mouth it is light, yet flavorful. sweet at first, and then just enough hop at the end to make it finish clean and to cut the fruity, yeasty sweetness.

I could see drinking this again... very pleasant beer.. first wheat doublebock ive tried i think... ill seek it out again eventually...

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2007 03:12:21 | More by tayner
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to egajdzis for opening this brew. I've been trying to get this for a few years now. Batch 10...
Appears a russet toned copper with a small beige head that fades into a mild cap. Spotty lacing is left behind.
Smell is of caramel, bubble gum, doughy bread, yeasty as hell, mild cocoa, toffee, bananas, and other yeasty esters.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with some fruity flavors shining through highlighted by light grapes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, yeasty, sweetly balanced, and estery.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 15:56:30 | More by weeare138
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance:pours a hazy yellowish / light orange color with no head. No lacing or carbonation bubbles are visible.

Smell: caramel and wheat tones are very soft and barely detectable.

Taste: mild caramel sweetness, grainy wheat, no bitterness, and a mild metallic flavor appears while swallowing. Alcohol is barely noticeable. This beer did not seem old or mishandled, just not balanced. Overall a mild flavored weizenbock that just does not excite one's tastebuds.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp at the start and finishes lightly crisp with a touch of dryness. Aftertaste follows the flavor profile and lingers briefly on the tongue.

Drinkability: this was a beer that one that is easy to forget. Not worth picking this up.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2007 11:23:04 | More by Gavage
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dnichols

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle purchased at Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon. Poured it into a cooperative mug from Burge, Belgium.

A: Poured a murky reddish-brown hue with a very modest caramel head. The color of the liquid reminded me of a glass of water from the muddy Missouri river during spring run-off season. The closer the glass is held to backlighting a ruddy red emerges as the dominate hue. The head receded quickly leaving a thin cover over the liquid and a ring around the collar.

S: A slight aroma of toasted malts give a hint of chocolate and ripe bananas. There are whispers of plums and an assortment of passive spices. This beer is does not have a pronounced aroma…its subtle and sublime.

T: The subdued aroma does not give away the surprise I experienced when I took my first swig of this beer. The first sip burst with flavors of caramel, English licorice, plums, and a hint of alcohol. The malts and hops are well balanced making it a pleasure from start to finish.

M: Nice full bodied creamy brew without being heavy. Moderately carbonated; giving it a bit of zip. Smooth yet complex. Later in the glass I picked up a bit of dryness. It was not objectionable…rather it enticed me to grab the mug and liquefy my mouth.

D: I find this beer enjoyable. It has a lot of the positive characteristics of a Hefeweizen without being too heavy or overly fruity. I could easily kick back and enjoy several of these in one sitting.

Comment: This is my first Weizenbock. I am positive I will have many more if this is indicative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2007 22:48:46 | More by dnichols
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goochpunch

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a murk suede with a strong, billowing, off-white head. Has a candy sweet nose with ample chocolate and bananas and a nice clove undertone. Mild alcohol comes out. The sweetness and alcohol become a bit much in the flavor (although the alcohol isn't exactly overpowering, it's more than I'd like). The yeasty complexities are there but in the shadows of the overwhelming dark malts. Almost has an artificial sweetener flavor to it. Mouthfeel is just a tad stick, but the carbonation is wonderfully smooth. I'd reserve this as a dessert beverage.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2007 04:07:12 | More by goochpunch
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oberon

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a flute glass a hazy murky brown with a slight lemony yellow tinge a big blooming off white head that settles into a pillowy mass atop.Smokey clove and toasty malt in the nose with a hint of banana-like fruit,full near chewey mouthfeel but it still glides down very easily,starts out somewhat spicey and clovey with hints of smoke and brown sugar but its very light quite crisp and dry on the palate in the finish with a light banana flavor.This Brazilian brewery puts out some good stuff they know what they are doing this is another fine example.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2007 22:00:56 | More by oberon
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acrawf6

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a rich brown amber with just a slight haze and a foamy tan head that drops to a thin layer.

Smell. Nice aromas of clove and bubblegum, though the cloves dominate with some cinnoman and yeastyness to it.

Taste. Flavor is rich, but is not what i expected from the aroma. I get a darker and richer flavor than expected. notes i get are a little chocolate and even some woodiness to it as it warms. Is sweet, but not fruity. A little bit of the clove and banana comes out as it warms in my mouth, but the alcohol certainly takes over at that point. Aftertaste is peppery and hot, with a little more bittering chocolate.

