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Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch) - Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 17.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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 BradLikesBrew
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

BradLikesBrew, Jun 29, 2009
Photo of Rayek
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Rayek, Feb 27, 2009
Photo of aaronh
2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

aaronh, Feb 14, 2009
Photo of DoubleJ
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

DoubleJ, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of rowew
2.73/5  rDev -22%
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.

rowew, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of CrellMoset
2.68/5  rDev -23.4%
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).

CrellMoset, Oct 06, 2008
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.

brdc, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of albern
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

albern, Jun 13, 2008
Photo of jwc215
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

jwc215, May 10, 2008
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...

dsa7783, Mar 30, 2008
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.

goochpunch, Dec 21, 2007
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.

tgbljb, Dec 17, 2007
Photo of fitzy84
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

fitzy84, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of Gavage
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Gavage, Sep 07, 2007
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.

livingregret, Sep 04, 2007
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.

rhoadsrage, Aug 26, 2007
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.

seaoflament, Aug 17, 2007
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.

sleazo, Aug 16, 2007
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.

oberon, Aug 11, 2007
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.

acrawf6, Jul 12, 2007
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears a honey golden tone with a white vibrant head fades quickly into nothing leaves minimal lacing all around my chalice. Aroma pale lightly toasted malts bring minimal sweetness touch of herbal hops with some floral accents pretty delicate. Flavor biscuit malts snappy hop bite grassy herbal natured of course malt finishes nice with some honey edged tones, pretty straight forward and solid golden ale. Mouthfeel is light bodied spritzy carbonation tickles the back of the throat a bit, I could use a mellower feel. Drinkability is decent but not something I would reach for regularly definitely a well made Kolsch style ale.

WVbeergeek, Jul 04, 2007
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 :)

biegaman, Jun 27, 2007
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.

Metalmonk, Jun 24, 2007
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.

neonbrown82, Jun 12, 2007
Photo of brentk56
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear honey color with a modest head that leaves the occasional dot of lacing

Smell: Distinct wheat aroma redolent of cream of wheat breakfast cereal; a touch of caramel underneath

Taste: Starts out with a slightly sweat malty, wheat flavor with a plaintain (unsweet banana) aspect; after the swallow, the wheat flavor builds a bit and there is a slight bitterness to the finish, but most of the flavor here is sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: When I read that this was a Kölsch, I was rather intrigued but I come away from this with considerable disappointment - Where is the fruit? Where is the crispness? It is a hybrid style but one I just didn't find enjoyable as I was looking for some balancing fruit and crispness that never appeared.

brentk56, Jun 08, 2007
Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch) from Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
80 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.