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

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RATINGS: 1262   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2003
Dark brown with a light brown, bubbly head. The nose is Lightly choclatey with a tinge of sweet malt and licorice. The body is quite spritzy with just the lightest inkling of roast that comes up again towards the finish. Sweet, corny malt connotations that dry off bittersweet towards the end. Not a bad schwarz, a bit too sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3340) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
Black with large lasting head. Toasty malt nose promises more than the flavor delivers. Rather thin bodied and brown sugar sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Stylish label. Malty, with not much bitterness to speak of. Nice and smooth. Interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Looks like soda without the bubbles. Very different taste than I had expected. Very thin and light tasting. Very drinkable but no taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2003
The aroma and flavor here is full of grape and raisin - very wine-like in taste and mouthfeel. The flavor is very refreshing - the black color is rather misleading actually - light and fruity, as though this were made form Carmen Miranda’s headwear. Overall it fell a bit short, but thirst quenchers like this aren’t brewed for monumental impact.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Maybe I should not rate this one, but this was the tough one on the round the world at the chimes. Can not remember well enough to rate acuratly, tasted to me like brewed decaying leaves.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Black pour, small tan head. Aroma is sweet, flavor follows with too much sweetness and not much else.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2002
very similar to a stout.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Dark, bitter malt smell. Mildly sweet, but the primary element of this beer is that it is pretty watery. As implied in the commercial description, however, the best part about this beer is the textural experience. The beer doesn’t taste creamy, it feels creamy. Little blitters of carbonation keep it festive while this stuff coats your mouth like pepto-bismol. Overall, however, this beer is just too lacking in flavors to make it more than an average beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Smells like cider. Not incredibly flavorful, is very smooth with a dark tan head.


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