Mouthfeel is full with vigorous carbonation that really fills the mouth.

Overall, this is a nice take on the style and is quite an interesting beer. I wish the flavor was a little fruiter and had a stronger clove note to it, but is still nice. A fine beer, but i would rather aventinus.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2007 00:26:52 | More by acrawf6
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another great beer from Eisenbahn. I've been very surprised with this small Brazilian brewery so far. Not quite Aventinus, but really, what is? Can't wait to try the bottle of Lust I also picked up.

The beer pours to a dark brown color with amber hues when held to the light. Fairly cloudy. A smallish off-white head forms, but disappears soon after the pour. Subsequently no lacing.

The smell is good. Lots of banana and bubblegum esters with a subtle clove. Also has a very nice chocolatey bock-like aroma with a hint of that trademark "muddiness." Very nice.

The taste is just as great as the nose. A fair bit of sweetness up front. The bubblegum esters are dominant along with some banana to a lesser degree. Hints of dark chocolatey malts. A bit of clove in the finish. No alcohol detected. Very clean with only a hint of a lager-ish flavor.

The body is medium to full with a decent creamy feel. Soft carbonation. Doesn't seem nearly as warming as Aventinus. A candy like finish lingers for quite some time. Very easy to drink. Great stuff. I would recommend it, among other beers from Eisenbahn.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2007 08:36:59 | More by neonbrown82
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a cloudy murky amber brown mahogany hue large tan head with big bubbles dwindles quickly from about an inch and a half down to just a collar of lacing which are left in uneven specks. Aroma contains tart raisins and spicy christmas bread a real yeast and bread dough characteristic mild cider vinegar tart flow going on as well the fruitiness is rather perfumey. Flavor wise the taste is a bit clouded with spices and it really dominates the effervesent green apple and raisin fruit esters dough powdered yeast sits heavy with light herbal hops this beer is not harmonious it's in battle of spice versuses the yeast almost seems like something of Belgian character rather than a German style weizenbock alcohol is pretty well hidden even as it warms. Mouthfeel is a bit chewy yet soft flowing the carbonation gives this medium to fuller bodied brew enough moving power to not sit on the palate completely but once again the yeast and spice characteristics sit heavy on the tongue in the finish in trainwreck fashion. Drinkability leaves more to be desired for me flavor components attempt to pull of cohesion but it lacks so much from the German predecessors that I'd rather get the original definitely complex and tasty but I'm weary of supporting the Shelton Brothers on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2007 15:11:33 | More by WVbeergeek
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Manosbeeroffate

Maine

4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is definetly not what people would think of a typical beer from Brazil, it is very special. Pours a hazy reddish brown color, quite murky. Smells like sweet old fruit, sometimes not a good sign for me. Taste though, oh yeah, does taste like dried fruit like plums or apricots, slight alcohol hints in the background, but it is really tasty and not too fruity or overly sweet. This is a really nice beer that should get some massive distribution and a lot more attention not just from this site but the mass beer drinking public in general.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 23:09:48 | More by Manosbeeroffate
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz twist off bottle, found at Premier Gourmet, in Buffalo.
My second offering from the self-proclaimed "South America's Craft brewery" out of Blumeneau, Brazil.
My first impression, as noted with their Kolsch, is that there is no head; and yet this style is distinctly known for having copious, cloud like bundles of head (as well as properly shaped glassware to uphold them). This weizenbock, however, is flat. Some generated off the pour but it was short lived. The colour is very murky, like muddy swamp water. A half-paced stream of bubbles rise up the center. Very unattractive (and dull) brownish colour. There is some glow near the bottom, the top is simply murky. The aroma is a pleasant offering of wheat, coated with a ripe fruit character (raisin and dates). Lightly pungent, even musty, but well suited to the style and the appearance. Pleasant yes, but even more so underwhelming. Luckily, all was rescued with my first sip - an intense rush of dark wheat with a candy coating of dark fruit/berries, with a delicate touch of roast. A simple (straightforward, like their Kolsch) flavour profile that has just enough depth to keep you interested. The raisin and berries come through very clean on the aftertaste. Not even a faint suggestion as to the alcohol. Another nice offering from this brewery...

