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


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RATINGS: 1386   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head. Chocolate, toffee, caramel, biscuit and floral aroma and flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Caramel and toast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (725) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Black clear bofy and small head. Mild nose with notes of hops, caramel and ash. Fairly sweet flavir with mildly bitter finish. Medium carbonation and body. Decent simple beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tapthis (225) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Pours a dark brown with tan head and no lacing. Tastes of roasted malted and coffee

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
DerJontte (19) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2015
Looks like coca cola. Palate okay, not special. No taste, litterally, doesn’t taste anything. Weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9503) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2015
Near black red-brown beer under a pale greige head, leaving lace. Thick, pure malty aroma, both sweet and roasted/burnt malts, raisins. Less sweet than the nose suggests, sweetish bread, Pumpernickel German black bread. Probably not very high final gravity, but it hands a really heavy impression out; slick to viscous. Definitely not bad, it is indeed true to the German Schwarz character. Proved better than expected, if nowhere the icon MJ used to make it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ghostbeer (91) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Nearly black pour. Thinner than expected; almost watery. Malty and well balanced. Fine but unremarkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (347) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Dark cola-colored beer with a medium foamy beige head that lasts a while. Musky, although rather faint nose of molasses, brown sugar, and cardboard. Flavor is a bit sweet with burnt sugar, caramel, and candied nuts followed by a mild bitterness. It finishes surprisingly dry which makes it less cloying than it could be given the initial flavors. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
_Myers_ (14) - KC, Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
12oz bottles at mercadito in River North in Chicago (great contemporary Mexican). Nothing tremendously special. Dark roasts notes with some earthy/piney hops. Really thin body. Interesting but once was enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 25, 2015
Draft. From afar, Xingu Black Beer looks, well, black. But get closer and you’ll notice the beer’s thinner and less imposing than all that. A hold to the light will even reveal some clearer ruby hues at the edges. Atop the brew, a head the color and consistency of latte foam gives off the faint fragrance of anise, treacle and prunes. In 1999, Chicago’s Beverage Tasting Institute awarded Xingu a gold medal and a 91-point rating, calling the brew "black silk." This description is apt -- the body is delicate and satin-smooth. While the front of the flavor is surprisingly fruity, as if it were stuffed with figs and topped with reduced wine, prickly carbonation awakens the tongue to deeper notes of earthy hops, cocoa powder and toasted wheat bread. A well-balanced finish deposits just a touch of brown sugar sweetness and raisiny tang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabuzzer (582) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours deep brown with a thick, foamy tan head. Big initial fruit hit on the nose, taste is more bitter with a coffee finish. Ok but not great

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