Eisenbahn Dourada (Kölsch)

12 os single from Green’s on Ponce, Atlanta, GA, USA. Part of a big clearance that they have been having of these beers. The final one of the four 12 oz presentations (they have had Lust, too) that Green’s have been carrying.
Well, I dunno; Kolsch? I suppose that we can argue over the extendability of the style guidelines but to me this takes things a bit too far.
The pour gives a color which I feel is too dark. It’s really quite oraange. Secondly the malt dominance is just too great for me. The problem here is that when this happens the beer goes into “less crisp mode”, and the refreshing, Saaz like bites that I am seeking in the style seem to go away.
The carbonation seemed about right for the stated style and as a result the mouthfeel was good, but overall I cam away with the impression of a beer well out of style.
Having said that I thought it was a decent drink even if it left me scratching my style head slightly.
I’m looking for a much cleaner, crisper angle on a beer that is categorized as a Kolsch and this didn’t provide it. For that I’m going to mark the drinkability down, and I would also take style points away. That said, I could enjoy a few of these IF I could forget it was being present as a beer inspired for Cologne!

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09/12/2009
Style:
Kölsch
Format:
bottle
ABV: 4.8 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 3.3
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