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


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RATINGS: 1252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Not too bitter. Not too sweet. Just right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bearboy (5) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2002 does not count
How black can a beer get? This tests the limits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2002
This was a plesant surprise. Very Smoooove, with a sweetish chocolatey flavor. Maybe a touch thin on the finish, but all in all a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2002
This is a very weird/interesting brew that is somewhat true to its style. The aroma is of honeydew and cantaloupe with a touch of Belgian yeast. Silky mouthfeel seems somewhat watery for a dark beer, but manages to coat my throat. There is little hop presence, but the malt is refined and subtle. The finish is slightly roasted and dry. A must try for the true beer connoisseur. I never would’ve guessed this came from Brazil.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Had two over a period of time. Very impressed the first time, not so the next. Not sure if the "exotic" nature of having a Brazilian beer gave it more points the first time or not. Roasty, low carbonation (though I see that one rater said high?)Fairly pleasant brew, but I’m not the biggest stout fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2003 pitch black with a big dark tan head, nice roasted coffee flavor with a sweet creamy finish, very very very good..sweet ending, makes you want seconds...the more I drank of this, the more I appreciated it...Good ass shit, stoutish flavor & aftertaste Re-Rate 12/2/02: no head yet black..nose of chocolate coca cola..watery mouthfeel..with some silky chocolate mouse..roasty and toasty and pretty chocolatey for a lager..also some licorice..great schwarzbier..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
I used to drink this beer alot but I got tired of it quickly. The appearance is eye catchingly BLACK. with a really thick head. It was very sweet and fruity.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrislouvion (6) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2002 does not count
For sopme reason, it does not taste at all what it looks like: a evry black beer. It is pretty tasteless and flat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Very smooth all around. Perhaps too smooth for a beer. Some carbonation indeed would be a plus. Carmel flavor is nice, but feels too thin. I expected a little more depth with a dark color as it is. Either way, its a very drinkable beer and isn’t overpowering in flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Is ’Exotic Brazil’ like a province of Brazil? I think this is the only schwarzbier I’ve had, so I don’t have much basis for comparison. Seemed well-balanced. Carbonation was a little high for my tastes, but that may be acceptable for the style. If I want a dark beer, I’d rather have a porter or stout.

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