Eisenbahn 5 Anos | Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

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Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DoubleJ on 01-16-2009

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 21
Photo of FLima
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 2 finger thick and consistent head. Beautiful dark amber color.
Delicious aroma of herbal and fruity hops, result of dry hopping which was not common in Brazil. Smell continues strong throughout the entire degustation. Good carbonation.
Flavor starts vey malty and then it is followed by a nice bitterness and refreshing taste from its hops. Also with hints of biscuit and caramel, mildly dry. Good balanced beer. One of the best Brazilian beers specially considering cost/benefit (if not 1st). For the local hopheads, this is the choice for your bucks.

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Photo of fmccormi
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 355ml bottle to flute, best by date of October 23, 2011 (23OUT11) on label

Appearance (3.5): Thick, hazy body—really pretty deep reddish amber, like an unfiltered barleywine or American amber / red ale. Unexpected, but nice! One finger of fine khaki head fading quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell (3.5): Caramel malts up first, and while it’s not overpowering by any means it definitely dominates—not getting much hop presence here, but what’s there is grassy and floral.

Taste (3.5): Here, however, the hops come in first: grassy, slightly floral hops come in first, with moderate strength (on the light side of moderate, to be honest), followed by more of the caramel malt body, a little breadiness, and wrapping up with the hops coming back around for a moderately bitter finish. Whatever hop varieties are used, it’s definitely grassy and a little floral. Yeast note is mild and German.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Wet and crisp, like a lager should be, but with a rather lush coating of bubbles over the tongue. This is honestly probably the best part about the beer, and I like the mouthfeel quite a bit.

Overall (4.0): Who knew? Caramel-forward, unfiltered, dry-hopped beer from Brazil. It’s billed on the label as being dry-hopped with aromatic hops and the hoppiest beer from Brazil. If that’s what they were going for, then they didn’t do a great job, but as far as the style go, this is pretty good, and a creative extension—it’s like they took the second runnings of an English barleywine, lagered it, and dry-hopped it with only grassy / floral hops. I know, it doesn’t make any sense to me either, but it’s quaffable, tasty, and a decent find for Brazil.

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Photo of ADZA
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice copper hue with very nice carbonation that leaves a bubbling,creamy,frothy two finger head that leaves heaps of visible lacing down the sides of the glass very impressive looking beer,it has aromas of passionfruit and caramel,it has an average mouthfeel with flavours of caramel and pasionfruity hops,this is a nice beer which is very easy to drink.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is Eisenbahn's 5 year aniversary beer. Its label claims this is one of the hoppiest beers produced in Brazil, as well as being "dry hopped". They sure know how to lure me in. On to the beer:

Oh man, look at that color! Deep rich amber with hues of majestic orange. Good head on top, but man, that color is to die for. The aroma is dry with some biscuit and bread, but much hop character here. Solid, but I'm not getting much hops in the nose. The taste...here we go...has a good hoppiness. The hops flavor is mild overall, but enough to satisfy a hop craving. Notes of caramel balances out the beer, and back and forth the flavors go. Hops, caramel, hops, caramel.

In a country where hoppy beers are tough to find, Eisenbahn's anniversary ale is a welcoming addition to the market. The only problem is it's only available for a limited time, and only in Brazil. (edit - it's available year round now.)

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Eisenbahn 5 Anos from Cervejaria Sudbrack Ltda
3.82 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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