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

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RATINGS: 1262   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (146) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy brown with a small tan head. Very light aroma with roasted malts. Taste is nuts, and raisins with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Not a lot going on with this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikkvoika (2) - ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
Nice darkbrown color. A bit of sweetness in aroma. Fruity taste. It has a bittersweet taste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (37) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. color dark brown with pale brown head. Aroma is weak, roasted nuts maybe.Taste also weak, sweet and sour, maybe little roasted. Nothing special. Light body. Hot summerday drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martin00sr (606) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle, Xingu Black Beer. Clear, dark brown. Creamy, light tan head. Light aroma, roast, hints of hops and nuts. Flavour is sweetish, fruity with roasted malt. Creamy mouthfeel, light bittersweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1001) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Good opaque pour w/ a retaining tan head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is a little funky - kind of sweet yet sour. The taste is relatively clean w/ a little bit of that odd sweet/sour combo & a touch of roastiness. Easily drinkable if nothing else!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
16 Oz. draught at Biermarkt, Don Mills, ON. 4.6% Alc./Vol. Pours an opaque dark brown colour with a small tanned head. Aroma of Grapes, raisins, plums, and cherries. Taste matches the aroma and has notes of mocha and coffee. Medium carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (1999) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was somewhat dark and a slight brown around the edges. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess that dissipated within about thirty seconds. The lacing, well, it slides for the most part. The smell didn’t really have much but what was there was a light roasty coffee aroma trying to run about but ends up coming across extremely light. The taste was basically the same as the smell. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and decent for the style. Overall, I say this was a good Schwarzbier I could have again.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (1033) - ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2014
Black beer, small brown head. Nose is malts, light roast. Flavor is sweet chocolate-toffee notes with bready malts, mild bitterness and slight roast in the finish. Fizzy but almost sticky mouthfeel. Too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mauritsio (414) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Black with no head. Some roasted and liquorice. Sweetness and some bitterness. Fizzy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
a wonderful decadent Schwarzbier (light-bodied German black lager) brewed by an award winning Brazilian craft brewer. This is a more intense interpretation of the traditional Schwarzbier style with just a fleeting hint malt sweetness before the rich roasty-chocolaty flavour goes into a dry, hoppy clean finish. This is one of the best black lagers I’ve tasted – slightly rich without losing its light bodied character – like Kostritzer on steroids. If they were serving this in Brazilian sports bars during world cup, no doubt it made Brazil’s loss much more palatable.


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