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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

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46
Ratings:
66
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
20.29%
 
 
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 66
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 emerge077
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden body, high clarity, rapid streams of champagne bubbles swarm to feed two fingers of foam.

Smells fresh, clean pale malts and light fruitiness.

Main flavor is pale malt, bland wheat, a redeeming finish though. Slight residual hop in the finish, with an apple hint.

Prickly, dry mouthfeel due to moderate carbonation. Very easy to session, a fairly simple ale.

Notes: Bottle states "all malt ale" and "water, malt, hops" are the listed ingredients.

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Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev +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.

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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 BuckeyeNation
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale orange with the incandescent, fiery ball of the morning sun on the opposite side of the glass. Steady streams of rapidly rising bubbles gradually lose the battle against the deflation of the ivory colored cap. It displays little character as it falls and leaves no lace.

The nose consists of pale malt, spicy hops, fruity yeast and a wee bit of alcohol. I'm amazed that I can pick out that last one in a beer with an ABV less than 5.0%, but I'm pretty sure I'm not hallucinating. It's a decent nose, but is nothing special.

I wasn't sure how close Dourada fit into the kolsch guidelines until I reread them. Trust me, it fits easily with room to spare on all sides. The considerable pale malt backbone is ramrod firm and the spicy, lemongrassy German hoppiness is definitely on the assertive side. I can even appreciate an exceedingly dry white wine vinousness on the crisp, snappy finish.

The mouthfeel is medium-full (for the style) rather than light-medium, but then I've always been okay with a beer that 'errs' in the upward direction. I'm not as happy with the sparkly, harsh carbonation. It settles down somewhat over time, allowing me to feel good about the score granted.

Dourada isn't the beer that Eisenbahn Rauchbier is (although I've given them identical flavor and drinkability scores), but it is a classic kolsch that is a pleasure to drink. Given the ABV, it would make a great hot weather session beer. Des Moines in July or Sao Paulo in January.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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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 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 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 :)

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.57/5  rDev +30.6%
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.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Blonde-ish light gold with a nice full white head, nice active carbonation, and sporadic lace. Nice balanced grainy malt, fruity, and light hop aroma and flavor. Medium-light bodied and light creaminess.

Very impressed with this brewery since they can make my least favorite style and it's not bad...

Nice second Brazilian beer from the BOM club.

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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 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 laituegonflable
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dull brassy golden hue, fair amount of bubbles when first poured, disappears. Modest snowy head when first poured, disappears. Thin trails of lace appear, stick around for a while! Fairly blah, flat.

Nose is kölschy, I'll give it that. Very sweet vanilla smell with banana phenols, bubblegum, some light hop resins, lots of caramel malt behind. Smells sweet, decent enough for the style, not very refreshing.

Taste is pretty sweet on the front, then gets a little bit floral on the mid with a fairly rough, sizzly texture, moderately coarse with a bit of a bite, gets smoother towards the back as the palate verges towards bitter. Some metallic hop notes and a hint of nutmeg, and really quite a refreshing, crisp lager character that is quite clean, and a lot more palatable than a lot of kölsches I've had.

Has a modest, sessionable palate profile and a good balance - has those kölsch characters but doesn't lean too heavily. Surprisingly enjoyable and drinkable.

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Photo of wedge
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A Brazilian take on a localized German style, sounds interesting. Luminous pure gold under a quickly receding, milky white head. Subtle pear-like aroma. Soft, sweet, fruity flavor over some grain - slick sweetness holds everything together. Light and dry. This might be a little to upfront for a kölsch, but since its such an obscure style, I'll assume Eisenbahn used it as a starting point. Flavorful and light.

Batch No. 09

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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 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.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.2/5  rDev +20%
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...

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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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 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 BretSikkink
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Classic golden ale color, very thin, not a great amount of head - about one finger with a very vigorous pour. It smells very much like a lager, a lot of malt and I'm afraid a bit of an adjunct-like aroma. Tiny amount of citric hop presence.

This is a very quaffable golden ale, definitely light in body. The light amount of bitterness is on the low end, I certainly wouldn't mind that extra layer of complexity. Green-red apple, a little citric, and a definite adjunct flavor which is very unfortunate. It could be a lot of wheat, but it tastes like a beefed-up macro lager; only the slightest of grapevine flavors which brings down the mouthfeel as it is a little too thin for me.

Dry finish, style-appropriate. Fair carbonation, very clean and drinkable. I enjoyed it with pork and green vegetable stir fry, could be applied to many light dishes and some spicier ones as well. No points for complexity but a good session brew.

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Photo of Rayek
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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