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Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch) - Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

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Reviews: 46
Hads: 62
Avg: 3.51
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: soper2000 on 03-01-2005

Eisenbahn Kolsch is an ale produced with four types of malts including wheat. With a light body, gold color and low bitterness, it has a fruity aroma and an abv of 4.8%.
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Photo of FLima
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with a thin head with low retention.
Very light aroma of bready malt.
Flavor is more interesting, sweet, clean and refreshing taste of malt and wheat and mild grassy - herbal hops. Notes of minerals and yeast. Dry though smooth aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation and a crisp feeling.
Faithful to style and very pleasant. But there is so much you can harvest from this style, don’t expect complexity. It is a light refreshing beer until its last drop.

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Photo of Starlings
2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355mL bottle. Medium retention of a fluffy head. No lacing to speak of. It smelled a bit skunky upon opening the bottle but this cleared up after the pour. This seemed to be a little less flavourful than others in this style - not as much of the straw/barnyard taste. This had average carbonation and felt light on the palate.

The Eisenbahn Kolsch felt like a refreshing summer beer - not that far removed from the light pilsners so common in Brazil.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

350ml bottle served in a pokal glass.

A: Pours a pale golden color forming a very small white head. Only few lacings are formed and left in the glass

S: Sweet grains, wheat and notes of citrus hops. Smooth and bready

T: Sweet grains. Malty character. Bready beer with notes of wheat. Metallic. Very smooth texture. Very light bitterness

M: Light smooth and watery body. Low carbonation. Grainy and metallic aftertaste

O: Easy drinking. Not my favorite style but a very pleasant beer

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

Straight pour from 355ml bottle to stemmed tulip; best by date of July 7, 2011 printed on label

Appearance (3.0): Just barely hazy, warm golden color to the body. ½ finger head settling to almost nothing, just a slightly off-white ring of bubbles around the side of the glass and some scattered patches of head on the top. Hazier on the “disturbing” re-pour. Should be lighter, but still a decent-looking beer.

Smell (3.0): Very light lemon, light wheat—again, stronger wheat scent on the re-pour, but still pretty modest.

Taste (3.5): Lemony, again, over a soft wheat background. Mild hop note throughout, grassy and crisp. The yeast presence is minimal, this must have been a very neutral yeast. It's good, but not overly kölsch-y.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Light, clean, crisp; carbonation is light, but constant, leaving cute little bubbles across the tongue. Feels smooth and watery—no thickness, no oil.

Overall (4.0): This feels like a macro lager going down, but much tastier. That is to say, this is about as drinkable as it gets, not sustaining at all. It’s like lemony wheat beer with a super-neutral yeast strain—really not spot-on for a kölsch. This was enjoyable though, and it’s good to be reminded that not all Brazilian beers are watery AALs, and some are made with nice balance. This ought to be what all Brazilian beers are like: light, refreshing, but still tasty. Great warm weather beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.33/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light malts, grain and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out a little bready with flavors of grain and a thin malt character that transitions into some malt sweetness. Then a very mild hops presence comes in but there isn't much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, this is just not a very good beer.

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Photo of EgadBananas
2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden in color, with a very white fingers plus of head.

Smell is of malts, an a hint of tangy citrus. It's not bad, just faint.

Same with the taste: not very predominant, a little tart and malty.

Feel is average. upper light. Smooth.

An easy drinker, but desirability isn't extreme

Definitely the weakest of Eisenbahn's US offerings.

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Photo of Tone
3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, dark gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight yeast, slight grain, slight metallic, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight citrus, grain, slight sweet malt, and slight yeast. Overall, average at best.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.86/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean golden to copper color with a white head. In the aroma, a sweet maltiness and dry sugary hint. In the taste, somewhat malty and almost dry tea like. A smooth and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry tea like aftertaste. Kind of like a golden ale, not huge on flavor.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dull brassy golden hue, fair amount of bubbles when first poured, disappears. Modest snowy head when first poured, disappears. Thin trails of lace appear, stick around for a while! Fairly blah, flat.

Nose is kölschy, I'll give it that. Very sweet vanilla smell with banana phenols, bubblegum, some light hop resins, lots of caramel malt behind. Smells sweet, decent enough for the style, not very refreshing.

Taste is pretty sweet on the front, then gets a little bit floral on the mid with a fairly rough, sizzly texture, moderately coarse with a bit of a bite, gets smoother towards the back as the palate verges towards bitter. Some metallic hop notes and a hint of nutmeg, and really quite a refreshing, crisp lager character that is quite clean, and a lot more palatable than a lot of kölsches I've had.

