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


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RATINGS: 1311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2004
This is extremely black in appearance with a tan/light brown head. The smell was mostly sweet maybe even a little like candy. Taste was nothing like I expected. I was warned before drinking it ans was still not prepared for the difference. Great beer - nice to give to non dark beer drinkers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1873) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 Wow, this one has been in storage for about a month or so,. For a Molson (Coors) brewed product, I am very impressed. The pour is opaque, with a muddy tan head that quickly scatters, leaving no lace. The nose is a ringer for a cabernet. Even the flavor comes out with notes of sweet/tart grape. A thinner, smooth mouthfeel without being watery. Kudos to a pseudo-macro!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Now this is one interesting brew. Pours dark as night blacker than black my friends. Deep tan head dies very quickly. Gone. Nose is incredibly like a Cabernet...I mean like dead on. Sweet, grapey, the sourness of the grapeskins and the sweetness of the oak and saccharine in the grapes themselves. I am really quite shocked. Flavors match this in both sourness or I should say tartness and sweetness. Very fruity and yet on the back end mildly bitter. A very interesting brew I might say that despite how others have claimed it’s loyalty to the schwarz style it is not roasty nor dry enough to be so. I don’t know. Good brew G-rat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Definitely a good example of a schwarz. Thin, tan colored head. All of the roasted maltiness of a stout, but without the overly thick and creamy mouthfeel. Distinctive flavor. but nothing was too overbearing. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cheubi (15) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Xingu is a near-classic example of the Schwarzbeir style. It is a dark lager, so it should be light in flavor profile and heavy in smoothness. This beer delivers (for its style). Pours dark with decent tan head. Color as dark as a Guinness. Drinks smooth and refreshing with enough flavor to invite the drinker back for another. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Bottle. Medium tan head, with fairly quick dispersion that leaves a decent lacing. Black-ruby color. Sweet and malty aroma that has a winish quality. Flavor is definitely winish, and has chocolate, with a sweet and slightly sacharin aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2004
Color: Deep black with a reddish tinge and a thick dark head that dissipates quickly. Some cherry but mainly flat in the aroma department. Light, some malt, and the cherry carries through though the finish is short with slight burnt toast. Flat, light body with not much aftertaste. Decent beer though lacking in interest. Wouldn’t be bad for a session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Pours an opaque black with red touches. Nice brownish head. Aroma is of light malt. Some sweetness in the nose. Medium body, smooth. Not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
theFritz469 (16) - Brunswick, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2004 Very dark lager.Appearance is the only good quality of this beer.Smells like a cheep lager,tastes like a cheep lager,pours and looks like a porter.Fizzy sort of taste (whats that all about?).Being from brazil,I hope this one was just sitting too long.Otherwise Xingu is just a bad beer! Wasted my money!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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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