Eisenbahn Rauchbier - Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
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3.65/5 rDev -5.7%
Served in a Hirter stange.
Pours a clear amber-brown with about a finger of light head that leaves little lacing on the glass. The smell is of mesquite BBQ, with hints of green apple, cocoa, and plums. The taste begins with a subtly sweet maltiness, allowing the smokiness to build up behind. That maltiness is what lingers in the aftertaste, though, rather than the smoke, as would be expected. The medium body, coupled with the overall sweetness, makes for a more drinkable rauch than usual.
02-11-2010 08:37:17 | More by TMoney2591
3.65/5 rDev -5.7%
shared with friends at the first Stumelagram Tasting ... some intresting things happening here, oak, syrup, mild bbq aromas ... nice complex yet light flavours ... pretty full in the mouth .. goes well with cubed ham... sweet and smoke kissed...til next time
07-22-2008 12:57:40 | More by Onslow
3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured into a seidel. Clear copper color with an ecru head that fizzes out pretty quick. No lacing. Aroma is salted meat with a mild phenolic plastic note. Some sweet caramel tempers the smoke, making this beer less intense than the Schlenkerla rauchbiers. Flavor is pretty much identical. Nice light smokiness, not like drinking a Christmas ham. Light body and pretty clean. Drinkable and even kinda refreshing.
11-03-2008 10:06:55 | More by illidurit
3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
Well balanced malt and smoke aroma with the moderate smoke playing against a relatively sweet malt profile. Bacon and wood are the main elements of the smoke. No hops.
Very clear, deep amber colour with a tiny, short lasting head.
Solidly malty flavour with a mild smokiness. Fairly sweet but also quite clean. This is actually a very easy to drink rauchbier which is nice and is quite different to the Schlenkerla version.
The mouthfeel is quite creamy with a medium body and lowish carbonation.
Quite drinkable for a rauchbier though I find myself preferring the boldness of the richer, smokier versions.
01-28-2010 06:20:04 | More by dgilks
3.6/5 rDev -7%
Review based on notes
Pours orange/caramel with 2 fingers of tan head. A bit of lacing & head retention
S: Caramel & oak smoke
T: Caramel, a bit of breadyness & light smokeyness up front. Some toffee & slightly heavier smokeyness (more like alder or oak ) as this warms. Finishes a bit too sweet, with smokeyness, a touch of grainy booze
MF: Medium bodied, with a hint of stickyness, pretty good balance & moderate carbonation
Drinks alright, more malt depth would help. A nice starter Rauch
09-19-2008 13:47:44 | More by russpowell
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
IMPORTANT: The following review is for cold to cooler beer. Upon drinking it fully, and the beer had a chance to warm up, the beer became much much much...better. At least an A-. Make sure the beer is close to room temp. before all of the goodness shows up.
First beer from Brazil....can't wait to try. Found this at a hole in the wall store in the Twin Cities. Saw that it was a Rauchbier and had to pick a few up.
A - Average to Good. Burnt Carmel look. Dark Orange to Brown color. Small head which disappears quickly. No lacing present after head leaves.
S - Really not much there. Therefore, an average rating. I was expecting more of a smoke smell.
T - Good. Can taste the smoke wood flavor. I bet it would go great with brats...beer brats that is. However, hard to come by so I think I will just drink my two instead of making brats. Maybe next time I go to the cities, I will have to pick up some for cooking. I just wish there was more smoke flavor. I want campfire. Northern woods of Minnesota feel. Just isn't there for this beer. Very good tasting but light on the smoke flavor. Highly likeable though in its own sense. Much rather drink a Three Feet Deep for a rustic beer but that's just me.
M - Thin but crisp. I like the feel. Not heavy at all. Refreshing. Low carbonation which is nice.
D - At 6.5% alcohol, not a session beer. Also, hard to locate. Therefore, lower marks for this one here.
Overall, impressed with my first Brazilian beer. Will I search this one out....probably not since it is $2.50 per bottle before taxes and I can have a Three Feet Down for much less than that. However, great experience. If you have the chance, I say try one...I have 2 that I am going to enjoy.
11-30-2008 04:48:37 | More by schellsbeer
3.55/5 rDev -8.3%
Pours a clear amber colour, looking rather flat and limp, with a mildly filmy, fine-bubbled white head. Some lacing in nice curtains as the glass empties.
Light sweetness on the nose, with a very subdued but definitely noticeable smoke character. Very much merely a slight woodsmoke note; none of the big smoked meat characters. Even a little pine resin creeping in. Not bad though.
I do like the fact that there is a very noticeable smoky character on the palate. Round enough on the front, and not very full-bodied, which is rather suitable, before a smoky-sweet flavour permeates and stays till the end. It's again rather muted, but I love the effective smoke here.
Mouthfeel is thin, which again, is perhaps suited to the style, but it feels a little disappointing.
Gets slightly cloying after a while, with the sweetness raising its head once too often. It doesn't strike me as a particularly good rauch, but it has its moments.
04-27-2010 10:27:31 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.53/5 rDev -8.8%
12 oz twist off "Defumada" bottle.
Pours a red amber with a 1 centimeter white head that dissipates rather quickly.
The smoke scent is incredibly subtle with dark malts in the forefront.
