Eisenbahn Lust - Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.48/5 rDev -8.7%
Weird, a Brazillian Biere de Champagne from a German-styled brewery? Talk about curious. Thanks to the fine folks at the Foothills tasting party for spending $25 on this oddity. My first beer from Eisenbahn.
Lust is super-highly carbonated as expected, and foams from the bottle a bit before settling down. Into the glass it goes, a hazy gold with suspended yeast particles and massive fluffy white head that dies down quickly despite the ton of bubbles in the beer.
Smells very sweet, all honey and white wine / grapes with a bunch of dryness from the yeast. Estery and light, crisp. Perhaps a bit TOO sweet...
Which sadly carries over into the taste. I enjoy beers like this, but methinks the brewers got carried away with the malt bill on this one. Reminds me of a Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, which is great, but the honeyed malt sweetness gets a bit sickly after a while, despite the reasonably complex flowery / yeasty notes from the champagne yeast.
Mouthfeel is explosive and absolutely amazingly fluffy, a small sip of this beer turns into more than you bargained for. A sipper to be drunk from crystal flutes whilst listing to jazz in a smoky New York bar while you desperately try to impress that vapid chick with the stunning eyes.... but I digress.
As other reviewers have noted, Lust isn't a bad beer, but it doesn't justify the $25 price tag, either. Your call.
02-21-2008 18:17:19 | More by kkipple
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3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
This bottle did not pop. Temperature just below room temperature. Lager yeast, a hoppy lager with significant yeast. Big lace on yellow head. Carbonation right there.Bit of an acidic finish. Interesting but unexceptional.Courtesy of Ralph who shared.
07-01-2011 03:57:44 | More by Sammy
2.8/5 rDev -26.5%
Bottle brought by someone over at dbuckingham's place.
A bit of a gusher. Pours clear golden with a huge white head billowing up the glass.
Big brett and champagne on the aroma with slight smoky rubbery notes. Infection?
On the flavor, yeah, there's an infection. Smoky burnt rubber, brett, cattiness, champagne, and some pale malt. Not terrible despite the infection, but really not good.
Medium-bodied with very lively carbonation that the infection no doubt aided.
Overall, could be worse, but was pretty off. Watch out for this one.
10-22-2010 05:11:31 | More by nickd717
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
2006 stamped on the cork.
Cork pops! Some foam slowly starts to creep out. High carbonation. Pours a dark honey colour, carbonation steams, with a large off-white head. Aroma is a tad funky, bready, with some fruit notes. Taste is fruity, with a hint of musk and apple skins. No lacking in carbonation on this one. It's definitely effervescent. But, there's some creaminess and body there too.
Only my second Biere de Champange, but this is by far the better of the two.
08-31-2012 02:57:47 | More by EgadBananas
3.85/5 rDev +1%
Big 750 provided by buckeyeboy and enjoyed at inflatablechair's house over the weekend.... Thanks Jeremy and Sam.... enjoyed in my small La Trappe glass and reviewed from notes.
Jeremy cracked this and it was a huge gusher... even after all of us got a small pour, beer kept foaming out like a fizzy snake.
Orange brew with a bunch of yeast haze probably stirred up by escaping carbonation.
Nose is fruity with some spiced apples and a bit of grape skin.... malty with traces of clove.
Flavor is big and malty with plenty if not more of the esters and phenols noted above... a bit of candi sweetness and an earthy almost graham cracker element.. the huge carbonation cuts through the body making it feel lighter than expected... no hints of alcohol.
Big thanks Jeremy.... this is a beer that I had only ever sorta researched and never ever would have tried to score... You got a good wife there.
Edit... Holy crap... 11.5%... I would certainly not pegged it that high.
09-03-2009 07:19:11 | More by JohnGalt1
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
So this was the first drink that my girlfriend and I toasted our engagement to! And it was a fine choice, if not as exceptional as I was hoping.
The only currently available Biere de Champagne at Stone Brewing... our well-meaning but slightly addled waitress first brought us tulips, and then white wine glasses (which we reluctantly accepted, wanting to get to our drink) instead of champagne flutes.
Poured a relatively rich golden color, with some haze and some particulate matter floating around, with the spritzy effervescence of champagne.
Aroma was all yeast... reminiscent of champagne, although I'm sure that was partially suggestive. Bready and spicy, apple-y and fruit-y.
Big-time flavor, full bodied and rich with a thick malty, bready sweetness through the middle. Warm spice and candied apples with a drying, hoppy finish.
Just hugely filling, between the carbonation and the body, which really stuck out as it warmed towards the finish. Big cloying sweetness filled it out, although it was never particularly unpleasant.
We'll be having more of this through the years to remind us of this day, and I won't be disappointed when we do... but I wish this had some more characteristics of a brut champagne... more dryness and a lighter body, specifically.
