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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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2009 This poured out of the bottle so dark that I had to hold it in front of a hallogen lamp to catch a bit of redness. The tan head lingered and coated the glass. There wasn’t much body to the beer, but, damn, it went down smooth! There was a good malty flavor with some sweetness and it tended to coat my mouth and throat. Xingu is best drunk cold, because the sweetness and syrupy texture can get a bit overbearing as it warms. I keep some in the fridge.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1094) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2004
deep dark red and black. lightly roasty aroma, very malty. very smooth body that coats your mouth like syrup. nice sweet finish, extremely malty flavor. enjoyable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3351) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Bottle. Got this in Louisville, KY while on vacation. Very dark, and almost black. Held up to the light there was a touch of red. Nice dark head. Good feel in the mouth. Slight malt taste with low carbonation. A very nice drink.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedEft (154) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Damn. Very dark with some red if light passes through it, brownish head. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Taste is bitter with a nice citrus undertone and a biting finish. Very good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Black with cherry edges & low head, some carbonation. The aroma is dirty with some light ricey, fruit & subtle chocolate roast malt; coconut & peach too. The flavor is light & sweet, smooth very sake like with metallic roasted qualities too. Finishes balanced & tangy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Dark brown with lighter edges and a creamy tannish head with spotty lacing. Aromas of chocolate and roast malts. Slightly sour and bitter. Similar malts in the flavor with some more bitterness and a slight nutty quality. Smooth and roasty.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Dark, nearly black in color. Sour corn and malt aroma. Slight fruity and stale cereal flavor a hint of licorice and an unusual medicinal flavor. A terrible schwarzbier.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlover1982 (78) - Lacrosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2004
I tried Xingu for the first time at a bar in La crosse Wi. It was a little expensive but had a surprisingly good taste and aroma. It was a little sweet for my taste but good none the less.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2004
Pours an opaque black with a tan, somewhat lasting head. Highly carbonated. I can taste the anise in the creamy mouthfeel. Thin body but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2004
I remember thise having more of an anise flavor, but it still shows hints. Dark and boasting a decent brown head. Light and smooth, hints of chocolate and anise in front of a nice sweet malt background.


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