Has a modest, sessionable palate profile and a good balance - has those kölsch characters but doesn't lean too heavily. Surprisingly enjoyable and drinkable.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a darker orange with a thick off-white head on top. Retention is zilch, and there is no lace left behind either. Scents of strong honey, floral sweetness, and some husky grains.

The body is crisp and refreshing. Carbonation level moderate. Flavor-wise, this is really basic, but I wouldn't call it a Kolsch. This is more like a blonde ale, or a cream ale. Pretty sweet right off the bat, some honey, pear, and apple juice. This was refreshing and not all that bad, but I'm not sure exactly what its claiming to be.

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Photo of Offa
2.78/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I tried this without reading about it, finding it to be rather like a pale lager, and now that I see it is a kolsch (supposedly), that makes sense. It is ok, pleasant enough, but not very good.

Gold, it has a fairly big, faintly off-white head steadily shrinking to a foamy ring and leaving some weak lace.

The aroma is pleasant light apple, grain, hint of caramelly toast and yeast.

The taste is at first apple, hints of leafy vegetable, grain, mineral, with a short-lived hint of watery grapefruit. It is a little watery and thin, not just in character but in feel, with a finish rather like club soda. The aftertaste is light, slightly sweet grain/apple. This quickly settles into a light, bland, basic kolsch character rather like a basic pale lager, light, somewhat crisp, with light grain, apple, mineral, and grassy hops. It is rather reminiscent of a more characterful, more full-bodied version of Coors, one of my least favourite of all pale adjunct lagers, but with a slight twist. It's ok and pleasant, but I shan't buy it again.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow, this stuff retails for over $12 a 6pk, better be a damn good Kolsch.

Clear gold body with a white head. Floral, grassy, malty aroma. The flavor is very mild with light malt, and grassy hops. The body is light too. Very easy drinking, but is it pretty boring. A decent Kolsch, but at this price? Steer clear, this one is not worth the price tag.

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Photo of Rayek
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale orange tinged amber with very active carbonation from small bubbles. Fizzy beige head quickly subsides to a ring around the edge of the beer. Left no lace.

S: Some caramel sweetness in the nose, plus a touch of lemon.

T: Toffee sweetness up front followed by a quick snap of lemon bitterness, and that's about it. Maybe a little bit of dry malt hanging in the rafters. Finishes dry and woodsy.

M: Medium-light body feels a bit syrupy and has the right amount of carbonation for my tastes.

D: Light and boring sums this one up for me. Seems way too dark for a Kölsch. An OK beer to try and not much more.

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Photo of aaronh
2.65/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Deep golden body topped by an off white head the disspates until there's just a slight ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma is slightly fruity with a hint of malt and slight herbal note. Flavor has a slight fruity sweetness follwed quickly by a sharp bitterness that in turn gives way to a slightly sour astringency. Fionshes very dry but with an odd bready note that reappears after a few seconds. That slight hebalness from the aroma appears after a few sips and seems to lean towards the minty side - may hallertauer hops? Mouthfeel is a bit harsh, but pretty good assuming this is a kolsch. Definitely not kolsch-like in the flavor. Drinakbility is OK but there are several beers I'd drink before this one, including any beer I'd never tried.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Simply known as "Eisenbahn Kolsch" in Brazil, I sampled a bottle at Pier 1327 in São Paulo. It was even poured into its own stange-like glass. On to the beer:

As its Portuguese name would suggest, it's brilliant gold in color with a foamy white head perched on top. Good lacing and retention. The aroma was phenolic with a trace of grain. Taste...better than the aroma, but not by much. It was grainy and band-aid like in flavor, with a pinch of honey, but I couldn't find much maltiness in this beer. Still, the body is spot on, and it goes down easy without making you hurl.

Sure, it's light and refreshing, but I expected more on this one.

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Photo of rowew
2.74/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, twist top. Label has a train going through the jungle. No date, only a batch number.

Appearance: Clear golden color, frothy head that fades to just a bit of lacing.

Smell: Grainy, just a bit metallic.

Taste: Again, grain and that metallic taste. It isn't overwhelming, but its not appealing either.

Overall impression: Meh - a beer with light flavors, and some of them are less than appetizing. I'd pass on this one.

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Photo of CrellMoset
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Sam's Quik Shop in Durham, NC, courtesy of dkachur, and split in the hotel room prior to the World Beer Festival. Poured into an Allgash flute.

Appearance: Clear, pale, light, with a fast fading head and only the faintest hint of lacing. Looks very macro-esque.

Aroma: Funky, grainy, with light hints of fruit, a few bready biscuity notes. Almost no hop presence.

