Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch) - Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Brazil

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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%.

(Beer added by: soper2000 on 03-01-2005)
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Photo of Scarpin
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.58/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer has a crystal clear golden copper body with a good carbonation of big bubbles. The thin snow-white head is creamy with not a bubble in it but fades to patches of thin film.

S- The smell of soft pale malt has a slight sweet note to it with a nice nougat note and a faint hint of corn that is quite pleasant.

T- The smooth slightly sweet pale malt flavor has a hint of honey malt and a soft sulfur sweetness. There is that great Kolsch taste that is almost like licorice but not quite. The finish is a soft green bitterness that balances out the malt flavor.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel and most of that is due to the tight fizz at the finish.

D- This beer has a light crisp good flavor with a great depth for such a light beer. This style is one of my favorites when it is done right but I rarely taste on that is done right, especially from the Americas. This is great summer time beer to enjoy at the back yard barbeque. I was surprised they label it as a golden ale but from the first sip I knew there inspiration.

Photo of sewald
4.58/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I buy this great beer quite often. Beautiful golden colour, with a thin head but a nice lace that sticks to the glass and remains throughout consumption. It has fruity aromas and also reminders of wheat and barley. On mouth has a low bitterness, light body and some barley taste. A very round and smooth beer, great for pairing with sea food.

Photo of rjlemos
4.55/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Oh man. This was really a joy to me. This brewery is nowadays the best in Brazil, a little gem in the middle of some lousy macrobreweries...
This German-like beer turned into my favorite here since I started to drink it very, very often. I would say that the best about it is that it combines the complexity and flavors of the ales with the freshness and aroma of the wheat beers. This one is made from 4 different kinds of malt, including the wheat one.
The alcohol is pretty low in volume (4,8%), which, along with the wheaty flavor, makes it goddamn drinkable...

Appearance: Dark gold, very dense white head. Really something.
Smell: Fruity. Bananas, bread, barley...
Taste: Really good. Complex, refreshing, banana, malt, fruits...
Mouthfeel: It fills your mouth much better than any other refreshing beer.
Drinkability: I could drink that forever...

It matches really well with seafood, citric dishes, chicken and delicate cheeses. Recommended.

Photo of thiagovalenti
4.47/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great brew, extremely light, with a fruitty taste.

A - Really light, almost like a Pilsen, great head.

S - Fruitty smell, light hop and a bit of cereals.

T - Soft fruit, cereals and a just a bit of hop taste.

M - Pretty soft, the head is a bit too smooth, but the mouthfeel is light.

D - Damn drinkable, soft tastes, nothing too much exagerated, light smell also, goes well.

And this Kölsch must goes excellent with some light food, like fishes
Though I tasted it pure.

Photo of livingregret
4.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Serving Type: Standard Bottle

Appearance: A beautiful golden, almost orange, colour that had little head.

Smell: A somewhat sweet smelling beer, apples perhaps? Melon? Very "crisp" smelling. On having another I also get a pineapple smell

Taste/mouthfeel: Fantastic. One of the most quaffable beers I've had. Crisp and very smooth. The tastes are all over the map w/ this one. Grapes and apples come through during the taste as does a sweet hops taste. Maybe a touch of bananas come through as well but in a great way. Upon drinking a few more beers I noticed a touch of pineapple too. Delicious

Drinkability: Fantastic. On a hot summer day(like today where I live) this is great. Very smooth and refreshing. I love this beer and will be picking up more in the future. I really wish I had picked up more than one because this is a great session beer. I could drink this all day...no problem

Edit: I'm re-reviewing this beer after trying a few more. Great tasting beer that goes down easy. Absolutely wonderful to drink and great tasting to boot.

Photo of Gritsak
4.33/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- light golden color with a huge fluffy white head. retention is great and it laces down the glass.

S- light sweet fruit aroma, yeast, malt, bread, grain

T- banana, malt, yeast, strong bread flavor, finish is light and smooth with just a slight hop tingle.

M- extremely smooth and slight chewy feel. light carbonation.

D- very easy to drink.

overall- got this with a beer of the month club i got as a present. VERY balanced and smooth flavor. This is the first of the style that i have reviewed, so i have nothing to go against. but with that said it is an excellent brew. if you can get ahold of it try it out.

Photo of dsa7783
4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
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...
Recommended...

Photo of goochpunch
4.2/5  rDev +20%
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.

Photo of decom
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's the only Kölsch beer I've ever had, so I don't have anything to compare it too, but I can say I really like this beer.

