Eisenbahn Lust | Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

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Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerBeing on 03-26-2007

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by cpmichael:
Photo of cpmichael
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle cork said 2006, bottle in Portuguese, then bottle said VAL 07 2008. No idea what this means.
A: Champagne pop, A bit of a gusher. Foam was about half of the glass at first. Pours a nice reddish yellow. On top of the foam and throughout the beer there are brown protein clusters, threw me off a bit, thought it was yeast.
Oh yeah, After the initial pour, the beer left in the bottle gradually crept up and would have overflowed had we not noticed it.

S: Belgian smelling, has some big brett smells at first, but this beer changed a lot over time. It faded into an almost orange peel smell.

T: Has a mild tart flavor at first, that fades to a citrus, almost orange peel flavor, then it changed towards an apple juice type flavor. noticeable alcohol at the finish and finishes like a champagne.

M/D: This beer was very similar to a champagne, but there was a lot going on. Tons of carbonation, this beer changed a lot through the drink. One of the more interesting beers I have had in a long time.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of nickd717
2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of srbcurti
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EgadBananas
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of errantnight
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of BuckSpin
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of barleywinebrewer
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of dandy14
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trill
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of tiffanya
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of waldemarsto
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of thiagovalenti
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of kkipple
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of factoide
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of cpetrone84
2.66/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at GRG1313’s tasting.

Bottled 7/2008.

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.

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Eisenbahn Lust from Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
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