The taste is rauchbier mixed with doppelbock and it works really well. It has hints of chocolate, coffee, and smoke. All of it is well balanced.
It is a pretty good rauchbier.
03-07-2010 03:24:54 | More by crossovert
3.53/5 rDev -8.8%
Picked up a single bottle at Nikki's Liquors in RI. Poured into my nonic pint glass a clear golden amber color with a quickly vanishing off-white head. Smells mildly of smoked malts and burnt caramel with a unique taffy like sweetness. Tastes of sweet, brown sugar coated smoked ribs. The smoke is mild and not overpowering. A bit thin in body with medium carbonation. It did not take long for my glass to become empty. Worth a try if you see it.
03-06-2009 04:20:21 | More by ClockworkOrange
3.53/5 rDev -8.8%
Appearance: Hazy amber-brown, ok head.
Smell: Smoky meats, not too strong.
Taste: Moderate smoked meat flavor backed with bready malt base.
Drinkability: I could have a few of these since the smoke is not overpowering.
A single I picked up since I liked the weizenbock I tried from this brewery and smoked beers are interesting. This is a pretty decent smoked beer/rauch. Not overpowering in the smokiness, but gives a nice smoked sausage flavor. Worth a shot.
11-17-2011 00:23:48 | More by Mdog
3.5/5 rDev -9.6%
What they heck do I call this one? I picked this up in the store because well, it looked interesting and what the heck right. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 12/02/2008.
The pour had me scared, lifeless, flat and dull. Amber in color with no head or any visible carbonation. Not sure what to make of this one here, but I am hoping that going forward it will improve a bit, but we shall see.
The aroma was smoked to high heaven, but rather one sided, some touches of a cough syrup like smell coming off it as it warmed, not sure what that was, but hints of grain buried underneath as well. The flavor was surprisingly good though. Rich notes here of peat and malted grains, nice roasted touches and a very nice and well balanced grain bill. Definitely a very nice flavor and it took me off guard, the feel was a bit thin and one sided, but still not terrible.
Overall I would not get it again, but it was interesting. Whatever style you want to call it, it was interesting.
12-06-2008 15:18:44 | More by mikesgroove
3.48/5 rDev -10.1%
Sold to me as the Defumada. Slogan says that this joint is "South America's Craft Brewery," and man it must suck to live in a whole continent with only one craft brewery. I thought North Dakota was bad, but this is just crazy.
Pours light brown with a decent sized white head.
Smells meaty, salami and colby jack, with more generic wooden smoke and some malt that might be just a little stale. Says its from Batch 06, whatever that means. No freshness date = safe to review.
Tastes a lot more together, even if it's a little old. The malt is fruity and aged, but that actually works to tie together the nice smoke complexities. We got your meats, your cheeses, and your earthen grains yearning to breathe free. Solid smoke.
Well brewed. If I could be guaranteed to get ahold of this fresh, I'd love to try some more from this brewer.
06-17-2009 06:09:20 | More by mynie
3.46/5 rDev -10.6%
Amber red color with a two finger fluffy head with short retention.
Light predominant aroma of smoked malts and biscuit.
Flavor of smoked malts, red apples, caramel and a hint of pine. Dry aftertaste.
Light body with medium carbonation. Alcohol of 6.5% abv is well hidden.
A sessionable Rauchbier, maybe worth it as an entrance for beginners, but far from the usual smoked intense for the style.
09-15-2013 15:12:46 | More by FLima
3.45/5 rDev -10.9%
This beer pours a murky ruby color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of caramel, and toffee malt with a smoke undercurrent. The taste is a bit smokier than the aroma, and there is still a solid malt presence. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lot of carbonation which seems to slightly get in the way of the taste. Overall, this is a decent rauchbier that I could drink again, but there are better examples out to be had.
12-08-2008 01:44:07 | More by KarlHungus
3.43/5 rDev -11.4%
The Eisenbahn Rauchbier was available a Figiera Restaurant in Sao Paulo. I tried this beer after the Pale Ale. The Rauch or smoke beer was ok. The appearance was a rich clear amber and a decent white head was present. The scent was somewhat smokey, but not dominate. The taste was decent, malt and grain present with tinges of roast/smoke. The mouthfeel was slightly downgraded because Alcohol was definitely present. Overall a decent beer and worth a try.
08-18-2011 14:18:43 | More by WoodBrew
3.28/5 rDev -15.2%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is good, malts and smokes meat, some notes of hops. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall a pretty interesting and not bad beer.
02-20-2010 14:22:10 | More by tone77
3.28/5 rDev -15.2%
Nearly no head initially, what little there is is gone within five minutes. Limited lace. Attractive color, burnt orange; very clear.
Not much of a smoky aroma, but there is a lot crystal malt smells--slightly sweet.
The sweetness shows up in the initial sip. Far more malty than hoppy, very little smoke flavors, which for me is a good thing, but not really true to style. This beer has a full body as would be expected in a slightly sweet beer. The carbonation is low.
If blindfolded, I believe I'd most closely compare it to a Scotch Ale in flavor. It is a subtly smoky beer which might make it a good introduction to the style.
05-18-2007 00:46:23 | More by smcolw
Eisenbahn Rauchbier from Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
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