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


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RATINGS: 1385   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Somewhat sweet taste, pours very dark, almost black... aroma of caramel and malts, very smooth but the simplicity of this beer is its downfall. A decent schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 15, 2004
very black, lighter than a stout of the same color. hints of sweet ginger, almost like ginger ale has been used to lighten up a cream stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Black as a piranha’s heart, with a frothy cream-colored head. Aroma is simple, vegetal, tiny hints of cocoa, butter, and-?-corn? Palate: extraordinarily smooth. but with a very brief finish. Sure and powerful malt, and very little in the way of hops. Tasty, though, if simple. Very sweet, with some coffee and toffee flavors peeking into the flavor profile, but just a little. Quite smooth, and easy to drink. This was once available in my area, and I visited it often in the dawn of my beer exploration. I thought it exotic then, with the label and locale, but forgot that it is rather rudimentary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3077) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Pours out pitch black with a nice tan head. Has a roasty/malty aroma that follows into the taste. It has a rather subtle hop flavor with a good presence of malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crash (532) - 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 (2159) - 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 (432) - 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 (1442) - 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.

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