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

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RATINGS: 1383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Pours out a dark brown cola looking color, with a very slight ring of off white head around the brim of the glass. Nose is light on chocolate, roasted malt, and very slight sweetness. The sweetness gets a big old boost come tasting time though, and the chocolate turns more into cocoa powder than a milk chocolate bar. Goes down nice though. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Black, thick tan creamy head. Interesting nose on this with prominent notes of sweet coffee, cola nut, and molasses, with touches of dark bread scattered within. Flavor is similar with sweet coffee, cola, and more molasses. Light touches of chocolate play out upon warming, with a very light hop bitterness that cuts into the malt sweetness ever so slightly. Light to medium bodied, soft smooth carbonation, lightly sweetened finish. Not bad, not great...

2.7
   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.

3.2
   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....

3
   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.

3.2
   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....

2.9
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
biz82 (1327) - 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.


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