04-08-2008 07:14:56 | More by errantnight
3.88/5 rDev +1.8%
Presentation: 750ml wiretop bottle in a classic Pilsener flute
Cool...not very often one gets to be the first to review a beer they didn't add!
Poured briskly and lively. Nose is sweetly dry, honey, slight spiciness, wisp of apple, straw, crisp malts, even some stale bread/crackers. As it warms the nose grows thicker, more syrupy, some pear is evident and the malts are more easily recognized. Actually, it begins to take on some classic Hefe Wiezen aromas as I also notice some banana with the air & bloom. Head did not disappoint - a crazy, fat 3 fingers of snapping, alive pearled ivory foam that did recede quickly but still retained a nice 1/4" of cover that laced in splotches. Color is a golden, honey hued straw, clear, with a steady parade of bubbles rising slowly thru it.
Its sweet & dry initially (traces of dry apple cider), the high carbonation prepping the palate & tongue for traces of honey, clean, lightly bitter, faint spices (clove)...definitely one of the most unusual beers I've tried, but given the process in which its made (basically identical to champagne, including the yeast, except they start with malts) that is to be expected. As it warms on the palate the same semi-sweet, syrup like thickening starts, the malts rise up, slight tannins, a bit of leather. It finishes semi-dry with a nice little hop bite surrounded by a teeth numbing warmth from the 11.5% ABV that leaves the mouth enveloped in a bubble scrubbed clean, semi-sweet coating.
I really don't know how to describe this. It was certainly good, and I would definitely drink it again, but I am at a real loss to compare to anything in that its truly a unique entity. I do feel confident that if you enjoy Asti Spumante you would definitely like this for the sweetness. I can honestly say the best Biere de Champagne I've ever tasted! If you like a dry, sweet beer with a nice kick of carbonation (or have a significant other that does not like beer), or simply enjoy a change of scenery and like trying new beer styles check this out.
04-12-2007 01:10:06 | More by BuckSpin
3.8/5 rDev -0.3%
so, I bought this on impulse, first because it was a biere de champagne, second because worst case I could reuse the bottle for a homebrew. OK, not the most informed choice but did I mention I got a discount? Yeah, nuff of that line, how's it fare?
A - crystal clear golden color with a tinge of red. Huge frothy white head, make that huge white head that eventually settles down to a beer.
S - slightly skunked and white grape. uh oh.
T - sweet malty white grape notes prevail, light musty note.
M - medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, smooth soft finish.
D - intruiging, best split with friends
08-26-2008 01:03:42 | More by barleywinebrewer
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
Appearance - the cork pops and bubbles start coming up the neck of the bottle. They stop about an inch below the top. Even with a careful pour into an Ayinger half-liter glass, I still get 4 fingers of sudsy foam. Very active bead from below slows the head drop. The beer is a pale orange color. Not much of a lacer, the head drops unevenly, making dips and valleys across the surface. A fun beer to watch.
Aroma - a bit musty, yeasty, a rubber balloon aroma, that's a first. A touch of general sweetness, maybe candi sugar. Peculiar and intriguing.
Taste - chewy grain and syrupy sugars own the front end of this one. There is a smoky, roasted element in that grain, too. It's not so evident with the champagne style carbonation, but it's the prominent flavor beyond the sweetness and the alcohol. The swallow provides a touch of bitterness and more than a touch of alcohol heat. The finish has a shadow of the smoked malt, and a peppery feel from the bubbles.
Mouthfeel - whew, very carbonated. Taking your time with this is a must due to the abv and to let some of those bubbles escape. The mouthful is prickly of course with a relatively medium body and some light smoothness.
Drinkability - this would be proper to have at any elegant celebration, a cool entry for a beer tasting. Don't know how it would age, the abv would certainly preserve it a while. I'd love to have this again and will keep an eye out for it.
01-26-2008 06:14:55 | More by brewdlyhooked13
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
Cork date on this one is 2006. Tried to fly out of the bottle after I popped the cork (as gently as I could), and poured a clear amber with a 1/2" head of streaming bubbles. Very much like a hearty champagne in appearance. The aroma is very clean, almost like a lager, with a touch of caramel, some oak, apples, and raw sugar. Flavors are more aggressive, heavy carbonation up front, with candied pears, honey, some alcohol presence, and a light, pleasant tartness, with a dry finish. Profile is similar to a beefier version of Duvel, and either would make a fine substitute for a young champagne.
09-20-2008 00:12:04 | More by trill
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
Served in DeuS glass.
Have your glass ready for Lust -- uncork and after a brief pause, it comes gushing out! This has been a repeat experience each time I have served Lust. (Just a warning, so you don't lose any beer!)