Taste: Very similar to the nose - a little less offensive (less husky pale grainy notes, but also a little simpler). Most of the fruit has disappeared, but there's still zero hop action going on here. A disappointment.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bubbled and smooth, but sticky - it leaves a funny film on the mouth.

Drinkability: This one's not so hot. Maybe I got a funky bottle, but I just didn't think it was a terribly good Kolsch, or a terribly good beer. Knock "Brazil" off my list countries to try, however. Doubtful I'll be making a return trip (at least to this one).

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Photo of brdc
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one fresh, in Braz(s)il.

It is a nice looking bright golden beer, with a decent white head, good retention.
It is far from being a good example of a kolsch, but it is still a decent beer.
Aroma is heavily malted, mostly caramel, some nuts, suggesting a very sweet beer, although that is not exactly the case.
Taste is a bit bland, at least from what I expected from the aroma, and at times feels more like a pilsener. The matiness is there, but not nearly as sweet as I thought; some crisp hoppiness, but not exactly bitter either.
Decent, drinkable, but that is about it. Very far from a kolsch.

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Photo of albern
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a pretty average beer all the way around. It calls itself a Kolsch, but it lacks the hoppiness and the crispiness to fall into that category. If it weren't an ale, I would have pegged it for an all malt lager. The beer pours a modestly carbonated golden yellow, with some head, retention, and not much lacing. The aroma is a bit of cooked veggie, some sweet malts, but very indistinct regardless. The taste is fairly bland. It's not a crisp beer, it's not dry, not fruity, there is a definite maltiness, perhaps a bit of mushy hop bitterness in the finish, and with some caramel flavors as well. The mouthfeel is light, the aftertaste is ehhh. What more can one say about this beer.

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Photo of jwc215
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark tea-like goilen with a thin white head that vanishes to a thick ring.

The smell is bready with light floral/fruity notes.

The taste is of sweet grain and biscuity, slightly chalky notes. An appropriately (for style) restrained herbal/floral bitterness mixes with the sweetness in the somewhat crisp (though a bit too doughy) finish.

Light-bodied with a bit of a prickly fizz.

Not too crazy about the aftertaste, which has a sticky sweetnes. Still-in-all, it has a nice enough flavor while drinking it to be pretty good - and drinkable enough.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle copped from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in south Plainfield for $2.99...
"Brazillian Golden Ale - All Malt Ale Product of Brazil" on the front logo sticker...
Nice, clear, light-copper, golden-amber appearance with a modest-sized foamy head that exhibited decent staying power before slowly dissipating and leaving a fair amount of lacing around the edge of the glass...
Sweet, earthy, grain aroma balanced with a seemingly nice suggestion of hops and malts...
Sweet, fruit and caramel-laden taste rounded out by a sugared-flavored suggestion of sweet fruits, canteloupe, and pears...
Decent, sweet mouthfeel balanced by a nice level of drinkability in part due to the lack of cloying flavors and modest 4.8% ABV...
Decent stuff and a sweet representation of the style...

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Photo of goochpunch
4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a golden (go figure) body with steady and slow bubbles. Head is thin and fizzles out after a while, leaving just a ring. Nose is so light with a faint cracker and honey thing going on. Kind of floral in the far background. Crisp, light pale malts mix with crackery wheat in the flavor. The hops have a floral and herbal quality (even giving off a touch of mint). Finishes dry. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly. Extremely refreshing and delicious. Highly drinkable. Definitely the best kolsch I have yet to try.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden color with moderate white puffy head. No lacing to be found.
Smell is light and fruity, but very subdued.
Taste has a summer fruity character, pleasant and refreshong, but very restrained.
Leaves a nice taste in the mouth
This would be the perfect summer beer. I am drinking it in December and it is a bit mild too mild in character for a cold evening.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Came from a bottle at the bar. It poured out and settled with a golden, bronze appearance. It had a very faint smell of a fruit-like caramel aroma. That caramel aspect was definitely there in the aftertaste which was very syrupy. However, the drink is overall light before that aftertaste. It was very well carbonated and since it was light it felt drinkable. But it was that aftertaste that makes me feel this drink just did not know what it wanted to be, limiting any spectacular qualities.

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Photo of Gavage
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: light orange in color with a one finger head that falls apart pretty quickly.

Smell: light fruity sweetness is all that is detectable.

Taste: mild malt level with sweet green grapes, golden apples, soft grassy tones, and barely any bitterness. Very mellow flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: easy to consume but a bit boring. This could have had a bit more crispness to improve refreshing qualities. Worth a try but there are much better beers in the style out there.

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Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch) from Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.