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

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RATINGS: 1257   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (150) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, opaque. Very little head dissipated almost immediately. Aroma is toasted malt, coffee, some grassy hops, licorice (very light.) Flavor is a pleasing combination of roasted coffee, light hop bite, and light bitterness. Pleasantly surprised with this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
It pours into the glass a very dark brown/black color and when held up to the light it shows very dark crimson highlights. On top sits a nice tan head of slow fading foam. A thin cap hangs on to the end. Lacing is mostly slick but there is some sticky lace just up at the top of the glass. Sweet roasted barley and bready notes fill the nose. Also there are hints of raw grain and even some very slight white grape and peach candy notes. Just as the aroma suggests there is a good sweet roasted malty character. I also picked up the fruity notes of white grape and sugar covered peach gummy candy. The body is quite easy drinking, about a light medium. Its texture is some with a light or mellow, yet still active carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (634) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2014
0,355L bottle. Pours very dark ruby with tan head. The head stays. Aroma is fruits and malt. Taste is sweet, fruits, roast, malt, hints of grain and noticeable alcohol. Body is watery. Overall: feels very simple, but not unpleasant.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lele (104) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 22, 2014
Questa birra non mi ha per niente stupito. Quando poi ho visto che tra gli ingredienti ci sono coloranti e altre porcherie simile, mi sono ripromesso di non comprarla più, indipendentemente se siano naturali o no (non ho controllato). Ma si può che nella birra vengano aggiunti dei coloranti!?!

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DBob5150 (194) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2014
My first South American brew. The body is totally opaque with a purplish cream head that fades quick. Aroma is very light and almost soapy. Taste is a rich, coffee, toffee blend that finishes relatively clean. Heavy flavor, yet smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapSeattle (7) - - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
My introduction to black ales. Strong scent with great carbonation for a dark ale. Powerful malty taste without the bitter afterbite of a stout. I greatly enjoyed this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Draft at Abbey Burger. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick, creamy beige head. Tastes like burnt toast, dark coffee, toasted grains, roasted malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells burnt toast, malt, dark coffee, starchy grains.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Tap. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, light caramel, dates, and light chocolate. Flavor is roast malts, cocoa, light earthy bitterness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours dark brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt, hints of chocolate and stale coffee, slight earthy bitterness, thin, caramel, more sweet than I would expect.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (627) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Aroma is rich sweet malts with a slightly funky aroma. There is a pale apple aroma aswell. Taste is sweet malts thst isnt too complex, paured with sone light bland hops. Appearance is a dark brown body with a pearl head that retains fairly poorly.


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