Unique, complex. Sweet and dry. Fruity and spicy. Notes of honey and smokey peat. Peaty, earthiness is slightly reminiscent of mushrooms (in a good way, if you can say that for a premium beer!). Warming alcohol. Sparkly, bubbly carbonation.
02-07-2010 17:02:30 | More by tiffanya
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
Appearance: really beautiful color, amber like, but lighter. It becomes even better serving in a champagne flute, with evidences a huge head, foamy, that does not disappear.
Smell: one of the best smells I´ve felt in a beer, big fruitty, orange, and apple like. Mainly because it comes from a Strong Golden Ale.
Taste/Mouthfeel: this beer tastes unique, with the alchool feel in the mouth at the moment you drink, and with the perlage of the champanoise method, it's a freshing feeling, that remains in the mouth after a while. It tastes exacly like the smell, fruity, medium body, very sharp, but not too dry. Goes great with fish, although I had it whith meat.
Drinkability: not a easy-to-drink beer, with it's 11,5% ABV, maybe one bottle (750ml) it's ok. But sure I'll drink another, some day.
05-25-2007 12:14:48 | More by thiagovalenti
2.63/5 rDev -31%
A-pours a golden color, bright, slight haze to it with some sediment floating around. the head is fluffy and bubbly with an off white head.
S-hints of sourness with a touch of funky earthiness. notes of bubblegum, vinegar, chocolate undertones.
T-lots of sourness in the taste, an earthy soil like funk, dry chocolate, tobacco, smoked peat, hints of peach and bubblegum in the back.
M-rough and grainy on the palate, messy carbonation, astringent in the back, medium body.
D-a little rough on the palate with the huge carbonation and extremely grainy feel. the flavors are interesting, not bad but they don't seem to mesh that well together.
08-10-2010 13:11:20 | More by cpetrone84
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.
Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is malt, caramel, toffee, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
05-09-2013 01:14:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.53/5 rDev -7.3%
The cork comes off, and out comes the beer. We got a gusher here folks.
Pours a clear amber with a lot of little floaties moving around in there. Big head falls fast...just as champagne would. Nose is kind of sappy hop like. Flavor is tart and tangy. Seems a bit rough on the edge. Minor yeast tone. Strong sugar tone, but not in a way that I feel like it blends at all. It seems to stick out like a sore thumb. The carbonation at first seemed so biting that it was almost enough for me to just quit drinking the whole thing. It calms down a good bit, but then the liquid feels a bit too syrupy. Overall this is a so-so brew. In comparison to the two others of the style I have had before, Deus still reigns supreme. This doesn't really come close at all and takes it's place next to Krait. A waste of money (and way too much of it, IMO). Try the Deus instead.
12-31-2007 20:29:22 | More by RblWthACoz
4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
Purchased in Dearborn MI at Merchants Fine Wines. The cork states 2006 and the label states "VAL 07 2008" which I believe is the best before date. No matter, this tasted just fine in my book.
On easing the cork off, there was a momentary lull following by a slow swell of heaving caramel head that flowed down the bottle as I attempted to pour the contents into two Maredsous flutes. In the glass, a two to four finger foamy head sat atop an orange-brown hazy liquid. Now if this were a champagne, I'd look for the tiniest of bubbles and lots of staying power as signs of good quality; in a beer brewed and bottled using the same method, I'm finding fairly large bubbles and a lot of suspended yeast particles. There is sticky lace and the head gradually flattened but could be easily regenerated with a swirl despite the fact that it settled into a fairly flat appearing brew.
The smell was of sour fruit, muscat grapes, white wine aroma's, cantaloupe, yeast, soda crackers. The taste features both sweet and sour notes, caramel, toffee, not unlike a good Tripel. The sour notes are dark fruit oriented, with dates and figs coming to mind. Mouth is definitely effervescent, as you might expect, a bit thin in the body but I would expect that with this style. Overall, this is a tasty offering and a bit more complex than I expected. Also, like a good champagne, the ABV is quite palatable and sneaks up on you.
This is a rare style, I believe there are only three of these around the world that are available. I found this to be quite a treat and would heartily recommend you try it, or one of the other champagne style beers, just for the experience. I see this as going over very well in mixed company, either before or after dinner, and quite a conversation piece. After all, what is life all about?
09-28-2009 23:59:16 | More by ThatWineGuy
3.75/5 rDev -1.6%
This beer pours into a wine glass with a dark amber color and a very white, very fast head. This beer is highly carbonated and the cork blew off like a champagne bottle, hard and all the way across the room. The smell is similar to wine but not too overpoweringly sour. The taste is dry and fairly easy to drink. Obviously with the high carbonation, the beer sort of bubbles across the tongue, then finishes with an easy and sweet aftertaste. Somewhat similar in flavor to a lambic but without the extreme sour aspect that many have. Absolutely a different beer and one worth trying but not sure that I would be getting this one on a regular basis as it's more like champagne then beer and runs about $25 a bottle. Check it out if you get a chance.
