Eisenbahn Vigorosa (Weizenbock) | Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

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Eisenbahn Vigorosa (Weizenbock)Eisenbahn Vigorosa (Weizenbock)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
Brazil
eisenbahn.com.br

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by soper2000 on 08-30-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.48%
 
 
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3
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6
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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BRB1978
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of factoide
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wilsonbaron
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of denisconrado
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

I pretty much effect when putting in tulip, gradually forming the fragrant foam; as my mother said, "until the foam leaves us dizzy." It is a true bock, but I'm not refined taste for it, dropping the cost-benefit to me. Thanks curiosity!

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Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of FLima
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Name hasn't been Vigorosa for years, my evaluation done in 24mar13 was re-copied here. For some reason it was now under the Eisenbahn Weizenbier that I had evaluated back in May same year. I am glad I kept a copy...

Dark brown color with a timid head.
Pleasant mild aroma of sweat wheat and yeast.
Nice taste of slight toasted malts, caramels, dark fruits and amazingly refreshing hops. Dry and mild bitter aftertaste.
Light body with medium carbonation. Alcohol of 8% ABV is a master of disguise in this brew.
Good weizenbock, among the best of the beers produced by Eisenbahn. Good balance between drinkability and flavor.

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Photo of dwren89
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown with medium brown highlights, no head (probably from elevated ABV), murky from wheat malt

Aroma: definite banana and clove nose, but much greater malty sweetness on the nose than a weizen or even a dunkelweizen, dark fruit, hint of fig, very slight nutty character as well, pungent aroma overall, with some noticeable alcoholic strength in the nose

Taste: Banana and clove-like yeast character hits first but then is immersed in a dark fruity sweetness than lasts through the finish. There is an obvious wheat character to the taste, as well as weizen yeast, but otherwise it drinks just like a doppelbock. Dark, strong, and malty with no noticable hop character, it is lightened in flavor by the weizen yeast and smoothed by the wheat malt. No strong alcohol flavors.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and wheaty, slight graininess, moderate carbonation, full bodied with a long finish.

Overall Impression: A good malt bomb that has some interesting wheat and weizen yeast character to make it unique. Flavors of a doppelbock married to a weizen, this beer sports an 8.0% ABV that, to its credit, you feel but don't taste.

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Photo of srbcurti
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of NandoPereira
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle served in an ordinary glass.

A: Pours an dark amber color forming a medium creamy yellow head. Medium retention and some lacings

S: Banana bread as expected. Toffee. Wheat. Fruity. Spicy

T: Banana, wheat, dark fruits. Toffee, caramel malts. Cinnamon. Overall mild sweet taste. Grainy. End is light bitter hops

M: Smooth medium body. A bit molasses. Medium carbonation

O: Easy drinking beer despite the 8% ABV. Well done Weizenbock. Another good surprise from Eisenbahn

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Ryan011235
2.27/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 5/14/12

Batch 04

The appearance is something of a cloudy, muddled brown. A two finger head crowned with a layer of loose bubbles dissipates after a few minutes. No retention or lace.

The aroma has a distinctly tangy wheat snappiness. There is a hint of dustiness and yeast, too. Underneath the wheat are notes of raisins, figs, bread, caramel, cocoa, dark cherry and suggestions of leather. Faint overtones of alcohol heat.

The flavor starts off with promise - deep wheat and bread flavors mix with more subtle representations of the complexities of the nose. However, the flavors tank quickly, leaving a finish that is wrought with oxidation and old paper. The less than pleasing flavors of the latter half linger far too long.

The feel is on the thin side of medium overall, devolving in tandem with the flavor profile. Carbonation is on the lower side, which is nice.

While there are a few good things about this beer to enjoy, it ultimately falls short for me. It's drinkable enough and I find it mellows over time. Not terrible.

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Photo of estevaom
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of brandoman63
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Glowing chestnut, active bubbles and tight creamy taupe head that fades and leaves the odd white trail. Banana creme, rye dough and wax on the nose.
Ryvita, more banana, milk chocolate and maraschino with clove and cinnamon to end.
Mango milkshake end and slight tingly linger - dies a bit. Medium, very creamy and smooth, bit of heat.

Some big spice balanced by very soft body. Not deep, but goes down dangerously easy for the strength. Don't get much actual wheat character, but still a solid weizenbock.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip. Thanks to Ernie for busting out this crazy beer at a tasting.

A: Clear persimmon body with a half-finger of fine tan foam that settles into a ring. Not bad at all.

S: Rich, intense aroma of cooked bananas, complete with butter + cinnamon. I like it.

T: More cooked banana goodness. Pure, straight banana + brown sugar sweetness. It's no Aventinus, but it's pretty darn good.

M: Smooth medium body with low carbonation.

D: The sweetness + stickiness don't take too much away from the tastiness. Ok.

Notes: Avoid this beer if you'd rather your Weizenbock be something other than a banana-bomb, but if that sounds appetizing this is a great one to seek out. Extremely flavorful and, to me, extremely enjoyable. Not a masterpiece of brewing by any stretch, but quite an unexpected treat.

Cheers!

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Photo of atigerlife
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a 1 finger creamy brown head. Good retention.

Aroma of malt and light wheat.

Taste is sweet, wheat, woody and cloves. Also get some type of rubber taste going on.

Mouthfeel is slighly cleansing, medium bodied. Rather dull on the tongue.

Overall, drinkable, but not too exciting.

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Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Head fades almost immediately. Dark with lots of brown and amber tones. Pours and looks like a glass of Diet Dr. Pepper

S: Caramel, banana, sweet bread dough.

T:Tastes of wheat and toasted corn. Caramel, cola. High alcohol is noticeable but balance nicely with the sweet agave syrup flavor.

M: Carbonation fades quickly on the palate into a noticeable light syrup viscosity. Sits well on the tongue and cheeks.

D: Good but I can't shake the similarity to diet soda. Hmmmm....not sure what to think of this.

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Photo of megahurts4
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Eisenbahn Vigorosa

Appearance: dark amber, very small head, and a little lacing.

Smell: caramel thick, some spices, and banana.

Taste: banana, roasted malts, and some spice.

Mouthfeel: medium-light.

Overall:
It is fairly thin and faintly watery. It initially comes off as a thicker triple, but that is not the case.

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Eisenbahn Vigorosa (Weizenbock) from Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
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