As a last thought, irrelevant to reviewing the beer, I feel "saudade" is the most beautiful -not only of all the words in the Portuguese language - but of any... wow, Saudade.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2007 17:42:41 | More by biegaman
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. The brew is a lightly ambered deep tea color with a finger of off-white head that falls to a patchy coat of very large bubbles. Clarity is very good and there is a small stream of bubbles from the bottom. The nose is a little solventy sweet, with a very sweet banana, strong yeasty and lighter bready charater with a caramel sweetness playing in the background. I like the aroma on this one, even with the solventy sweetness in there. The flavor is very well blended with the yeasty softness and bready character being prevalent on the start, moving to a mild banana and very light raisin fruityness, and finishing with a bready and caramel maltyness. I enjoy the juxtoposition between the estery fruit and the bready and yeasty character. I think they play well together. Mouthfeel is chewy and moderate thick with a mild carbonation. The contrast between the lighter carbonation and the thickness of the body is good for this one. There is a mild drying character after taking a sip and it really hangs on the sides of my tongue. The alcohol is very well hidden in this one. The flavors and aromas are prevalent, but not obtrusive. I think the beer really blends together in all aspects. This one is nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2007 02:54:44 | More by kmpitz2
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a muddy, cloudy milk-chocolate/caramel body. Average size head with okay retention.

Immediate reaction upon smelling this Brazilian-born German style beer was...Belgium! But I'm sure that's just due to its unfiltered nature and the yeast that comes along with it. Aromas are fresh-baked bread, caramel, banana, Nestle Quik.

Huge banana in the flavor, with accompanying slippery and chewy mouthfeel. Also a lactic flavor, all milk chocolate-y and dessert-like. Bread-like earthiness, but it all revolves around the slick banana flavor and feel, which is delicious, but hard to get away from. It dominates.

Overall this is really good. But it's heavy, reallys sticks to the mouth and stomach; good thing it's a regular 12 oz. bottle. So the drinkability seems a bit limited. Looking forward to trying this brewer's other offerings, all sent by msubulldog.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2007 20:32:50 | More by Metalmonk
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Premier Gourmet!

Pours an opaque orange/brown, thin tan head forms, disappears to a thin ring really fast, some lace spots. Sweet, banana/clove bread, wheat, very malty, caramel, very fruity, bit of alcohol, smells pretty nice. Taste is very malty, sweet caramel, bit of clovey banana bread again, heavy caramel and spice finish, alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, close to flat. Twist off bottle cap coming from Brazil = potential carbonation problem. More carbonation would help it but a pretty damn smooth and nice drinking Weizenbock.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2007 21:12:56 | More by Viggo
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BuckSpin

Maine

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz bottle (Batch #10) in a classic Weizen glass

Poured smoothly and with a faint crackle. Nice esters up front, yeasty, rocky malts, spicy (clove), overripe fruits. As it warms the malts grow in resonance and tannins & leather emerge. Head was a great 3 fingers of mixed almond hued foam that settled to a 1/8" covering of the same with some faint edge lacing at first, then nothing. A murky, hazed, copper stained tea resides below the head, a very striking color with some light bubble activity.

Mmm..nice. The clove spiciness associated with the genre is upfront & kickin' albeit softly (if clove & faint black pepper can be soft) over a creamy, smooth caramelized malt tongue painting. A nice yeasty quality is present as well as some raisin sweetness. Its crisp, dry, lightly crunchy, which is accentuated by the slowly rising warmth from the ABV. I can tell right now this would be killer with a spicy steak or any fired up red meat. Some classic ripe banana semi-sweetness is now noticeable as it blooms & warms.

It grows thicker, more compacted as a whole on the palate as the alcohol begins a slow burn over an increasing sharpened & dry spiciness. The malts are really beginning to shine more & more, almost like drinking 2 different beers! When cooler its much more in the Weizen style, but as it warms its almost more Belgian Strong Dark Ale....wild! This is quite an experience! It finishes bittersweet with burnt caramel and echoed spices, leaving a nice, thick, chewy aftertaste.

Well, I am impressed. It was a good, but not great, Weizen until that gear shift into what my tastebuds said was almost an entirely different beer. It most definitely does NOT finish wimpy or weak, and actually appears to morph. I will have to try another that is more room temp to see what its like from the start that way. Another excellent beer from Eisenbahn, and definitely recommended. Now where's that pepper crusted steak at?

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2007 01:52:56 | More by BuckSpin
Eisenbahn Vigorosa (Weizenbock) from Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
84 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.