Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch) | Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch)Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch)
BA SCORE
29.4%
Liked This Beer
3.47 w/ 68 ratings
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
Ranking:
#38,677
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
68
Liked:
20
Avg:
3.47/5
pDev:
17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of sleazo
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from Liquid Solutions. I was curious about this Brazilian beer from German recipes.

A-Pours a toasted light brown with a good supply of bubbles producing a 1.5 finger head. Settles quickly into a soapy slick. Darker than a kolsch

S-Sweet malt dominates, not much in the way of hops. There is a bit of fruit which reminds me of a nice Kolsch

T-Sweet roasted caramel malt hits first followed by a nice fruitiness fromt he yeast. There is a twinge of hops in the aftertaste a little bit grassy but slightly bitter. This is tasty but there could be a bit more of the grassy hops to balance out the sweetness

M-medium bodied with a good level of carbonation which pushes the flavours around the mouth.

D- I would not call this a Kolsch and neither does the label. The colour and taste betray it. It is however a tasty beer, one which I wish was more available.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
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 jwc215
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
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 BretSikkink
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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 laituegonflable
3.54/5  rDev +2%
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 +1.7%
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 wilsonbaron
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of fmccormi
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 355ml bottle to stemmed tulip; best by date of July 7, 2011 printed on label

Appearance (3.0): Just barely hazy, warm golden color to the body. ½ finger head settling to almost nothing, just a slightly off-white ring of bubbles around the side of the glass and some scattered patches of head on the top. Hazier on the “disturbing” re-pour. Should be lighter, but still a decent-looking beer.

Smell (3.0): Very light lemon, light wheat—again, stronger wheat scent on the re-pour, but still pretty modest.

Taste (3.5): Lemony, again, over a soft wheat background. Mild hop note throughout, grassy and crisp. The yeast presence is minimal, this must have been a very neutral yeast. It's good, but not overly kölsch-y.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Light, clean, crisp; carbonation is light, but constant, leaving cute little bubbles across the tongue. Feels smooth and watery—no thickness, no oil.

Overall (4.0): This feels like a macro lager going down, but much tastier. That is to say, this is about as drinkable as it gets, not sustaining at all. It’s like lemony wheat beer with a super-neutral yeast strain—really not spot-on for a kölsch. This was enjoyable though, and it’s good to be reminded that not all Brazilian beers are watery AALs, and some are made with nice balance. This ought to be what all Brazilian beers are like: light, refreshing, but still tasty. Great warm weather beer.

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Photo of RaphaelSC
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Rayek
3.47/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
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 BradLikesBrew
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wow, this stuff retails for over $12 a 6pk, better be a damn good Kolsch.

Clear gold body with a white head. Floral, grassy, malty aroma. The flavor is very mild with light malt, and grassy hops. The body is light too. Very easy drinking, but is it pretty boring. A decent Kolsch, but at this price? Steer clear, this one is not worth the price tag.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

350ml bottle served in a pokal glass.

A: Pours a pale golden color forming a very small white head. Only few lacings are formed and left in the glass

S: Sweet grains, wheat and notes of citrus hops. Smooth and bready

T: Sweet grains. Malty character. Bready beer with notes of wheat. Metallic. Very smooth texture. Very light bitterness

M: Light smooth and watery body. Low carbonation. Grainy and metallic aftertaste

O: Easy drinking. Not my favorite style but a very pleasant beer

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Photo of fitzy84
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Came from a bottle at the bar. It poured out and settled with a golden, bronze appearance. It had a very faint smell of a fruit-like caramel aroma. That caramel aspect was definitely there in the aftertaste which was very syrupy. However, the drink is overall light before that aftertaste. It was very well carbonated and since it was light it felt drinkable. But it was that aftertaste that makes me feel this drink just did not know what it wanted to be, limiting any spectacular qualities.

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Photo of Flavio_Gama
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of factoide
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
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 Gavage
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
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 Onenote81
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
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 FLima
3.14/5  rDev -9.5%
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 brentk56
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
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 albern
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
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 Monks
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch) from Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
Beer rating: 29.4% out of 100 with 68 ratings
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