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


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RATINGS: 1356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Black pour, no head. Roasted malt with coffee and herbal notes in the nose. Flavor is sweet then roasted then coffee/chocolate. Medium body. Complex. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Pours black with a brown head. Fruity, molasses aroma. Very unique flavor. Malty and slightly smoky, but not overly so on either. Very smooth. I kind of like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (2019) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2005
Decent enough black lager. Malty, slightly fruity and sweey. Quite thin bodied. Fairly drinkable. Not bad, but not particularly worth seeking out.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Unique but at the same time rather strange. Grimy industrial aroma. No head or lacing to speak of - looks more like Coca Cola than any beer offhand. I wonder if there are sugar extracts of some sort added, as this is rather sweet for 4.4% and it has a soda pop element to the body (most colas use "high fuctose corn syrup"; I wonder if this beer does). But who knows, the "secret ingredient" might be some exotic herbs chewed into pulp by the Rainforest People. Still drinkable but definitely way out of its style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Black Coloring with Espresso Head. Perhaps a Slightly Fruity Aroma? Sweet Malt. Rich Bread Dough...Thick Body...a Nice Sweet and Rich Tasting Brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours black ( ruby when held to the light ) with a thin tan head. Has a fruity aroma and flavors of fruits (apple, grape, raspberry ), and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours black with small head around edge. Slight reddish tint. No overwhelming flavors or aromas. Flavor has honey, oat, caramel, chocolate. Very good. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5675) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle: Sweet creamy malt aroma Pours a dark brown with orange hilights when held to the light. Tan head with decent retention. Real sweet. Sugary and fruity. No hops. Decent chocolate flavor. Sweetness increases in the finish and starts to remind me of gummy livesavers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2005
I have a weakness for chocolate & rasberries..both of which I could grasp in both aroma and flavor. It was a bit too sweet and suprisingly thin/watery for a dark beer. I disagree with the full-bodied claim, but I was pleasantly suprised and would buy it again....if it were cheaper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4611) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Black color with a thin head. Bitter malt aroma and taste. Very simple, but tasty enough.

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