Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch) | Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

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Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch)Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

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%.

Added by soper2000 on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
16.86%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.33/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light malts, grain and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out a little bready with flavors of grain and a thin malt character that transitions into some malt sweetness. Then a very mild hops presence comes in but there isn't much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, this is just not a very good beer.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of felipeprates
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of jrob21
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of aaronh
2.65/5  rDev -24.3%
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.

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Photo of CrellMoset
2.7/5  rDev -22.9%
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).

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Photo of rowew
2.74/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

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Photo of srbcurti
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Paracatu
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Offa
2.78/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I tried this without reading about it, finding it to be rather like a pale lager, and now that I see it is a kolsch (supposedly), that makes sense. It is ok, pleasant enough, but not very good.

Gold, it has a fairly big, faintly off-white head steadily shrinking to a foamy ring and leaving some weak lace.

The aroma is pleasant light apple, grain, hint of caramelly toast and yeast.

The taste is at first apple, hints of leafy vegetable, grain, mineral, with a short-lived hint of watery grapefruit. It is a little watery and thin, not just in character but in feel, with a finish rather like club soda. The aftertaste is light, slightly sweet grain/apple. This quickly settles into a light, bland, basic kolsch character rather like a basic pale lager, light, somewhat crisp, with light grain, apple, mineral, and grassy hops. It is rather reminiscent of a more characterful, more full-bodied version of Coors, one of my least favourite of all pale adjunct lagers, but with a slight twist. It's ok and pleasant, but I shan't buy it again.

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Photo of toscanoigor
2.79/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EgadBananas
2.83/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden in color, with a very white fingers plus of head.

Smell is of malts, an a hint of tangy citrus. It's not bad, just faint.

Same with the taste: not very predominant, a little tart and malty.

Feel is average. upper light. Smooth.

An easy drinker, but desirability isn't extreme

Definitely the weakest of Eisenbahn's US offerings.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.86/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean golden to copper color with a white head. In the aroma, a sweet maltiness and dry sugary hint. In the taste, somewhat malty and almost dry tea like. A smooth and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry tea like aftertaste. Kind of like a golden ale, not huge on flavor.

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Photo of Starlings
2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

355mL bottle. Medium retention of a fluffy head. No lacing to speak of. It smelled a bit skunky upon opening the bottle but this cleared up after the pour. This seemed to be a little less flavourful than others in this style - not as much of the straw/barnyard taste. This had average carbonation and felt light on the palate.

The Eisenbahn Kolsch felt like a refreshing summer beer - not that far removed from the light pilsners so common in Brazil.

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Photo of mottarapp
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of estevaom
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Tone
3.02/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, dark gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight yeast, slight grain, slight metallic, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of a Kolsch. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight citrus, grain, slight sweet malt, and slight yeast. Overall, average at best.

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Photo of albern
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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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.

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Photo of FLima
3.14/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with a thin head with low retention.
Very light aroma of bready malt.
Flavor is more interesting, sweet, clean and refreshing taste of malt and wheat and mild grassy - herbal hops. Notes of minerals and yeast. Dry though smooth aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation and a crisp feeling.
Faithful to style and very pleasant. But there is so much you can harvest from this style, don’t expect complexity. It is a light refreshing beer until its last drop.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a darker orange with a thick off-white head on top. Retention is zilch, and there is no lace left behind either. Scents of strong honey, floral sweetness, and some husky grains.

The body is crisp and refreshing. Carbonation level moderate. Flavor-wise, this is really basic, but I wouldn't call it a Kolsch. This is more like a blonde ale, or a cream ale. Pretty sweet right off the bat, some honey, pear, and apple juice. This was refreshing and not all that bad, but I'm not sure exactly what its claiming to be.

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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.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.24/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of factoide
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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