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

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RATINGS: 1213   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2003
very weak head; distinct coffee taste; smooth texture; not bad, but probably not worth repeating

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 11, 2003
This brew poured a small dark orange brown colored head of fine to medium sized bubbles that left a good alcing. It has a mild aroma of strong malts and a opaque pitch black body. Its palate is very smooth with a mild coffee start and finish with some notes of molasses. This is a very nice black beer to drink!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (469) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Beautiful black color with a big light brown head, moderate lacing. Malty, sweet nose not unplesant. Full flavored with a wonderful mouthfeel. My only criticism of this brew is that the sweetness in my opinion is overdone to the point of being sugary.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2003
This brew poured a small dark head with fine-medium bubbles. It had a very smooth taste and flavor to it. The body was black. The aroma was that of chocolate and licorice. I thought this brew was on the thin side which I believe is typical of a Schwarzbier. I did not observe any bitterness or aftertaste with this brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5202) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Rerate Still a very good Schwarz - not much to change in the description. Picked up at Callandro’s Supermarket - Baton Rouge, La Original 3.6 Deep dark, black as night pour with almost no head whatsoever. Bit of a sweet licorice aroma to it. True to the Schwarzbier style a bit on the thin side so not going to ding it for that. Flavor is sweet and licorice-like - very pleasant. Has a bit of an Ouzu like taste to it. Goes down very smooth. No bitterness whatsoever - stays strong to the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (3910) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2003
I was a little disappointed in this beer. The initial aroma was smokey and dark malty. Adventurous label, pitchy beer, tall tan head, little bits of yeast floaties and a ring of something or other at the waterline in the bottle. The aroma and the appearance promised more than the beer delivered, but it took a knock for the twistoff. Though there are some complexities, it ultimately comes off as being too sweet and too thin. Coffee, brown sugar, a little hazelnut perhaps in the flavoring. The finish is mildly astringent, moving on to mild tartness. Reminded me of Royal the Lion Stout from Trinidad as a malty, tropical dark beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Hmmmm... What is a black beer supposed to taste like? I was expecting something similar to a doppelbock, but this isn't. It looks like a stout, feels like porter. Malty sweet, with little hoppiness or roastiness. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Pours black as night. Rich malt, creamy, and sweet. It's more like a porter or maybe an oatmeal stout. I was worried to find a twist-off top. In the end I'm impressed. I think it might be a good choice with a cigar.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3189) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Went to a Brazilian restaurant, was told there was a dark beer and a light beer. I chose the dark, out came the Xingu, which I had almost completely forgotten about. Poured a ruby black with a brownish head. Aroma not very enticing. Tasted pretty good though, better than I had recalled. Decent malt body, but not overpowering. Satisfying finish. Don't think I would care much for it alone, but complemented the food very well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Not to bad, almost stoutish to porter in quality and flavor. Not bad for my first Brazilian I just hope Brazil has better than this.


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