Pours a nice gold color, creating a nice head (not as thick and foamy as a hefe weizen, but still a nice head).

Smell's nice, mouthfeel is quite pleasing, and taste's good also, the wheat adds a nice touch to it. Try it if you have the chance!

[edited to correct spelling errors]

Photo of RBorsato
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Blonde-ish light gold with a nice full white head, nice active carbonation, and sporadic lace. Nice balanced grainy malt, fruity, and light hop aroma and flavor. Medium-light bodied and light creaminess.

Very impressed with this brewery since they can make my least favorite style and it's not bad...

Nice second Brazilian beer from the BOM club.

Photo of HabiMendes
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Metalmonk
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a pretty thin head, despite an aggressive pour, which turns to a crown quickly. A coppery color, this is certainly a darker shade than most Kolschs I've had.

Aroma is fruity: pear, peach, lemon. And, at the risk of being repetitive, there's a little more malt presence than most Kolschs I've had.

And, wouldn't ya know it, the flavor brings in a heavier maltiness than most Kolschs I've had. But I'm not an expert on this style so maybe this is actually definitive of the style. I do know it's just what the doctor ordered for this muggy hot summer day. Lots of apple juice in the flavor, succulent white grape, caramel syrup and a wave of flowery sweetness in the finish.

Not what I expected, but better than I expected. Chalk another one up for this impressive brewery, who have yet to fail these tastebuds.

Photo of emerge077
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden body, high clarity, rapid streams of champagne bubbles swarm to feed two fingers of foam.

Smells fresh, clean pale malts and light fruitiness.

Main flavor is pale malt, bland wheat, a redeeming finish though. Slight residual hop in the finish, with an apple hint.

Prickly, dry mouthfeel due to moderate carbonation. Very easy to session, a fairly simple ale.

Notes: Bottle states "all malt ale" and "water, malt, hops" are the listed ingredients.

Photo of neonbrown82
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a decent kolsch. I've been fairly impressed with Eisenbahn so far, and this beer is no exception, though probably my least favorite as of yet (at least until I try the Defumada).

The beer pours to a yellowish gold color with an orangish tint. Thick white head with fairly weak retention that settles down to a film. Very little lacing is left as it recedes. Very little carbonation rising up from the bottom, even despite the etching in the bottom of my glass.

The smell is decent. Very clean. A hint of caramel with mostly pilsener malt and perhaps a hint of munich lending a bit of a bready aroma. Not a very estery ale, as expected from the lager fermentation temps. Just a hint of vegetal. So far, it seems right on par with what I would expect from a kolsch.

The taste is good. Very similar to what I would expect from the nose. Mostly dry with a tad bit of caramel sweetness up front. Crisp pilsener flavor with a finish of bready munich malt. Not too much in terms of hops flavor, just a very clean ale. Also a hint of a vegetal taste. Very light and easy drinking. Just enough flavor to keep it interesting without going out of style.

The body is light and crisp, though the carbonation is fairly gentle on the palate. The ABV is obviously light as well. Very clean finish with no aftertaste. Easy to drink. I doubt I would put down $12 for a sixer of this, but it was worth trying a single. I'll probably stick to the Escura if I'm going to revisit anything from this brewery, though there are still a few others to come before any revisiting is done.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale orange with the incandescent, fiery ball of the morning sun on the opposite side of the glass. Steady streams of rapidly rising bubbles gradually lose the battle against the deflation of the ivory colored cap. It displays little character as it falls and leaves no lace.

The nose consists of pale malt, spicy hops, fruity yeast and a wee bit of alcohol. I'm amazed that I can pick out that last one in a beer with an ABV less than 5.0%, but I'm pretty sure I'm not hallucinating. It's a decent nose, but is nothing special.

I wasn't sure how close Dourada fit into the kolsch guidelines until I reread them. Trust me, it fits easily with room to spare on all sides. The considerable pale malt backbone is ramrod firm and the spicy, lemongrassy German hoppiness is definitely on the assertive side. I can even appreciate an exceedingly dry white wine vinousness on the crisp, snappy finish.

The mouthfeel is medium-full (for the style) rather than light-medium, but then I've always been okay with a beer that 'errs' in the upward direction. I'm not as happy with the sparkly, harsh carbonation. It settles down somewhat over time, allowing me to feel good about the score granted.