11-05-2009 01:49:57 | More by BigDank
4/5 rDev +5%
It is reasonable to expect two things of a beer produced in the traditional champenoise method: a light, crystal clear complexion and lots and lots of bubbles. While this Bière Brut certainly has an above ample share of carbonation - so much so that much of it swiftly found its way to the floor - its orangey hue is rather heavy. Its radiance, however, is unaffected; yeast sediment* muddies clarity but fails to obscure the beer's colourful glow.
Lust certainly smells more like beer than wine but that's not to say it smells entirely like one and not at all the other. The aroma harbors classic notes of both beverages: an alcohol-infused, overripe fruitiness of grapes and the fresh-baked breadiness of grains. That estery component, it should be noted, does not result from the inclusion of any fruit but rather is traced to a typically balmy strain of Belgian yeast.
This 2006 vintage is being enjoyed over a year past the date this brewery advised it would be best before; the flavour, for its part, clearly seems unconcerned by this. A hefty malt bill has emerged from its three months at the winery, secondary fermentation in the bottle, and processes of cuvee, remuage and dégorgement as a rather distinctive tasting beer that offers notes of vanilla, bread, muscat grapes, nutmeg, pear, caramel and mango.
As delicious as this beer tastes I am missing the prickly carbonation of true Champagne. The beer sits heavy on the palate and for all its gushing theatrics upon opening the carbonation seems surprisingly lackadaisical - both big no nos for a beer designed as a refreshing aperitif. That said, the alcohol is scarcely noted and the flavours have a light savoriness that makes the next sip come all the quicker and more enthusiastic.
Little about this reminded me of Champagne. I found it to much more closely resemble a Belgian Strong Pale Ale (of which it makes a fine one). I don't think producers in Belgium have much to fear of the Brazilians. For my money, DeuS and the Malheur family are better Bières Champenoises. Speaking of money, this was good, but not as good as it should be for the price tag carried with it. Luckily ThatWineGuy forked the bill, thanks Ron!
(*Note: The processes of remuage and dégorgement are suppose to remove yeast from the bottle so it is more likely that what I'm observing are actually coagulated proteins.)
09-29-2009 00:18:01 | More by biegaman
3.8/5 rDev -0.3%
Perfectly, excitedly, well carbonated. The beer pours with a cresting, yet not overflowing, easily seven-finger thick, light tan colored head that is frothy with a medium froth size. The beer has tons of streams of mad bubbles streaming up from the bottom of my tulip glass and is a brilliantly clear, reddish tinged, full copper color. As the head slowly recedes it produces a variegated, crag mired surface and nice lacing patterns on the sides of my glass. The aroma is fairly fruity with notes of caramelized apples, raisins, sweet plums and fresh figs. Purely malt driven notes contribute to a lesser degree, but I definitely smell notes of fresh crushed soda crackers, bread crust and a solid biscuit-like maltiness. Touches of spiciness also add to the aromatic components; I notice flavors of white pepper, a touch of young ginger notes, some clove-like phenolics and notes of allspice. Overall the aroma is quite sweet and fruity smelling; sweet like fresh, ripe fruit and not like a dessert though.
Quite sweet tasting, even more so than I was expecting from the aroma. This definitely accentuates the fruit notes; notes of caramelized apples, raisins and prunes are most noticeable. The carbonation is fairly substantial feeling, but the sweetness and medium full body really softens its effect. Said another way, the substantial carbonation helps to keep this beer quite a bit lighter than it otherwise would be. While this is sweet, it really leans more to the heft that a sweeter wine would have, it is not nearly as thick as a typical all malt beer of this strength would be. The beer finishes with a spicy, almost astringent note, a touch of warming alcohol and a very light bitterness.
As the beer warms up from its initial 50°F (10°C) it picks up some subtle touches of woodiness or even plasticized (though not in a bad way) leather character in the finish. The malt character picks up a bit and the sweetness gets a bit more tempered as the beer warms too. A lot of this tempering manifests itself in the form of a salty, peat-like smokiness that is just barely perceptible at times, but definitely present (though I am not implying that any peat malt was used, though you never know). This could definitely be a bit drier and a bit spicier / funky; this would evoke the champagne-like character quite a bit more. Still it is quite tasty and certainly a beer worth trying. While this does have a touch of warming alcohol character, it manages to hide the 11.5% alcohol quite well. This is definitely best enjoyed on the warmer side of things, the suggested serving temperatures would definitely have ruined this beer for me. In the end this is quite enjoyable, but it really could be so much more complex and interesting.
09-23-2007 02:16:25 | More by Gueuzedude
Eisenbahn Lust from Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.