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Brewed by FEMSA Cerveja Brasil
Style: Schwarzbier
Jacareí (SP), Brazil

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RATINGS: 1351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Xingu is a line of exotic beers dedicated to bring awareness to the Amazon Rainforest. Xingu Black Beer is very smooth and drinkable and is a two time winner of the Beverage Taste Institute of Chicago’s Gold Medal as the best dark lager in the world.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (238) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Dark cola-colored beer with a medium foamy beige head that lasts a while. Musky, although rather faint nose of molasses, brown sugar, and cardboard. Flavor is a bit sweet with burnt sugar, caramel, and candied nuts followed by a mild bitterness. It finishes surprisingly dry which makes it less cloying than it could be given the initial flavors. Pretty good beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
_Myers_ (5) - KC, Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2015 does not count
12oz bottles at mercadito in River North in Chicago (great contemporary Mexican). Nothing tremendously special. Dark roasts notes with some earthy/piney hops. Really thin body. Interesting but once was enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (487) - - MAY 25, 2015
Draft. From afar, Xingu Black Beer looks, well, black. But get closer and you’ll notice the beer’s thinner and less imposing than all that. A hold to the light will even reveal some clearer ruby hues at the edges. Atop the brew, a head the color and consistency of latte foam gives off the faint fragrance of anise, treacle and prunes. In 1999, Chicago’s Beverage Tasting Institute awarded Xingu a gold medal and a 91-point rating, calling the brew "black silk." This description is apt -- the body is delicate and satin-smooth. While the front of the flavor is surprisingly fruity, as if it were stuffed with figs and topped with reduced wine, prickly carbonation awakens the tongue to deeper notes of earthy hops, cocoa powder and toasted wheat bread. A well-balanced finish deposits just a touch of brown sugar sweetness and raisiny tang.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabuzzer (244) - SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours deep brown with a thick, foamy tan head. Big initial fruit hit on the nose, taste is more bitter with a coffee finish. Ok but not great

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BroadestTom (114) - - MAY 25, 2015
Aroma caramel, roasty, coffee, chocolate, butterscotch, Appearance black, minimal head, Taste medium sweetness, umami, licorice, Palate medium body, lively, Overall a different tasting beer that is unique in flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (628) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Mild roasted malt aroma. Black bodied with only a thin soda bubbly head. Soft roasted malt balanced with a caramel sweetness. Finishes clean.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (190) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle: Black with a tan head that dissipated quickly. The roasted malt flavor is well balanced with a slight taste of caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nevalainen (233) - FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Dark brown color with brown head. Aroma is mild, but there is some sugar and caramel in it. Taste is sweet caramel. Easy to drink. Enjoyable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGD (104) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with medium beige foam. Aromas of roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste: roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, fruits, a bit too sweet. Medium to thin body, a bit watery, medium carbonation. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2015
This is one of the dark lager of the world. Not a normal beer but one of the best.


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