Dourada isn't the beer that Eisenbahn Rauchbier is (although I've given them identical flavor and drinkability scores), but it is a classic kolsch that is a pleasure to drink. Given the ABV, it would make a great hot weather session beer. Des Moines in July or Sao Paulo in January.

Photo of seaoflament
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to KingG for this beer.

Never even heard of this beer but Joey (KingG) handed me one and informed me that it’s not available in California. I’m intrigued and excited to be trying a brew from South America. Batch # 09 on the bottle.

The beer was fizzy as soon as I popped it but it poured with the most minimal amount of head and no lacing at all. Dourada is a slightly dark golden color.

The aroma is of malt, some apple and something else I can’t quite pinpoint. The taste is mostly malty with some fruit, very similar to the aroma. It reminds me a bit to a Kristall-Weisse and I thought I detected some wheat, and looking it up on the site I was right. It is medium to light bodied but refreshing. I quite enjoyed this one but judging from this bottle being labeled "Brazilian Golden Ale" I am a bit confused about this beer categorized as a Kolsch.

Photo of jbmalta
3.76/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have really been impressed with this Brazilian brewery to date and this golden or Kolsch whatever the style is also quite nice.Poured into my trusty Mackinac Island Cylinder glass a light to medium golden with a slight chilled haze to it a tight 1/2 finger white head atop wich was gone rather quickly.Very clean aromas a bit to clean for me just toastiness and a bit of residual sweetness and melon but I had to try to get that,a full mouthfeel for such a style not wimpy at all very solid and defining.A malt tilted brew in my mind on the palate somewhat toasty and firm with a hint of honey sweetness a bit of floral hop rounds out the finish.A nice after work beer after spending 8 hours in a hot kitchen,it has substance the only thing lacking in my mind is a fuller aroma still a nice beer.

Photo of biegaman
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle found at Premier Gourmet, in Buffalo. And while I looked with curiosity at the beers' names all written in Portuguese, the Girl From Ipanema started playing on the overhead. I took that to be a sign and grabbed a couple.

Pours with no head but a steady (although semi-lazy) stream of bubbles, half of which seem content lounging on the sides of my glass. The other half are active, rising and drifting about. The colour is quite deep, golden hued with a bronze coating (*Moça do corpo dourado, do sol de Ipanema*) While Kolschs should have big fluffy head, and this has none, it still is such a very attractive colour.
A variety of malts (and wheat) are detected in aroma, which is very 'German' in character (the right thing for a true style Kolsch). It's considerably well layered, albeit straightforward. A very low bitterness but considerably thick body. It is dry but the malts are very assertive and offer plenty of flavour. I think it's the wheat that is imparting the dry, grainy character. The flavour is a little like green grapes, moist but with a sweet, dry finish. Man this is malty! More and more I taste the green grape flavour. All in all this is great for hot summer weather.

With Brazil's German population (and a brewery name like "Eisenbahn") I'm not surprised this is good, but I am a little taken back by just how good. I would love to enjoy another one of these soon, (hopefully next time in Brazil :)

Photo of acrawf6
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark golden orange with a minimal white head that drops quickly.

Smell. nice small malty sweetness with a touch of floral and some bananas.

Taste. Is richer in flavor, but still refreshing. More banana flavors come out, but i get a decent amount of sweet fresh red apples with some graininess to it. Is on the sweeter side, but not cloying. seems to also have a small touch of a spiciness and yeastiness to it.

Mouthfeel. body is crisp at a medium level. Carbonation level is high but not overly done.

Overall, a nice beer that i find changes up a good amount with the temperture. for $2 i think it is a bit excessive to think i'll get a sixpack of it, but it is still quite enjoyable.

Photo of sleazo
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from Liquid Solutions. I was curious about this Brazilian beer from German recipes.

A-Pours a toasted light brown with a good supply of bubbles producing a 1.5 finger head. Settles quickly into a soapy slick. Darker than a kolsch

S-Sweet malt dominates, not much in the way of hops. There is a bit of fruit which reminds me of a nice Kolsch

T-Sweet roasted caramel malt hits first followed by a nice fruitiness fromt he yeast. There is a twinge of hops in the aftertaste a little bit grassy but slightly bitter. This is tasty but there could be a bit more of the grassy hops to balance out the sweetness

M-medium bodied with a good level of carbonation which pushes the flavours around the mouth.

D- I would not call this a Kolsch and neither does the label. The colour and taste betray it. It is however a tasty beer, one which I wish was more available.

Photo of tgbljb
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of brdc
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch) from Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
80 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.