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


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RATINGS: 1381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2005
750 ml bottle. Pours opaque black with a thick tan head. Not very aromatic. Hints of coffee and licorice in the first taste. A bit thin given the dark color and frankly a little disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Dark, a little roasty. A little thin but still enjoyable, esp. from Brazil....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Poured opaque brown-black with a reddish hue, a small foamy-fizzy light brown head. Aroma was dark roast malt, resiny sourish red wine, some licorice, chocolate and raisin notes. This one’s pretty flat and thin on the palate, very mild roast malt and some tart prune juice, no detectable alcohol or hops - interesting, but way too mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
impreza (1) - Florence, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2005 does not count
Dark, a little roasty. A little thin but still enjoyable, esp from Brazil....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2005
bottle picked up at Piccadilly’s in Champaign. very dark pour with a creamy tan head. mildly sweet with some anise/licorice notes. subdued flavors lead to a very easy drinking beer, but for a schwartzbier its just too mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Aroma is faint and resembles a dark lager but some small malt will come through. Nearly opaque, although its real just a dark brown. Thin coating og head created but diminished in a couple of minutes. The flavor is semi sweet and bitter with a much more noticeable presence of the malts again. Somewhat roasty and smooth, but i feel its unbalanced. I’ll admit, i did think this was suprisingly a decent beer considering the thought that it was imported from the southern Americas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2005
This was a very smooth, light tasting beer. To put the taste into perspective, I would say that if I was to be double fisting at a bar, and Xingu was in one hand, a "good" beer in the other, I would drink most of the Xingu, then down the other beer, and then savor the last few swigs of Xingu for the final taste in my mouth... that’s how good it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Nearly black with a mahogany hue and a small tan head. Aroma of molassas, leather, burnt grain, sour milk, coffee. Sweet and tart iin flavor and a smooth mouth feel with little bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2005
nuts, caramel, roasty, bread, black, frothy, brown foam, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, flat, bitter finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Nearly black in color with a thin white head. Aroma is obviously chocolate with a hint of plum. Taste is a little watery with hints of caramel and chocolate. A refreshing beer to eat with steak. Not too complex, but not poorly made either despite it’s molson/coors connection.

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